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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

Students with dual citizenship share the benefits of being from multiple countries

Students with dual citizenship share the benefits of being from multiple countries

Sage Dunlap, Life & Arts Senior Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 12 flipbook. Peering out an airplane window with wide 9-year-old eyes, Sofia Vargas Karam examined the sprawling Houston skyline for...

UT University Orchestra members share experiences of pursuing music in college

UT University Orchestra members share experiences of pursuing music in college

Isabella Lawson, Life & Arts General Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 9 flipbook.  Caitlin O’Callaghan spends most of her days cracking computer algorithms and coding JavaScript. But twice a week, she...

Beloved Castilian worker Aurora Gomez reflects on her life

Beloved Castilian worker Aurora Gomez reflects on her life

Peyton Sims, Life & Arts General Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 9 flipbook.  Aurora Gomez marked her calendar: April 10, 1997. While putting on her nicest skirt, she held her head high — despite...

Seeking community, mixed students navigate cultural identity

Seeking community, mixed students navigate cultural identity

Isabella Gonzalez-Lawson, Life & Arts General Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8 flipbook. For many, identifying one’s race or ethnicity on a generic form or questionnaire can be achieved with a single, simple...

UT graduate student grows music collective at Community First! Village

UT graduate student grows music collective at Community First! Village

Bethany Vodicka, Life & Arts General Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8 flipbook. Beating his hands against a cajon drum alongside Abbey Young, a Butler School doctoral student, Cody Wilson said he feels...

Kiara Kabbara makes history as first Black female student body president in 32 years

Kiara Kabbara makes history as first Black female student body president in 32 years

Reya Mosby, Life & Arts General Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8 flipbook. Kiara Kabbara stood in her apartment surrounded by her friends, brother, campaign staff and running mate, Ethan Jones, eagerly...

‘The Blessings of the Mystery’ exhibition highlights Indigenous voices, environmental activism in West Texas

‘The Blessings of the Mystery’ exhibition highlights Indigenous voices, environmental activism in West Texas

Kiernan McCormick, Life and Arts General Reporter December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 15 flipbook. A variety of objects — toolboxes, rulers and construction vests — are suspended from the ceiling of the Visual Arts Center’s...

UT students share their favorite book recommendations for National Book Month

UT students share their favorite book recommendations for National Book Month

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Senior Reporter December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the October 11 flipbook.  Celebrated every October, National Book Month allows people to dive into stories and grow their passion for reading. To help those with...

Nostalgic, nightmare-free Halloween movies to binge this fall

Nostalgic, nightmare-free Halloween movies to binge this fall

Mackenzie Sullivan, Life and Arts reporter December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 11 flipbook.  Want to get into the spooky spirit without needing to hide under the covers afterwards? Enjoy these wholesome Halloween throwbacks,...

Students, staff discuss National Coming Out Day experiences, campus resources

Students, staff discuss National Coming Out Day experiences, campus resources

Sage Dunlap and Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts reporters December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 11 flipbook. Nerves coursed through Amanda Garcia’s body as she clicked “share” on her Instagram coming out post during Pride Month in...

 Dr. Amy Mainzer and Adam McKay during the roundtable interview.

Director Adam McKay and advisor Dr. Amy Mainzer talk “Don’t Look Up,” working with Ariana Grande and a star-studded cast

Noah Levine, Life and Arts Film Columnist December 10, 2021

“Don’t Look Up” brings Hollywood legends together for a comedic, yet dark take on the end of the world. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande and more, the new...

UT students, staff reflect on experiences with racial passing

UT students, staff reflect on experiences with racial passing

Sofia Treviño, Life & Arts Senior Reporter December 5, 2021

Disliking her paler skin compared to other darker-complected Hispanics growing up, Rachel González-Martin spent hours lying under the sun willing herself to tan. Only burning and turning red, she grew...