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

UT engineering students plan to restructure Cockrell Diversity Committee

UT engineering students plan to restructure Cockrell Diversity Committee

Hope Unger, News Reporter May 10, 2022

Engineering students who pushed for an amendment to add a diversity, equity and inclusion board to the Student Engineering Council are now trying to reform the school’s diversity committee after the...

‘Long live the King’: UT’s beloved cat Domino loses battle with cancer 

‘Long live the King’: UT’s beloved cat Domino loses battle with cancer 

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter May 8, 2022

Domino, the celebrity campus feline and UT’s most “beloved mascot” who brought comfort and companionship to many in the University community, died Tuesday. He was 13 years old.  “There have...

American Campus renovations on The Drag force Wooten Barber Shop to halt operations

American Campus renovations on The Drag force Wooten Barber Shop to halt operations

Leena Alali, News Reporter May 8, 2022

The old school decor of the Wooten Barber Shop remains mostly unchanged from when it opened in 1964, despite the urban sprawl of The Drag where it is located. With burnt orange leather chairs and an eye-catching...

The last standing slave quarters in Austin sits behind the Neill-Cochran House Museum in West Campus.
The two-story building originally had a living and lounge space for the enslaved people that worked within the main house on the top floor and a workspace on the bottom, with an internal opening and external staircase connecting the two.

Urban slave quarters rediscovered in West Campus

Leila Saidane, News Reporter May 8, 2022

Deep in the heart of West Campus sits the last standing slave quarters in Austin. Situated behind the Neill-Cochran House off San Gabriel and 24th Street, hundreds of UT students unknowingly walk the same...

College of Natural Sciences students struggle with mental health, college strives to increase awareness

College of Natural Sciences students struggle with mental health, college strives to increase awareness

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter May 8, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the May 3, 2022 flipbook. Maya Flores, an environmental science and geology freshman, said she took five STEM courses this semester. She said she wishes...

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No furry friends: UT-Austin warns students to beware of raccoons after increase of campus encounters, 3 bites reported

Leila Saidane, News Reporter May 8, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the May 3, 2022 flipbook. When Wren Thomson took a late-night walk on campus last semester, he didn’t expect a slow, stalking raccoon to chase him past...

UT-Austin researcher helps discover earliest known Maya calendar fragment

UT-Austin researcher helps discover earliest known Maya calendar fragment

Claire Stevens, News Reporter May 5, 2022

A team of archaeologists, including a UT researcher, discovered the earliest known record of the Maya calendar system from the third century B.C. Their findings, published April 13 in Science Advances,...

Blanton Bake-Off starts accepting submissions

Blanton Bake-Off starts accepting submissions

Katy Nelson, Senior News Reporter May 5, 2022

The Blanton Museum started accepting submissions on April 20 for its third annual Bake-Off, which encourages children, adults and professional bakers to recreate pieces of artwork from the museum into...

12-year-old gets accepted at Austin Community College, plans to transfer to McCombs

12-year-old gets accepted at Austin Community College, plans to transfer to McCombs

Morgan Severson, Senior News Reporter May 5, 2022

Like many 12-year-olds, Deep Hayer loves to play tic-tac-toe with his mom, basketball with his dad and Monopoly on family game night. He loves cruising around his neighborhood on his skateboard and listening...

Austin reports increase of hate crimes, civil rights violations in 2021

Austin reports increase of hate crimes, civil rights violations in 2021

Leila Saidane, Senior News Reporter May 4, 2022

The City of Austin reported a total of 28 hate crimes in 2021, an increase from 24 in 2020 and 12 in 2019, reflecting a portion of the increase in bias and discrimination against marginalized communities. The...

UT launches Longhorn SHARE, peer-led support groups addressing mental health issues

UT launches Longhorn SHARE, peer-led support groups addressing mental health issues

Leila Saidane, Senior News Reporter May 4, 2022

A new peer-led support group program at UT will help students address issues concerning imposter syndrome and mental health diagnoses or discuss navigating queer identities and first-generation college...

UT study records impact of pandemic on stigmatizing language around opioid use

UT study records impact of pandemic on stigmatizing language around opioid use

Ali Juell, News Reporter May 3, 2022

The language used by health professionals when addressing opioid use on Twitter became increasingly stigmatized during the pandemic, according to a UT College of Liberal Arts study.  Scott Graham,...

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