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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

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‘How can it be approved?’: Transfer students struggle with flag petitions

December 7, 2018

Transfer students hoping to satisfy their flag requirements can petition for previous courses to count as flag courses, but the process can be frustrating and time-consuming. Government senior Grace...

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Self-paced online courses offer students convenience and flexibility

December 6, 2018

Due to the pressure of graduating on time, students sometimes have to take heavy course loads to complete their degree plan on time. University Extension online self-paced courses can help students ease...

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‘Is this the only option?’: International students get confused with health insurance

November 30, 2018

Having health insurance is required for all international students, but finding an affordable plan can be stressful for some. All international students at UT are automatically enrolled in a $2,504...

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Understanding study cycle helps students perform better in class

November 2, 2018

It can be frustrating for freshmen to realize the study strategies they developed and implemented in high school don’t seem effective anymore. Bryana Smith, an undergraduate assistant at the UT...

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Recent poll shows what UT students think about freedom of speech on campus

October 31, 2018

Out of 422 UT students who participated in College Pulse’s Freedom of Speech poll so far, 85 percent strongly or somewhat agree UT’s student population and administration values free speech. More...

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Single parents struggle in college

October 12, 2018

Molly Miller, a 24-year-old social work sophomore, is now living with her 2-year-old daughter as a single mom. Although her parents help with child care sometimes, Miller said the responsibility is mostly...

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UT seniors launching new organization, fighting against plastic pollution

October 8, 2018

Shocked by how beaches were littered with plastic when studying abroad in Thailand, marketing senior Tristine Lam said she wanted to make a difference to prevent plastic pollution. Eager to engage in...

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UT Sound Lab studying connection between memorization and speaking styles

October 4, 2018

For non-native speakers, memorizing in English can be challenging, but UTsoundLab is testing if reciting in a clearer speaking style could make this process easier. Sandie Keerstock, a linguistics doctorate...

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German speakers discuss how media affects our emotions in particular situations

September 20, 2018

Mass media not only provides the public with information but also has an impact on people’s emotions, said Leyla Dogruel, a media professor at Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany. Dogruel...

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UT-Austin rated 15th best public university in the country by US News & World Report

September 12, 2018

UT ranked No. 49 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 ranking of best national universities, rising seven spots compared from last year.  According to its website, U.S. News evaluated colleges...