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

All content by Carolyn Parmer
“Girlboss” term empowers some, alienates others

“Girlboss” term empowers some, alienates others

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the November 2 flipbook. As time ticks away late into the night, Amelia Nickerson agonizes over a computer science project. Suddenly, the concept clicks,...

Anonymous notes left around campus uplift students

Anonymous notes left around campus uplift students

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 26 flipbook. As Madeline Salinas walked home from hours of studying on campus at the end of a long Monday, a white envelope sticking out from...

Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink

Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink

November 29, 2021

At 14, Hannah Carney told her mom she wanted matching tattoos. Four years later, her dream came true. A Celtic knot intertwined with a flower decorates Carney’s left shoulder and her mom’s back.  “​​I...

Stickers help students express personality

Stickers help students express personality

November 16, 2021

When he moved into a house in North Campus in August, Eric Williams noticed stickers on his bedroom door from the previous owner. He decided to add some of his own.  “I was very attached to my whole...

Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink

Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink

November 9, 2021

As a three-year-old, Madalynn Edward’s sprinted outside her house to escape a kitchen fire. Her father followed, still clutching the frying pan he was using to cook. With the wind blowing heavily, grease...

4 coffee shops to visit on National Cappuccino Day

4 coffee shops to visit on National Cappuccino Day

November 7, 2021

With coffee shops on almost every corner, Austin offers a wide range of drinks for hot and iced coffee lovers alike. To celebrate National Cappuccino Day on Nov. 8, The Daily Texan compiled a list of local...

Walk Austin, Austin residents discuss Austin Living Streets initiative

Walk Austin, Austin residents discuss Austin Living Streets initiative

October 18, 2021

Sitting on her porch in Hyde Park, Texas, Deaton Bednar admires the lively scene: kids creating chalk murals in driveways, parents playing hopscotch with their kids and neighbors playing basketball in...

5 Black poets to read to for National Black Poetry Day

5 Black poets to read to for National Black Poetry Day

October 17, 2021

Oct. 17, an important day for writers and readers of poetry, marks the birthday of Jupiter Hammon, the first published Black poet in the United States. To honor him, poetry fans and admirers began celebrating...

Muralists talk stories behind art, pressure to always work

Muralists talk stories behind art, pressure to always work

October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 flipbook. Surrounded by cans of spray paint, J Muzacz put the finishing touches on his newest mural promoting fair trade on the...

8 places near campus with student discounts

8 places near campus with student discounts

October 3, 2021

Grabbing a bite to eat, going to a spa and shopping all make for great mental pick-me-ups, but sometimes they come with high prices. The Daily Texan compiled a list of places near campus that offer discounts...

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Lil Nas X’s MONTERO delivers a strong message about his artistic transformation

September 19, 2021

It’s an album! Two weeks after announcing his “pregnancy” on Instagram, Lil Nas X brought his baby MONTERO into the world.   From rap to country to groundbreaking dance numbers, few can pin...

Saint Louise House helps women and kids transition out of homelessness

Saint Louise House helps women and kids transition out of homelessness

September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  Twenty years ago, Saint Louise House opened its doors to five homeless families to help homeless moms and their children...

Guide to making friends on UT campus

Guide to making friends on UT campus

September 9, 2021

After a year and a half of online school, many feel out of practice with making small talk, an essential skill for socializing. The Daily Texan compiled a list of tips on how to start conversations and...

UT student writes, directs film about finding beauty in unique places

UT student writes, directs film about finding beauty in unique places

September 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the August 31 flipbook.  Every morning before school, when his parents couldn’t drive him, Marlon Rubio Smith hopped on the Houston Metro bus. What others...

What’s ‘Wampus?’ A guide to commonly used terms around campus, Austin

What’s ‘Wampus?’ A guide to commonly used terms around campus, Austin

September 1, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 25 flipbook. To catch students up on UT lingo, The Daily Texan compiled a list of nine commonly used nicknames for places and fun sightings...

Disability Advocacy Student Coalition, college councils start initiative for UT-Austin disability cultural center

Disability Advocacy Student Coalition, college councils start initiative for UT-Austin disability cultural center

May 5, 2021

When Emily Flores started at UT, she only knew one other disabled student whom she met through Twitter. Before this, Flores hadn’t met anyone else who could relate to her experience with a physical disability. Now,...

UT-Austin students promote sustainable search engine Ecosia

UT-Austin students promote sustainable search engine Ecosia

April 12, 2021
Three UT students began the UT Ecosia campaign last fall to promote student usage of Ecosia, a search engine that uses most of its advertising revenue to plant trees in environmentally damaged areas across the world.
UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

March 30, 2021

Efforts to be inclusive can sometimes leave people feeling more separated than ever.  Advocates of the term “womxn” believe it is more inclusive of those who don’t identify with the cisgender...

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UT-Austin students left without mental health professionals to talk to during winter storm

March 4, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 26 print edition. With a stack of candles beside her, Jenny Tran sat in bed, bundled up in jackets and sweatpants. For...

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Two UT-Austin students promote sustainable fashion with RethreadATX

February 22, 2021

Jostling for a front-row spot, Ivy Jones and Kassidy Litchenburg plan their shopping strategy among other eager shoppers. When a Goodwill employee finishes counting down, they sprint to sort through massive...

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