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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

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Finding community amid a snowstorm: students, faculty, alumni are supporting each other during inclement weather

Fiza Kuzhiyil February 18, 2021

After UT students spent Monday sledding, dancing and taking pictures in the snow, Justin Phan and his roommate spent two hours picking up the trash they left behind on the South Mall lawn. “If...

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What’s open, closed or free around UT campus

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be or up to date. Freezing temperatures, unsafe road conditions and low power...

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COVID-19 pandemic affects mental health coping mechanisms

Morgan-Taylor Thomas February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. TW: This story contains mentions of mental health. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis,...

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Uninsured UT students discuss healthcare barriers

Fiza Kuzhiyil February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. Michelle Nwaeri has a lingering fear. If she was ever in an accident, she’s afraid that someone...

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UT students invest in stock, analyze GameStop stock phenomenon

Dina Barrish February 8, 2021

Adrian Dominguez made $500 in 30 minutes after buying three shares of GameStop. “Right now is pretty historical,” Dominguez said. “It doesn’t feel real.”  Like...

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MatchUT reunites old friends and fosters new connections

Zoe Tzanis February 3, 2021

When the email from MatchUT arrived in her inbox, Abigail Castro felt hesitant.  The name inside could be anyone, she said. This could end up being incredibly embarrassing or it could change her...

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Different communities can be skeptical over efficiency of COVID-19 vaccine due to past medical malpractices

Jennifer Errico February 3, 2021

PJ Chukwurah couldn’t look away from his phone screen, and his eyes were glued to his results: he was positive for COVID-19.  “I was dying. I had chest pain, coughing and (I) continuously...

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UT students describe being vaccinated in a COVID-19 world

Jennifer Errico January 26, 2021

It had been over four months since Olivia Espinosa saw her immunocompromised friend. After each receiving two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, they reunited in an embrace.   “I...

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College-based content creators find new creative pursuits amid COVID-19 pandemic

Fiza Kuzhiyil January 26, 2021

“Welcome back to my channel, everyone,” Amanda Saunders said to the camera. Saunders sat in front of her grandmother’s china cabinet, filming a video for her 7,000 subscribers on her...

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UT-Austin student writes, stars in ‘Trash! The Musical’

Grace Robertson January 26, 2021

TW: Relationship abuse and violence  The first time Guinevere Govea saw the sheet music for her original, self-written musical, she cried.  “It’s like my baby!” said Govea,...

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Students use nails to express individuality

Morgan-Taylor Thomas January 22, 2021

Kendyl Clayton’s text message alert chimes. Glancing at the screen, she sees her nail technician has responded to her latest bright-colored polish design idea in preparation for her biweekly appointment.  “Everyone’s...

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Cosplayers find creative outlet on social media after convention cancellations

Morgan-Taylor Thomas January 22, 2021

As she ran through the crowd, taking pictures with life-size versions of her favorite fictional characters, wide-eyed, 12-year-old Dali Morales knew she had found a home within the cosplay community. “It...