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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 Kateri David and Julia Zaksek

UT must provide resources for genderqueer students, educate faculty and student body

October 28, 2019

In the last 20 years, the University has greatly increased the number of resources for LGBTQ+ students. In 2004, UT established the Gender and Sexuality Center as a space for LGBTQ+ clubs and conferences...


New permit policy provokes criticism, calls for increased access for students with disabilities

October 21, 2019

Attending a large university is challenging. Making it to campus from an off-campus home or apartment, getting from class to class in the set 10 or 15 minutes and finding a place to park that’s not...


Homelessness decriminalization reveals rift in community, at risk of being rolled back

October 14, 2019

In June, Austin City Council voted to decriminalize sitting, laying down, sleeping and panhandling in public places. Prior to the new law, people experiencing homelessness were repeatedly fined for sleeping...

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Bisexual and pansexual identities are valid, regardless of college stereotypes and assumptions.

October 7, 2019

You’re at a party Friday night. Talking with friends or people from one of your classes. “What about them?” your friend asks, trying to point from behind their drink. “They’re...

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Graduate students struggle to make ends met

September 30, 2019

UT graduate students are barely scraping by. Although they serve as teacher assistants, aid professors in research and help run academic workshops and student events, they are often not paid a living wage.  Graduate...


Increased ICE raids threaten Austin Immigrants

September 23, 2019

The President’s campaign was built around anti-immigration and pro-wall rhetoric. While many of his campaign trail promises have failed to materialize, his repeated threats of massive Immigration...

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Senate Bill 21 raises legal smoking age, sets precedent

September 16, 2019

West Campus is a haven of nicotine addiction. It’s an area where JUUL pod caps line the curbsides and sharing a cigarette with friends is a common after-party ritual. In light of recent legislation,...


First year students: Prioritize your mental health

September 3, 2019

For thousands of seasoned Longhorns who returned to campus this past week, reacclimating to the pace of UT life required only minor adjustments — scaling back on Netflix and waking up before noon.  Things...

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