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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


Service workers worry for safety following Gov. Abbott’s removal of statewide mask mandate

Ikram Mohamed March 8, 2021

As Mac Davenport makes a latte at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, they remind customers to keep their masks on.  After Gov. Greg Abbott announced his executive order to end the statewide mask...


UT-Austin student organizes water volunteer program during winter storm

Hanaa Irfan March 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 2 print edition. Kat Zhang, living in one of the few buildings around campus that still had running water during the winter...

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UT-Austin students, staff reflect on their Mexican-American heritage with Charro Days holiday

Sofia Treviño March 5, 2021

With her braids swinging behind her, Vivian Gonzalez danced down the street in Brownsville, Texas, wearing her Charro Days outfit – a long red skirt decorated with lace ribbons.  “I...


UT students find professors to be unaccommodating following snowstorm

Ikram Mohamed March 5, 2021

Snowed in at her parent's home in Marble Falls, Texas, Laura Benac spent a week huddled over her phone, worried about her friends in Austin. Ten days later, she logged in to Canvas and took an anthropology...


Advertising professors dress up in funny, creative costumes to connect with students

Gracyn Freiling March 1, 2021

Logging on to weekly Zoom meetings to see the professor dressed as Rainbow Dash from “My Little Pony” would come as a shock to most students. But for advertising associate professor Lee Ann...

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Latinx UT-Austin students share experiences with their small businesses

Sofia Treviño February 25, 2021

On Monday mornings, Desiree Morales stocks up on the products she needs to make her favorite candy treat for her customers. Her dulces enchilados are covered in as much chili powder as possible, giving...

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Students encourage sustainability with fun, celebratory angle

Zoe Tzanis February 24, 2021

Standing in line at Kinsolving Dining, Michael Kobrosky and Isabel Carey watched with dismay as students piled one single-use container on another and then grabbed plastic water bottles, bags and utensils. “We...

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Nursing, pre-med students administer COVID-19 vaccine

Grace Robertson February 22, 2021

On Dec. 21, Sofia Espitia Barrios administered the first shot of her nursing career: a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. She said she never imagined her first time giving a shot would play...

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Two UT-Austin students promote sustainable fashion with RethreadATX

Carolyn Parmer February 22, 2021

Jostling for a front-row spot, Ivy Jones and Kassidy Litchenburg plan their shopping strategy among other eager shoppers. When a Goodwill employee finishes counting down, they sprint to sort through massive...


Local store Malvern Books navigates COVID-19 pandemic

Lana Haffar February 22, 2021

Under a blue neon sign reading “Malvern Books,” owner Joe Bratcher prepares for a solitary day fulfilling curbside pick-up orders. Located near campus on West 29th Street, Bratcher said he...


6 safe Valentine’s Day ideas for couples, friends

Morgan-Taylor Thomas February 22, 2021

Whether you’re head over heels in love or just vibing to the beat of your own drum, everyone deserves to treat themselves this Valentine’s Day.  It can be stressful trying to plan a...


Here’s who is offering water near and around UT campus

Morgan-Taylor Thomas, Jennifer Errico, and Grace Barnes February 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be up to date. As inclement weather continues, individuals on campus,...