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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

Life and Arts

Resources to prepare for freezing weather in Austin

Resources to prepare for freezing weather in Austin

Kaeli Kampschmidt, General Life&Arts Reporter January 29, 2024

This season brings freezing temperatures to the Austin area and nationwide reports alert audiences about increasingly unpredictable weather as the climate changes more and more each year. With this in...

Community members attend the Visual Arts Center’s grand opening for the RRK Collection: Wood Type on Jan. 26, 2024.

Visual Arts Center features students’ wood type projects

Sabrina Ye, General Life&Arts Reporter January 28, 2024

Arranging wooden letter blocks, students in the design studio skillfully lay out their desired pattern. This creative process unfolds as a sheet of paper rolls through the carefully arranged blocks, resulting...

Engineering Chamber Orchestra holds its first rehearsal of 2024 in Music Building and Recital Hall on Jan. 24

Engineering Chamber Orchestra allows STEM students to nurture their love of music

Paisley Garza, Life&Arts General Reporter January 25, 2024

Crescendoing melodies ring throughout the Music Building and Recital Hall as violins, trumpets and more play harmoniously every Wednesday in room 2.106. This auditory spectacle of music comes from the...

Emily N. Hilz, Ph.D. in lab on Jan. 23, 2023.

UT researcher spreads consumer awareness on chemicals harmful to hormones

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

In UT’s Gore Lab, a group of researchers — affectionately called “The Gore Girls” — and their experimental rats collaborate with one another to understand how endocrine disruptors affect human...

Students arrive early for UT Showtimes Thursday night show of Five Nights at Freddys at the Union Theater on Jan. 18.

UT Showtime: fusing movie screening with communal energy

Diego Saldana, General Life&Arts Reporter January 25, 2024

Easily overlooked in the hub of students frenzying to grab a bite, The Texas Union houses a 300-person theater on the north end of the ground floor. However, stopping by on a Wednesday or Thursday night,...

Owen Wilson films to watch to distract from back-to-homework dread

Owen Wilson films to watch to distract from back-to-homework dread

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

Though never finishing his UT degree, Owen Wilson used his Longhorn experiences and connections such as Wes Anderson to leave a mark on the film industry. The Daily Texan compiled a list of films starring...

Austin Alternative Protein Project encourages education, research of alternative proteins

Austin Alternative Protein Project encourages education, research of alternative proteins

Joey Clark, General Life&Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

The challenge seemed simple.  With one nugget made of white chicken meat and the other made up of soy, the Speedway taste testers tried to discern which of the two nuggets was the alternative protein....

Rooted members leave to pick up the pieces after SB 17 shuts down partnering program, Monarch

Rooted members leave to pick up the pieces after SB 17 shuts down partnering program, Monarch

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

An anonymous alumna said she found herself overcome with disbelief and confusion upon the shutdown of Monarch, a program that provided resources and community for undocumented, DACA and other students...

Lizzie Budin performs at Mohawk Austin on Monday.

UT junior performs at the Mohawk, talks upcoming debut EP

Charlotte Karner, General Life&Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

Sitting in her house, UT psychology junior Lizzie Budin pointed at a setlist that she picked up from musician Caroline Polachek’s stage at the Mohawk in 2021. She said she never imagined that she would...

Music-service group Healing with Harmonies impacts community with meaningful performances

Music-service group Healing with Harmonies impacts community with meaningful performances

Riddhi Bora, General Life&Arts Reporter January 23, 2024

As a rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” reverberated through the nursing home, residents clapped and sang along to the classic disco tune. Students playing a myriad of band and orchestra instruments...

Ava Bozic with some of her currently available jewelry at the Blanton Museum Store on January 19, 2024.

Freshman’s small business ‘Fun Fashions’ to benefit children’s futures

Sabrina Ye, General Life&Arts Reporter January 22, 2024

When Ava Bozic first started selling jewelry at her lemonade stand in sixth grade, she never expected she would eventually raise enough money to financially adopt eight children. Her handmade products...

Keep It Classic promotes vintage clothing through Longhorn pop-up event

Keep It Classic promotes vintage clothing through Longhorn pop-up event

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter January 22, 2024

Just after midnight, a collection of chairs lined the perimeter of Fadebox Barbershop, marking the spots of dedicated thrifters. Braving the cold morning, the crowd anticipated a hunt for unique items...

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