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Transfer students deserve better orientation

July 7, 2018

For transfer students, it’s easy to see disparities in the way freshmen and transfers are treated here at UT. It all starts before orientation, where we’re behind other students in class schedule...

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Disabled students, families should suggest improvement where needed

June 29, 2018

The battle for accessibility can be exhausting for disabled people. We’re confronted every day by an inaccessible world, and it can be easy to accept it and not put up a fight. However, on our college...

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Students need more options for summer class schedules

June 19, 2018

For those of us taking summer courses here at UT, we often need the classes we’re taking — to complete core requirements, take that pesky UGS you didn’t want to squeeze into your fall...

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Students, faculty and staff need to be more understanding about accommodations

May 3, 2018

Recently, the New York Times published a response on their Social Q’s column to a question asking if testing accommodations were harmful to an autistic student and unfair to the rest of the class.  A...

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Transfer students deserve better signature course options

April 27, 2018

When I arrived here at UT, I had to hit the ground running. As transfer students, we have to catch up our first several semesters by taking the right classes, and we’re forced to take a UGS Signature...

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Openly LGBTQ instructors provide inclusive, accessible, and diverse learning

April 6, 2018

Elementary art teacher Stacey Bailey was put on paid leave because she mentioned her sexual orientation in class. This decision has now sparked retaliation against the school district. Her leave brings...

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Stop using ableist language and call out others who use it

March 23, 2018

Ableist language plagues much of our discourse. This language sneaks through many of the conversations we have and unknowingly harms the disabled and differently abled community. Our day-to-day discussions...

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Students shouldn’t consume literature written by those accused of sexual harassment

March 2, 2018

Since the rise of the #MeToo movement, the publishing industry’s male authors have been riddled with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. When author Anne Ursu started a survey on sexual harassment,...

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H.R. 620 violates basic, human rights of accessibility

February 26, 2018

The lives of disabled Americans are in danger. HR 620 quietly snuck through the House, passing 225 to 192 on Feb. 15. Officially, HR 620 is known as the ADA Education and Reform Act. It proposed that businesses...

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LGBTQ candidates offer welcome change for Texas

February 14, 2018

The LGBTQ community is rising up to fight back against their attackers. A record number of openly LGBTQ candidates are running for public office in Texas, according to Outsmart, a Houston LGBTQ magazine....

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Students need to get tested for HIV

February 13, 2018

HIV testing among young adults 15 to 24 years old is dangerously low. 63.9 percent of women and 73.7 percent of men report never having been tested. The main reason: They thought they “were unlikely...

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Inaccessible academic spaces necessitate active inclusivity

January 30, 2018

Nearly one in 5 people in the United States has a disability. There are over 125,000 transgender adults in Texas alone. Over 160 million Americans are overweight or obese. Left-handed people make up about...

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Instructors need to publish Canvas courses earlier

January 19, 2018

As classes start up, it’s nice to be able to view our Canvas courses, look over syllabi and begin prepping for the semester. However, many Canvas pages for students were not published or finalized...

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Instructors need to publish Canvas courses earlier

January 18, 2018

As classes start up, it’s nice to be able to view our Canvas courses,look over syllabi and begin prepping for the semester. However, many Canvas pages for students were not published or finalized...

Students must be aware of their sugar intake

November 21, 2017

There is a killer lurking in our midst. It lies in wait to pounce from under wrappers, to slink out from plastic bottles. You crave it in your teeth. Americans are being harmed from the inside out. The...

Students need to manage time and stress with upcoming finals

November 21, 2017

For some of us, finals are coming. For others, they’ve arrived and we’re struggling. There’s about two weeks of school left, and time management is going to be vital for maintaining our...

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UT’s SSD sets an example for other schools to follow

November 13, 2017

Last year, when I was sitting in my archaeology class at UT-Arlington, we watched several videos, some captioned, most not. It was hard for me as a deaf student to follow along, to keep up with the audio...

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UT needs to work to keep Waller Creek clean

October 26, 2017

Plastic bottles, fast food waste, old signage, a traffic cone and an entire blanket — these are some of the few things I’ve seen in Waller Creek while walking to class. The creek starts north...

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Smokers need to be more considerate on campus

October 18, 2017

In the weeks since classes have started, I’ve walked past several people smoking and vaping on campus grounds. While people have every right to smoke, that right should not be abused while on campus...

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FDA must allow gay men to give blood

October 11, 2017

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, the lines to donate much-needed blood stretched for blocks. The ability to donate blood, however, does not extend to sexually active gay men. The Food and Drug...

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UT needs more hand sanitizer dispensers

October 6, 2017

Fall has arrived and so has flu season. It’s that time of the year where it’s important for students, faculty and staff to wash their hands as not to spread diseases that could cause outbreaks....

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Police should be trained to protect disabled community

September 27, 2017

The recent killing of an Oklahoma deaf man by police has brought national attention to a highly uncovered issue in the media: police killings of disabled people with communicative issues. This is a national...

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LGBTQ facial recognition software opens door to dangerous possibilities

September 20, 2017

A world where people could be hunted down with facial recognition technology able to determine whether or not they’re part of the LGBTQ community could be right around the corner. Privacy...

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Larger organization fair is necessary for transfer students’ college experience

August 31, 2017

Freshman orientation offers new students the chance to find the student organizations and programs that will come to define their college experience. Transfer students, also new to the University, don’t...