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UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

Grace Robertson April 8, 2021
This semester, the Campus Environmental Center’s subgroup Half-Pint Prairie is collaborating with another subgroup called Microfarm to set up a table next to the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center, UT’s biodiversity center in the Tower, to hand out seeds, pots and other gardening materials.
UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

Zoe Tzanis April 8, 2021
Some UT students choose to stay off social media platforms for their mental wellbeing and to avoid misinformation.
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Where to get your post-pandemic cut

April 6, 2021

Rapunzel-length locks and mullet comebacks have become iconic pandemic looks. But with the state of Texas opening up vaccine distribution to every adult, students who have gone months without a haircut...

Never left home: Students describe ‘mentally draining’ nature of living at childhood homes

Never left home: Students describe ‘mentally draining’ nature of living at childhood homes

Dex Parra April 6, 2021
For many students, the traditional college experience has been confined to their childhood homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning.
Petroleum engineering students consider different career paths as market crashes

Petroleum engineering students consider different career paths as market crashes

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 6, 2021
Due to a large loss of employment within the Texas oil and gas industry, some students hoping to enter the once-booming industry have pursued further education or shifted career paths entirely.
UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

Carolyn Parmer March 30, 2021

Efforts to be inclusive can sometimes leave people feeling more separated than ever.  Advocates of the term “womxn” believe it is more inclusive of those who don’t identify with the cisgender...

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UT-Austin freshman sells greeting cards for a cause

Zoe Tzanis March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Standing in the corner of an operating room in India in 2018, Anusha Dabak watched as her aunt administered anesthesia...

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Vaccine rollout sparks conversation between students, parents

Grace Robertson March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Almost overnight, dinner table conversations shifted from daily life updates to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine...

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Class of 2020 graduates move on after losing in-person commencement, say it’s too late now to celebrate

Zoe Tzanis and Ikram Mohamed March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   After four years of hard work, UT 2020 alumna Brianna Rodriguez said she saw graduation as “the mountain...

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UT student filmmakers weigh the risks of continuing productions during pandemic

Thomas Casler March 24, 2021

After only spending one and a half semesters on campus Max Goldstein’s academic career in film came to a halt last year when the world closed down due to COVID-19.   “I feel robbed of my...

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‘It was my favorite place’: students reflect on the permanent closures of local restaurants

Grace Barnes and Jennifer Errico March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   Each week Charlie Garcia used to set aside $20 from his serving tips to eat at Fricano’s Deli.   West...

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A beginner’s guide to books by UT-Austin professors

Lana Haffar March 22, 2021

While it may seem like professors spend all their time lecturing and grading, some have channeled their expertise and passion toward writing. For the students who wish to add to their libraries, The...