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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Texas Guadaloop: Pioneering the Transportation of the Future

Texas Guadaloop: Pioneering the Transportation of the Future

Ethan Chandra, Contributor November 10, 2023
Contributor Ethan Chandra, feasibility studies lead for Texas Guadaloop, discusses the student organization’s efforts to develop sustainable hyperloop technology to make a trip from Austin to Houston in 25 minutes possible.
Keeping religious identity alive at UT

Keeping religious identity alive at UT

Lucero Ponce, Ellie Monday, and Tommy Wan November 6, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum team gathered submissions from members of different faiths across the UT community to highlight the varying religious experiences on campus.
Texas Catholic & COLA? Yes, I am both

Texas Catholic & COLA? Yes, I am both

Leona Mariel Hernandez, Contributor November 6, 2023
Contributor Leona Mariel Hernandez contends with the tension of being Catholic and pursuing her passion for the liberal arts.
Taking ownership of my Christian faith amidst a new community

Taking ownership of my Christian faith amidst a new community

Avery Wong, Contributor November 6, 2023
Contributor Avery Wong challenges the common religious concern about attending a secular university and explains how the transition to college reaffirmed her connection to Christianity.
Hindu on the Forty Acres - navigating challenges and seeking equality

Hindu on the Forty Acres – navigating challenges and seeking equality

Anirudh Karunakaran, Contributor November 6, 2023
Contributor Anirudh Karunakaran discusses the unique challenges of Hinduism at UT, a religion seeking recognition, representation, and equal footing in the diverse tapestry of faiths on UT’s campus.
The realities of being Muslim at UT

The realities of being Muslim at UT

November 6, 2023
A member of the campus community reflects on their experiences as a Muslim at UT, and calls upon the school’s leadership to stand against Islamophobia.
Being Jewish at UT Austin

Being Jewish at UT Austin

Ava Londa, Contributor November 6, 2023
Contributor Ava Londa opens up about finding community at a large, southern public university after the daunting move away from her predominantly Jewish high school in New York.
Direct communication from the President’s Office on SB 17 is necessary

Direct communication from the President’s Office on SB 17 is necessary

Corinne Floyd and Pavitra Kumar October 30, 2023
Students emphasize the importance of DEI in the student governance space and call for more transparency from the University.
What does being a Longhorn mean to you?

What does being a Longhorn mean to you?

Lucero Ponce, Ellie Monday, and Tommy Wan September 25, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum Team gathered submissions from our fellow Longhorns to share their perspectives on what being a Longhorn means to them.
At home among the Longhorns: an Iraqi refugee finds family and support at UT

At home among the Longhorns: an Iraqi refugee finds family and support at UT

Qusay Hussein, Contributor September 25, 2023
Qusay Hussein, a doctoral student at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, describes his story from Iraqi Refugee to a beacon of hope at UT Austin.
Being First-Gen on the Forty Acres

Being First-Gen on the Forty Acres

Maria Piedra Castillo, Contributor September 25, 2023
Junior Maria Piedra Castillo recalls her experience being first-gen at UT and calls for other students to find strength through community during their time at UT.
Finding home, through trial and objections

Finding home, through trial and objections

Raj Mehta, Contributor September 25, 2023
Raj Mehta, a junior Plan II and economics major, describes his experiences with the Texas Mock Trial team and his journey towards self-discovery.
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