The Daily Texan

All content by Melissa Macaya

Lessons for the classroom and beyond

May 3, 2012

Graduation is here and, like most seniors will say, my four years flew by. They were marked by incredible experiences and lessons inside and outside of the classroom. And that is what my column is about...

A breath of fresh air

April 17, 2012

Throughout my journalism education at UT and various internships, I have firmly believed that journalism is not dying but rather is changing in new and exciting ways. As I prepare to graduate and enter...

Increasing diversity in the media

April 3, 2012

The Trayvon Martin editorial cartoon published in The Daily Texan last week and the nationwide outcry its publication sparked highlights a persistent crisis in newsrooms around the nation — a lack...

The expanding financial burden of higher education

March 20, 2012

On May 19, when UT celebrates its University-wide commencement ceremony, graduates will walk away with both a diploma and, on-average, more than $24,000 in student debt. Many Longhorns will be in the red...

Equip students with the language skills they need

March 2, 2012

Hablas Español? This is a question UT students entering the professional world will increasingly be asked. UT’s recent budget cuts, however, have affected the institution’s ability to...

Increasing minority access to study abroad

February 7, 2012

Rising tuition costs and cuts to financial aid resources are causing even the most adventurous students to think twice before studying abroad. For minority students especially, studying abroad has become...