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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

Three UT student-poets reflect on their different forms of art, importance of poetry for National Poetry Month

Three UT student-poets reflect on their different forms of art, importance of poetry for National Poetry Month

Lana Haffar April 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Daily Texan. In lowercase, italic letters, Zaynab Noormohamed delivers the punchline to a bite of brutal honesty. For her, writing...

Gregory Gymnasium, RecSports maintain safety, reservation protocols

Gregory Gymnasium, RecSports maintain safety, reservation protocols

Thomas Casler April 13, 2021

As Amanda Pogorzelski’s feet thud against the treadmill at Gregory Gymnasium, she feels like she can escape the four walls of her Jester dorm room. “I like running, so this clears my head, which...

UT-Austin students discuss how love languages have been affected during COVID-19 pandemic

UT-Austin students discuss how love languages have been affected during COVID-19 pandemic

Ikram Mohamed April 12, 2021
In the current culture of social distancing and isolation, some students say they have changed their love languages, or the ways they give love to others and receive love in return. 
UT-Austin students reflect on volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination sites

UT-Austin students reflect on volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination sites

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 12, 2021
To streamline the COVID-19 vaccination process in Gregory Gym, UT enlisted students to administer vaccines and help patients navigate the vaccination site.
UT-Austin students promote sustainable search engine Ecosia

UT-Austin students promote sustainable search engine Ecosia

Carolyn Parmer April 12, 2021
Three UT students began the UT Ecosia campaign last fall to promote student usage of Ecosia, a search engine that uses most of its advertising revenue to plant trees in environmentally damaged areas across the world.
Students reflect on volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination sites

Students reflect on volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination sites

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 9, 2021

As the sun beat down on the line outside of Gregory Gym, student volunteers helped guide people to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. On the way out, an elderly man stopped to thank volunteer...

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.
Thomas Casler

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...