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

All content by Amanda Almeda

How to get from orientation to graduation at UT

April 29, 2014

Graduate third in your high school class. Listen bitterly to the bro roll call speech of your high school salutatorian and pop culture references of your valedictorian’s speech. Blame them for the...


Texas’ sex-ed programs don’t prepare UT students

April 16, 2014

Earlier this month, a much-shared article on brought attention to the latest effort to keep unscientific sex-ed courses in public schools. The article told how school districts in Mississippi...

For graduating seniors, end of college forces re-evaluation of relationships

April 1, 2014

It’s hard to summarize dating and relationship trends of graduating seniors here at UT, but, if one had to, dating in that final semester of college would probably be characterized as “whatever...


Planned fee for campus Internet saddles students with extra cost

March 19, 2014

At the most recent meeting of the Graduate Student Assembly, on March 5, representatives of UT’s Information Technology Services presented a proposal to charge students for wireless Internet access...

Students need to focus on the cause at charity events

February 27, 2014

Last Friday, China Care, a student-run organization that fundraises for lifesaving surgeries for orphans in China, hosted its fifth annual Benefit Night. The event was held to raise money to fund brain...


Sexist “date a girl who…” articles reduce women to “types”

February 20, 2014

As a female college student whose social circle primarily consists of other females in the 17-25 age demographic, my Facebook newsfeed has become saturated with “Date a Girl Who” articles....


Near UT’s campus, cyclists and cars should follow road rules

February 12, 2014

Last week, while riding my bike through West Campus, a police officer called me and several other cyclists over for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. Honestly, I was a bit surprised. In the...

Not everyone is meant to lead

January 31, 2014

The college admissions process often causes high school students to think of leadership positions as currency. Consequently, it is easy for students to think of leadership as a title or a means to an end....


Student groups’ donations benefit hurricane relief in the Philippines, but UT can do more to help

November 19, 2013

On Saturday, members of the Filipino Student Association performed the traditional Philippine tinikling dance before an audience of almost 300 for its annual Filipino Cultural Night. This year’s...


College students should reconsider rates of alcohol consumption after graduation

October 30, 2013

Statistically speaking, two out of every five college students have gone binge drinking at least once in the last two weeks. This figure, which comes from a 2011 U.S. News and World Report story, may be...

In the recruiting process, make contacts, not competitors

October 15, 2013

With recruiting season in full swing, the pressure is on for students currently looking for full-time positions and internships. Juniors and seniors can be seen sporting suits between interviews and class,...

To experience diversity at UT, look beyond racial, cultural lines

September 30, 2013

UT is diverse, but that diversity isn’t necessarily reflected in our social circles. Walking around campus, one may notice that students seem to congregate in groups that are similar to them. One...

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