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

Life and Arts

Samantha Leonard films a video clinking glasses with attendees of Sunday’s “A Taste of Italy” brunch at L’oca d’Oro in Mueller, hosted by her social group ATX Brunch Girls.

Women’s social group celebrates one year, cultivates community in Austin

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter July 9, 2024

For some, summer means tanning on a boat in the middle of Lake Travis and swimming in the water to cool off. For others, summers entail crafting vibrant floral arrangements while meticulously selecting...

Angelica Sharma poses for a portrait in the GDC on Monday.

UT student hosts coding, robotics summer camps for middle schoolers

Maya Thakur, Life&Arts Reporter July 9, 2024

When Angelica Sharma was in 10th grade, her robotics team shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With little to do at home and a love for computer science, she started hosting online workshops to teach...

The Daily Texan predicts 4th of July plans based on students’ UT college

The Daily Texan predicts 4th of July plans based on students’ UT college

Stephanie Jumper, Life&Arts General Reporter July 5, 2024

Although many students step aside from their studies for the summer, their passion for their major remains during these months of respite. The Daily Texan has compiled a list predicting students’ Independence...

‘Dancing about art’: The Blanton swings into July with ‘Second Saturdays’

‘Dancing about art’: The Blanton swings into July with ‘Second Saturdays’

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter July 4, 2024

The Blanton Museum of Art decided to shake things up this summer, taking advantage of its newly-renovated grounds by “dancing about art” every second Saturday. On July 13, the museum will put a spotlight...

UT junior wins grand prize award with Biodesign pill, promotes sustainability, creativity

UT junior wins grand prize award with Biodesign pill, promotes sustainability, creativity

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter July 2, 2024

Imagine a world where humans eat a probiotic pill that allows for the digestion of plastic waste, promoting a greener future. The caveat to this pill lies in its composition – worm feces.  Yet, the...

Anna Buendia (left) and Simi Thakur (right) sit in an FAC classroom on July 1, 2024.

UT students develop fidget tools for young professionals

Maya Thakur, Life&Arts General Reporter July 2, 2024

Public relations sophomore Anna Buendia and Simi Thakur, an advertising and health society senior, did not know crossing paths on a ski trip with Absolute Texas, a UT spirit organization, would result...

The crowd waits for Bevo during the SEC Celebration on UT Austins campus on June 30.

UT alumni highlight favorite parts of campus, culture at SEC Celebration

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 1, 2024

During Charles Branch’s time as a student at UT, the culture was greatly defined by its athletic success with the Longhorns winning the football national championship in his sophomore year. Now, as the...

Artist Tsz Kam stands for a portrait at the Austin Asian American Film Festival red carpet on Friday. Tsz designed the this year’s iteration of the festival poster.

UT alum designs Austin Asian American Film Festival poster, bridges Texan, Cantonese identity

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 1, 2024

Austin-based artist Tsz Kam immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong when she was just 13 years old. Ever since, she has blended elements of Hong Kong and Texan culture to create her own unique style.  The...

‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ offers a melodramatic look into the day the world went quiet

‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ offers a melodramatic look into the day the world went quiet

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 28, 2024

“A Quiet Place: Day One,” written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, follows survivors Samira (Lupita Nyong'o) and Eric (Joseph Quinn) in New York City on the first day of the invasion of creatures...

Artist Jason Archer poses for a portrait in his Austin studio on June 25, 2024.

From screenplay to painting: alum reveals stories behind latest art exhibition

Stephanie Jumper, Life&Arts General Reporter June 28, 2024

After receiving a bachelor’s in advertising and moving to New York, one UT alumnus met the Big Apple’s illustrious skyline and decided he did not belong there.  “New York is one of the most populated...

Dr. Deirdre Shoemaker, left, and Jason Bott, right, in a Heights of Humanity episode.

UT student hosts video podcast featuring conversations with expert guests

Maya Thakur, Life&Arts General Reporter June 28, 2024

In his freshman year at UT, geophysics junior Jason Bott began having long conversations with his professors and research advisor. Inspired by the knowledge, wisdom and perspectives they shared, Bott decided...

What to look out for at upcoming SEC Celebration

What to look out for at upcoming SEC Celebration

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 25, 2024

In light of UT Athletics’ transition from the Big 12 into the Southeastern Conference, UT and Texas Athletics will host a day-long SEC Celebration across campus on Sunday. As the day promises numerous...

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