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The Daily Texan

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The Daily Texan

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UT is changing. Lets make sure it’s for the better.

UT is changing. Let’s make sure it’s for the better.

Diego Collazo and Brian Pena February 22, 2023

Editor’s note: This column was submitted by a member of the UT community. UT is opening a new chapter in its history. Many positive things are changing on and around campus. Austin is the second fastest...

Our cultural identities define us

Our cultural identities define us

Megan Tran, Alexa Leon, and Tommy Wan February 17, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum team has gathered submissions from members of the UT community to highlight diverse traditions, cultural heritage and generational legacy.
Beyond statics and binaries: thinking of culture as repertoire

Beyond statics and binaries: thinking of culture as repertoire

Mohit Mehta, Contributor February 17, 2023
Contributor Mohit Mehta, assistant director of the Center for Asian American Studies, encourages individuals to view their cultures and ancestry as dynamic, fluid and in non-binaries.
Embracing culture through film as a tool for social change and healing

Embracing culture through film as a tool for social change and healing

Marlon R. Smith, Contributor February 17, 2023
Contributor Marlon Rubio Smith, a radio-television-film junior, describes how film allowed him to explore cultural activism for Latino/a representation and helped him adjust after moving to the U.S.
Memories of a Mexican boy from El Paso: first impressions of UT during the 1960s

Memories of a Mexican boy from El Paso: first impressions of UT during the 1960s

Dr. Daniel Acosta, Jr., Contributor February 17, 2023
Contributor Daniel Acosta, Jr., a UT alumnus and former professor, describes his experiences as a student of color in the 1960s.
Finding My Unapologetic Self As A Filipino-American

Finding My Unapologetic Self As A Filipino-American

Abby Gail Triño, Contributor February 17, 2023
Contributor Abby Gail Triño explains her self-discovery as a Filipino American through embracing her experiences and heritage at UT.
Reconsidering the American dream

Reconsidering the American dream

Megan Tran, Alexa Leon, and Tommy Wan February 9, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum team gathered submissions from members of the UT community to explore how we interpret and envision the “American dream.”
American dream or fleeting nightmare?

American dream or fleeting nightmare?

Isaiah Mosley, Contributor February 9, 2023
Contributor Isaiah Mosley, a justice on the UT Supreme Court and a Plan II freshman, defines what the American dream means to him — an inaccessible, fleeting fairy tale that favors those with a sense of accessibility.
The American dream is a lie

The American dream is a lie

Karma Chávez, Contributor February 9, 2023
Contributor Karma Chávez, Bobby and Sherri Patton professor of Mexican American and Latina/o studies and department chair, contends that the American dream is a dangerous myth.
Let’s make more dreams possible

Let’s make more dreams possible

Elissa Steglich, Contributor February 9, 2023
Contributor Elissa Steglich, clinical professor and co-director of the Immigration Clinic, argues that eliminating systemic barriers in immigration law can help realize the American dream.
It’s Time for a Taskforce on Enrollment Strategy

It’s Time for a Taskforce on Enrollment Strategy

Ethan Smith, Contributor February 7, 2023
Contributor Ethan Smith calls for a Task Force on Enrollment Strategy to address challenges affecting UT’s value proposition.
UTs TikTok block is hypocritical

UT’s TikTok block is hypocritical

Bennett Burke, Contributor February 5, 2023
Contributor Bennett Burke urges UT to roll back its decision to block TikTok on University wifi networks.
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