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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‘Terrible Children’ explores themes of identity and immigration through historical lens

‘Terrible Children’ explores themes of identity and immigration through historical lens

June 28, 2022

“Terrible Children,” one of 11 featured films at the 14th annual Austin Asian American Film Festival, tells the story of a daughter uncovering the challenges of her Indian father’s past, from growing...

‘Liquor Store Dreams’ explores Los Angeles racial dynamics with heartfelt story about Asian-owned liquor stores

‘Liquor Store Dreams’ explores Los Angeles racial dynamics with heartfelt story about Asian-owned liquor stores

June 28, 2022

“Liquor Store Dreams,”  the centerpiece film of the 14th annual Austin Asian American Film Festival, hit the AFS Cinema silver screen on June 25. The documentary, directed and produced by So Yun Um,...

UT Student creates water nonprofit building wells

UT Student creates water nonprofit building wells

May 4, 2022

When public health freshman Raisa Gire visited the Jokate Mwegelo Girls School in Kisarawe, Tanzania last summer for the inauguration of the well she helped build through her nonprofit, she said she saw...

Arab American Heritage Month offers time of reflection, conversations about culture, identity

Arab American Heritage Month offers time of reflection, conversations about culture, identity

April 29, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 26, 2022 flipbook. When Youssef Negm first moved to the U.S. from Cairo, Egypt, for safety reasons after the Arab Spring and Egyptian Revolution,...

GSC holds event for Black Asian solidarity, fosters intimate discussion on intersectionality

GSC holds event for Black Asian solidarity, fosters intimate discussion on intersectionality

April 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 19, 2022 flipbook. Students slowly trickled into the Multicultural Engagement Center ready to listen to the four panelists seated before them...

Tim Chantarangsu headlines at “InspirAsian 2022: Listen up,” talks inspiring Asian and Asian American youth

Tim Chantarangsu headlines at “InspirAsian 2022: Listen up,” talks inspiring Asian and Asian American youth

April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 12, 2022 flipbook. Over a hundred students poured into the William C. Powers Auditorium, eager to hear from one of the first few Asian faces they...

TEDxUT student speaker, activist Valeria Colunga inspires Gen Z to change world Alishba Javaid

TEDxUT student speaker, activist Valeria Colunga inspires Gen Z to change world Alishba Javaid

March 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 flipbook. Valeria Colunga said she will always remember hearing sirens and gunshots as she laid on the floor while the police persecuted...

GSC creates event for Asian American queer students

GSC creates event for Asian American queer students

March 9, 2022

Growing up, Joshua Lattao said he always felt split between his queer and Filipino American identities. Until coming to college and finding a supportive community, he believed he had to choose and present...

UT student creates Locket to help teens, young adults get access to birth control

UT student creates Locket to help teens, young adults get access to birth control

March 1, 2022

Editor's Note: This article was first published in the Feb. 25, 2022 flipbook. You can find more information about Locket on their website or Instagram  Growing up, Alyssa Le never shied away from...

Mental health workshop caters to undocumented students

Mental health workshop caters to undocumented students

February 22, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 18, 2022 flipbook. Immigrating to the U.S. from Mexico at age six, Marissa, an international relations and global studies freshman, spent her childhood in a border...

Student creates Halal charcuterie board business

Student creates Halal charcuterie board business

July 1, 2021

From salami roses to heart-shaped cheese, Maryam Nathani creates halal food masterpieces from mental sketches in her head. “When I walk through Trader Joe's and I see a new thing, I get super excited,”...

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