Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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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UT System’s investment in fossil fuel industries sparks backlash, prompts students to push for divestment

In the last ten years, The University of Texas Systems’ endowment has grown considerably. In 2010, the fund was worth $10.7 billion. Over the summer of 2018, it reached $31 billion, second only to...

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Texas felon disenfranchisement enables institutional racism

Rushi Shah March 2, 2020

As the 2020 elections ramp up, UT students face state-sanctioned voter suppression in the form of voter ID laws, paper voter registration and insufficient polling locations. Felon disenfranchisement is...

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Tangible impacts made by advocating at The Daily Texan

Abby Springs February 27, 2020

Editor’s note: Abby Springs is currently running to become the next editor-in-chief of The Daily Texan. For this column, she was asked to present her platform and vision for the Texan. While...

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The Daily Texan must focus on feedback and community

Emily Caldwell February 27, 2020

Editor’s note: Emily Caldwell is currently running to become the next editor-in-chief of The Daily Texan. For this column, she was asked to present her platform and vision for the Texan. The...

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Texas has room for refugees

Alex Evans February 26, 2020

One of the first values instilled in us as children is the importance of sharing, especially when we are lucky enough to have more than we need. It is vital that we teach our children to be kind and generous....

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Simona and Lynn are empowering students, Messin’ With Texas

Simona Harry and Lynn Huynh February 26, 2020

One month ago, we never thought we’d be doing this. We hadn’t prepared for this our entire college careers, and we want everyone to know that. This isn’t a stepping stone in the name...

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Anagha and Winston will do What It Takes to promote inclusion

Anagha Kikkeri and Winston Hung February 26, 2020

Join Anagha and Winston as They do What It Takes for UT.  We belong here, and we do what it takes to carve out our own space at this University. We work part time while studying as full-time students....

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Sean and Suseth share stories, ask you to #DoYouForOthers

Sean Tucker and Suseth Muñoz February 26, 2020

We’re Sean and Suseth, and throughout our time on campus, we’ve put ourselves in positions where we can directly help others. Now we want to serve you as your next student body president and...

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Connor and Camille want to build a home for you at UT

Connor Alexander and Camille Johnson February 25, 2020

This campaign is not about a school. It’s about a home. After talking with hundreds of students, community leaders, and reflecting on our own experiences, we realized that so many students feel unsafe...

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Tayler and Alex share their stories, identities, experiences

A boy walks into the San Jacinto Residence Hall lobby for the first time in the late summer of 2017. He is alone but not intimidated because he knows this is what he has worked for the past four years....

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Adam and James call for a Texas better together, vulnerability

Adam Bergman and James Comerford February 25, 2020

We stand for execution and reaching tangible goals within the University of Texas’ Student Government. We stand for leading by example and setting a precedent for future student body presidents....

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Jalesha and Jerri want to reclaim narrative, fight for unheard voices

Jalesha Bass and Jerri Garcia February 25, 2020

This is for the students that don’t feel heard, to the first-generation students who feel out of place, to those to whom this system was not built for: It’s time to transform. Even more, it’s...