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UT students experience vaccine challenges across Europe

UT students experience vaccine challenges across Europe

April 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Daily Texan. Every night at 7 p.m., Katie Berger must be inside her apartment in France. If she wants to leave the next morning...

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‘It was my favorite place’: students reflect on the permanent closures of local restaurants

March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   Each week Charlie Garcia used to set aside $20 from his serving tips to eat at Fricano’s Deli.   West...

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What to check out if you’re going to SXSW

March 23, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 10 print edition.   The Daily Texan’s team of South by Southwest Online reporters have created a list of must-sees for students...

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What to expect from SXSW Online’s seven main conference themes

March 23, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 10 print edition.   2020 posed a myriad of questions to people around the world, and the experts speaking at South by Southwest...

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‘Inbetween Girl’ director, writer Mei Makino talks balancing different cultures growing up

March 18, 2021

“Inbetween Girl’ premiered at South by Southwest 2021 on Thursday as UT alumna Mei Makino’s feature film debut. The film is a coming-of-age story about Chinese-American teen Angie Chen....

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Politician Stacey Abrams, author N.K. Jemisin talk about the power of storytelling at SXSW 2021

March 17, 2021

Janelle Monáe’s specially created SXSW music video for her song "Turntables" played at the beginning of South by Southwest 2021 keynote speaker Stacey Abrams’ conversation...

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Emmanuel Acho, other creatives talk disparity in digital age

March 16, 2021

With long-term racial and economic disparities brought to light throughout 2020, three creatives and leaders in innovation discussed ever-increasing digital disparities among marginalized communities at...

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UT staff, students provide food to the community during the winter storm

February 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 23 print edition. On the morning of Feb. 17, Jester 2nd Floor Dining and Kinsolving Dining Hall faced a pizza, scrambled...

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Here’s who is offering water near and around UT campus

February 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be up to date. As inclement weather continues, individuals on campus,...

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What’s open, closed or free around UT campus

February 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be or up to date. Freezing temperatures, unsafe road conditions and low power...

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Different communities can be skeptical over efficiency of COVID-19 vaccine due to past medical malpractices

February 3, 2021

PJ Chukwurah couldn’t look away from his phone screen, and his eyes were glued to his results: he was positive for COVID-19.  “I was dying. I had chest pain, coughing and (I) continuously...

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UT students describe being vaccinated in a COVID-19 world

January 26, 2021

It had been over four months since Olivia Espinosa saw her immunocompromised friend. After each receiving two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, they reunited in an embrace.   “I...

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UT-Austin international students reflect on COVID-19 experience here versus back home

November 25, 2020

At 2 a.m. one night in early March, among the booming bass and flickering lights of a club in London, Alex St. Germain got a call from his mom telling him to book a flight to Hong Kong for that morning.  “She...

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UT-Austin students say what they’re thankful for in spirit of Thanksgiving

November 20, 2020

Every night this summer, Maryam Khan and her younger siblings would curl up in a corner of their Houston house to confide in one another about how they were feeling about the pandemic.   Now without...

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Black Power Movement class project surveys students on adding Black History courses

November 16, 2020

Over the course of a few days, Olga Briceño called her peers and asked them, “Do you think a Black history course should be incorporated into the core curriculum?” “I wanted...

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How UT students secured their 2nd on-campus polling location

October 30, 2020

During the 2016 general election, alumnus Zach Price said he waited three hours outside the Flawn Academic Center to vote.  “There were crazy long lines, which is an awesome show of enthusiasm,...

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Students travel across US during COVID-19 pandemic

October 29, 2020

After walking by the Paul Revere House and the Boston Harbor, Alejandro Neff stopped at a coffee shop to attend his software programming lecture.   “I get my notebook out (and) use my noise-canceling...

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UT students find ways to celebrate spooky season during pandemic

October 20, 2020

After a trip to Target, Camryn Davis came home with two new roommates: Kenny and Lenny. “I can’t celebrate Halloween in the traditional sense, so I figured it’d be funny to have two...

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Stop the Bleed adapts bleeding injury response classes for online

October 13, 2020

Instead of using a mannequin, Brian Burpo wrapped his roommate’s leg with a tourniquet to practice applying pressure to a wound during a virtual Stop the Bleed class. “The virtual training...

