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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Wonderspaces art museum features installations ranging from virtual reality to suspended lights

Anissa Reyes October 8, 2020

In a room filled with 8,064 softly glowing string lights suspended from the ceiling, urban studies junior Meesha Afkami found the perfect photo op. “(The installation) felt otherworldly, (and)...

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UT alumnus emerges as solo artist with new album ‘Guitar for Pandas’

Dina Barrish October 7, 2020

When Zach Youpa looks back at his time at UT, the alumnus remembers performing five nights a week with his band Light Horse Harry at campus bars, the 21st Street Co-op and even the Mohawk in downtown.  After...

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Austin vintage store goes viral on TikTok, sells cheaper UT apparel

Miranda Garza October 6, 2020

A huge mural of neon pink flamingos marks the storefront of Flamingos Vintage Pound. Inside, customers can browse through endless racks of tie-dye, concert T-shirts and letterman jackets.    Flamingos...

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Students create T-shirt company dedicated to helping youth, inspiring love of art

Grace Robertson October 5, 2020

“The Kiss,” a six-foot tall 1907 painting by Gustav Klimt that sold for more than $100 million in 2006, hangs in the Austrian Gallery Belvedere. For $35, students can buy the T-shirt version...

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JP’s Pancake Company brings good vibes to West Campus

Lauren Castro October 2, 2020

JP Udenenwu sells pancakes in turquoise cups in the heart of West Campus. At 6 feet, 7 inches tall and 300 pounds, he said some people are surprised to find out he’s the man behind the brightly colored...

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Clothing brand Happy Jack fights against mental health stigma

Dina Barrish October 1, 2020

An imperfect, lopsided smiley face is the signature image of Happy Jack, a clothing brand created by New Jersey teen Jack Nathan that encourages people to express their emotions: good, bad and everything...

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West Campus boutiques shift shopping policies, increase online sales

Grace Robertson September 30, 2020

The 10-year anniversary of Longhorn Fashions, a women’s clothing boutique in West Campus, was supposed to be a month-long celebration in April, with weekend sales and special events. Instead, owner...

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Local artist paints burnt orange mural in memory of Mike Ramos

Miranda Garza September 30, 2020

Pan dulce and tacos were Mike Ramos’ go-to orders at La Mexicana Bakery in South Austin. Now the building is home to a mural painted in his honor after he was fatally shot by Austin police.  Mike’s...

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Students balance transitioning to college, running business

Gracyn Freiling September 28, 2020

In August, Darbi Hill loaded boxes full of T-shirts, room decor and a DSLR camera into the trunk of her car, ready to make the drive from Marshall, Texas to the Forty Acres. Meanwhile, across the state...

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On 70-year anniversary of Sweatt v. Painter, UT Law reflects on diversity in law school, on campus

Jennifer Errico September 25, 2020

Heman Marion Sweatt became the first African American student to attend the University of Texas in 1950. 70 years after UT’s integration, Black law students walk by his portrait in the Atrium of...

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Mother-daughter duo creates business selling masks in response to shortages

Dina Barrish September 16, 2020

Editor's note: Quotes from Marcela Centron were translated from Spanish to English by her daughter Francisca Centron. Before public health freshman Francisca Centron moved to UT, she sat at home...

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Gen Z for the Trees initiative is helping make climate change conversations more positive

Anissa Reyes September 9, 2020

Walking through the rainforests of Costa Rica on a maymester trip, Roshan Khan found her passion for biodiversity and rainforest conservation. Now, she’s leading an initiative called Gen Z for the...