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

Coffee_Courtesy of Mary McFarland

UT-Austin sophomore creates McRae Cafe to help pay off ticket

Leni Steinhardt November 6, 2020

During the last 15 minutes of her eight-hour road trip back from Big Bend National Park Sept. 20, Henna McRae got a $336 speeding ticket. Unsure of how she would pay off the ticket, McRae started brainstorming. The...

Rick and Tote Bags_Courtesy of Katie Stahl

Presidential candidate Joe Biden commissions tote bag design from Austin artist

Dina Barrish November 4, 2020

Dogs, bodybuilding and tote bags have nothing in common — except as topics of conversation between Austin-based artist Rick Fleming and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Over a Zoom call on Oct....


How UT students secured their 2nd on-campus polling location

Jennifer Errico October 30, 2020

During the 2016 general election, alumnus Zach Price said he waited three hours outside the Flawn Academic Center to vote.  “There were crazy long lines, which is an awesome show of enthusiasm,...


Students travel across US during COVID-19 pandemic

Jennifer Errico October 29, 2020

After walking by the Paul Revere House and the Boston Harbor, Alejandro Neff stopped at a coffee shop to attend his software programming lecture.   “I get my notebook out (and) use my noise-canceling...


Students’ startup uses data to reduce food waste

Gracyn Freiling October 29, 2020

Becky Xu has been around food all her life. She grew up in and around her parents’ Chinese restaurant and quickly took notice of how much food was wasted daily.   “I noticed just how...


The Sound of UT: Christian Coffey

Morgan-Taylor Thomas October 28, 2020

Christian Coffey is a lyricist producing music in the rap and R&B genres, but he said he doesn’t want to confine himself to a single genre. Coffey’s love for music started in middle school,...


Austin Ghost Tours to lead first-ever walking tour on UT-Austin campus

Dina Barrish October 28, 2020

On Thursday evening, don’t get too spooked if a veiled woman in a long black dress is waiting outside the Jester Center.  The woman will be Elizabeth Garzone, the Austin Ghost Tours guide...


Opposing viewpoints create rifts in students’ families

Lauren Castro October 27, 2020

Kathryn and Jasper Murphy cringe every time they receive another travel photo from their parents, who have visited at least 13 states since May despite COVID-19 restrictions.  After learning their...

Black illustrators_courtesy of Ryan Downs

UT alumni begin illustration businesses to promote representation

Ikram Mohamed October 22, 2020

Tired of the lack of ethnic representation in zodiac sign illustrations and art genres like Art Nouveau, UT alumnus Ryan Downs started creating prints featuring Black cultural figures.  Last year,...

chicken n cone_Courtesy of Francisco Espinoza

Austin couple to open new franchise on The Drag: chicken, waffles with a twist

Dina Barrish October 22, 2020

When Erick and Claudia Canales joined a routine Zoom call with their investment broker one late May evening, they didn’t expect their career dream — opening a restaurant on Guadalupe Street...


Students recall past paranormal experiences and ghostly encounters

Miranda Garza October 19, 2020

As Halloween nears, telling ghost stories can be a fun way to enjoy the spooky season. According to the Atlantic, 42% of Americans say they believe in ghosts, so it should come as no surprise that some...

Maddy hatchett_courtesy of Emma McCutchen_

Musician Maddy Hatchett follows in her grandfather’s footsteps, releases single

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 9, 2020

Dreamy ‘70s music makes a comeback Oct. 9 with a UT student’s new single, “Out of My Head.” The song, filled with fuzzy guitars and lyrics expressing modern-day problems, will be...