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 Briana Torres

Combating first-generation perfectionism starts by addressing it

December 7, 2018

Many UT undergraduates know how to stay on top of everything — they probably credit their UT admission to it. This feeling can result in an all or nothing attitude better known as perfectionism....

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Next time, ask current students before you change the handbook

November 30, 2018

If you ever went on a tour of UT as a prospective student, you most likely heard your Guides of Texas tour guide boast about the variety of student organizations at UT. You might have even heard them say...


The CMHC needs to provide a stalking incident log

November 20, 2018

According to the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center website, 12 percent of college students in America are affected by stalking. Stalking can come in the form of unwarranted phone calls and texts,...


Confederate statue blocks need replacements representative of a diversifying campus

November 13, 2018

We pass by the empty blocks on the Main Mall on our way to class. Prospective students pass by them on tours. Some know what used to be on top of them and some don’t. For those who don’t: These...


Diverse faculty will result in diverse literature

November 3, 2018

Finally being able to read the words of Mexican-American writers who came before me was exhilarating. I was excited for my Mexican-American literature class, but I only attended one class. Ultimately,...


UT needs to expand its Child Development Center 

October 26, 2018

When Cherry Lee was a graduate student at UT, she attempted to put her daughter Madi in UT’s Child Development Center (UTCDC). The waitlist spanned four years. Without alternative means of child...


Let’s make water conservation a priority

October 17, 2018

From filling up our water bottles during lecture to showering after long workouts at Gregory Gym, we use a lot of water.  Students who live on campus may be less likely to notice the level of their...


Professors should be more involved with student collaboration efforts

October 11, 2018

It’s common for students to walk into lecture halls and feel alone when learning and understanding the material. Group projects and small discussions are designed to help ease those feelings, but...


Take time to acknowledge Hispanic Heritage Month before it ends

October 9, 2018

If you don't know what or when Hispanic Heritage Month is, you’re not alone. Hispanic Heritage Month spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and its end is quickly approaching. Fear not, there are still...


Take advantage of UT Women’s Health Clinic

September 28, 2018

Many students who leave home to attend UT also leave their doctors and clinics behind. Finding a good physician who makes you comfortable is important for any kind of visit, but especially for visits to...


Don’t overcommit yourself this fall

September 21, 2018

As UT’s newest class of freshmen settle into their dorms and classes, they are also beginning to get involved on campus. Many fill out applications for Student Government or spirit groups while simultaneously...