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

Lorianne Willett, Photo Editor

Lorianne is a Journalism and Global Sustainability junior from San Antonio, Texas. Currently, she is the Photo Editor. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing tennis.
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Junior David Shaw pitches during Texas game against Vanderbilt on March 3, 2024. The Longhorns lost 14-11.

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Junior David Shaw pitches during Texas' game against Vanderbilt on March 3, 2024. The Longhorns lost 14-11.

Outfielder Porter Brown celebrates his home run during Texas game against Vanderbilt on March 3, 2024. The Longhorns lost 14-11.

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Outfielder Porter Brown celebrates his home run during Texas' game against Vanderbilt on March 3, 2024. The Longhorns lost 14-11.

Infielder Jack ODowd celebrates his home-run during Texas game against Texas State on Saturday. The Horns fell to the Bobcats 11-10.

[Photo] Texas comes up short in a home run battle against Texas State, falling 11-10

March 2, 2024

Infielder Jack O'Dowd celebrates his home-run during Texas' game against Texas State on Saturday. The Horns fell to the Bobcats 11-10.

Catcher Kimble Schuessler goes to catch a ball during Texas game against Texas State on March 2, 2024. The Longhorns fell to the Bobcats 11-10.

[Photo] Despite Texas leading all-time series, Texas State still manages to bully Longhorns out of win

March 2, 2024

Catcher Kimble Schuessler goes to catch a ball during Texas' game against Texas State on March 2, 2024. The Longhorns fell to the Bobcats 11-10.

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the Moody Center in Austin, TX on Feb. 28, 2024. The stop in Austin was Rodrigos fourth on the GUTS World Tour.

Photo Gallery: Olivia Rodrigo

Lorianne Willett, Photo Editor February 29, 2024

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the Moody Center in Austin, TX on Feb. 28, 2024. The stop in Austin was Rodrigos fourth on the GUTS World Tour.

[Photo] Olivia Rodrigo proves performance prowess with GUTS tour at Moody Center

February 29, 2024

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the Moody Center in Austin, TX on Feb. 28, 2024. The stop in Austin was Rodrigo's fourth on the GUTS World Tour.

Jared Thomas runs downfield after hitting a home run during Texas game against Cal Poly on Feb. 24, 2024. Texas won 6-0 in the second game of the series.

[Photo] Texas baseball leaves Cal Poly scoreless once again in 6-0 victory to claim series win

February 24, 2024

Jared Thomas runs downfield after hitting a home run during Texas' game against Cal Poly on Feb. 24, 2024. Texas won 6-0 in the second game of the series.

Jared Thomas celebrates a completion to home base during Texas first game in the series against Cal Poly on Feb. 23, 2024. Texas won 2-0.

[Photo] No. 16 Texas baseball sneaks away with 2-0 win over Cal Poly in first game of series

February 23, 2024

Jared Thomas celebrates a completion to home base during Texas' first game in the series against Cal Poly on Feb. 23, 2024. Texas won 2-0.

The Texas Wranglers celebrate Texas win over Baylor on Jan. 20, 2024.

[Photo] Spirit group Texas Darlins hope to increase student attendance at women’s basketball games by bringing awareness

February 22, 2024

The Texas Wranglers celebrate Texas' win over Baylor on Jan. 20, 2024.

Presidential candidate Ramya Nambala and vice presidential candidate Jonathan Wilson on Feb. 20, 2024.

[Photo] Solving Real Problems for Real Students

February 21, 2024

Presidential candidate Ramya Nambala and vice presidential candidate Jonathan Wilson on Feb. 20, 2024.

Presidential candidate Austin Barthel and vice presidential candidate Andrew McKiernan on Feb. 20, 2024.

[Photo] Remaking Student Government: Why You Should Vote for Austin and Andy for Student Government President and Vice President

February 21, 2024

Presidential candidate Austin Barthel and vice presidential candidate Andrew McKiernan on Feb. 20, 2024.

Presidential candidate Grace Kelly and vice presidential candidate Gabrielle “Elle” Grinnell on Feb. 20, 2024.

[Photo] Unite Together

February 21, 2024

Presidential candidate Grace Kelly and vice presidential candidate Gabrielle “Elle” Grinnell on Feb. 20, 2024.

Chendall Weaver is smacked in the face by Kansas States Dai Dai Ames during Texas game against the Wildcats on Feb. 19, 2024.

[Photo] Longhorns bounce back, hold on for crucial win

February 20, 2024

Chendall Weaver is smacked in the face by Kansas State's Dai Dai Ames during Texas' game against the Wildcats on Feb. 19, 2024.

