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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

UT students describe impact of triggering language on healing process

UT students describe impact of triggering language on healing process

Ikram Mohamed, Life & Arts Senior Reporter December 5, 2021

Content Warning: This story contains mentions of suicide. A senior in high school, Hannah Tyler called her dad to talk about college applications. They did what they always did when they spoke: laughed,...

Student athletes discuss relationship with body image

Student athletes discuss relationship with body image

Sage Dunlap December 4, 2021

Dazzled by bright lights, sparkly costumes and gravity-defying tricks, 8-year-old Priscila Khan stepped up to the mat and tumbled into her first-ever competitive cheerleading routine. After three years...

Psychologists, people with OCD share experiences, harm caused by misinformation

Psychologists, people with OCD share experiences, harm caused by misinformation

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter December 4, 2021
Those who live with OCD experience repeated unwanted images and thoughts, known as obsessions, often leading to compulsions or repetitive behaviors that alleviate anxiety. 

UT community shares frustrations over government response to Winter Storm Uri

Caroline Culberson, Life and Arts Reporter December 4, 2021
As another winter approaches, the emotional fallout of the traumatic week remains with students.
Guillermo del Toro delivers haunting noir thriller with stylistically superb ‘Nightmare Alley’

Guillermo del Toro delivers haunting noir thriller with stylistically superb ‘Nightmare Alley’

Noah Levine December 3, 2021

As if alleys weren’t scary enough already.  Auteur Guillermo del Toro returns to the big screen with his newest cinematic experience entitled “Nightmare Alley.” Much like the original 1947 noir...

UT students discuss LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in Greek life

UT students discuss LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in Greek life

Ikram Mohamed, Life and Arts Reporter December 2, 2021
Greek life presents a heteronormative front. While some LGBTQIA+ members feel accepted within their individual chapters, they still experience a sense of otherness due to the lack of LGBTQIA+ representation within their organization. 
Best affordable, homemade holiday gifts

Best affordable, homemade holiday gifts

Peyton Sims, Life & Arts General Reporter December 2, 2021

As the last day of class steadily approaches, the communal holiday spirit continues to grow. For many people, the winter season is a joyful time of the year. However, the thought of exhausting wallets...

UT students discuss working multiple jobs

UT students discuss working multiple jobs

Ikram Mohamed, Life & Arts Senior Reporter December 1, 2021

Running on four hours of sleep, Issie Luna runs out of her apartment to begin her 14 hour day filled with classes, work and band practice.  “I was falling asleep everywhere,” music studies senior...

UT students share thoughts on disability awareness around campus

UT students share thoughts on disability awareness around campus

Sofia Treviño, Life & Arts Senior Reporter December 1, 2021

Eager to start her first day of college in 2018, Naili Salehuddin headed out to the Physics, Math and Astronomy building to find her Chinese class. After two hours of navigating without Braille signs,...

Filipino students share Christmas memories, traditions

Filipino students share Christmas memories, traditions

Angela Lim, Life & Arts General Reporter December 1, 2021

As a child, Patrick Domingo woke up during the quiet hours of dawn in time for the 5 a.m. start to Simbang Gabi, a series of Catholic holy masses that occur during the nine days leading up to Christmas. The...

UT students turn their passion for nails into businesses

UT students turn their passion for nails into businesses

Avery Hough, Life & Arts General Reporter December 1, 2021

During quarantine, unable to engage in the simple pleasure of getting her nails done, Paige Hawkins said she felt frustrated and incentivized. If she wanted artistic, flashy nails, she needed to do it...

Presidents of female professional organizations discuss confidence, growth

Presidents of female professional organizations discuss confidence, growth

Kaiya Little, Life & Arts General Reporter December 1, 2021

Swallowing a lump in her throat, Gabrielle Edwards looked at the 150 pairs of eyes staring back at her on Zoom. Each Zoom box contained a member of her organization she wanted to impress. As Edwards...