The Daily Texan

All content by Denise Emerson

Students experience new perception of racial differences in South Korea

August 10, 2019

Experiencing a society where almost the entire population is ethnically homogeneous can be jolting for those who grew up in theUnited States. Some black and Hispanic students studying abroad in Seoul,...

Euphoria courtesy HBO

‘Euphoria’s’ bizarre ending reflects show’s priority for sensationalism over substance

August 6, 2019

Throughout its whole first season, “Euphoria” skirts the line between hard-hitting narratives and scandalous, shameless cop-outs. The show teeters on the edge of catering to an impressionable,...


UT students feel safe studying abroad near North Korea

July 16, 2019

Some UT students are studying abroad near a country that some Americans fear greatly. The political relationship between North Korea and the United States is fragile with the recent rise of nuclear...


Pulling my seat up to the table: First-generation student reflects on study abroad experience

July 9, 2019

My belief that I had to compete against others’ privilege ended once the University admitted me. All students would be on the same playing field, and my quest for a career would be stable and fruitful. My...

Toy Story 4 Courtesy Disney

‘Toy Story 4’ accomplishes what most sagas cannot with a fitting end

June 25, 2019

Every goodbye in a “Toy Story” film feels like parting with a longtime friend. “Toy Story 3” was successful because the toys faced the inevitability of becoming obsolete when...


Student returns to a different UT after decades of troubled life

June 18, 2019

For years, studio art senior David Carter panhandled on Guadalupe Street across from the university he dropped out of in the 1970s.  After Carter’s story gained traction due to student reporting,...


How to celebrate Pride month in Austin for free

June 11, 2019

Glitter, drag and dancing will rain over Austin for the next month. Pride celebrations kicked off with events in early June, but there are still new opportunities to celebrate before the official parade...


Students use summer classes to get ahead, graduate on time

June 11, 2019

There are about three weeks between spring semester finals and the first summer session, leaving students little time to visit their families. Students often take UT summer courses to move their graduation...


KVRX fest set to be largest festival hosted by a university radio station

May 9, 2019

While many seniors worry about their impending graduation, UT’s student radio station KVRX aims to produce the largest college radio station music festival. KVRX will host their first music festival...


Students switch course catalogs to better fit their academic goals

April 24, 2019

Degree requirements can feel restricting on students who don’t know better options are only one advising appointment away. Course catalogs define the degree requirements and available courses...


Bloom art pop-up seeks to redefine art shows

April 19, 2019

A Selena-loving DJ, an open bar and pizza do not match the archetype of a traditional art show. All-female art pop-up Bloom, hosted by atxGALS, embraces its nontraditional format and benefits the Girls...


How students find the intersection of style, sustainability

April 10, 2019

If students want to shop ethically and sustainably for fashion, their options tend to lie between cheap thrift hubs or small, expensive boutiques. Students following a sustainable lifestyle have to...


Rat Roommate: Pests unnerve students living in residence halls

April 5, 2019

Emily Fernandez started noticing odd occurrences in her dorm, such as pieces of her laundry basket that resembled toenail clippings and wood chips behind her trash can. A week later, she requested a transfer...


Status of vaping in a smoke-free campus

March 27, 2019

The alleyways between UT buildings are grave sites for cigarette butts, but invisible vapor from e-cigarettes hangs in the air as well.  UT has been a smoke-free campus since 2012. Many students...


‘Party like a rockstar tonight, feel like a celebrity tomorrow’: Mobile IV treatment clinics create new health fad

March 6, 2019

With the pop-up of IV hydration businesses in Austin, medical clinics are using creative means to make IV drips a glamorous way to treat hangovers. IV hydration businesses cater to a variety of groups...


Gamers discuss Apex Legends, live streaming

March 1, 2019

Battle royale video game Apex Legends reached a million downloads within eight hours of its release, far surpassing blockbuster Fortnite. UT gamers are hopping on the Apex train, and their live streams...


Gamers discuss Apex Legends, live streaming

February 28, 2019

Battle royale video game Apex Legends reached a million downloads within eight hours of its release, far surpassing blockbuster Fortnite. UT gamers are hopping on the Apex train, and their live streams...


Financial illiteracy in college students affects their futures

February 20, 2019

Students can face repercussions for credit mistakes they made at 18, such as missed payments, until they are 25 years old.  Credit card debt has hit a record high, while 43 percent of people with...


International Relations and Global Studies majors face pressure to study abroad

February 12, 2019

Despite budgeting and planning ahead, some students step onto the Forty Acres to find out they may need to invest thousands more into their degree than most other majors. While studying abroad offers...


‘Once they get there, they’re hanging on for dear life’: Students struggle with limited garage permits

January 31, 2019

Some students stress over being number one on a waitlist for a class, but others stress about being number 546 on a waitlist for a garage permit. For students who live far from campus or have to drive...


DeVos’ plan is one step forward, ten steps back

November 27, 2018

UT has a sexual assault problem that is far worse than its due process problem. What to prioritize should not even be in question.  On Nov. 16, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed...


Women deserve a place in UT’s gaming community

November 14, 2018

Search the phrase “gamer girl” on Google and you’ll find hypersexualized images of women with controllers and headsets. Girl gamers seldom receive equal treatment from the gaming community....

Sveshnikov_20180425- copy 2

One small step can help students with eating disorders

October 31, 2018

A day of boating on the lake is relaxing for most people, but for special education sophomore Daniella Bletnitsky it caused an out-of-control panic. All she could think about was how she was away from...


Where’s the representation for low-income students?

October 18, 2018

Of 1,103 campus organizations, not a single one is dedicated to low-income students, according to HornsLink. Students in the bottom 20 percent of household income in Texas comprise only six percent...


Hypocrisy comes from both ends of the political spectrum

October 9, 2018

Two UT students stood opposite each other, enraged. This was The Daily Texan’s front page photo of the Young Conservatives of Texas’ protest last week. While it was initially meant to support...


Ride safe, because danger is closer than you think

October 2, 2018

Two women entered what they believed to be their ride-hail after a night of drinking. When they arrived at their first destination, one of the women stepped out to help her friend get out of the car. Instead,...


Students deserve equal footing in lab classes

October 1, 2018

Two students could sit next to each other in lecture, have the same work ethic and intelligence, and yet, at the end of the semester, one barely passes while the other flies by with an easy A.  Many...