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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Kate Williams
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Austin baker creates realistic cakes, contributes to viral trend

July 27, 2020

Before anyone asks — no, this story is not a cake.  Last week, a viral trend of videos of hyper-realistic cakes made to look like other food or household items left many with trust issues,...


UT’s first African American aerospace engineering professor works to promote inclusion

May 7, 2020

Moriba Jah was hired in 2017 as an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT. On Feb. 18 of this year, he learned he’s the first African American in the position. According...

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UT-Austin student donates painting proceeds to COVID-19 relief funds

April 8, 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. In a time of social distancing, Gabrielle...


UT student business offers affordable shipping

March 9, 2020

For students who can’t go home but need forgotten items, the Sent team has an affordable solution.  UT computer science freshmen Suket Shah, Avi Ghayalod and Kaustub Navalady, created Sent,...


UT-Austin student ends Pokémon card unboxing YouTube channel, creates Laughing Pikachu Packs

March 5, 2020

Hannah Fawcett hoped to break the stereotype that all Pokémon fans are young boys. Now, she’s taking a break.  On Feb. 8, the supply chain management senior said farewell to her YouTube...

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‘Map of the Soul: 7’ is an intimate look into BTS’ trials, triumphs

February 24, 2020

BTS, the South Korean boy group, released their seventh studio album on Feb. 21. Map of the Soul: 7 is an introspective album where each of the seven members reflect on their careers and personal...

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Q&A: Cuban comics curator talks exhibit, Cuban revolution

February 18, 2020

Four glass cases contain the history of Cuba under the rule of Fidel Castro. The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection’s exhibit, “Cuban Comics in the Castro Era,” uses a handful...

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Artist behind Jester East drawings talks inspiration, care for students

February 4, 2020

When students walk into Jester East, they are welcomed by a whiteboard adorned with flowers and an uplifting message: “Stop waiting for permission to be who you want to be.” UT alumnus Kevin...

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