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

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Ads destroy women’s sense of self-respect

Lauren Franklin November 27, 2013

If you listen to the radio, watch TV, read billboards or skim magazine covers while waiting to check out at the grocery store, you might have seen or heard commercials for Ideal Image, Sona Medspa, Darque...


Minority students deserve recasting in UT plays

Lauren Franklin November 11, 2013

In the past two weeks, the UT theatre department has found itself caught in a casting controversy, and racial inequalities may be to blame.  According to a Daily Texan article published Oct. 30, the...

Unpaid internships offer few protections for participants

Lauren Franklin October 29, 2013

College students are no strangers to internships. In our quest to have productive summers, meaningful college experiences and dazzling resumes, many of us have found ourselves interning in a company or...


What Miley means for Millennials

Lauren Franklin October 14, 2013

Miley Cyrus is a hot topic. Her recent performances, characterized by nudity, hypersexualization, and a lot of twerking, have gained her a great deal of attention in the American media. These performances...

Americans suffer from inadequate foreign language education

Lauren Franklin October 7, 2013

The United States is largely monolingual. In fact, only about 15-20 percent of Americans consider themselves bilingual, compared to 56 percent of Europeans surveyed in 2006 by the European Commission....


Social eating poses serious problems for college students

Lauren Franklin September 30, 2013

People use eating as a way to socialize — going out to dinner with friends, snacking while watching a movie, eating junk food during “girls’ night.” However, social eating can have...

Classroom bias can be a self-fulfilling prophecy

Lauren Franklin September 19, 2013

Perhaps it is a result of our evolution as social creatures, or perhaps the root is more recent, such as the emergence of the social media that we use to advertise ourselves to the world. Whatever the...

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