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

Alex Luevano, Associate Photo Editor

Alex is a four year RTF major from San Antonio, TX. He is currently an Associate Photo Editor at the Texan.

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A person walks past the Maseeh sign in the Engineering Education and Research Center on Oct. 9, 2023.

[Photo] UT renames Cockrell School of Engineering department following UT alum investment

October 9, 2023

A person walks past the Maseeh sign in the Engineering Education and Research Center on Oct. 9, 2023.

Kendrick Lamar performs on the American Express stage at ACL on Oct. 6, 2023.

[Photo] Liveshot: Kendrick Lamar attempts to perform a full show despite his late arrival

October 8, 2023

Kendrick Lamar performs on the American Express stage at ACL on Oct. 6, 2023.

Declan Mckenna performs on the Honda stage at ACL on Oct. 7, 2023.

[Photo] Liveshot: Declan McKenna delivers true-to-form energetic performance at ACL

October 8, 2023

Declan Mckenna performs on the Honda stage at ACL on Oct. 7, 2023.

Rina Sawayama performs at the Honda stage at ACL on Oct. 7, 2023.

[Photo] Liveshot: Rina Sawayama executes hit-heavy ACL set with multiple outfit changes

October 8, 2023

Rina Sawayama performs at the Honda stage at ACL on Oct. 7, 2023.

A turtle sits on a rock at the UT Turtle Pond on September 28, 2023.

[Photo] Tortugas fueron encontradas aplastadas en West Campus.

October 9, 2023

A turtle sits on a rock at the UT Turtle Pond on September 28, 2023.

Interim head coach Rodney Terry yells at his basketball players on Jan. 11, 2023 at the Moody Center.

[Photo] What four-star Cam Scott’s commitment means to Texas

August 20, 2023

Interim head coach Rodney Terry yells at his basketball players on Jan. 11, 2023 at the Moody Center.

Students and parents walk outside Jester during move in week on August 18, 2023.

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Students and parents walk outside Jester during move in week on August 18, 2023.

Paz Lenchantin, bassist of The Pixies, performs at the Moody Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, on June 25th, 2023. The Pixies are currently on their tour titled “Doggerel.

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Paz Lenchantin, bassist of The Pixies, performs at the Moody Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, on June 25th, 2023. The Pixies are currently on their tour titled “Doggerel."

People gather at Zilker Park for the Blues on the Green Festival on July 19, 2023. The free event is put on annually by Austin City Limits Radio.

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People gather at Zilker Park for the Blues on the Green Festival on July 19, 2023. The free event is put on annually by Austin City Limits Radio.

A child and her mother sit a table during a Juneteenth celebration at Eastwoods Neighborhood Park on June 19, 2023. The Eastwoods Neighborhood Association partnered with UTs Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis to hold the celebration.

Photo Gallery: Eastwoods Juneteenth Celebration

UT's Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis partnered with the Eastwoods Neighborhood Association to celebrate Juneteenth at Eastwoods Park on June 19, 2023.

UT Orchestra Premieres ‘The Sounds of Eternity’

Julian Vaca, Alex Luevano, and Daniel Guel April 17, 2023

The Daily Texan showcases the world premiere of a piece written by UT Symphony Orchestra Director Farkhad Khudyev, featuring distinguished guest performers from Azerbaijan. Produced by Julian Vaca....

Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1686 and Senate Bill 14 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

Photo Gallery: Anti-trans legislation protest

Lorianne Willett and Alex Luevano March 28, 2023

Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1869 and Senate Bill 14 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1869 and Senate Bill 14 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

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Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1869 and Senate Bill 14 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

A protestor in cries after a speech by one of the speakers at Texas State Capitol on March 27, 2023.

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A protestor in cries after a speech by one of the speakers at Texas State Capitol on March 27, 2023.

Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1686 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

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Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1686 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1686 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

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Protestors gathered at the Texas state capitol to rally against House Bill 1686 on March 27, 2023. The two bills, if passed, would prohibit gender transitioning in youth.

