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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...

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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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Texas Athletics must pay its creative interns

Susan Cardone February 24, 2021

All internships should be paid — it’s as simple as that. Especially when you work for a program that makes a hefty profit every year, paying your interns should be the bare minimum.  When...

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Students must test negative before returning to campus

Deborah Hill February 24, 2021

Exposure to COVID-19 has been a daunting threat hanging over our heads for almost a year now, and for many, day-to-day precautions have become a challenge to uphold. However, in a city that averages over...

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International students deserve classroom accommodations

Megan Tran February 24, 2021

UT has failed its international students. With the transition to online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread fear of an unsafe college campus, many students have chosen to stay at...

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Computer science must be a flag requirement

Alexandra Purchatzke February 23, 2021

In our increasingly online world, computer science skills are becoming sought after by employers. Studies have shown that having basic computer skills increases employment and decreases worker displacement....

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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...

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Expand priority registration

Eva Strelitz-Block February 15, 2021

In both culture and policy, university life tends to be tailored to the “traditional” student who enters college ready for a four-year, full-time student experience.  Nontraditional...

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UT should protect its students

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale February 14, 2021

Just a month ago, on Jan. 10, the members of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity discovered anti-Semitic graffiti on the wall of their fraternity house. Sigma Alpha Mu highlights its Jewish identity on their...