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

Reya Mosby, Life & Arts Associate Editor

Reya is a freshman journalism major who is currently serving as a Life & Arts associate editor. She started at the Texan as a general reporter in Fall 2021. She loves 1970s music like Elton John, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, and the Beatles, and she has a collection of around 90 vinyls to prove it. When she is not writing, she will be found watching glee and consuming copious amounts of coffee and cheesecake. 

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‘Carrying the torch of health equity’

‘Carrying the torch of health equity’

May 3, 2022

Shaltiy-El Jackson’s lifelong love for science motivated her to pursue medicine. However, the biology freshman said she saw the lack of diversity within the field in her first year of studies. “Whenever...

UT students of color share experiences studying medicine

UT students of color share experiences studying medicine

April 27, 2022

Christine Okoro’s eyes darted across the pages of Dr. Ben Carson’s autobiography as she sat in her sixth grade classroom; each word she read affirmed that she too could be a successful doctor.  Okoro...

UT alum finds success after graduation at major fashion company

UT alum finds success after graduation at major fashion company

March 29, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 25, 2022 flipbook. Young Emmanuel Williams begrudgingly doodled in his childhood bedroom after getting grounded. Without toys during this punishment,...

Professor earns NAACP nomination

Professor earns NAACP nomination

March 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 1, 2022 flipbook. The sun beamed on Dr. Leonard Moore as he spread out by the side of his backyard pool, sifting through emails. His ringtone...

Black Austin Matters’ podcast spotlights stories, experiences of Black Austinites

Black Austin Matters’ podcast spotlights stories, experiences of Black Austinites

February 15, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Feb. 11, 2022 flipbook. On most days, Austin’s Congress Avenue appeared merely as any other long strip of dark asphalt. However, in June of 2020,...

Joshua Bassett captures raw truth about working through trauma in new EP

Joshua Bassett captures raw truth about working through trauma in new EP

January 25, 2022

Joshua Bassett spent 2021 with the internet against him. The subject of dramatized, false narratives, the 21-year-old “High School Musical: The Musical - The Series” star turned to song to express...

Students reflect on lack of diversity in “Great American Novels”

Students reflect on lack of diversity in “Great American Novels”

January 21, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 18, 2022 flipbook. As a high school sophomore, Emily Kane looked expectantly at her reading list for the year — the same Westernized books deemed...

UT music community says Eastern music should be celebrated by all

UT music community says Eastern music should be celebrated by all

December 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the December 2 broadsheet.  The full-bodied sound of Bereket Middle Eastern Ensemble filled the Bates Recital Hall. Forty chorus members accompanied by...

Malcom X lounge provide safe, special place for Black students

Malcom X lounge provide safe, special place for Black students

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the November 5 flipbook.  Beaming smiles and energetic greetings filled the Malcolm X Lounge as newcomers hurried inside. With the lights off, students...

Kiara Kabbara makes history as first Black female student body president in 32 years

Kiara Kabbara makes history as first Black female student body president in 32 years

December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8 flipbook. Kiara Kabbara stood in her apartment surrounded by her friends, brother, campaign staff and running mate, Ethan Jones, eagerly...

Black Women Wellness Organization hosts UT’s first Black Hair Day

Black Women Wellness Organization hosts UT’s first Black Hair Day

November 11, 2021

Throughout her youth, biology honors senior Christine Ejiofor struggled with her hair, frequently getting perms and wearing different protective styles like braids and wigs. She never embraced her natural...

UT South Asian a cappella group bounces back after COVID-19

UT South Asian a cappella group bounces back after COVID-19

November 11, 2021

With phones and water bottles held to their lips like microphones, the members of Hum A Cappella moved with their own fluidity and intensity while still in sync with one another. As the space filled with...

UT student selected to sell artwork in the Co-op

UT student selected to sell artwork in the Co-op

October 21, 2021

4-year-old Sienna DelConte sat at the dining room table looking back and forth, up and down, between a picture of Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and her own recreation. Furiously scribbling...

UT professor inspires students despite turbulent undergraduate beginnings

UT professor inspires students despite turbulent undergraduate beginnings

October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. For Black men on campus, Ryan Sutton provides a safe space.  As the director of the Heman Sweatt Center for Black...

Black students, alumni celebrate their annual Black Homecoming event

Black students, alumni celebrate their annual Black Homecoming event

October 7, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook.  Music blared from the DJ’s speakers as students and alumni walked up the stairs leading to the Main Mall on Sept. 25. Generations...

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