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My politicized identities on campus

September 1, 2020

Lately, I have been fluctuating between feeling angry and spent, energized and hopeless. I think many students are also experiencing these tidal waves of emotions that are, at times, all-consuming.  For...

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Maybe stereotypes about Americans are true

May 4, 2020

Five points if you can recite the Pledge of Allegiance word for word without making a mistake. Ten points if you can also name the first three amendments to the constitution. If you are winning at this...

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Things should not go back to normal

April 21, 2020

As college students, we learn to put up with almost anything. Before the switch to online learning, I heard countless stories of students sleeping at the Perry-Castañeda Library multiple nights...

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Professors must support students where optional pass/fail does not

April 5, 2020

Now more than ever, UT needs to prioritize student voices.  In response to the pandemic, student petitions urging universities to adopt more compassionate grading systems have been sweeping through...

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Introverts need more support in the classroom

April 1, 2020

Editor’s note: This column was written before the closure of the UT campus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its content may or may not reflect the current reality of student life on campus. We believe it...

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Don’t sit on the sidelines, exercise your right to vote

March 8, 2020

We are a country of dreamers. Sweet land of liberty, rolling hills and vast prairies — American identity rests against an idyllic backdrop that doubles as a playground for our dreams. We are wide-eyed...

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Instead of asking for someone’s major, try something new

March 6, 2020

We are used to getting asked about our majors by our parents, distant relatives that want to live vicariously through us and random adults who insert themselves to dish out unsolicited advice. We can agree...

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Check your biases at the door about UT’s PACE program

March 3, 2020

UT is well known for its automatic admissions policy. Thousands of talented and high-achieving students have earned their spot at the prestigious University in this way.  However, in light of a...

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International students and children of immigrants, the CMHC is here for you too

February 18, 2020

Yes, you can prioritize your mental health. But you shouldn’t need me to remind you, nor do you need my permission. As college students, we somehow manage to attend our classes, go to office hours...

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Students must use their voice for political advocacy

February 7, 2020

With the prevalence of politics on social media, it’s no surprise that students are informed about pressing issues. We mindlessly tweet, like and share our way through our daily dose of political...