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

Lucero Ponce, Editor-in-Chief

Lucero Ponce is a third-year student from Laredo, Texas studying journalism and Mexican American & Latino studies. She currently serves as the Texan's Editor-in-Chief and was previously the Texan en Español Director.

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Your voice has a space in the Texan

Your voice has a space in the Texan

Lucero Ponce, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2024
Editor-in-Chief Lucero Ponce invites students to join The Daily Texan.
Austin, In Transit

Austin, In Transit

Lucero Ponce, Ellie Monday, and Tommy Wan November 10, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum team gathered submissions from members of the UT community to explore the importance of public transportation, its barriers and potential solutions toward creating a sustainable system in Austin.
Keeping religious identity alive at UT

Keeping religious identity alive at UT

Lucero Ponce, Ellie Monday, and Tommy Wan November 6, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum team gathered submissions from members of different faiths across the UT community to highlight the varying religious experiences on campus.
What does being a Longhorn mean to you?

What does being a Longhorn mean to you?

Lucero Ponce, Ellie Monday, and Tommy Wan September 25, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum Team gathered submissions from our fellow Longhorns to share their perspectives on what being a Longhorn means to them.
The intersection of identity and mental health

The intersection of identity and mental health

Lucero Ponce, Ellie Monday, and Tommy Wan September 21, 2023
The Daily Texan Forum Team gathered submissions from students who share how their different backgrounds play a role in their mental health.
Tú voz pertenece en el Texan

Tú voz pertenece en el Texan

Lucero Ponce and Andrea Arias-Zarate August 23, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 21 de agosto por Lucero Ponce y fue traducido al español por Andrea Arias-Zarate. Si eres estudiante nuevo o regresas a UT, es posible...

Your voice has a space in the Texan

Your voice has a space in the Texan

Lucero Ponce, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2023
Editor-in-Chief Lucero Ponce invites students to join The Daily Texan.
Lucero Ponce poses for a portrait on the Moody Pedestrian Bridge. Ponce is running unopposed to be the Texans next Editor-in-Chief.

El departamento de opinión defenderá la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión independientemente de la legislatura estatal

Lucero Ponce February 27, 2023

Nota del editor: Lucero Ponce se postula sin oposición para ser la próxima editora en jefe de The Daily Texan. Para esta columna, se le pidió que presentara su plataforma y visión para el Daily...

Lucero Ponce poses for a portrait on the Moody Pedestrian Bridge. Ponce is running unopposed to be the Texans next Editor-in-Chief.

Opinion will stand for diversity, equity, inclusion regardless of state legislature

Lucero Ponce, Contributor February 27, 2023
Editor-in-chief candidate Lucero Ponce emphasizes the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the Texan.
El discurso constructivo tiene un lugar en el departamento de opinión

El discurso constructivo tiene un lugar en el departamento de opinión

Lucero Ponce February 21, 2023

Nota del editor: Lucero Ponce actualmente se postula sin oposición para convertirse en la próxima editora en jefe de The Daily Texan. Para esta columna, se le dio el siguiente tema: ¿Cómo debe...

Constructive discourse has a place in opinion

Constructive discourse has a place in opinion

Lucero Ponce, Contributor February 20, 2023
Editor-in-chief candidate Lucero Ponce encourages productive discourse in the Texan’s opinion department.
El condado de Travis cierra las clínicas de vacunación COVID-19 administradas por el condado, se detecta una nueva subvariante

El condado de Travis cierra las clínicas de vacunación COVID-19 administradas por el condado, se detecta una nueva subvariante

Kylee Howard and Lucero Ponce January 10, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 9 de enero por Kylee Howard y fue traducido al español por Lucero Ponce. El condado de Travis cerró sus clínicas móviles y de autoservicio...

Campaign and voting signs crowd a grassy patch near the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, one of two on-campus polling places at UT.

