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Should professors employ a “no-screens” policy?
February 12, 2013
As the use of laptops in class becomes widespread across campus, we asked two columnists if glowing screens should be allowed to remain open.
DIY study abroad
February 4, 2013
Want to study in Brazil or Portugal? The Daily Texan columnist offers an alternative to UT's study abroad programs: a do-it-yourself approach that will earn you valuable class credit for less than half the cost.
Gun control: A German’s disbelief
January 17, 2013
For many Europeans, it is unbelievable that Americans continue to defend today's lax regulation of guns in spite of increasing traumatic shooting episodes.
Advice from a wannabe
December 6, 2012
In contrast to the United States, studying journalism at university in Germany is very uncommon.
Why Americans don't learn languages
November 26, 2012
As a German grammar school student, I was made to believe that English just wasn’t my language.
You get what you pay for
October 29, 2012
Imagine a university where you did not have to pay any fees other than around $300 a year for administration costs and your bus ticket.
Doping is a reality
October 24, 2012
Here we go: another doping scandal in cycling. But this time it involves a big name — Lance Armstrong.
The European dream
October 16, 2012
Europeans faced with a crushing economic crisis have gotten a lot of bad news in the past few years.
Don't short your identity
September 25, 2012
Soon after I arrived on the UT-Austin campus, I saw a group of girls wearing striped Nike Tempo shorts, tennis shoes and oversized t-shirts. I thought they were part of a feminist organization rebelling against revealing miniskirts, cleavage-baring tops and high heels.
Hello, my name is: 'Party'
September 17, 2012
As a newcomer to campus, I wanted to find out if there is more to the UT social life than pizza.
Postcard from a newcomer
September 7, 2012
On various occasions I’ve thought about recording a tape and pressing “play” whenever I meet yet another new person.