Attendes of SXSW immersed themselves in J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert Experience on March 13, 2023.

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Attendes of SXSW immersed themselves in J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert Experience on March 13, 2023.

Attendes of SXSW immersed themselves in Symbiosis, an exhibit in the XR Experience on March 12, 2023.

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Attendes of SXSW immersed themselves in Symbiosis, an exhibit in the XR Experience on March 12, 2023.

Festivalgoers roam and wander outside of the Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2023.

Photo Gallery: SXSW 2023

Julius Shieh, Alex Luevano, Joy Li, and Lorianne Willett March 20, 2023

Attendees flocked to downtown Austin for a week of movies, music and more during SXSW 2023. Take a glimpse at some of the Texan's favorite photos from the festival.  

On March 7, 2023, artist Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack performs at the Moody Theater.

[Photo] Liveshot: Bobby Weir, Wolf Bros bring new life, musical mastery to Grateful Dead classics

March 8, 2023

On March 7, 2023, artist Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack performs at the Moody Theater.

 A student at the University of Texas at Austin launches Adobe Illustrator inside the G. B. Dealey Center for New Media on March 6, 2023.

[Photo] New UT Senate resolution would help students get Adobe Creative Cloud for free

March 6, 2023

A student at the University of Texas at Austin launches Adobe Illustrator inside the G. B. Dealey Center for New Media on March 6, 2023.

Biking 4000 Miles to Fight Cancer

The Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world in which UT students bike from Austin to Alaska sharing cancer prevention education. Produced by Jillian Dworin and Theo Werner. Video...

West Campus of the University of Texas, Jan. 26, 2023.

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West Campus of the University of Texas, Jan. 26, 2023.

Organizers ask citizens to sign a petition about a 10k paise ray for Texas State employees on West Mall on Jan. 26, 2023.

[Photo] Texas State Employees Union garner support for university staff pay raise

January 30, 2023

Organizers ask citizens to sign a petition about a 10k paise ray for Texas State employees on West Mall on Jan. 26, 2023.

On Jan. 22, 2023, Madly Kilburn protests the overturn of Roe v. Wade outside of the Texas State Capitol.

Photo Gallery: Roe v. Wade

Peyton Sims, Lorianne Willett, and Alex Luevano January 23, 2023

After the one year anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned, protesters gathered outside of the Texas State Capitol on Jan. 22, 2023.

Interim head coach Rodney Terry yells at his basketball players on Jan. 11, 2023 at the Moody Center.

[Photo] Faith, father’s memory and keeping it light: How Rodney Terry’s calm demeanor powered Texas to the Sweet Sixteen

March 20, 2023

Interim head coach Rodney Terry yells at his basketball players on Jan. 11, 2023 at the Moody Center.

UT Professor Honors Forgotten Silent Film Pioneer

Eliza Sommers and Alex Luevano December 6, 2022

Radio-television-film professor Dr. Kathryn Fuller-Seeley discusses her upcoming DVD showcasing four restored silent films by Francis Ford, one of the most influential silent filmmakers in history. This...

The Fight to Save Texas Prairies

Biologists at UT's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center discuss threats to our prairie ecosystems and their restoration efforts. This video was produced under Associate Video Editor Kameryn Griesser...

Keeping Austin Weird: Horror For The Holidays

Horror For The Holidays, an annual horror-themed holiday market, features dark vendors, performances, costume contests and more. Vendors discuss why they're passionate about horror and how they are helping...

What Starts Here Changes the Game

Daniel Guel and Alex Luevano November 28, 2022

Computer science senior Matthew Zhang started developing indie video games in high school. With a new game releasing soon, he discusses his creative processes and how being at UT has benefitted him. This...

Keeping Austin Weird: Austin Witches Market

The Austin Witches Market, put on tri-monthly by Wyrd Wood Village, features local artisans that specialize in witchcraft, herbalism, spiritual readings and handmade goods. Vendors and organizers discuss...

