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


The University Co-op should reimplement student discounts

Diego Díaz March 11, 2021

College is not cheap, a reality that students have accepted for generations. Even with the recent push to make higher education more affordable, students still feel the financial strain they reluctantly...


Replace signature courses with broader first-year seminar

Diego Díaz March 4, 2021

The importance of a liberal arts education cannot be understated. The ability to think critically and ask questions is fundamental to creating a culture of scholars that will enter the world with the best...


Bring Emotional Support Animal letter service to campus

Eva Strelitz-Block March 4, 2021

Recently, emotional support animals (ESAs) — animals that provide therapeutic benefits to their owners, including reducing anxiety and depression — have become a significant component of how...


UT should implement incentivization policy for course instructor surveys

Eva Strelitz-Block February 25, 2021

Towards the end of the semester, students are often flooded with emails from professors encouraging them to complete a Course Instructor Survey (CIS) to provide feedback on their course experience. For...

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It should be easier to change our names online

Ezra Gomez February 15, 2021

A name can be one of the most defining features about a person, and whether it is assigned by you or by your family, it is an extension of your identity. It’s who you are. Why, then, is it so...


Academic counselors need connection, too

Eva Strelitz-Block February 5, 2021

At UT, there is no “one-stop shop” for students in need of academic advising. In order for students to find their academic way on the Forty Acres, they have to first figure out where exactly...


UT must support its undergraduate student-parents

Eva Strelitz-Block January 28, 2021

Despite one in five undergraduate students in the U.S. also raising children while enrolled at their secondary institution, the number of undergraduate student-parents at UT is relatively unknown. This...


Students should not have to work to recycle

Isabelle Costello January 28, 2021

According to a 2016 study in the International Journal of Waste Resources, situational factors play a leading role in determining whether or not people –– especially students in higher education...