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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

Students share thoughts on in person transition, how it will bring community

Students share thoughts on in person transition, how it will bring community

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter June 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. Walking down Speedway amid clumps of incoming freshmen in the summer heat, Katilyn Carr’s 2019 orientation was full of meeting...

Tabletop gamers, comic book stores adapt to virtual setting 

Tabletop gamers, comic book stores adapt to virtual setting 

Andreana Lozano, Life and Arts Reporter June 6, 2021

During an engaging tabletop gaming session, Elise Smith recalls players jumping to their feet and pacing around the room while speaking.   After COVID-19 forced meetings to go virtual, sessions meant...

LGBTQ+ students reflect on Pride Month, experiences

LGBTQ+ students reflect on Pride Month, experiences

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter June 6, 2021

Running up and down the route of Austin’s Pride Parade surrounded by high school friends and high-fiving passersby, Lauren Breach said her first pride event filled her with support and community. “I...

Online learning offers different experiences for UT students with learning disabilities

Online learning offers different experiences for UT students with learning disabilities

Estelle Omotayo May 8, 2021

After spending three days in the psychiatric hospital, Alexa Smith realized in March it was time to withdraw from UT and regroup.  She was halfway through the semester, but she said her battle with...

Students fundraise for water insecurity through Instagram Venmo challenge

Students fundraise for water insecurity through Instagram Venmo challenge

Gracyn Freiling May 8, 2021

Avery McCall hit record on her iPhone, slowly picked up a raw egg and smashed it on her head for all of her followers to see. This video was one of many Instagram stories posted to raise money for a student...

How to balance staying informed with current events while practicing self-care

How to balance staying informed with current events while practicing self-care

Sofia Treviño May 8, 2021
To honor May as Mental Health Awareness Month, The Daily Texan has compiled tips on balancing news consumption while maintaining a healthy state of mind.
Guide to study breaks, making most out of last weeks in Austin

Guide to study breaks, making most out of last weeks in Austin

Zoe Tzanis May 5, 2021

Raking through old notes, rereading passages, doing math problems — studying for finals is tiring. But, there are still activities students can do to relax and enjoy themselves during these busy times.  When...

Disability Advocacy Student Coalition, college councils start initiative for UT-Austin disability cultural center

Disability Advocacy Student Coalition, college councils start initiative for UT-Austin disability cultural center

Carolyn Parmer May 5, 2021

When Emily Flores started at UT, she only knew one other disabled student whom she met through Twitter. Before this, Flores hadn’t met anyone else who could relate to her experience with a physical disability. Now,...

Q&A: UT-Austin junior Ethan Tran talks Webby-nominated short film 'When We’re Older’

Q&A: UT-Austin junior Ethan Tran talks Webby-nominated short film ‘When We’re Older’

Fiza Kuzhiyil May 2, 2021
UT junior Ethan Tran, creator of a Webby-nominated short film, talked to The Daily Texan about how the past year influenced his filmmaking.
Q&A: UT-Austin freshman Marcos Flores shares tips on how to gain confidence through his Motivational Monday series

Q&A: UT-Austin freshman Marcos Flores shares tips on how to gain confidence through his Motivational Monday series

Sofia Treviño May 2, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke with Marcos Flores about his Instagram TV Motivational Monday series, where he shares tips on gaining confidence and managing social anxiety.
UT-Austin student art organization seeks to raise awareness for social justice issues

UT-Austin student art organization seeks to raise awareness for social justice issues

Gracyn Freiling May 2, 2021
The Texas Visual Arts Collective is a student organization that was co-founded by two students in July 2020 with the vision of cultivating a creative community for students of all backgrounds and majors that could also bring awareness to social justice issues.
Summer jobs around or near UT-Austin campus

Summer jobs around or near UT-Austin campus

Grace Robertson May 2, 2021
With spring classes ending on Friday, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of three places near campus hiring for the summer.