Meet Sadder Days: What It’s Like Being a Student in a Band

University of Texas sophomore Cameron Wesley and Texas State sophomore Grant Celestine started Sadder Days, an atmospheric-metal band, during the COVID pandemic in 2020. They discuss their experiences...

An Indigenous dancer performs in the WCP Blackbox at anti-Thanksgiving event hosted by Latinos Studies UT on Nov. 17, 2022.

[Photo] Student organization holds anti-Thanksgiving feast to bring attention to Indigenious history

November 18, 2022

An Indigenous dancer performs in the WCP Blackbox at anti-Thanksgiving event hosted by Latinos Studies UT on Nov. 17, 2022.

Photo Gallery: Levitation Fest 2022

Photo Gallery: Levitation Fest 2022

Music fans and Austinites attend the annual Levitation pyschadelic music festival on Oct. 27-30, 2022.  

Texas Book Festival 2022

The 27th Annual Texas Book Festival took place Nov. 5-6 in downtown Austin. Authors and festival staff discussed the purpose of the festival, why it is important and what it means to them. This video...

Project Connect and the Future of The Drag

Julian Vaca, Daniel Guel, and Alex Luevano November 3, 2022

The Daily Texan explores Project Connect, Austin's newest initiative to expand light rail, bus, and commuter rail services. This video was produced under Associate Video Editor Kameryn Griesser and...

Photo Gallery: West Campus Halloween Weekend

Photo Gallery: West Campus Halloween Weekend

Julius Shieh, Kara Hawley, and Alex Luevano November 2, 2022

Students and partygoers celebrate Halloween weekend in costume throughout West Campus on Saturday Oct. 29, 2022.

Future Longhorn Makes Millions Selling Slime

Garrett Bohannan, Alex Luevano, and Jillian Dworin October 27, 2022

The Daily Texan visits Snoopslimes, a multi-million dollar slime company in Round Rock. Founded by Jungmin Kang when she was just 13-years-old, she talks about being a slime celebrity and her future plans...

Midterm Elections: Reproductive Rights Advocates Urge Texans to Vote

In the first part of our 2022 Midterm Election series, community leaders call for youth voter participation in response to changes in legislation regarding reproductive rights. This video was produced...

Photo Gallery: ASO Fest Africa

Photo Gallery: ASO Fest Africa

Joy Li and Alex Luevano October 18, 2022

Texas African Students Organization celebrated Fest Africa on October 14, 2022.  

Meet the Experts Working to Make Austin Reservoirs Safe Again

Meet Dr. Brent Bellinger and Dr. Schonna Manning, environmental scientists who are working to reduce harmful algae blooms in Austin and protect Austin pets. This video was produced under Senior Videographer...

Photo Gallery: Hindu Student Association Navaratri

Photo Gallery: Hindu Student Association Navaratri

Joy Li and Alex Luevano October 8, 2022

UT's Hindu Students Association held celebrations for Navaratri, featuring Garba, Dandiya and a Bollywood Party at the RecSports Gym on Sept. 30, 2022.

UT Students Celebrate Navaratri

UT Hindu Students Association held a Navaratri celebration on Sept. 30 with music, dancing, festivities and more. This video was produced under Senior Videographer Ethan Greeno and Video Editor Shezan...

Photo Gallery: Mahsa Amini Protest at Texas State Capitol

Photo Gallery: Mahsa Amini Protest at Texas State Capitol

On Sept. 26, 2022, people gather outside of the Texas State Capitol in protest of the Iranian government following Mahsa Amini’s death.  

Austin Community Protests Following Death of Mahsa Amini

Austin residents and UT students protested at the Texas Capitol on Sept. 26 against the Iranian government, following the death of Mahsa Amini. This video was produced under Video Editor Shezan Samanani.

Team Liquid Comes to UT

Team Liquid, a professional Esports organization, competes at a Longhorn Esports event at the new Alienware Longhorn Esports Lounge. This video was produced under Associate Video Editor Kameryn Griesser...

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