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

All content by Michael Zhang

The Fight to Save the Last of the Texan Prairies

December 4, 2022

Biologists at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center describe threats to our prairie ecosystems and discuss their efforts to restore them. Produced by Julian Vaca. Video by Michael Zhang, Jayden Ramirez,...

Raise Texas’ minimum age to purchase assault-style rifles

Raise Texas’ minimum age to purchase assault-style rifles

September 20, 2022
Associate editor Michael Zhang denounces the Abbott administration’s current minimum age requirement of 18 for buying assault-style rifles.
UT Outpost should offer over-the-counter medications

UT Outpost should offer over-the-counter medications

September 12, 2022
Associate editor Michael Zhang urges the UT outpost to provide free over-the-counter medication to students.
UT should implement professional development seminars within the FIG program

UT should implement professional development seminars within the FIG program

September 7, 2022
Associate Editor Michael Zhang urges UT to implement professional development seminars within the FIG program in order to prepare students for work outside of college.
Housing council needed to combat predatory housing policies

Housing council needed to combat predatory housing policies

September 1, 2022
Associate editor Michael Zhang urges UT to create a housing council dedicated to protecting its students from predatory housing practices
Sanger Learning Center should increase the diversity of tutored languages.

Sanger Learning Center should increase the diversity of tutored languages.

April 28, 2022
Sanger Learning Center should increase the diversity of tutored languages to service students struggling in languages outside of Spanish and French.
UT should increase their diversity of summer camp programs

UT should increase their diversity of summer camp programs

April 26, 2022
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to increase the diversity of their offered summer camp programs.
UT should better support esports programs

UT should better support esports programs

April 5, 2022
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to follow in other university’s steps and increase support for its esports community.
Delay classes going back in-person

Delay classes going back in-person

February 9, 2022
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to hold off on going back to an in-person format or offer online options for all students.
Cancel or hold classes online after tragic events

Cancel or hold classes online after tragic events

November 22, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to either cancel classes or hold them online after tragic events such as the Halloween shooting in West Campus.
UT should not allow political entities to use their facilities

UT should not allow political entities to use their facilities

November 22, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to stop allowing political entities to use their facilities.
UT must make parental leave more accommodating

UT must make parental leave more accommodating

November 7, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to improve its parental leave system.
Address burnout culture on campus

Address burnout culture on campus

September 29, 2021
Columnist Michael Zhang urges UT to change testing norms to address burnout culture.
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