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Let’s improve access to resources for women in tech

November 2, 2018

Earlier this semester, The Daily Texan shed light on the gross underrepresentation of women in computing by writing about the mere seven female freshmen in the computer science honors program. Women continuously...

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STEM classrooms should bring ethics to the forefront

October 15, 2018

Educational institutions are “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to teaching tech ethics, according to a New York Times op-ed published in November 2017. The piece calls upon universities to...

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Plan II should admit transfer students

October 8, 2018

College can be a fresh start for many students, both socially and academically. New experiences and opportunities expose us to variety of topics we might have never seen in high school. Because of this,...

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Not all study breaks are made equal

September 27, 2018

All too often I find myself deep into a study session when I realize my brain needs a break. Like clockwork, I open a new tab and type in Facebook. As I mindlessly scroll through the endless memes and...

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Computer Science faculty hiring shouldn’t be a black box

August 11, 2018

Only 21.9 percent of the students in UT’s Department of Computer Science are female, according to the CS department. The gender gap in computer science is also apparent in its staff — only...

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UT should make technology education more accessible

July 21, 2018

There are nearly 10 times more computing jobs open right now in the US than there are students who graduated in 2015 with computer science degrees. These jobs often only require a well-cultivated set of...

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SeekUT deserves more widespread promotion

July 18, 2018

There are nearly 170 colleges and universities in the state of Texas, making the decision to attend UT a complicated choice. The SeekUT online portal can help make that decision easier. SeekUT presents...

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Students shouldn’t be confused by numbers in the news

July 11, 2018

Students have difficulty separating fact from fiction in media — especially when this fiction is being presented in a way that appears to be legitimate and objective. As data journalism continues...

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Fall out of love with the Hackathon

May 2, 2018

Major League Hacking, a national body that oversees large-scale hackathons, has several corporate sponsors. Two of those sponsors are Awake Chocolate, a hypercaffeinated chocolate brand, and Soylent, the...

Cheating in computer science is far from binary

April 20, 2018

Peer collaboration can be essential to academic success, whether it jogs your brain for the answers or gives you a different perspective on the assignment. However, computer science students face a unique...

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Paid sick leave could wear a different face in Austin

April 6, 2018

In mid-February, Austin made history by becoming the first city in the South to implement a mandatory paid sick leave policy. Austin locals can finally  breathe a stuffy-nosed sigh of relief, as they...

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The race in tech: why coding bootcamps are a hurdle

March 27, 2018

“Computer Science? That sounds like a lot of work, but you’re going to end up making a lot of money, right?” If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, I wouldn’t have to...

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Austin needs better visibility for gig workers

March 9, 2018

We’ve all opened the fridge during our hungriest moments, only to find little more than abandoned snacks and measly leftovers. The pangs of de-prioritizing grocery shopping are most often felt in...

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UT’s private partnerships leave STEM students in dark

February 13, 2018

UT makes breakthrough discoveries everyday. However, a delicate system of privacy and funding between public universities and the private sector has put transparency of the involvement of private companies...

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Accountability in college athletics starts with transparency

January 30, 2018

Recently, students and fans of the Longhorns celebrated the $3 million donation from Texas alumnus and Golden State Warrior, Kevin Durant, to the Texas basketball program. The University will rename two...