Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


LGBTQ+ students come out to family members amid pandemic, seek connections

Fiza Kuzhiyil January 29, 2021

Quarantined in her Austin apartment in August, Fay Medina pressed her phone to her ear and came out to her mother as bisexual. There was a pause. “You know you're going to hell, right?”...

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UT student’s life trajectory changes after the release of award-winning film ‘Boys State’

Thomas Casler January 29, 2021

Alone in his dorm room, Steven Garza enjoyed a box of tacos while scrolling on Twitter when he saw the tweet. The documentary film, “Boys State,” had just won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance...


UT student launches eyelash, jewelry boutique, brings representation to beauty industry

Grace Robertson January 27, 2021

High school prom typically consists of awkward line dances, bad finger food and elaborate makeup rituals. For Hannah Saquing, it was all about the opportunity to wear false eyelashes for the first time.  “I...

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Cosplayers find creative outlet on social media after convention cancellations

Morgan-Taylor Thomas January 22, 2021

As she ran through the crowd, taking pictures with life-size versions of her favorite fictional characters, wide-eyed, 12-year-old Dali Morales knew she had found a home within the cosplay community. “It...

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UT-Austin student channels passion for writing into original magazine ‘Uniquely Aligned’

Dina Barrish November 27, 2020

In eighth grade, Katherine DeBerry knew a boy with a knack for disappearing during class. She decided to poke fun at him in a creative writing assignment, and when she read the story to her peers, everyone...

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The story of one UT-Austin art student’s creative business

Gracyn Freiling November 20, 2020

As movers bustled around her family home, 4-year-old Sienna DelConte sat at the kitchen table with a piece of paper and a handful of crayons. She looked at the blank page and began to draw. A few minutes...

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UT-Austin alum releases collection of comics that touches on identity, family, talking cats

Miranda Garza November 20, 2020

The Rio Grande Valley, inclusivity and a talking cat named Seymour all have one thing in common: They’re all essential elements of UT alumnus José Alaniz’s latest comic book series,...

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Two UT-Austin students launch podcast ‘This Is Absurd!’

Grace Robertson November 20, 2020

Armed with a microphone and recording software, two best friends brought their favorite high school government teacher to tears on their podcast, “This Is Absurd!”  Psychology and history...


UT-Austin students reflect on Kamala Harris becoming first Black, Indian woman vice president-elect

Lauren Castro November 18, 2020

Kamala Harris and Anagha Kikkeri have something in common — they are the first.  “I'm not just the first Indian woman — I'm the first Indian ever at UT to be president,”...

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UT-Austin student creates Sprinkled Gems to spread joy through baking

Dina Barrish November 13, 2020

When Hillary Landry walked onto her front porch one afternoon, she was surprised to find a mysterious box of mini pink and white popsicle-shaped cakes, each with a white chocolate shell and pearl-like...


Nursing students navigate in-person clinicals, feel pressure to keep themselves, their patients safe

Lauren Castro November 12, 2020

As Lily Isbell wakes up for her shift at Dell Children’s Medical Center, she thinks of her patients, who are all under the age of 17. “There's the pressure to abide by (COVID-19 regulations)...

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UT-Austin instructor uses Twitch to make her class into a game

Grace Robertson November 11, 2020

There’s no Zoom fatigue in Rhetoric and Writing 306, just 20 or so students vying for the top of the leaderboard.  That’s because the class isn’t just a class — it’s...