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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Butler should consider fundraising for more practice rooms

December 1, 2020

As this whirlwind of a semester draws to a close, Longhorns are desperately trying to find ways to manage their anxiety. For many, playing a musical instrument or singing has been a way to relieve stress.  However,...

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Find new ways to test statistics students

November 25, 2020

Students face new challenges this semester against the backdrop of social distancing and online classes. Students in statistics classes, in particular, are finding it difficult to gather data from student...


Help UT students properly distance themselves in outdoor areas

November 10, 2020

As the weather turns cooler and more Longhorns head to outdoor spaces on campus, we need to remember that the pandemic is still with us. At a time when COVID-19 cases are at a new high with 33,000 cases...


Waive the housing application fee for incoming UT freshmen

November 3, 2020

High school seniors submitting their housing applications to colleges for next fall must juggle multiple uncertainties: online classes, safety precautions, financial insecurity and more.  While...


Students need clear grading schemes for academic success

October 27, 2020

During a global pandemic, grades should be the last thing students have to worry about. As the deadlines for pass/fail and Q-drop period approach, some students — particularly those in STEM fields...


UT needs to clarify spring semester plans

October 20, 2020

We have all seen Baylor’s, TCU’s and A&M’s decisions to cancel spring break next semester. Luckily, UT students don’t have to worry about this. Art Markman, who leads the...


Consider our planet when masking up

October 14, 2020

As we enter the seventh month of COVID-19 in the United States, face masks continue to be a requirement in most public areas. However, while we're masking up, we must remember our environmental impact...


Students should get involved as poll workers to assist vulnerable workers

October 6, 2020

Election day is less than a month away. With the rising COVID-19 numbers across the nation, we will face a new voting reality marked by masks, social distancing and mail-in ballots.  Despite the...


Help us help you pronounce our names

October 5, 2020

Imagine this: It’s the first day of school. As you get settled, your professor begins the roll call. When they get to your name, there’s an awkward pause. You know what is happening. You resign...


Big Brother is proctoring you

September 23, 2020

Unprecedented is the word of 2020. In many ways, our first semester back seems to mirror the plots of some dystopian novels. With the desolate campus grounds and the doomsday COVID-19 numbers, the atmosphere...

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