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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Guard Chendall Weaver dribbles towards the basket during Texas game against Iowa State on Feb 6, 2024.

[Photo] Texas vence a Texas Tech y refuerza su caso de postemporada

February 29, 2024

Guard Chendall Weaver dribbles towards the basket during Texas' game against Iowa State on Feb 6, 2024.

Guard Max Abmas dribbles past an opposing player during Texas game against Iowa State on Feb. 6, 2024. Abmas recently became the 12th player in college basketball history to score 3,000 career points.

[Photo] Max Abmas becomes 12th player in men’s college basketball history to score 3,000 career points

February 28, 2024

Guard Max Abmas dribbles past an opposing player during Texas' game against Iowa State on Feb. 6, 2024. Abmas recently became the 12th player in college basketball history to score 3,000 career points....

Masters of Fine Arts candidate in sculpture Irene June shows another artist some recent work in his studio during the MFA Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

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Masters of Fine Arts candidate in sculpture Irene June shows another artist some recent work in his studio during the MFA Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

The University of Texas tower on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The tower was lit up orange for the  Womens Indoor Track and Field Big 12 Championship win.

[Photo] Iluminando a quien ilumina la Torre

February 28, 2024

The University of Texas tower on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The tower was lit up orange for the Women's Indoor Track and Field Big 12 Championship win.

Masters of Fine Arts candidate in sculpture June Chau sits in his studio in the art building on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. June is one of many artists who opened their studios on Saturday during the MFA Open Studios and Silent Auction.

[Photo] MFA Open Studios, Silent Auction showcase graduate student artwork

February 27, 2024

Masters of Fine Arts candidate in sculpture June Chau sits in his studio in the art building on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. June is one of many artists who opened their studios on Saturday during the MFA...

Head mens basketball coach Rodney Terry motions to his players during Texas game against Iowa State on Feb. 6, 2024.

[Photo] Texas falls to Kansas in a substantial blowout caused by poor shooting

February 24, 2024

Head men's basketball coach Rodney Terry motions to his players during Texas' game against Iowa State on Feb. 6, 2024.

Catcher Reese Atwood prepares to catch a strike during Texas game against Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024.

[Photo] Reese Atwood gets first career grand slam in No. 2/2 Texas softball 9-0 win against Colorado State

February 24, 2024

Catcher Reese Atwood prepares to catch a strike during Texas' game against Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024.

Forward Madison Booker tries for a three-pointer during Texas game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

[Photo] No. 5 Texas women’s basketball defeats UCF in the final stretch of the regular season

February 24, 2024

Forward Madison Booker tries for a three-pointer during Texas' game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

Right-handed pitcher Teagan Kaven pitches the ball to a batter during Texas game against the University of Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024. The game was the Longhorns first in the Long Star State Invitational tournament this weekend.

[Photo] Freshman pitcher Teagan Kavan goes the distance as No. 2 Texas softball takes down Louisiana

February 23, 2024

Right-handed pitcher Teagan Kaven pitches the ball to a batter during Texas' game against the University of Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024. The game was the Longhorn's first in the Long Star State Invitational...

Head womens basketball coach Vic Schaefer watches his team play offense during Texas game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

[Photo] Head coach Vic Schaefer reaches 2 milestones in a week

February 20, 2024

Head women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer watches his team play offense during Texas' game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

Pedestrians cross Guadalupe Street at 26th Street in Austin, Texas on Thursday.

[Photo] Austin Transit Partnership applies for federal money to construct Guadalupe transit mall

February 15, 2024

Pedestrians cross Guadalupe Street at 26th Street in Austin, Texas on Thursday.

Guard Rori Harmon tires towards the basket during the game against Oklahoma on Jan. 25, 2023.

[Photo] Junior guard Rori Harmon continues to make an impact after injury

February 12, 2024

Guard Rori Harmon tires towards the basket during the game against Oklahoma on Jan. 25, 2023.

The Longhorn Hellraisers spirit organization cheers on the Texas womens basketball team during the game against Kansas State on Sunday.

[Photo] Class assignment of student-run section for women’s basketball approved by Texas Athletics

February 9, 2024

The Longhorn Hellraisers spirit organization cheers on the Texas women's basketball team during the game against Kansas State on Sunday.

Forward Dylan Disu dribbles the ball during the Texas mens basketball game against Iowa State University on Feb. 6, 2024. The Longhorns lost the game 70-65.

[Photo] Longhorns’ comeback effort falls short as home struggles continue

February 6, 2024

Forward Dylan Disu dribbles the ball during the Texas men's basketball game against Iowa State University on Feb. 6, 2024. The Longhorns lost the game 70-65.

