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David West Jr.
David West Jr.
Head to Head in Big 12: Kansas
December 4, 2019
The Big 12 conference has produced some of the most dominant talent to ever grace the NBA hardwood. With current big names like Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid to the more household names such as Wilt Chamberlain and Paul Pierce, the Big 12’s contribution to the NBA is irrefutable.
Longhorns in the NBA: Mo Bamba, Jaxson Hayes, Kerwin Roach
November 15, 2019
We’re just about 10 games deep into the NBA season and already the league has been full of intriguing storylines. The more seasoned former Longhorns have sustained their roles from previous seasons while fresh-faced talent such as second-year pro Mohamed Bamba and rookie Jaxon Hayes still look to carve out consistent roles on their teams.
Previewing the 2019-2020 Season: Longhorns in the NBA
October 22, 2019
The “Big Three” era diminished this summer as tenacious twosomes formed throughout the NBA, adding a heightened level of intrigue to the regular season. Among all the transactions, former Longhorns made their way to new teams.
UT course schedules need to be released during spring break
June 11, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. advocates for UT to release course schedules over spring break in order for students to dedicate the necessary preparation to their future courses.
Moody should better compensate Texas Student Media participants
May 9, 2019
David West Jr. encourages Moody College to consider compensating Texas Student Media student staffers with academic credit.
Take summer classes!
May 9, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. encourages students to take summer classes.
Promote student barbers, unite black community on campus
April 24, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. urges UT to start publicizing student barbers on campus in order to unify the black community
SURE Walk is intended for safety, not a free ride
April 22, 2019
David West Jr. encourages students to no longer use SURE Walk for convenience purposes
It’s time to abandon stereotypes about black student-athletes
April 11, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. follows up one of his previous columns to inform, educate, and initiate conversations regarding stereotypes facing black athletes in collegiate athletics.
Texas Senate addresses student loans wrong
April 2, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. demonstrates why annual notifications regarding student debt are unnecessary and urges students to seek out financial literacy on their own to remain atop student loans and debt.
UT needs more student collaboration between colleges
March 24, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. argues that facilitating student collaboration between departments is key in fostering innovation.
The term 'student-athlete' isn’t cutting it anymore
March 12, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. argues that the term "student-athlete" perpetuates harmful stereotypes about Longhorns in athletics.
Men at UT need to realize the value in studying abroad
February 27, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. points out the lack of men doing study abroad
Students shouldn’t be afraid to take a semester off school
February 20, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. points out the possible advantages in taking a semester off from college.
Students should take care of themselves before adding a pet to the equation
February 14, 2019
Columnist David West Jr. urges students to think twice before committing to having a pet.