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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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Student Organization makes noise, fights climate change

Student Organization makes noise, fights climate change

May 8, 2021

One Friday afternoon, Penelope Ackling found herself sitting on the UT Tower lawn surrounded by tambourines, mini shakers and a circle of peers. Someone threw her a drum, and she made her first attempt...

Burnt Orange Bluegrass plays live music, keeps bluegrass tradition alive

Burnt Orange Bluegrass plays live music, keeps bluegrass tradition alive

April 29, 2021

From the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue, eight student musicians holding their respective instruments spotted another student holding a viola case. They didn’t know who she was, but that didn’t...

Textbook resale allows students to make money, find community

Textbook resale allows students to make money, find community

April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Standing behind the book buy-back counter at the University Co-op, the Co-op’s director watched a student’s eyes...

5 Asian American-owned restaurants to add to your Austin foodie agenda

5 Asian American-owned restaurants to add to your Austin foodie agenda

April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. With every savory, satisfying slurp of Pho Thaison’s chicken pho, Lucy Lopez said she couldn’t believe how she...

Teaching assistants navigate virtual schooling, support students

Teaching assistants navigate virtual schooling, support students

April 16, 2021

After staring at her Zoom screen for two hours, Klara Fredriksson stood up to make coffee. When she came back, a student had popped up on her screen and was waiting for her. “I was like, ‘Oh, I'm...

UT Guild of Carillonneurs plays music from Tower, contributes to campus community

UT Guild of Carillonneurs plays music from Tower, contributes to campus community

April 11, 2021

A lone student with sheet music enters the UT Tower. He takes the elevator to the 27th floor, climbs five flights of stairs, walks past the clock room, switches on the lights and switches off the computer...

‘Drag on The Drag’ provides welcoming atmosphere, free entertainment for UT-Austin students

‘Drag on The Drag’ provides welcoming atmosphere, free entertainment for UT-Austin students

March 28, 2021

Dressed in a gown adorned with glued-on sunflowers, a wig and seven-inch heels, Celia Light performed in drag for the first time at the Dobie City Limits Festival in 2018. Just seconds into her live performance,...

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UT students find escape through reconnecting with childhood hobbies, activities amid winter storm, pandemic

March 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 9 print edition.   At 1:00 a.m. onTuesday, Feb. 16, Ashley Tonn jumped out of her childhood bed and fumbled for the lightswitch...

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UT Students create skincare organization to promote confidence, acceptance

February 24, 2021

After a red-eye flight to Seoul, South Korea, a 15-year-old Anjali Patel walked into the airport bathroom. As she grabbed her toothbrush, she noticed everyone around her — children and adults alike...

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UT students invest in stock, analyze GameStop stock phenomenon

February 8, 2021

Adrian Dominguez made $500 in 30 minutes after buying three shares of GameStop. “Right now is pretty historical,” Dominguez said. “It doesn’t feel real.”  Like...

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7 unconventional holiday movies for an unconventional holiday season

December 3, 2020

Whether you’re watching on the couch with your family or virtually with your friends, it’s time to skip “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and check out some less common holiday movies.  Grab...

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UT-Austin student channels passion for writing into original magazine ‘Uniquely Aligned’

November 27, 2020

In eighth grade, Katherine DeBerry knew a boy with a knack for disappearing during class. She decided to poke fun at him in a creative writing assignment, and when she read the story to her peers, everyone...

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UT-Austin student creates Sprinkled Gems to spread joy through baking

November 13, 2020

When Hillary Landry walked onto her front porch one afternoon, she was surprised to find a mysterious box of mini pink and white popsicle-shaped cakes, each with a white chocolate shell and pearl-like...

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Presidential candidate Joe Biden commissions tote bag design from Austin artist

November 4, 2020

Dogs, bodybuilding and tote bags have nothing in common — except as topics of conversation between Austin-based artist Rick Fleming and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Over a Zoom call on Oct....

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Austin Ghost Tours to lead first-ever walking tour on UT-Austin campus

October 28, 2020

On Thursday evening, don’t get too spooked if a veiled woman in a long black dress is waiting outside the Jester Center.  The woman will be Elizabeth Garzone, the Austin Ghost Tours guide...

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Austin couple to open new franchise on The Drag: chicken, waffles with a twist

October 22, 2020

When Erick and Claudia Canales joined a routine Zoom call with their investment broker one late May evening, they didn’t expect their career dream — opening a restaurant on Guadalupe Street...

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UT alumnus emerges as solo artist with new album ‘Guitar for Pandas’

October 7, 2020

When Zach Youpa looks back at his time at UT, the alumnus remembers performing five nights a week with his band Light Horse Harry at campus bars, the 21st Street Co-op and even the Mohawk in downtown.  After...

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Clothing brand Happy Jack fights against mental health stigma

October 1, 2020

An imperfect, lopsided smiley face is the signature image of Happy Jack, a clothing brand created by New Jersey teen Jack Nathan that encourages people to express their emotions: good, bad and everything...

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Mother-daughter duo creates business selling masks in response to shortages

September 16, 2020

Editor's note: Quotes from Marcela Centron were translated from Spanish to English by her daughter Francisca Centron. Before public health freshman Francisca Centron moved to UT, she sat at home...