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 Jacob Kunz
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Facebook’s policy shift could do as much harm as good

January 22, 2018

  How does Mark Zuckerberg plan to fix Facebook in 2018? It seems the first step is a little less news in your news feed. In a post on Jan. 11, Zuckerberg detailed an outline of things to come...

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Robert Lee Moore Hall is due for a name change

December 6, 2017

As we move ever forward to improve the state of race relations in this country, looking back at our history seems to only reveal the issues of the past. I have remarked before that we must reflect on the...

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Fraternities must implement a culture of self-policing

November 20, 2017

Last Monday morning, 20-year-old Texas State Phi Kappa Psi pledge Matthew Ellis was found unresponsive following a fraternity party in San Marcos that Sunday evening. After his death, Texas State University...

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The media must change the way it covers mass shootings, shift its focus to victims

November 15, 2017

The man responsible for the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs last Sunday lived 15.1 miles from my house. National news broadcasted this information hours after the massacre, flying helicopters overhead...

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Texas won’t be blue anytime soon

November 9, 2017

When Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R) announced that he would not run for re-election in 2018, Texas Democrats saw an opportunity to finally take back Texas. But if they don’t take an active role...

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The last thing we need is a secretarial ‘suicide pact’

November 9, 2017

In the past month, a question piqued the interest of news anchors and late night talk show hosts: Did Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, call the President a “fucking moron”? Tillerson,...

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Segregation is alive and well in Texas’ public schools

November 2, 2017

In 1954, the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision deemed state-sponsored segregation in public schools unconstitutional. This landmark case overturned the concept of  “separate...

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Stop recommending that I watch “Stranger Things”

October 26, 2017

On Oct. 27 Netflix releases the second season of  its original series “Stranger Things.” With midterms in full swing, why is it that so many students plan to binge-watch the nine hour-long...

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Smartphones’ harms should not be ignored

October 11, 2017

The last 20 or so years brought forward a watershed moment in technological development: a device that can almost answer any question or fulfill any need, right in your pocket. So why is it that in this...

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The tyrant that ‘discovered’ America

October 9, 2017

“In fourteen-hundred-ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue .” This rhyme offers not only a handy mnemonic to enterprising young schoolchildren looking to ace their history quiz, but also...

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Americans must show solidarity in Mexico’s time of need

September 27, 2017

On the morning of Sept. 19, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the seismic scale hit Mexico City and the surrounding areas. This came after a string of natural disasters hit North America, from Hurricanes...

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The high school endorsements program is a flawed system

September 19, 2017

In 2013, Legislative Session 83 passed House Bill 5, and ever since, students and school districts have struggled to keep up. By forcing students to make career choices early-on and counselors to take...