A San Diego player makes it to first base during the game at Disch-Falk Field on Friday.

[Photo] Texas baseball struggles on both sides of ball, falls to San Diego in extra innings

February 20, 2024

A San Diego player makes it to first base during the game at Disch-Falk Field on Friday.

Editor-in-chief candidate McKenzie Henningsen in main mall on Feb. 13, 2024.

[Photo] Opinion writing requires a nuanced, creative approach

February 19, 2024

Editor-in-chief candidate McKenzie Henningsen in main mall on Feb. 13, 2024.

Editor-in-chief candidate Mihir Gokhale in the architecture courtyard on Feb. 13, 2024.

[Photo] Cultivating diversity of thought means actively listening to you

February 19, 2024

Editor-in-chief candidate Mihir Gokhale in the architecture courtyard on Feb. 13, 2024.

Jared Thomas runs to third base during Texas game against San Diego on Feb. 18, 2024.

[Photo] No. 16 Texas baseball bounces back 9-4 to take the series over San Diego

February 19, 2024

Jared Thomas runs to third base during Texas' game against San Diego on Feb. 18, 2024.

Tyrese Hunter attempts to score during Texas game against West Virginia on Feb. 10, 2024.

[Photo] For Texas, it’s time to put up or shut up

February 15, 2024

Tyrese Hunter attempts to score during Texas' game against West Virginia on Feb. 10, 2024.

Editor-in-chief candidate Mihir Gokhale in the Tower foyer on Tuesday.

[Photo] The Daily Texan must amplify, connect student voices

February 15, 2024

Editor-in-chief candidate Mihir Gokhale in the Tower foyer on Tuesday.

Guard Tyrese Hunter is blocked by a West Virginia player during Texas game against the Mountaineers on Feb. 10, 2024.

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Guard Tyrese Hunter is blocked by a West Virginia player during Texas' game against the Mountaineers on Feb. 10, 2024.

Dylan Disu walks onto the court ahead of Texas game against West Virginia on Feb. 10, 2024.

[Photo] Dylan Disu fitting in outside 3-point line

February 15, 2024

Dylan Disu walks onto the court ahead of Texas' game against West Virginia on Feb. 10, 2024.

Editor-in-chief candidate McKenzie Henningsen in the UT Tower on Tuesday.

[Photo] The Daily Texan will stand for empathy, diligence, fairness. Always.

February 15, 2024

Editor-in-chief candidate McKenzie Henningsen in the UT Tower on Tuesday.

Texas celebrates their win over Cincinnati on Jan. 27, 2024.

[Photo] No. 5 Texas women’s basketball dominates Houston in road win

February 15, 2024

Texas celebrates their win over Cincinnati on Jan. 27, 2024.

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy runs across the endzone after his touchdown during Texas game against Wyoming on September 16, 2023. Texas beat Wyoming 31-10.

[Photo] The Daily Texan's Super Bowl picks

February 8, 2024

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy runs across the endzone after his touchdown during Texas' game against Wyoming on September 16, 2023. Texas beat Wyoming 31-10.

Coach Rodney Terry during Texas game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

[Photo] Breaking down Bracketology: Texas’ chances of going back to NCAA tournament

February 6, 2024

Coach Rodney Terry during Texas' game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

Pitcher Charlie Hurley during Texas Alumni game on February 2.

[Photo] Head baseball coach David Pierce analyzes pitchers ahead of 2024 season

February 6, 2024

Pitcher Charlie Hurley during Texas' Alumni game on February 2.

St. Louis Cardinal Mike Antico slides to second during the Texas Baseball Alumni Game on Saturday. Antico played for Texas in 2021.

[Photo] Texas baseball takes alumni back to school with 7–4 preseason win

February 3, 2024

St. Louis Cardinal Mike Antico slides to second during the Texas Baseball Alumni Game on Saturday. Antico played for Texas in 2021.

Polo Perks performs during Frothing Fest on Jan. 26, 2024.

[Photo] Frothing Fest: magnifying creatives, musicians on one platform

February 2, 2024

Polo Perks performs during Frothing Fest on Jan. 26, 2024.

Dillon Mitchell dunks during Texas game against Houston on Feb. 1.

[Photo] Texas men’s basketball scores a season low, gets crushed by No. 3 Houston

February 17, 2024

Dillon Mitchell dunks during Texas' game against Houston on Feb. 1.

Forward Dillon Mitchell looks for Max Abmas play during Texas game against Houston on Monday. Texas lost in overtime 76-72.

[Photo] Abmas’ late-game heroics lead Texas to road win over TCU

February 3, 2024

Forward Dillon Mitchell looks for Max Abmas' play during Texas' game against Houston on Monday. Texas lost in overtime 76-72.

