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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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UT-Austin students share embarrassing, fun Zoom experiences

November 10, 2020

Mute, unmute, “Is this thing on?” After months of “Zoom University,” some students have had unique experiences ranging from awkward and embarrassing to fun and comedic. The Daily...


Love the mask but hate the acne? Here’s tips for preventing and treating ‘maskne’

November 10, 2020

Underneath students’ masks all over campus, the “maskne” struggle is real.   Acne and irritation caused from wearing a face mask, commonly dubbed as “maskne,”...

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‘Totally Under Control’ depicts vivid timeline of the US handled COVID-19

October 16, 2020

During the past five months, three directors secretly created the documentary “Totally Under Control” to “uncover the truth” about COVID-19 in the United States.  The film...

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Wonderspaces art museum features installations ranging from virtual reality to suspended lights

October 8, 2020

In a room filled with 8,064 softly glowing string lights suspended from the ceiling, urban studies junior Meesha Afkami found the perfect photo op. “(The installation) felt otherworldly, (and)...


Students talk about their experiences in Austin-Travis County isolation facility

October 6, 2020

On Sept. 11, Sophia Rios was standing in line at Starbucks when she got a phone call. She had tested positive for COVID-19. She said she was sad, scared and unsure of what to do next.  With intense...


Organizations on campus find new ways to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

October 2, 2020

For Cecilia Garcia, this month was supposed to be spent performing at Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with Mariachi Paredes de la Universidad de Texas, UT’s Mariachi ensemble. Due to...


Relax, TikTok didn’t leave the app store

September 25, 2020

Whenever Angela Angelova is “bored in the house, bored in the house (bored),” there is one place she knows she can turn to: TikTok.  TikTok is a video-creating social media platform...


Education student creates tutoring program for K-12 students in Austin area

September 22, 2020

For Alexa Cumming, a break from her Zoom class usually looks like scrolling through her Twitter feed. But for the elementary school students she tutors, it might involve running laps around the house.  Cumming,...

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Gen Z for the Trees initiative is helping make climate change conversations more positive

September 9, 2020

Walking through the rainforests of Costa Rica on a maymester trip, Roshan Khan found her passion for biodiversity and rainforest conservation. Now, she’s leading an initiative called Gen Z for the...


Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services helps faculty set up, film online classes

September 4, 2020

Some professors have joined the ranks of YouTubers and influencers in using studio equipment and lighting to film their classes and perfect their angles.  On March 11, when UT announced a spring...


Freshmen use social media to connect with UT, each other

September 4, 2020

The class of 2024 has needed to make connections in new and unusual ways through TikToks, Facebook, Twitter and sticky notes. Since classes began Aug. 26, UT has reported 72 student COVID-19 cases as...


UT students defer fall semester after many courses move online

August 27, 2020

After completing the spring semester and a summer internship online, Sonya Pfitzenmaier said she was tired of staring at screens.  On June 1, UT announced that less than 4% of courses would convert...


Austin, UT work to combat food insecurity

August 27, 2020

From New York City to Austin, fridges adorned with custom paintings and the words ‘Free Food,’ have been popping up on streets and in neighborhoods.  The Free Fridges Project was created...


Students adapt to virtual social life, create apps for connection

August 25, 2020

Weekly club meetings, late nights at the library and catching up with friends on Speedway are all part of the usual social atmosphere on campus. However, because of current Travis County orders prohibiting...


Self-care advice, tips for students during the virtual fall semester

August 25, 2020

As students begin the fall semester, many may feel uncertain about how they will navigate the virtual college experience while caring for their mental health.  The Daily Texan spoke to Kathryn...


Donate to local Austin funds, nonprofits supporting racial equality

June 7, 2020

Thousands of people have flooded the streets of Austin to protest police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Mike Ramos and Breonna Taylor.  The Daily Texan compiled a list of funds and nonprofits...


Seniors reflect on their last semester being cut short

April 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Dollar Beer Tuesdays at Cain &...

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Local band continues with house show despite SXSW cancellation

March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The news of SXSW’s cancellation...


Non-art majors struggle for a spot in art scene

March 11, 2020

For Ria Upreti, art is just something that happens.  “I can’t keep my hands still,” Upreti, a chemical engineering and linguistics sophomore, said. “I have to have something...


West Campus Limos offers fun, affordable rides for students

February 27, 2020

Alongside Capital Metro buses, Lime scooters and vehicles, is a new form of student transportation: limos. No longer limited to celebrities or high school students going to prom, they’ve joined...


Backpack Languages offers affordable language learning

February 21, 2020

Because of his love for traveling and teaching, Blake Maynard started reaching out to his Instagram followers to offer English language lessons via Skype calls.  After looking into an entrepreneurship...


Online service provides babysitting, tutoring jobs for students

February 5, 2020

As graduation neared, Emily Garcia broke the news to a child she’d been babysitting for a year and a half that she would soon be leaving.  “The plan was to graduate in December and...