La encuesta previa a la votación anticipada muestra que Greg Abbott lidera 54-43% sobre Beto O'Rourke

Kylee Howard and Lucero Ponce November 10, 2022

Las encuestas del Texas Politics Project realizadas antes de la votación anticipada muestran que Greg Abbott está liderando la carrera por la gubernatura contra Beto O'Rourke entre los votantes probables. La...

Una carta largamente atrasada del editor: The Daily Texan en Español

Una carta largamente atrasada del editor: The Daily Texan en Español

Fiza Kuzhiyil and Lucero Ponce October 18, 2022

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 14 de octubre y se tradujo al español. Durante el verano, mientras me preparaba para ser editor gerente de The Daily Texan de otoño del...

El registro de votantes cierra el 11 de octubre. ¿Estás preparado para votar?

El registro de votantes cierra el 11 de octubre. ¿Estás preparado para votar?

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 4 de octubre y se tradujo al español. Con las elecciones presidenciales y de mitad de período escalonadas cada dos años, parece que...

What being a first-generation student means to me

What being a first-generation student means to me

Lucero Ponce, Associate Editor September 19, 2022

Ever since I can remember, school’s been my identity. I spent most of my life trying to impress the people around me with all A’s and an impressive resume so I could get into a good college. I spent...

UT should offer Spanish classes to all employees

UT should offer Spanish classes to all employees

Lucero Ponce, Associate Editor September 6, 2022
Associate editor Lucero Ponce calls on the University to reduce language barriers on campus by providing conversational Spanish classes to all employees who are interested.
UT should offer fee waivers for claiming AP credit

UT should offer fee waivers for claiming AP credit

Lucero Ponce, Associate Editor August 29, 2022
Associate editor Lucero Ponce calls on the University to offer low-income students fee waivers when claiming AP credit hours.
Summer tuition payments should be more flexible

Summer tuition payments should be more flexible

Lucero Ponce, Associate Editor June 26, 2022
Associate editor Lucero Ponce calls on the University to automatically allow students to split summer tuition payments.
UT should offer financial assistance for summer housing

UT should offer financial assistance for summer housing

Lucero Ponce, Associate Editor June 9, 2022
Associate editor Lucero Ponce urges the University to create stipends to help students who have to stay in Austin for the summer and are concerned about the cost of housing.
Expand financial aid for first-gen students

Expand financial aid for first-gen students

Lucero Ponce, Senior Columnist April 25, 2022
Senior columnist Lucero Ponce calls on the University to increase availability of financial aid for first generation students to help them overcome financial barriers.
Cockrell School of Engineering should bring in external diversity committee

Cockrell School of Engineering should bring in external diversity committee

Lucero Ponce, Columnist March 3, 2022
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges the Cockrell School of Engineering to bring in an external diversity committee.
Provide N95 masks to all UT employees

Provide N95 masks to all UT employees

Lucero Ponce, Columnist February 15, 2022
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges the University to supply employees with N95 masks.
UTPD incident notifications must include trigger warnings

UTPD incident notifications must include trigger warnings

Lucero Ponce, Columnist February 1, 2022
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges UTPD to include trigger warnings in incident notifications
Provide financial compensation to contact tracers

Provide financial compensation to contact tracers

Lucero Ponce, Columnist November 23, 2021
Columnist Lucero Ponce calls for volunteer contact tracers to receive financial compensation.
Offer free menstrual products in residence halls

Offer free menstrual products in residence halls

Lucero Ponce, Columnist November 7, 2021
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges University Housing and Dining to offer free menstrual products in residence halls.
Require weekly COVID-19 testing in dorms

Require weekly COVID-19 testing in dorms

Lucero Ponce, Columnist October 14, 2021
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges University Housing and Dining to require residents to COVID-19 test weekly
Incentivize COVID-19 testing

Incentivize COVID-19 testing

Lucero Ponce, Columnist October 11, 2021
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges UT to incentivize weekly COVID-19 testing
Require students to use Protect Texas Together App

Require students to use Protect Texas Together App

Lucero Ponce, Columnist September 21, 2021
Columnist Lucero Ponce urges professors to require their students to use Protect Texas Together App as classes go in person.
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