Forward Dillon Mitchell looks for Max Abmas play during Texas game against Houston on Monday. Texas lost in overtime 76-72.

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Forward Dillon Mitchell looks for Max Abmas' play during Texas' game against Houston on Monday. Texas lost in overtime 76-72.

Guard Shaylee Gonzales during Texas game against Cincinnati on Saturday. The Horns won 67-50.

[Photo] Texas veterans lead the way in win against Cincinnati

January 27, 2024

Guard Shaylee Gonzales during Texas' game against Cincinnati on Saturday. The Horns won 67-50.

Forward Dylan Disu celebrates after scoring a point during Texas game against #9 Baylor on Jan. 20.

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Forward Dylan Disu celebrates after scoring a point during Texas' game against #9 Baylor on Jan. 20.

Head Coach Rodney Terry after Texas win against Baylor on Jan. 20, 2024.

[Photo] Texas men’s basketball midseason recap: Longhorns on the up-and-up

January 25, 2024

Head Coach Rodney Terry after Texas' win against Baylor on Jan. 20, 2024.

Lizzie Budin performs at Mohawk Austin on Monday.

[Photo] UT junior performs at the Mohawk, talks upcoming debut EP

January 24, 2024

Lizzie Budin performs at Mohawk Austin on Monday.

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian at the game versus Alabama on Sept. 9, 2023.

[Photo] In wake of Nick Saban’s retirement, Steve Sarkisian takes full advantage of transfer portal

January 22, 2024

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian at the game versus Alabama on Sept. 9, 2023.

Forward Dylan Disu celebrates after scoring a point during Texas game against #9 Baylor on Jan. 20.

[Photo] Tyrese Hunter scores game winning shot, solidifies Texas's win against No. 9 Baylor

January 20, 2024

Forward Dylan Disu celebrates after scoring a point during Texas' game against #9 Baylor on Jan. 20.

West Campus Ambassadors Jason Turner and Israel Cesar Campbell walk down Guadalupe Street on August 24, 2023.

[Photo] West Campus Ambassadors program removes 6,000 pounds of trash from neighborhood, helps students get home safe

January 15, 2024

West Campus Ambassadors Jason Turner and Israel Cesar Campbell walk down Guadalupe Street on August 24, 2023.

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell completes a catch and a touchdown during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Mitchell recently declared for the NFL draft.

[Photo] Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell declares for NFL draft after one year at Texas

January 9, 2024

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell completes a catch and a touchdown during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Mitchell recently declared for the NFL draft.

Defensive back Jerrin Thompson celebrates with his teammates during Texas game against BYU on Oct. 28, 2024. Thompson recently entered the NCAA transfer portal.

[Photo] Senior safeties Jerrin Thompson, Kitan Crawford enter NCAA transfer portal

January 7, 2024

Defensive back Jerrin Thompson celebrates with his teammates during Texas' game against BYU on Oct. 28, 2024. Thompson recently entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Tight end JaTavion Sanders celebrates during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Sanders recently declared for the NFL draft.

[Photo] Junior tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders declares for the NFL Draft

January 7, 2024

Tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders celebrates during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Sanders recently declared for the NFL draft.

Forward Dillon Mitchell goes to score during Texas game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

[Photo] Texas drops Big 12 opener to Texas Tech behind soft defense, poor shooting

January 7, 2024

Forward Dillon Mitchell goes to score during Texas' game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy celebrates a first down during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Worthy recently declared for the NFL draft after three seasons with the Longhorns.

[Photo] Junior wide receiver Xavier Worthy declares for 2024 NFL Draft

January 5, 2024

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy celebrates a first down during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Worthy recently declared for the NFL draft after three seasons with the Longhorns.

Defensive lineman Byron Murphy II during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. The junior recently declared for the NFL draft.

[Photo] Star defensive tackle Byron Murphy II declares for NFL Draft

January 5, 2024

Defensive lineman Byron Murphy II during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. The junior recently declared for the NFL draft.

Third-year running back Jonathon Brooks during Texas home game against BYU on Oct. 28, 2023. Brooks recently declared for the NFL draft.

[Photo] Running back Jonathon Brooks declares for the 2024 NFL Draft

January 5, 2024

Third-year running back Jonathon Brooks during Texas' home game against BYU on Oct. 28, 2023. Brooks recently declared for the NFL draft.

Linebacker Jaylan Ford during Texas game against Washington during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 2024.

[Photo] Texas ends season with Sugar Bowl loss, fails to contain Penix and Huskies

January 2, 2024

Linebacker Jaylan Ford during Texas' game against Washington during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 2024.

