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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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UT must prepare for the next winter storm

Alexandra Purchatzke March 9, 2021

As our community copes with the effects of the recent winter storm, UT must focus on preparing  for future storms. The University, like most of the state, lacked basic winter weather resources and...

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We need to reassess the way languages are taught

Susan Cardone March 9, 2021

Many degrees at UT require students to take a foreign language. In the College of Liberal Arts for instance, students have to meet an “intermediate” level of proficiency.  However,...

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‘Y’all ready?’: Vote Kiara and Ethan

Editor's note: This endorsement reflects the opinion of The Daily Texan Editorial Board and not the opinions of The Daily Texan staff as a whole. This Student Government election season has been...

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Centralize information for internal transfer students

Hairuo Yi March 5, 2021

Being interested in double majoring myself, I’ve gone to a handful of information sessions and major advising appointments — much like the other 65% of UT students who change majors at least...

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Professors should invite guest lecturers to their classes

Hunter Littleton March 5, 2021

Lecture-based classes are a common part of the college experience. Within these settings, professors hold a firm grip on the ebbs and flows of the learning environment. However, in this kind of academic...

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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...

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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...

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Standardize tuition rates across colleges

Megan Tran March 3, 2021

Alan Bean, a notable alumnus of UT, said, “I feel like everyone who goes to The University of Texas is blessed and lucky to be there because they’re getting a chance to be as good as they can...

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Students deserve informed advising when exploring, transferring into other programs

Susan Cardone March 3, 2021

When entering college, not everyone knows what major they want. Many students end up transferring to a different major or pursuing a new minor.  However, it is difficult to navigate the process...

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To address challenges, I want to listen to you

Sanika Nayak March 1, 2021

Editor’s note: Sanika Nayak is currently running unopposed to become the next editor-in-chief of The Daily Texan. For this column, she was given the following prompt: The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally...

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New ring options are still not affordable

Hubert Ning February 26, 2021

The UT class ring is more than just a piece of jewelry or even a diploma — it is a reminder. It’s a reminder of cherished memories, unforgettable moments and lasting friendships. It’s...

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Give students more time

The Daily Texan Editorial Board February 26, 2021

Here in the opinion department at The Daily Texan, we rarely comment on state or national issues. We focus on UT and how we can push for change here on campus. But in a disaster such as the recent winter...