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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


Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink

Stephen Acevedo February 16, 2016

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos. Photos by Mike McGraw | Daily Texan Staff Stephanie Kent Stephanie Kent, a first-year...


Iranian student reflects on academic journey

Nour Al Ghraowi February 15, 2016

Images of armed fighters running through the streets of an Iranian war zone still linger in Mardin Aminpour’s memory.  Aminpour, a history Ph.D. student, is one of the first Kurdish...


Time can make heart grow fonder

Emmanuel Briseño February 12, 2016

Students in the proverbial “friend zone” may think their courtship attempts are doomed, but UT Austin research indicates that patience sometimes pays off.  UT scientists found that...


Dating app users discuss pros, cons of Tinder, Grindr

Kenette Manalo February 12, 2016

Editor’s note: Some of the names in this story have been changed to protect the sources’ identities. Casual hookups. Convenient one-night stands. Cringe-worthy pickup lines. Unreciprocated...


UT Immigration Clinic lawyers represent detained immigrant women, children

Elizabeth Hlavinka February 11, 2016

UT clinical professor Elissa Steglich has seen the despair and fear that resides in Texas detention centers firsthand. One woman she spoke to, a tailor from Central America, terrified by gang threats and...


Comedian creates comedy showcase to fundraise for LGBT youth center

James Rodriguez February 10, 2016

Albert Sanchez is restless.  A relative newcomer to Austin’s comedy scene — he began performing at open-mics just over a year ago — Sanchez had spent nearly every night perfecting...


Campus organization works to start conversation about neurodiversity

Anna McCreary February 10, 2016

Manuel Diaz always knew he was different. Diagnosed with autism at 16, Diaz’s transition into college was marked by depression as he searched for a place where he could belong.  Last September,...


Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink

Katie Walsh February 9, 2016

Photos by Mike McGraw Kennedy Paris Etched into theater studies junior Kennedy Paris’s skin, directly beneath her heart, is a small tattoo of a heartbeat. “One year ago today,...


Professors in dilemma as students hurt by textbook prices

Cameron Osmond February 4, 2016

Overcome with frustration, a student thumbed through her red ink-laced test, while government professor Shannon O’Brien explained the questions she missed were in the required textbook. But her student...


Philanthropic club donates hats to cancer patients

Stephen Acevedo February 4, 2016

Education sophomore Maddie Friedman recalls scrolling through pages of a friend’s blog that chronicled the journey of her 8-year-old son, who was dying of cancer. Inspired after hearing the daily...


Cyc Fitness offers spin classes to West Campus students

Keely Wirries February 3, 2016

Forty-seven high-performance stationary Schwinn bikes, flashing strobe lights, blaring music and the smell of sweat greet new members as they walk in the door at Cyc Fitness.  Located on 23rd...


Study: Depression symptoms prevalent among Division I athletes

Cassandra Jaramillo February 2, 2016

About one in four Division I athletes report signs of depression, according to a new study of nearly 500 athletes by the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  Researchers collected data on...