Guard Chendall Weaver defends the Texas basket during the game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17.

[Photo] Texas basketball's Chendall Weaver leans into his role in Big 12 play

January 29, 2024

Guard Chendall Weaver defends the Texas basket during the game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17.

Engineering Chamber Orchestra holds its first rehearsal of 2024 in Music Building and Recital Hall on Jan. 24

[Photo] Engineering Chamber Orchestra allows STEM students to nurture their love of music

January 25, 2024

Engineering Chamber Orchestra holds its first rehearsal of 2024 in Music Building and Recital Hall on Jan. 24

Forward Dylan Disu drives to the basket during the game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17, 2024.

[Photo] Texas throttles No. 11 Oklahoma for second straight Big 12 victory

January 23, 2024

Forward Dylan Disu drives to the basket during the game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17, 2024.

Somos Recuerdos exhibit curators Juilo Martinez and Fabiana Munoz-Olin stand in the exhibit space, which is still in progress, on Jan. 15, 2024.

[Photo] Exposición estudiantil 'Somos Recuerdos' explora identidades y la historia Latina

January 24, 2024

Somos Recuerdos exhibit curators Juilo Martinez and Fabiana Munoz-Olin stand in the exhibit space, which is still in progress, on Jan. 15, 2024.

Guard Ithiel Horton dribbles the ball towards the basket during the conference game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17.

[Photo] Despite Horton’s resurgence, Texas suffers epic collapse

January 18, 2024

Guard Ithiel Horton dribbles the ball towards the basket during the conference game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17.

Pedestrians walk in front of the Austin Playhouse on Jan. 16, 2024.

[Photo] West Campus, UT professor’s theater companies receive millions in city funding

January 16, 2024

Pedestrians walk in front of the Austin Playhouse on Jan. 16, 2024.

Coach Steve Sarkisian laughs with other members of the coaching staff during a practice on Dec. 30, 2023 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

[Photo] The 2023 Texas Longhorns: the legacy of the best Texas team in 14 years

January 15, 2024

Coach Steve Sarkisian laughs with other members of the coaching staff during a practice on Dec. 30, 2023 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Defensive lineman TVondre Sweat scores a touchdown during the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 2. It was the first touchdown of his career at UT.

[Photo] Trick plays, T’Vondre Sweat lead Texas to Big 12 Title over Oklahoma State

December 2, 2023

Defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat scores a touchdown during the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 2. It was the first touchdown of his career at UT.

Running back Keilan Robinson runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

[Photo] Senior night spotlight: Robinson scores two touchdowns, secures Big 12 Championship ticket

November 25, 2023

Running back Keilan Robinson runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Texas fans cheer on the Longhorns during the fourth quarter of the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

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Texas fans cheer on the Longhorns during the fourth quarter of the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Linebacker Jett Bush scores a touchdown for the Longhorns after intercepting the ball during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

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Linebacker Jett Bush scores a touchdown for the Longhorns after intercepting the ball during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Defensieve lineman TVondre Sweat tackles a Texas Tech player during the game on Nov. 24.

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Defensieve lineman T'Vondre Sweat tackles a Texas Tech player during the game on Nov. 24.

Running back Jaydon Blue runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

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Running back Jaydon Blue runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Texas cheerleaders dance during the fourth quarter of the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

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Texas cheerleaders dance during the fourth quarter of the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Junior guard Tyrese Hunter dribbles the ball to the basket during the game against Rice on Nov. 15.

[Photo] Men’s basketball Saatva Empire Classic opponent preview: Louisville, UConn, Indiana

November 16, 2023

Junior guard Tyrese Hunter dribbles the ball to the basket during the game against Rice on Nov. 15.

Environmental engineering senior Sophie Snapp presents an award to Dr. Janet Ellzey, a professor in the mechanical engineering department, at the Texas Orange Jackets Awards on Oct. 23, 2023.

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Environmental engineering senior Sophie Snapp presents an award to Dr. Janet Ellzey, a professor in the mechanical engineering department, at the Texas Orange Jackets Awards on Oct. 23, 2023.

Jordan Jessie, Lira Amari Ramirez and Cat hold up books with Emily Shryock, the director of the DCC Library, at a DCC Halloween hangout on Oct. 17, 2023. The library is currently under renovation, but Shryock had many books from the library in her office.

[Photo] UT Disability Cultural Center to open disability-focused library for students

October 22, 2023

Jordan Jessie, Lira Amari Ramirez and Cat hold up books with Emily Shryock, the director of the DCC Library, at a DCC Halloween hangout on Oct. 17, 2023. The library is currently under renovation, but...

