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UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

April 8, 2021
Some UT students choose to stay off social media platforms for their mental wellbeing and to avoid misinformation.
Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

March 31, 2021

It’s Saturday afternoon. The kitchen smells strongly of southern spices and sautéed onions. In stained aprons and bulky safety goggles, Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg spend hours prepping vegetables, cutting...

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UT-Austin freshman sells greeting cards for a cause

March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Standing in the corner of an operating room in India in 2018, Anusha Dabak watched as her aunt administered anesthesia...

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Class of 2020 graduates move on after losing in-person commencement, say it’s too late now to celebrate

March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   After four years of hard work, UT 2020 alumna Brianna Rodriguez said she saw graduation as “the mountain...

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Professors share firsthand experience of winter storm

March 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 2 print edition. First, the power went out. Then the heat. Then the water. Wearing layers of clothes and huddled together...

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Students encourage sustainability with fun, celebratory angle

February 24, 2021

Standing in line at Kinsolving Dining, Michael Kobrosky and Isabel Carey watched with dismay as students piled one single-use container on another and then grabbed plastic water bottles, bags and utensils. “We...

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Rebecca Ugo: Writing the unwritten narrative

February 15, 2021

TW: sexual violence, child abuse Growing up in Scotland as a Nigerian immigrant, Rebecca Ugo always found solace in watching movies, but she never saw herself represented in the characters on screen.  Ugo...

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How to experience art, culture in a COVID-19 safe way on campus

February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. COVID-19 regulations have largely kept students out of museums and art installations, leaving some without...

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Flying under the radar, night security coordinator oversees, protects, mentors UT students

February 10, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. In the middle of the night, Leo Filyk walks laps around the common spaces in Andrews dormitory. Hunched...

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MatchUT reunites old friends and fosters new connections

February 3, 2021

When the email from MatchUT arrived in her inbox, Abigail Castro felt hesitant.  The name inside could be anyone, she said. This could end up being incredibly embarrassing or it could change her...

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Stories of Austin highlight local business, push community engagement

November 30, 2020

At 3 a.m. one morning in late March, inspiration struck Rashu Jain. The math and finance junior rushed to her computer to email her hero, Brandon Stanton, creator of the well-known social media project,...

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UT-Austin students recall their memorable encounters with campus raccoons

November 18, 2020

A raccoon leaped from a nearby tree, landing on the third-floor terrace of Blanton Residence Hall. It paused momentarily, snarled and then quickly advanced to Katie McGhee and their group of friends, who...

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On-campus UT-Austin students debate whether exam prep at home will be productive

November 6, 2020

When Fariha Irfan arrived on campus a month after the first day of school, she felt no first-day jitters or excitement. She was full of regret.  After spending more than a month taking her classes...

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Virtual Free Speech Week explores new challenges of modern discourse

October 30, 2020

Every year, during the third week of October, institutions across the country celebrate Free Speech Week to raise awareness about the power of free speech and its role in American democracy.  With...

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FRI stream gives students new research opportunities despite online semester

October 21, 2020

Before social distancing and compulsive hand sanitizer use became a part of her daily routine, Lauren Breach spent her time walking around campus pushing a rickety cart of scientific equipment.  As...

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UT-Austin students face distractions, loud environments during online midterms

October 8, 2020

Before sitting down to take her exam, Emily Pearson taped a note on the outside of her door that read “I’m taking a midterm” with a frowning face, hoping her neighbors would notice.  Only...

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Resident assistants create sense of community virtually in era of social distancing

September 29, 2020

As Amerika Torres wakes up in her Jester East Residence Hall room and prepares for her online classes, she sends her residents a happy Monday text. “I hope you have an amazing week,” she types.  Behind...

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Coronavirus sets back UHD sustainability efforts

September 11, 2020

On her first day on campus, environmental advocate Zosia Sandweiss approached Kinsolving Dining and was met with trash cans filled with plastic foam boxes, piled on top of one another like Jenga blocks. Due...