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 Hannah Lopez
Associate managing editor writes last column, stays on brand by forgetting to upload it

Associate managing editor writes last column, stays on brand by forgetting to upload it

Hannah Lopez December 3, 2021

If I’m being completely honest, I had no intention of working for the Texan this semester. When I got the phone call asking me to try out for associate managing editor last summer, I hesitated. After...

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Cancel campus walking tours

Hannah Lopez January 24, 2021

Daniel Jaffe, interim executive vice president and provost, released a statement recently declaring that UT wants to “minimize the number of people returning to the campus community at any one time”...


All online classes should have an asynchronous option

Hannah Lopez August 26, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact the health and safety of people around the world, online learning has been the go-to method for academic instruction. Specifically, synchronous instruction has seen a major...


Routinely test all students in dorms

Hannah Lopez August 24, 2020

This past weekend, around 3,600 students moved into UT’s residence halls for the fall semester. According to UT’s Protect Texas Together guidelines, 75% of those students are predicted to contract...

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UHD needs to create short-term housing for the month of August

Hannah Lopez February 11, 2020

For some students, summer is a time to worry about classes, internships or anything else that pertains to their academics. For others, summer is a time to worry about whether they’ll have a place...

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UT needs multi-disciplinary undergraduate statistics major

Hannah Lopez February 7, 2020

There are around 200 schools that offer statistics as a major in the United States, but UT is not one of them. UT’s position, both geographically and academically, is perfect for future statistics...


More classes should offer lecture recordings

Hannah Lopez January 30, 2020

Six years ago, Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services introduced UT’s automatic lecture recording system, Lectures Online. The automatic program offers professors an efficient way to easily...


Professors should include mental health days in accepted absences

Hannah Lopez December 11, 2019

Even with the fall semester coming to an end, students’ stress levels are at an all-time high. Between the pressures of academic performance, working a job, attending extracurriculars and maintaining...


Give us a break: Fall break would combat burnout, exhaustion

Hannah Lopez November 26, 2019

Tomorrow will be the first time University of Texas students have had a break in over 12 weeks. Since Labor Day, students have faced a nonstop onslaught of classes and work commitments that have drained...

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UT must begin to offer cheaper class ring options, allow all students access

Hannah Lopez November 19, 2019

At The University of Texas, financially burdening students is a time-honored tradition. Last week, the high price tag of class rings prevented many otherwise eligible students from participating in the...


Dorms need automatic push-buttons on laundry room doors to improve access

Hannah Lopez November 13, 2019

Even though The University of Texas is ranked as the 34th best university in the world, students are still having to fight for world-class accessibility. UT cannot claim to be one of the greatest universities...


UT must begin to remove all carpeting, upholstered seating in UTC

Hannah Lopez November 12, 2019

Last month, students weren’t the only ones crawling around campus. Several classes were canceled over a two day period at the University Teaching Center after a student reported finding bed bug...


UT must provide accessible resources to protect students from email spoofing scams

Hannah Lopez November 7, 2019

For years, UT has been a hunting ground for cybercriminals looking for stressed, vulnerable students to prey on and abuse.  The University is not adequately guarding students from spoofing, which...


UT evacuation alarms need to be more specific

Hannah Lopez October 18, 2019

“ATTENTION: AN EMERGENCY SITUATION HAS BEEN DETECTED. PLEASE EVACUATE THE BUILDING.”  After almost three semesters at UT, I know I should no longer be panicked by the alerts. A couple...


Students should not have to pay for their disabilities

Hannah Lopez October 4, 2019

At the University of Texas, students have to pay for their disabilities. For years, UT Parking and Transportation Services has put a price tag on accessibility for the disabled population ­—...


The overselling of Big Tickets is a security threat to students

Hannah Lopez September 27, 2019

The Big Ticket is marketed as a convenient, all-inclusive ticket to UT home sporting events. Students can use it as an easy access pass to home games without having to pay each time. What could go...

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