At 11 years old, Ya’Ke Smith watched “Boyz n the Hood” for the first time. He said the way the film rewrote the negative stereotypes about African American men sparked his own interest in the world of filmmaking.
After in-person graduation ceremonies were canceled in March, spring 2020 graduates said they hoped their virtual celebration would be memorable. For Nicole Pownall, the prerecorded “celebration” only lasted 4 minutes and 50 seconds.
On May 23, bestselling author and speaker Brené Brown will deliver UT’s universitywide commencement speech. When she first agreed to speak, she thought she’d stand in front of thousands of students inside of the Frank Erwin Center. Now, she’ll be speaking to her laptop camera from her office in Houston.
Hot Film Fan Summer will never be the same. When COVID-19 forced movie theaters to shut down worldwide, studios quickly adjusted theatrical release dates for upcoming films. The Daily Texan has highlighted what would have been summer 2020’s biggest films and provided an update on their current release plans.
With nothing more than what they could acquire from Amazon or Home Depot, roommates Raghave Upadhyaya and Adam Saleh have designed a ventilation device at a fraction of the cost of traditional ventilators.
At first, Alessandria Garza said she was unfazed. “I was like, ‘It's fine,’ but it’s when I called my mom and had to tell her that graduation was canceled (that) I just started bursting into tears,” theatre studies senior Garza said.
After the cancellation of in-person graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19, Services for Students with Disabilities considered postponing the first-ever Disability Graduation. Then, they asked the students who were helping plan the ceremony, SSD assistant director Emily Shryock said.