Professor Lori Holleran Steiker stands in the stairway of the main building on Oct. 6, 2023.

[Photo] Professor’s 36 years of recovery, lifetime of achievements

October 9, 2023

Professor Lori Holleran Steiker stands in the stairway of the main building on Oct. 6, 2023.

The UT Dance Team performs at the Texas Fight Rally and Parade on Oct. 4, 2023. The team recently partnered with Free People Movement to help raise funds.

[Photo] UT Dance Team gets creative with student-led funding

October 5, 2023

The UT Dance Team performs at the Texas Fight Rally and Parade on Oct. 4, 2023. The team recently partnered with Free People Movement to help raise funds.

A woman looks through old University of Texas cheerleading uniforms at the UT ReUse store on Sept. 21, 2023.

[Photo] UT Surplus REuse Store recovers, resells UT merchandise

September 25, 2023

A woman looks through old University of Texas cheerleading uniforms at the UT ReUse store on Sept. 21, 2023.

A child learns about the different kinds of fur on animals on the patio outside the Texas Science & Natural History Museum on Sept. 23, 2023. The museum had it’s grand re-opening event after being closed for 18 months for renovations.

[Photo] Texas Science and Natural History Museum reopens after extensive renovations

September 24, 2023

A child learns about the different kinds of fur on animals on the patio outside the Texas Science & Natural History Museum on Sept. 23, 2023. The museum had it’s grand re-opening event after being closed...

Charley Rejsek, the CEO of BookPeople, stands in front of a bookshelf inside the location on N. Lamar Blvd on Sept. 12, 2023. BookPeople joined group of Texas bookstores to sue the HB 900, which requires bookstores to provide ratings for books sold to schools outlining the amount of sexual content.

[Photo] Federal judge says Texas cannot enforce book censorship law

September 14, 2023

Charley Rejsek, the CEO of BookPeople, stands in front of a bookshelf inside the location on N. Lamar Blvd on Sept. 12, 2023. BookPeople joined group of Texas bookstores to sue the HB 900, which requires...

Junior Kathryn Rogge cheers in front of the student section before the game against Rice on Sept. 2, 2023.

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Junior Kathryn Rogge cheers in front of the student section before the game against Rice on Sept. 2, 2023.

UT students pose with HookEm for a photo during the game against Rice on Sept. 2, 2023.

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UT students pose with Hook'Em for a photo during the game against Rice on Sept. 2, 2023.

Sophomore Jonathon Brooks celebrates with his teammates after scoring the first touchdown during the game against Rice on Sept. 2, 2023.

[Photo] Games to Watch: Week 5

September 28, 2023

Sophomore Jonathon Brooks celebrates with his teammates after scoring the first touchdown during the game against Rice on Sept. 2, 2023.

UT freshman government student Genesis Britz advocates for University DEI during the recess of a UT Board of Regents meeting on Aug. 24, 2023.

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UT freshman government student Genesis Britz advocates for University DEI during the recess of a UT Board of Regents meeting on Aug. 24, 2023.

A student walks past the Austintatious mural on the wall of the UT Co-op on the morning of April 10. Councilman Zohaib Zo Qadri presented the original three artist of the mural with an award last week to celebrate 50 years of the mural.

[Photo] University Co-Op’s “Austintatious” mural celebrates 50 years of student creativity

April 10, 2023

A student walks past the Austintatious mural on the wall of the UT Co-op on the morning of April 10. Councilman Zohaib Zo Qadri presented the original three artist of the mural with an award last week...

In order from left to right, Valentin, Betsy Berry, Robert Hughes and Daniel Young stand in front of Dirty Martin’s, an Austin burger restaurant located on Guadalupe Street. Young is the general manager of Dirty Martin’s, and has continued to fight to keep the burger joint open.

[Photo] Dirty Martin’s plans to take legislative action to prevent displacement by Project Connect

February 20, 2023

In order from left to right, Valentin, Betsy Berry, Robert Hughes and Daniel Young stand in front of Dirty Martin’s, an Austin burger restaurant located on Guadalupe Street. Young is the general manager...

General Manager of Castle Hill Fitness Lori Johnson (left) and Marketing Manager Rebecca Brumberg (right) flex in front of a mirror in one of the fitness center’s studios. Castle Hill Fitness celebrated its 20th anniversary with games and free fitness activities on Oct. 12, 2022.

[Photo] Castle Hill Fitness celebrates 20th anniversary, reflects on growth

October 17, 2022

General Manager of Castle Hill Fitness Lori Johnson (left) and Marketing Manager Rebecca Brumberg (right) flex in front of a mirror in one of the fitness center’s studios. Castle Hill Fitness celebrated...

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