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Students find success in virtual career expos and programs

September 28, 2020

Instead of wearing a blazer and slacks, Farzeen Syeda wore a T-shirt and shorts to the 2020 virtual UT Austin Engineering Expo. “I remember being really stressed and flustered during the real...

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On 70-year anniversary of Sweatt v. Painter, UT Law reflects on diversity in law school, on campus

September 25, 2020

Heman Marion Sweatt became the first African American student to attend the University of Texas in 1950. 70 years after UT’s integration, Black law students walk by his portrait in the Atrium of...

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Students planned the construction of a community center in India, COVID-19 ruined their timeline

September 18, 2020

Colin Phillips and Elise Higgins spent eight months planning and fundraising for the construction of a multipurpose community center in Siripudi, India. But after the pandemic hit, their project never...

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Students create music, foster creativity during quarantine

September 17, 2020

“Does it Ever End” isn’t just a question the world has been asking for the last seven months. It’s advertising senior AJ Abdullah’s newest indie-pop single. “(The...

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UT students maintain relationships through COVID-19, face challenges dating

September 15, 2020

Jordan Blumberg thought she would see her boyfriend two weeks after leaving Austin for spring break in March. Two weeks, however, turned into six months.   “It wasn’t by choice,”...

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UT-Austin students adapt to new norms during in-person classes

September 11, 2020

During Katelyn Davis’ sociology lecture, her professor asked the class to discuss global beauty standards. Davis turned to the seat next to her, but it was empty. The nearest student sat 10 seats...

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Students applying to graduate school face unprecedented challenges

September 4, 2020

Safa Zia slammed her computer shut after her MCAT was postponed for the third time.   “It’s frustrating because I did everything I was supposed to do,” UT alumna Zia said. “I...

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Students adjust to abnormal dorm life, following restrictions to stay safe

September 3, 2020

William Baltazar always thought the transition to college would come with a packed campus, new friends and student organizations lining Speedway, but he said his move to Duren Residence Hall felt underwhelming. “I...

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Professors, departments adjust coursework to incorporate effects of COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Aarya Desai said she was shocked to see entire sections dedicated to the pandemic in her Issues and Policies in American Government class this summer. The public health sophomore said the class had...

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Lebanese students mourn Beirut explosion from Austin, find ways to cope

August 24, 2020

Celine Farhat was finishing a physics lab in her bedroom in Houston when she heard sobs and prayers from downstairs.   “I knew in my heart something bad, something terrible, had happened,”...

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International students grapple with tough decisions on where to spend fall semester

August 5, 2020

As Norman Wang drove from the Pudong International Airport to his house in Shanghai, China, the economics junior welcomed the sight of congested traffic, full restaurants and crowded streets, something...

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Students host livestream to support Black Lives Matter movement

July 5, 2020

In the spring, Joseph Horak’s design class started the same way every day. His professor, Honoria Starbuck, would greet them by saying, “Good morning, fellow creatives.” Horak, an...

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Austin students join nonprofit feeding frontline workers, supporting local restaurants

April 30, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, Alex Seiler said she saw an opportunity to serve.    Seiler, an Austin native and senior at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., started the Austin...

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UT students find work in time of crisis

April 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Like many other Americans right now,...

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UT grad student publishes novel, speaks about personal trauma, coping

March 12, 2020

Jane Fleming found beauty in her darkness. Fleming, an English graduate student and Rhetoric 306 assistant instructor, published her first full-length novel, “Violence/Joy/Chaos” at age...

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Half-marathon runners provide tips on how to train for the Longhorn Run

March 5, 2020

Time is the enemy as the Longhorn Run approaches. On April 18, the 5K and 10K run around campus will draw both students and Austinites to race to the finish line. With around six weeks left, there is...

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Future UT-Austin student sells over 10,000 Girl Scout cookie boxes, breaks Central Texas record

February 27, 2020

Marillah King numbered and signed the last 10 boxes. Seven were sold to students outside the University Co-op. The last box she would sell as a Girl Scout was bought by her grandparents. Last year,...

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Third-culture kids struggle with identity, search for community

January 30, 2020

Jordan Blumberg can answer the question “Where are you from?” in more than three different ways.  “I don’t have a good answer,” said Blumberg, an electrical engineering...