The Daily Texan

All content by Bella McWhorter

Associate editor finally escapes opinion office

May 10, 2019

I typed HSM into Google Maps. I was headed to the Texan basement to try out for a copy editor position my freshman year. I opened that unwelcoming basement door, saw students sleeping on couches, poring...


Students deserve an admissions system better than the Top 10 Percent Rule

February 7, 2019

The Top 10 Percent Rule allows high school seniors in the top 10 percent of their class to receive automatic admission to any Texas public university. Although the rule has helped students from rural and...

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Students deserve a centralized Career Services system

January 25, 2019

Less than a third of graduates enter careers related to their major, according to a 2017 New York Times article. With the majority of students entering jobs beyond their majors, it is imperative UT’s...


Drinking kava can tackle the root of your stress problems

January 23, 2019

Over winter break I tried something new to relax after a day of stress — the ground root of the kava plant. Gulping down the Pacific drink and chasing its earthy flavor with a few pineapple cubes,...


Creating balance between online, local shopping is imperative

September 11, 2018

After Maria Oliveira started her own business — Passport Vintage — in Chicago, she and her work partner wanted to expand the business by moving to a new city. They researched a variety of locations...

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University should amend its Global Cultures flag requirement

August 29, 2018

As Apollo 8 reached the moon, the crew found something they never expected: mental clarity. The “overview effect” experienced by the crew means that as one looks down on earth from space, they...