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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Texas Picklers bring community through all-things pickles

Texas Picklers bring community through all-things pickles

Shama Gupta, General Life and Arts Reporter November 3, 2022

Members of the Texas Picklers organization camped out on Speedway — microphone and camera in hand — to ask the UT community a question very dear to the group: What do you think about pickles?  Grace...

UT Alumni flourish in Austin’s venture capital ecosystem, give back

UT Alumni flourish in Austin’s venture capital ecosystem, give back

Shama Gupta, General Life&Arts Reporter October 25, 2022

When Venu Shamapant and Krishna Srinivasan graduated with their master’s degrees from UT in 1990 and 1995, they never envisioned becoming venture capitalists, holding the ability to invest in potentially...

Hindu Students Association hosts Navaratri festival

Shama Gupta, Life&Arts Reporter October 3, 2022

The beat dropped and a deep rumble of the dhol, a traditional south Asian drum, echoed throughout the room as the dholi — drummer — accompanied the classic Bollywood hits that blasted through the room....

Ranking iconic dessert stores in Austin

Ranking iconic dessert stores in Austin

Shama Gupta, Life&Arts Reporter September 15, 2022

From the scent of food trucks lining the streets of South Congress to the plethora of fine-dining options scattered throughout downtown, Austin’s food scene offers a unique dining experience for every...

Austin Product Conference features fast growing tech companies, enjoys turnout from 150 universities, 20 countries

Austin Product Conference features fast growing tech companies, enjoys turnout from 150 universities, 20 countries

Shama Gupta, Life & Arts Reporter April 28, 2022

Ben Taylor felt his nerves kicking in during a job interview last Tuesday. He thought back to the previous night, when an audience member at the Austin Product Conference asked Samantha Berg, head of design...

After 3 years, Longhorn Hindu Student Association organizes in-person Holi festival, enjoys large turnout

After 3 years, Longhorn Hindu Student Association organizes in-person Holi festival, enjoys large turnout

Shama Gupta, Life & Arts Reporter April 19, 2022

As the countdown ended, colors shot from thousands of hands into the air. Clouds of red, blue, yellow, green and pink powder, or “rang,” hung above the crowd and then slowly settled. Visible afterward...

Korean American fusion food truck makes its mark on campus

Korean American fusion food truck makes its mark on campus

Shama Gupta, Life and Arts Reporter April 18, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 15, 2022 flipbook. Jae Jeon leaned over his cashier’s window, watching as students passed between UT and West Campus. Every now and then, he...

Butler School alum travels world performing, teaching music, composing unique sounds

Butler School alum travels world performing, teaching music, composing unique sounds

Shama Gupta, Life and Arts Reporter April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: The article first appeared in the April 8, 2022 flipbook. The scintillating light blared brightly on the Sahara Lounge stage. The sound of the saxophone ascended behind reverberations...

Skylark Lounge preserves East Austin history, fosters welcoming space

Skylark Lounge preserves East Austin history, fosters welcoming space

Shama Gupta, Life and Arts Reporter April 5, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 1, 2022 flipbook. On any given evening, eccentric personalities and unique sounds find their way to Airport Boulevard’s Skylark Lounge stage....

Former sorority members reflect on decisions to step back from Greek life

Former sorority members reflect on decisions to step back from Greek life

Shama Gupta, Life and Arts reporter March 3, 2022

Walking into yet another weekly sorority chapter meeting last semester, biology freshman Elizabeth Dougherty said she felt a wave of discomfort and estrangement come over her. Per usual, she put on a face...

UT students start and develop small businesses to fulfill personal and professional goals

UT students start and develop small businesses to fulfill personal and professional goals

Shama Gupta, Life & Arts Reporter February 22, 2022
In honor of students’ booming businesses, The Daily Texan talked to UT entrepreneurs currently growing their side hustles into the visions they’ve always dreamed of.
UT international students reflect on their interactions with other students on campus

UT international students reflect on their interactions with other students on campus

Shama Gupta, Life & Arts Reporter February 11, 2022

When Julian Munévar came to UT last fall, it was his fourth time moving to a different country. Born in Brazil, Munévar moved across Colombia, Turkey and the Philippines. Although used to interacting...

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