Wide receiver Jordan Whittington celebrates after completing a catch during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

[Photo] Texas falls to Washington 37-31 in a last-second heartbreaker

January 2, 2024

Wide receiver Jordan Whittington celebrates after completing a catch during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

Linebacker Jaylan Ford on Dec. 30, 2023. Ford spoke to press during Texas’ media day ahead of the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

[Photo] Fans of the Sugar Bowl

December 30, 2023

Linebacker Jaylan Ford on Dec. 30, 2023. Ford spoke to press during Texas’ media day ahead of the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Quarterback Quinn Ewers speaks to the press during Texas’ media day on Dec. 30, 2023.

[Photo] The history of Texas in the National Championship

December 30, 2023

Quarterback Quinn Ewers speaks to the press during Texas’ media day on Dec. 30, 2023.

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian on Dec. 30, 2023. Sarkisian spoke to the press ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

[Photo] How embracing unity has lead to winning football in the Steve Sarkisian era

December 30, 2023

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian on Dec. 30, 2023. Sarkisian spoke to the press ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

Guard Max Abmas goes to score during Texas game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

[Photo] No. 25 Texas basketball conquers Cincinnati 74-73, Abmas finishes with game winning jumper

January 10, 2024

Guard Max Abmas goes to score during Texas' game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers smiles after the Longhorns win against Alabama on September 9, 2023. Alabama fans in the back did the common Horns Down gesture.

[Photo] Reactions across the Big 12 and SEC to Texas’ CFP berth

December 7, 2023

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers smiles after the Longhorns' win against Alabama on September 9, 2023. Alabama fans in the back did the common "Horns Down" gesture.

Adonai Mitchell and JaTavion Sanders celebrate after Mitchells touchdown during the Big 12 Championship game on Dec. 2, 2023.

[Photo] How No. 3 Texas got to its first ever College Football Playoff

December 3, 2023

Adonai Mitchell and Ja'Tavion Sanders celebrate after Mitchell's touchdown during the Big 12 Championship game on Dec. 2, 2023.

Quarterback Quinn Ewers throws the ball during Texas game against OSU during the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 2. Ewers broke the record for most passing yards in the Big 12 Championship game.

[Photo] No. 3 Texas earns first College Football Playoff berth, will face No. 2 Washington in Sugar Bowl

December 3, 2023

Quarterback Quinn Ewers throws the ball during Texas' game against OSU during the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 2. Ewers broke the record for most passing yards in the Big 12 Championship game.

Libero Keonilei Akana during Texas game against A&M on Nov. 30, 2023. The game was the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, and Texas won 3-1.

[Photo] Texas volleyball sweeps SMU, headed back to Sweet 16

December 2, 2023

Libero Keonilei Akana during Texas' game against A&M on Nov. 30, 2023. The game was the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, and Texas won 3-1.

Quarterback Quinn Ewers during Texas game against Alabama on Nov. 9, 2023.

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Quarterback Quinn Ewers during Texas' game against Alabama on Nov. 9, 2023.

Photo Gallery: Inaugural Longhorn Lights Celebration

Photo Gallery: Inaugural Longhorn Lights Celebration

Lorianne Willett, Double Coverage Photo Editor November 29, 2023

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during the Longhorns game against TCU on Nov. 11, 2023.

[Photo] Steve Sarkisian, Texas football look ahead to the Big 12 Championship game against Oklahoma State

November 27, 2023

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during the Longhorns' game against TCU on Nov. 11, 2023.

The Texas Hellraisers during UTs game against Wyoming on Sept. 16, 2023. The Hellraisers have been an essential part of the student section at football games since

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The Texas Hellraisers during UT's game against Wyoming on Sept. 16, 2023. The Hellraisers have been an essential part of the student section at football games since

Texas fans walk past DKR-TMS before Texas game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

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Texas fans walk past DKR-TMS before Texas' game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

Kicker Bert Auburn during Texas game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

[Photo] Bert Auburn’s perfect game leads No. 7 Texas to a dominating 57-7 win over Texas Tech

November 25, 2023

Kicker Bert Auburn during Texas' game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

Texas fans cheer during Texas game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

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Texas fans cheer during Texas' game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

Defensive back Ryan Watts runs down the field with the Texas flag before Texas game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

[Photo] Defensive back Ryan Watts declares for NFL Draft

January 8, 2024

Defensive back Ryan Watts runs down the field with the Texas flag before Texas' game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

Defensive back Jahdae Barron goes for a tackle during Texas game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

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Defensive back Jahdae Barron goes for a tackle during Texas' game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24, 2023.

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