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

Morgan Severson, Senior News Reporter

Morgan is a journalism sophomore from League City, Texas. Currently, she covers the city and politics beat as a senior reporter and also works as an issue designer. She was previously a general reporter during Spring 2022 and an issue designer during Fall 2021. In her free time, Morgan enjoys spin classes.

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12-year-old gets accepted at Austin Community College, plans to transfer to McCombs

12-year-old gets accepted at Austin Community College, plans to transfer to McCombs

May 5, 2022

Like many 12-year-olds, Deep Hayer loves to play tic-tac-toe with his mom, basketball with his dad and Monopoly on family game night. He loves cruising around his neighborhood on his skateboard and listening...

4th Street LGBTQ+ bars face possible demolition

4th Street LGBTQ+ bars face possible demolition

May 2, 2022

LGBTQ+ bars on Fourth Street face potential demolition in 2023 for the construction of a 400-unit apartment building. Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission Architectural Review Committee must decide...

West Campus Starbucks increases employee discipline; employees claim union-busting

West Campus Starbucks increases employee discipline; employees claim union-busting

April 29, 2022

Starbucks employees at the West 24th and Nueces Street location in West Campus plan to protest outside of the store this Saturday at 4 p.m. following a shift in their treatment by management after they...

Community volunteers, students collect 6,000 pounds of trash at Lady Bird Lake

Community volunteers, students collect 6,000 pounds of trash at Lady Bird Lake

April 29, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 26, 2022 flipbook. Students and community members celebrated Earth Day this year by participating in Rowing Dock’s first annual Earth Day Clean...

Tesla Gigafactory creates job opportunities, environmental concerns for surrounding community

Tesla Gigafactory creates job opportunities, environmental concerns for surrounding community

April 26, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 22, 2022 flipbook. Tesla’s new Gigafactory in eastern Travis County could provide UT students and community members with nearly 10,000 jobs,...

Black Law and pre-law students reflect on Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation as first Black female supreme court justice

Black Law and pre-law students reflect on Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation as first Black female supreme court justice

April 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 19, 2022 flipbook. Sitting in the breakroom at his internship for the U.S. House of Representatives, Jeremiah Baldwin said he felt emotional as...

City auditor, UT working to finalize agreement to review Austin Water after February boil water notice

City auditor, UT working to finalize agreement to review Austin Water after February boil water notice

April 19, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 15, 2022 flipbook. UT is finalizing an agreement with the city of Austin to review water operations after February marked the city’s third boil...

UT students, community members paint Pease Park trees blue to bring awareness to deforestation

UT students, community members paint Pease Park trees blue to bring awareness to deforestation

April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 12, 2022 flipbook. A visit to Pease Park looks a little different this month — the park’s trees display a vibrant shade of electric blue on...

UT students share experiences with hair-related discrimination following CROWN Act passage in US House

UT students share experiences with hair-related discrimination following CROWN Act passage in US House

April 5, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 1, 2022 flipbook. Before going to a job interview, Greg Phea pats his Afro down with water to make it appear smaller. He said he does this to...

West Campus Starbucks announces plans to unionize, gains support of local leaders

West Campus Starbucks announces plans to unionize, gains support of local leaders

March 29, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 25, 2022 flipbook. Starbucks employees announced their intent to unionize their 24th street store on March 7, becoming the first store in Austin...

UT student creates Gray for Glioblastoma Foundation after dad diagnosed with brain cancer

UT student creates Gray for Glioblastoma Foundation after dad diagnosed with brain cancer

March 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 flipbook. After her dad was diagnosed with the brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme, education sophomore Katherine Snedeker created the...

UT senior Jaskaran Singh wins ‘Jeopardy!’ National College Championship for $250,000 grand prize

UT senior Jaskaran Singh wins ‘Jeopardy!’ National College Championship for $250,000 grand prize

February 28, 2022

The Tower lit burnt orange Tuesday night to celebrate Jaskaran Singh’s victory in the “Jeopardy!” National College Championship, after he represented the University and took home the grand prize...

Dobie Twenty21, Jester West residents report uncomfortable room temperatures

Dobie Twenty21, Jester West residents report uncomfortable room temperatures

February 25, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Feb. 21, 2022 flipbook. Students living in Jester West and Dobie Twenty21 University housing say they’ve spent months living with hot temperatures...

UT student advances to ‘Jeopardy!’ National College Championship semifinals

UT student advances to ‘Jeopardy!’ National College Championship semifinals

February 14, 2022

After auditioning for “Jeopardy!” at roughly 14 years old, Jaskaran Singh represented UT in the “Jeopardy!” National College Championship on Friday and won $19,900 in the quarterfinal round. Singh...

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