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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UT students create HERE4UT to compile resources, foster community

April 13, 2020

When UT announced the shift to online classes and the closure of residence halls, many students were left with unanswered questions and unsolved problems. Neuroscience sophomore Briana Syed decided to...

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UT-Austin alumnus forms soul-rock band The Selfless Lovers

March 11, 2020

For around 100 shows in 2019, Nik Parr leaned into a microphone, fingers feverishly playing the piano with a saxophone strapped across his chest. His three bandmates played alongside him, performing as...

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‘The Way Back’ offers heartwarming film with unnecessary camerawork

March 6, 2020

“The Way Back” will tug on viewers’ heartstrings with an untraditional underdog story.   Directed by Gavin O’Connor, the film follows ex-basketball-superstar-turned-alcoholic...

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UT organization Front and Center works to foster inclusivity in performing arts

February 28, 2020

When Briana Releford was recruited to join a performing arts organization called Front and Center in 2017, the group was almost inactive. Since then, she has become president of the organization and has...

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One special fish named Loompa brings UT-Austin community together

February 10, 2020

When Loompa the mosquito fish arrived on campus with Paige Stetson in August 2019, he was just another fish in the sea. Now, Loompa is swimming among viral videos and international attention.  Loompa,...

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How to set the mood and save your wallet this Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2020

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Whether you decide to spend it with your significant other or your best friends, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of restaurants...

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UT students spike down homesickness by creating UT Spikeball team

February 3, 2020

The smell of sweat and the sound of laughter radiated through the air as the ball hit a low net on the ground. This two versus two game brought a sense of familiarity to friends on campus. The game...

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UT business students develop, create skincare line

January 29, 2020

Upon learning their mothers were looking for new skincare regimens but unable to find something close to home, Michael Neiswander and Albion Zogaj decided to take matters into their own hands. Manda’s...

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ season 3 is one hell of a show

January 27, 2020

Filled with magic, mischief and — strangely — singing, Netflix’s original “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has returned for an action-packed third season. Sabrina Spellman...

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Figure skating club offers community for students

December 9, 2019

Blistering feet, bruises and a group of UT students have gathered to become a much-needed home for a group of figure skaters looking to find their place on campus and on the ice. Figure skating...

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UT student receives awards at National Film Festival for Talented Youth

November 22, 2019

“Lucky Girl” is a coming-of-age film that follows a 9-year-old girl struggling with cultural identity in a foreign world. When Sidi Wang created this film for her undergraduate thesis project,...

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Students find relief in comedy on campus

November 5, 2019

Getting a laugh out of an audience may seem like a challenge to master for some, but for students in the Har-D-Har improvisation troupe, it’s their weekly therapy.  Luis Frasson-Nori, supply...

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UT student leads ghost tours around Austin

November 1, 2019

Creepy landmarks, historical context and a theatrical leader who brings the stories to life are all the markings of a successful ghost tour. History senior Morgan Wallace does just that for Walking Tours...

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Here are Halloween movies to watch if you’re afraid of horror

October 18, 2019

With Halloween less than two weeks away, it’s finally time to binge-watch spooky movies. If you’re ready to get in the Halloween spirit but aren’t a fan of jump scares and crazy clowns,...

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Celebrate fall season with pumpkin patches near campus, around Austin

October 16, 2019

As Halloween nears and colder weather approaches, so do classic fall activities. Pumpkin patches are a fall staple, perfect for photo opportunities and getting your pumpkin carving fix. In college,...

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UT alums can show you the world

October 2, 2019

One year ago, UT alumni Jess Pink and Gavin Greenberg found themselves unsatisfied with their corporate jobs. Craving freedom from a monotonous day-to-day life, they decided to pack everything up and travel...

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UT students attend, work New York Fashion Week

September 27, 2019

Every year, designers, models and celebrities alike gather in New York City to partake in some of the biggest runway shows of the year, otherwise known as New York Fashion Week. This September, public...

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Unicorn Dessert Bar offers Instagram-worthy desserts

September 25, 2019

Commonly known for its bars, restaurants and nightlife, 6th Street is now home to a magical land of sweet treats and a picturesque atmosphere — Austin’s first Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar. With...

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CHAARG brings diverse workouts, community of women to UT

September 10, 2019

At a campus as large as UT, opportunities to exercise are all around. From Gregory Gym to SoulCycle, students are constantly seeking out new ways to move their bodies. National organization CHAARG aims...