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Phoenix mosque protest is another example of how inequality pollutes police decision-making

June 3, 2015

Hundreds of Arizona citizens gathered this past weekend to protest and mock the Muslim community and teachings in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. Protesters claimed they made the event...

Despite growing debate over police tactics, students must stay cautious

April 22, 2015

Recent events surrounding fatal encounters with unarmed citizens have sparked a nationwide debate over the accountability of police forces.   For instance, take the indictment of South Carolina...

UT students should watch for signs of unhealthy eating habits

April 5, 2015

As the weather heats up and clothes are shed, many students try to work off the extra weight brought on after spring break that has been hiding under oversize sweaters for a few months. People tend to...

Women’s History Month should include discussion of feminism

March 30, 2015

Behind every great man is a woman who makes 78 percent as much as him. This fact, along with other stories of many types of sexism told by women and men alike, shows exactly why in 2015, feminism is still...

UT must foster welcoming community to increase black student enrollment

March 22, 2015

As of 2014 our school's freshman class reported a racial breakdown of 45 percent white and 23 percent Asian, with American Indian and Pacific Islander making up the smallest percentages.  Just...

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Net neutrality evens online playing field between large companies, small businesses

February 26, 2015

Finally, the left and right wings can agree on something.  Recent bipartisan and presidential support behind net neutrality, in addition to the FCC chairman's sudden announcement of full support...

Obama’s community college plan is the wrong way to fix higher education

January 29, 2015

As the Texan recently covered, President Barack Obama has proposed a plan for free tuition at community colleges. But, as predicted, it didn’t go over well with his critics, who criticized the plan...

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In wake of Ferguson decision, groups need to stand together peacefully to stop injustice

November 30, 2014

After the Nov. 24 decision by a grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, tensions ran high among the citizens of Ferguson as...

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Supreme Court should rehear Abigail Fisher’s case, put the issue to rest

November 21, 2014

Editor's note: This is part of a Point/Counterpoint series regarding Fisher v. University of Texas. To read the opposing viewpoint, click here.  Fisher v. University of Texas, a 2013 case...

University needs to cut ties with VF Corporation

November 19, 2014

Correction: An earlier version of this column erred on multiple points regarding the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and the sourcing of the University's apparel from VF Corporation. On Oct....

Feminism course could display modern outlook on feminism

November 5, 2014

The recent announcement of a new course, “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism,” was met with praise, confusion and most of all, online opposition from students and alumni. Proponents...

To better society, students should remain informed on key issues

November 3, 2014

Imagine this: You receive a notification that you must report to basic military training as soon as possible — but this modern-day draft isn’t for a war with Vietnam. Instead, the country needs...

If wearing culturally insensitive costumes, don the stigma, too

October 31, 2014

Editor's note: This is part of our weekly Point/Counterpoint series. To view the opposing viewpoint, click here.  Halloween has always been a night where people dress in creative costumes and...

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Urban rail plan increases options for underserved Austin communities

October 27, 2014

Expensive on-campus and West Campus housing pushes students struggling with the rising costs of college to look farther off for affordable living. Many of these include African-American students, who make...

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Cultural appropriations as fashion statements offend certain groups

October 8, 2014

Fall music festivals and Halloween bring opportunities to dress in ways outside of the norm. The boho style is donned at almost every indie music event, while the Oct. 31 holiday allows individuals to...