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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University-sanctioned sports carry expansive list of benefits

November 29, 2016

Editor's note: This column appears in a point-counterpoint regarding the validity of college athletics. Read the opposition here. Higher education has been intertwined with athletics for the majority...

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CNS Honors sets example in admissions applications

November 7, 2016

Last fall, high school students coveting a spot in one of the College of Natural Sciences’ selective honors programs — Dean’s Scholars, Health Science Scholars, and Polymathic Scholars...

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Polls unreliable for predicting elections

October 12, 2016

Editor's Note: This column appears in a point-counterpoint regarding whether polls are useful in predicting elections. To find its counterpoint, click here. The democratic value of public opinion...

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Rampant culture of achievement harms mental well-being

September 30, 2016

Suicide Prevention Week, a somber acknowledgment of the frailties each individual is subject to, is an apt time to discuss the culture of achievement that runs deeply through the UT population.  There...

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College rankings create slanted incentives for schools

September 15, 2016

Each September, the release of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Ranking is a testament to the conflict of values surrounding higher education. Students and university stakeholders alike aspire...

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Comedy gives Cocks Not Glocks greater chance at staying power

August 29, 2016

In this past year of activism both in favor of and against Senate Bill 11, a law permitting concealed carry of firearms on public campuses, the recent anti-campus carry movement Cocks Not Glocks distinguished...