The Daily Texan

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30: Social media staffer says goodbye

December 11, 2017

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in the The Daily Texan. The term comes from the old typesetting mark (-30-) to...

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Parents deserve full disclosure of reproductive circumstances

March 20, 2017

Doctors should never be able to withhold vital information from expecting parents and not face repercussions for their deceit. This could become a reality if Senate Bill 25, authored by Sen. Brandon Creighton,...

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Gender pay gap creates ‘housing gap’ among singles

February 21, 2017

There is no denying that Austin has been gaining popularity — people move here from across the country, and it even topped the list of the 20 best U.S. cities to live in for 2017. But even a city...

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Men must accept ambitious women in the dating world

February 3, 2017

As a young, single woman I would want my future husband to find my ambition and accomplishments attractive. The idea that these qualities would make me less desirable is ludicrous — but sadly, this...

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Service dog scammers harm vulnerable residents

November 28, 2016

Spending time with your pet can be as rewarding and great as spending time with any human — sometimes even better. It is natural to want to bring your dog everywhere you go but unfortunately not...

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With election, immigration reform must happen

November 2, 2016

Our nation, built on the backs of immigrants, is still suffering from an immigration system that is broken, confusing and outdated. In order to mend this crisis, Congress must allow comprehensive legislation...

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This election proves we still need feminism

October 18, 2016

There is a common misconception that women in developed nations are equal to men because they attend college, have careers, run their own businesses, etc. This fallacy was amplified among those ignorant...

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Texas inmates deserve to be paid for work

October 4, 2016

The 13th amendment of the Constitution is believed, by many, to have ended slavery. But upon closer inspection, the line “except for people convicted of a crime” becomes clear, and so does...

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Laptops should be allowed in classrooms

September 19, 2016

The war on technology has arrived at UT as many professors are banning the use of laptops in their classrooms. Laptops and tablets are the norm in a modern classroom setting — many textbooks are...

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Mylan threatens to price out EpiPen users in need

September 1, 2016

Consumers have long witnessed how companies abuse their power and take advantage of dependency on their products. Recently, buyers and lawmakers were shocked by the dramatic price increase of EpiPens,...

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Hollywood must stop whitewashing minority characters

May 4, 2016

Dreamworks and Paramount have recently come under fire after the first image of their upcoming movie, Ghost In The Shell, was released. In it, the titular character of the Japanese anime will be played...

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Tipping is necessary for employees to survive

April 25, 2016

Lately, there has been a lot of debate surrounding abolishing a practice that is ingrained in the service industry — tipping. In order for this plan to work, employers must raise server’s wages...

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Donald Trump’s wall is imperfect in every way

April 18, 2016

Donald Trump recently revealed how he plans to force Mexico to pay for a new Berlin Wall separating our two nations through a memo sent to The Washington Post. But for a man who brags endlessly about his...

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ICE raids must be stopped

April 4, 2016

“It’s time for a president who won’t walk away from comprehensive [immigration] reform just because it becomes politically unpopular,” said Obama in 2008 as he spoke to the National...

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Undocumented students need DACA expansion

March 21, 2016

Every year an approximated 65,000 undocumented students graduate high school but, due to the lack of their legal status, not all of them move on to attending college. In 2012, the Obama administration...

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Why you should swipe left on online dating

March 1, 2016

Online dating. Just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t make it a good idea. Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid, even Bernie Singles — these social platforms have become a phenomenon among millennials...

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Immigration holding centers must be reformed

February 16, 2016

Our nation of immigrants is still plagued by a broken immigration system. Every day thousands are caught by Border Patrol and put in logjammed, unsanitary detention centers. They will remain there until...

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H-1B Visa program needs an update

February 4, 2016

Universities across the United States are filled with students working to reach the ultimate goal — graduation. While the thought of transitioning from slightly functioning college student to full-blown...