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UT student earns citizenship through investing in business, creating jobs
February 6, 2019
Growing up in Vietnam, economics senior Jonah described himself as a “bad kid.” His dad provided a solution: a better education and environment. He sent his son to America, who moved to Tyler several years later, and embarked on the road to citizenship last November.
Students affected by shutdown say ‘We want to get our pay’
January 30, 2019
After 800,000 federal employees weren’t paid for over a month, students began to fear for the financial stability of their families and speak out on the issue.
Austin-based band Klyntar creates ‘alien’ music based on ‘Venom’ comics
December 3, 2018
Klyntar uses improvisation to transform ordinary noises into out-of-this-world tracks inspired by the “Venom” comic series, which features a symbiotic alien in the Marvel universe. The Daily Texan spoke with band member JD about Klyntar’s extraterrestrial approach to music.
Supplemental housing serves as temporary solution, most students choose to make it permanent
November 18, 2018
At the beginning of the semester, students hauled boxes and shouldered suitcases into their new homes. The majority were setting up their living spaces for the next year, but for students assigned a supplemental contract, the rooms’ permanence remained to be seen.
Environmentalist team demonstrates plastic usage on campus to prompt change in waste habits
November 14, 2018
Plastic water bottles overflow shopping carts and spill onto the ground in front of Jester Plaza. For three hours on Wednesday, Nov. 14, over 2,000 plastic water bottles were haphazardly thrown into a pile.
Dyed hair impacts student employment opportunities
November 8, 2018
Unnaturally dyed hair can be a barrier for students seeking jobs or internships in the professional field.
Homeless activist finds peace at Graffiti Park, says “this is what I created”
October 30, 2018
For most, the announcement of HOPE Outdoor Gallery’s impending relocation meant added travel time to the new gallery. For Jesse David Greiner, it meant discontinuing the work he has loved for almost 10 years.
Moody Hacks encourages digital innovation, does not require coding experience
October 23, 2018
On Nov. 3, the first Moody Hackathon will take over the Belo Center for New Media, the lives of over 250 students and numerous volunteers. The Hackathon provides students with the opportunity to form teams, brainstorm and attend workshops throughout the day in order to decide on the direction they want to take their project.
Get Kinetic encourages Kinsolving residents to move it, move it
October 19, 2018
Get Kinetic was piloted last semester and provides Kinsolving residents with a chance to attend a class led by a RecSports instructor once a week without having to step outside.
Nationwide service dog organization overcomes ‘ruff’ start, makes mark on UT campus
October 9, 2018
Each service dog is bred to be one part Golden Retriever and three parts Labrador to ensure a calm temperament and good health.
Crêpe Crazy offers an unique community, perspective
October 3, 2018
Crêpe Crazy, a restaurant located on South Lamar, has a history as unique as its flavors. The restaurant was founded in 2014 by Vladimir and Inna Giterman, deaf immigrants from Russia and Ukraine respectively, who believe that good food transcends all communication barriers.
Female sports journalists discuss sexism, male bias in media
September 24, 2018
In a male-dominated industry, female sports journalists often face discrimination and underrepresentation regardless of their knowledge or experience; they often have to work much harder to receive less respect than their male counterparts.