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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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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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Here’s what you need to know about SXSW Online

March 23, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 10 print edition. After the festival’s first cancellation in 34 years in March 2020, SXSW is returning March 16-20 2021...

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Charli XCX documentary directors talk ‘Alone Together’ premiere, filmmaking during quarantine

March 19, 2021

From asking fans for songwriting help on Instagram Live to wearing green screen bodysuits for at-home music videos, pop sensation Charli XCX stars in “Alone Together” as she created her quarantine...

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‘Alone Together’ presents new style of filmmaking, explores intimate fan-artist relationship

March 19, 2021

“Alone Together,” a documentary shot entirely during the pandemic, premiered on the closing night of South by Southwest 2021. The one-of-a-kind documentary follows experimental pop icon Charli...

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Matthew McConaughey and MLS Commissioner Don Garber discuss North American soccer’s future

March 18, 2021

With the goal of bringing soccer to the forefront of sports in North America, Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, and Matthew McConaughey, the UT minister of culture and co-owner of Austin...

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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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A letter to the future from 5 UT-Austin students

December 4, 2020

Dear future generations, By the numbers, 2020 saw 267,946 COVID-19 related deaths, more than 15 million participants in Black Lives Matter protests, record voter turnout and 22 million jobs lost. And...

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UT-Austin students reflect on Kamala Harris becoming first Black, Indian woman vice president-elect

November 18, 2020

Kamala Harris and Anagha Kikkeri have something in common — they are the first.  “I'm not just the first Indian woman — I'm the first Indian ever at UT to be president,”...

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Nursing students navigate in-person clinicals, feel pressure to keep themselves, their patients safe

November 12, 2020

As Lily Isbell wakes up for her shift at Dell Children’s Medical Center, she thinks of her patients, who are all under the age of 17. “There's the pressure to abide by (COVID-19 regulations)...

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UT-Austin student launches lip gloss business during COVID-19 pandemic

November 10, 2020

The summer before her junior year, Caroline Onwuzu made 270 shimmering lip glosses by hand. Two days after launching her new business, Glossydaze Cosmetics was completely sold out.  “When...

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UT student starts ‘Glossydaze Cosmetics’ lip gloss business during pandemic

November 5, 2020

The summer before her junior year, Caroline Onwuzu made 270 shimmering lip glosses by hand. Two days after launching her new business, Glossydaze Cosmetics was completely sold out.  “When...

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UT-Austin student models navigate the uncertainty of industry

October 30, 2020

A model scout told Jane Liu she needed more professional photographs on her Instagram. A few days later, she enlisted her 12-year-old brother to take pictures of her in their hometown of Lubbock, Texas.  Then,...

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Opposing viewpoints create rifts in students’ families

October 27, 2020

Kathryn and Jasper Murphy cringe every time they receive another travel photo from their parents, who have visited at least 13 states since May despite COVID-19 restrictions.  After learning their...

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UT-Austin students spend more time together with roommates during pandemic

October 16, 2020

In a cozy, blue North Campus house, you can find Heather Worth and her five roommates baking, having mock 6th Street nights and supporting each other through online classes.  The girls first met...

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UT-Austin students celebrate 21st birthdays during pandemic

October 9, 2020

Myra Syed assumed her 21st birthday on Aug. 26 would be just another day stuck inside her apartment during the pandemic. As a gift to herself, she took a day off from schoolwork while her roommates planned...

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JP’s Pancake Company brings good vibes to West Campus

October 2, 2020

JP Udenenwu sells pancakes in turquoise cups in the heart of West Campus. At 6 feet, 7 inches tall and 300 pounds, he said some people are surprised to find out he’s the man behind the brightly colored...

West Coast UT students navigate taking classes while living next to wildfires

September 23, 2020

Zayn Cochinwala and his family packed up wedding albums, passports and medicine bottles and set them by the front door of their home in San Jose, California. Wildfires raged only 10 miles away as they...

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Folk duo Briscoe to release debut album during COVID-19 pandemic

September 15, 2020

When May rolled around and the world still stood in the midst of a pandemic, the red-headed folk duo Briscoe escaped to a cabin on a lake in San Angelo, Texas. The pair spent time dreaming up their debut...