Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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

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UT-Austin students spend Thanksgiving holiday with friends, roommates

Grace Robertson December 4, 2020

This year, Sydney Slocum spent Thanksgiving in her West Campus apartment, eating turkey from Luby’s and gluten-free pies with her roommates.  Slocum was supposed to spend Thanksgiving with...

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A letter to the future from 5 UT-Austin students

Lauren Castro December 4, 2020

Dear future generations, By the numbers, 2020 saw 267,946 COVID-19 related deaths, more than 15 million participants in Black Lives Matter protests, record voter turnout and 22 million jobs lost. And...

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Sophomore releases cover of Christmas song “Hark the Herald”

Leni Steinhardt December 3, 2020

After 6-year-old Kate Stanford won her elementary school talent show by singing “The Best of Both Worlds” by Hannah Montana, she and her family knew she had a future in music.  Now...

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Students give back to community through service efforts

Ikram Mohamed December 3, 2020

With the semester ending and Christmas right around the corner, some students and organizations have donated to local groups to give back to the community.  Under Interstate Highway 35 and across...

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Students strengthen relationships with matching tattoos

Morgan-Taylor Thomas December 2, 2020

After walking in and out of the tattoo shop multiple times trying to decide if their impulsive idea was worth it, Jimena De la Mora and her two best friends sat down in the parlor chairs and watched as...

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Stories of Austin highlight local business, push community engagement

Zoe Tzanis November 30, 2020

At 3 a.m. one morning in late March, inspiration struck Rashu Jain. The math and finance junior rushed to her computer to email her hero, Brandon Stanton, creator of the well-known social media project,...

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For some UT-Austin students, COVID-19 effects linger

Ikram Mohamed November 27, 2020

Kelly Ludwig’s film lecture at a community college in New York was drowned out by loud coughs as the person sitting next to her began to “hack up a lung.” Two days later, on March 7,...

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Jewish UT-Austin students share feelings on their safety after recent anti-Semitic incidents

Leni Steinhardt November 25, 2020

While scrolling on her phone, Alexis Horowitz’s heart broke. She had just learned from an Instagram post that the Chabad center at the University of Delaware was intentionally set on fire. “I...

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UT-Austin international students reflect on COVID-19 experience here versus back home

Jennifer Errico November 25, 2020

At 2 a.m. one night in early March, among the booming bass and flickering lights of a club in London, Alex St. Germain got a call from his mom telling him to book a flight to Hong Kong for that morning.  “She...

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9 sites to shop at for digital Black Friday

Sabrina LeBoeuf November 25, 2020

This year, Black Friday is looking a bit more like its partner in crime, Cyber Monday. With new COVID-19 cases in Texas reaching record-breaking levels, it’s time to shift the annual shopping tradition...

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UT Outpost plans to offer double portions starting in December

Sabrina LeBoeuf November 24, 2020

As students prepare for the winter closure of on-campus resources, UT Outpost, the school’s food pantry, will offer double portions to students experiencing food insecurity. UT Outpost coordinator...

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UT-Austin students celebrate Thanksgiving with their favorite meals from their cultures

Morgan-Taylor Thomas November 24, 2020

Although he may have some turkey or buttery mashed potatoes, Oscar Armando Lopez III said he looks forward to his family’s dishes, such as pozole and empanadas de cajeta, during Thanksgiving. Some...