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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Students fundraise for water insecurity through Instagram Venmo challenge

Students fundraise for water insecurity through Instagram Venmo challenge

May 8, 2021

Avery McCall hit record on her iPhone, slowly picked up a raw egg and smashed it on her head for all of her followers to see. This video was one of many Instagram stories posted to raise money for a student...

UT-Austin student art organization seeks to raise awareness for social justice issues

UT-Austin student art organization seeks to raise awareness for social justice issues

May 2, 2021
The Texas Visual Arts Collective is a student organization that was co-founded by two students in July 2020 with the vision of cultivating a creative community for students of all backgrounds and majors that could also bring awareness to social justice issues.
UT-Austin students use personality tests to develop relationships, succeed in school

UT-Austin students use personality tests to develop relationships, succeed in school

April 25, 2021
Some UT students use personality tests to find community with each other and help them in school and their career.
Spring has sprung: here are the best places to find bluebonnets near Austin this season

Spring has sprung: here are the best places to find bluebonnets near Austin this season

April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. The familiar sight of bluebonnets popping up on the sides of highways and overtaking previously barren fields is...

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Student creates ethical, sustainable clothing business

March 3, 2021

On his first scuba diving trip in 2018, Austin Huang stepped off the boat and took the plunge into crystal clear waters. He was struck by the beauty of the underwater world, but his delight was soon replaced...

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Advertising professors dress up in funny, creative costumes to connect with students

March 1, 2021

Logging on to weekly Zoom meetings to see the professor dressed as Rainbow Dash from “My Little Pony” would come as a shock to most students. But for advertising associate professor Lee Ann...

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The story of one UT-Austin art student’s creative business

November 20, 2020

As movers bustled around her family home, 4-year-old Sienna DelConte sat at the kitchen table with a piece of paper and a handful of crayons. She looked at the blank page and began to draw. A few minutes...

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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...

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Students’ startup uses data to reduce food waste

October 29, 2020

Becky Xu has been around food all her life. She grew up in and around her parents’ Chinese restaurant and quickly took notice of how much food was wasted daily.   “I noticed just how...

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Four Austin thrift stores to check out

October 12, 2020

Thrifting is popular among college students who are pinching pennies or looking for unique items at affordable prices. Luckily for UT students, Austin has a wealth of secondhand shops to choose from.  “As...

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Q&A: How students can stay healthy during online learning

October 12, 2020

Online classes can present new physical and mental challenges for students. Staring at a computer screen for hours on end can cause computer vision syndrome, a broad condition with effects including eye...

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Students balance transitioning to college, running business

September 28, 2020

In August, Darbi Hill loaded boxes full of T-shirts, room decor and a DSLR camera into the trunk of her car, ready to make the drive from Marshall, Texas to the Forty Acres. Meanwhile, across the state...

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Student provides 30,000 bags for foster children across the US

September 24, 2020

Since 2016, Hunter Beaton has provided over 30,000 backpacks and duffel bags to foster children across the United States through his nonprofit organization, Day 1 Bags. His personal motto is, “Dignity,...