The Daily Texan

All content by Gabby Sanchez
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Spanish-speaking reporters best serve citizens

May 2, 2017

In the state of Texas, Hispanics and Latinos make up 38 percent of the population, and Spanish is spoken in 29 percent of Texas homes. While a large amount of these individuals speak English, there’s...

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Geoengineering proves poor solution to climate change

April 17, 2017

As Donald Trump’s presidency continues, it has become clear that acting for the benefit of the environment and the future human population is not in his or the Republican Party’s plans. After...

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Businesses must switch to sustainable packaging

March 28, 2017

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, everyone knows those three overused words: reduce, reuse and recycle. This method of environmentalism tends to focus on the individual. It doesn’t...

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Republican push for carbon taxes marks good first step

February 21, 2017

The Climate Leadership Council is putting forth a proposal by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III for a carbon tax aimed at reducing carbon emissions. While a carbon tax itself carries many benefits...

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Continued involvement after protests brings change

February 8, 2017

The Women’s March that rocked the earth the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump exhibited the power that individuals — especially women — have to make their voices heard....

Ignoring climate change imperils Texas’s future

January 20, 2017

Some days this winter have been idyllic to many Austinites, with temperatures in the high 70s and never dropping below 60 degrees. But when we can take a dip in Barton Springs in January, we have to know...

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Voters must focus on local and state politics

November 22, 2016

In the wake of the election results, many politically active Austinites may feel a wall rising between them and progress. Democrats now wonder where their voice will be heard in a federal government with...

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Despite efforts, UT’s sex ed proves inefficient

November 1, 2016

In my middle school health class, we swapped water between plastic cups in a game to learn about sexually transmitted infections.  At the end of the game our teacher revealed who received an STI and...

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City of Austin should assign mandatory sugar tax

October 18, 2016

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that minimized sugar’s role in diseases like coronary heart disease, shifting the blame to fat. Fifty years later, over a third of the U.S. population...

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Microwaves should be readily available to use on campus

October 4, 2016

With a campus population of over 50,000 students, lunch hours on any given day are busy for everyone involved: Students, restaurant employees and cooking appliances work together to ensure a smooth experience....

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We must start listening to scientists about the effects of climate change

September 20, 2016

President Obama has made many crucial decisions in an effort to leave a lasting legacy on the fight against climate change. He’s made efforts to switch the nation to clean energy, and earlier this...

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White Lives Matter earned their label of a hate group

September 6, 2016

On Aug. 22, the hate group White Lives Matter stood outside of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s office in Houston with demands that they denounce the Black Lives Matter...