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UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

April 8, 2021
This semester, the Campus Environmental Center’s subgroup Half-Pint Prairie is collaborating with another subgroup called Microfarm to set up a table next to the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center, UT’s biodiversity center in the Tower, to hand out seeds, pots and other gardening materials.
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Vaccine rollout sparks conversation between students, parents

March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Almost overnight, dinner table conversations shifted from daily life updates to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine...

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UT-Austin sophomore publishes children’s book highlighting women of color

March 11, 2021

As Pria Gokhale sat down to make some finishing touches on her children’s book, she felt proud to author a piece of literature that helps redefine heroism for children. “I really want to deconstruct...

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Nursing, pre-med students administer COVID-19 vaccine

February 22, 2021

On Dec. 21, Sofia Espitia Barrios administered the first shot of her nursing career: a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. She said she never imagined her first time giving a shot would play...

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UT student launches eyelash, jewelry boutique, brings representation to beauty industry

January 27, 2021

High school prom typically consists of awkward line dances, bad finger food and elaborate makeup rituals. For Hannah Saquing, it was all about the opportunity to wear false eyelashes for the first time.  “I...

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UT-Austin student writes, stars in ‘Trash! The Musical’

January 26, 2021

TW: Relationship abuse and violence  The first time Guinevere Govea saw the sheet music for her original, self-written musical, she cried.  “It’s like my baby!” said Govea,...

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UT-Austin students spend Thanksgiving holiday with friends, roommates

December 4, 2020

This year, Sydney Slocum spent Thanksgiving in her West Campus apartment, eating turkey from Luby’s and gluten-free pies with her roommates.  Slocum was supposed to spend Thanksgiving with...

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Two UT-Austin students launch podcast ‘This Is Absurd!’

November 20, 2020

Armed with a microphone and recording software, two best friends brought their favorite high school government teacher to tears on their podcast, “This Is Absurd!”  Psychology and history...

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UT-Austin instructor uses Twitch to make her class into a game

November 11, 2020

There’s no Zoom fatigue in Rhetoric and Writing 306, just 20 or so students vying for the top of the leaderboard.  That’s because the class isn’t just a class — it’s...

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Top 10 best horror movies, TV shows to keep you up this Halloween

October 30, 2020

If 2020 hasn’t scared you enough, The Daily Texan has selected the 10 best horror movies and TV shows to keep you up this weekend.  They are arranged by subgenres: drama, comedy and psychological...

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UT-Austin Theatre and Dance prepares for new way of performing

October 23, 2020

Before rehearsal, songs by Selena Quintanilla play over Zoom and cast members of the upcoming UT Theatre and Dance production “La Ruta” have a quick dance party.    Theatre and...

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Graduate student uses Twitch livestream as UT New Theater Project

October 12, 2020

On Oct. 8, poolboy00 began his Twitch livestream from his toilet. For 10 minutes and 17 seconds, nothing appeared on the screen but his username and a drawn illustration of a boy taking a pee break.  “poolboy...

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Students create T-shirt company dedicated to helping youth, inspiring love of art

October 5, 2020

“The Kiss,” a six-foot tall 1907 painting by Gustav Klimt that sold for more than $100 million in 2006, hangs in the Austrian Gallery Belvedere. For $35, students can buy the T-shirt version...

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West Campus boutiques shift shopping policies, increase online sales

September 30, 2020

The 10-year anniversary of Longhorn Fashions, a women’s clothing boutique in West Campus, was supposed to be a month-long celebration in April, with weekend sales and special events. Instead, owner...