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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

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Tiny Texan Stories: We are survivors

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale October 1, 2020

Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, Rape In this week’s forum, we hear stories from survivors of sexual assault, rape and sexual violence on our campus. University campuses are...

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We’re not going to solve the climate crisis by composting paper towels

Derek Lund September 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. By now, the vast majority of us are aware of the mechanics of what is causing the current climate crisis. Humans...

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The climate is destabilizing. What do we do?

Kerry H. Cook September 23, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. I have been working on and teaching about climate change for more than 35 years. My 1984 doctoral thesis was...

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Our collective climate responsibility

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale September 23, 2020

Many of us understand that fighting climate change is urgent.  Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed climate change’s catastrophic effects across the nation. From the fires that set...

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Consider the bad actors at play, not the system

Sloan Wyatt September 22, 2020

Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor is in response to an editorial The Daily Texan published September 8 encouraging the University to increase its oversight of Greek...

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As you prepare to vote this November, here’s what you need to know

Voting is an essential part of the democratic process, so it is alarming that voter turnout in Texas is among the worst in the nation. This year, the challenge of voting in Texas is compounded by COVID-19....

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Reclaiming our vote

Charlie Bonner September 17, 2020

In an essay published posthumously the day he was laid to rest, John Lewis wrote, “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because...

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If your vote meant nothing, they would not try so hard to stop you

Ric Galvan September 17, 2020

Everything is bigger in Texas, including voter suppression. Before 1965, Texas required literacy tests before allowing individuals to register to vote, and then taxed them if they did so. After the Voting...

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Let’s talk about voting

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale September 17, 2020

This week, we want to talk about all things voting.  With arguably the most important election in our lifetimes quickly approaching, the act of voting has become a controversial topic. Recognized...

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We, too, are Texas

Rainbow Di Benedetto September 10, 2020

Editor's note: This column was submitted to the Texan by a member of the UT community. As UT staff members, we’re not in it for the glory. We know that this institution exists to serve its...

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UT Staff Council shares its perspectives, experiences and advice on dealing with a global pandemic

Daisy Kielty and Maria Sailale September 10, 2020

This week, we want to highlight the voices of staff members in our community. As our contributor points out, the staff experience is anything but monolithic. While we often exclusively refer to staff...

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Surviving COVID-19 from my room

Daisy Kielty September 1, 2020

It’s okay. I’m struggling too.  I’m not sure who handles a pandemic well, but I’m certainly not that person.  No one taught me how to deal with a pandemic. Kindergarten...