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 Nahila Bonfiglio

Women in longhorn football are underrepresented

May 3, 2017

The Longhorns are known far beyond Texas for their athletic excellence, so it is no wonder sports at The University of Texas are rarely lacking in sports coverage. With eight varsity men’s sports...


CMHC provides necessary resources for LGBTQ students

April 10, 2017

A program at the University of Texas at Austin is hard at work protecting the citizens that the Trump administration is leaving behind, particularly transgender and non-binary students. UT’s Counseling...


Republican attacks on LGBT protections threaten equality

March 20, 2017

For those who were comforted by President Donald Trump’s pledge to protect the LGBT community from “violence and oppression,” don’t get too comfortable. You are forgetting about...


Austin Congressmen owe their voters town halls

February 22, 2017

Republican lawmakers are growing ever more wary of town hall style forums. As the number of angry constituents in republican districts grow, the availability to voice their concerns directly to their representative...


Activists should not focus on most outlandish bills

February 7, 2017

Texas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, but the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act, authored by Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, aims to make performing or receiving an abortion...

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New Bill Nye show combat scientific ignorance

January 19, 2017

As children, our parents teach us that learning is a constant process and we do our absolute best to ignore them. With the many distractions inherent in our culture, it is easy to absorb mindless entertainment...


President Obama’s legacy warrants our gratitude

December 1, 2016

With the inauguration of President-elect Trump looming, the legacy of our current president has already started to fade. Despite his many critics, President Obama has accomplished some truly incredible...


Journalists must rebuild the public’s trust

November 17, 2016

Distrust of the media has been a staple of president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, but he was certainly not the first person to sow seeds of doubt between the public and media organizations. This...


In post-election America, stay politically engaged

November 10, 2016

This has been a grueling year. This election cycle has raised the country’s collective blood pressure, and we now need to somehow put our divided nation back together again. There are a lot of people...


#NoDAPL reveals historic struggles of native people

November 4, 2016

The protest of the North Dakota Access Pipeline is finally starting to get the coverage it deserves. By this I mean that people are gradually becoming aware of it, primarily through non-traditional sources...

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Presidential nominees must support climate action

October 20, 2016

The country’s collective gaze has been focused on the upcoming election for months, but Obama’s work is not finished yet. The Paris Climate Agreement will enter into force on Nov. 4, just days...

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Women should not be shamed for breastfeeding in public

October 13, 2016

Women’s lives are an ever-shifting landscape. Rigid expectations from 20 years ago have been replaced by a non-exclusive set of standards. Women have careers as well as families, and juggling so...


At first debate, Trump’s bravado lets him down

September 30, 2016

Donald Trump has long had a strained relationship with the truth, and that didn’t change during Monday’s debate. His arguments continued to build upon falsehoods as the debate wore on, as opposed...


Presidential candidates must move away from personal attacks

September 22, 2016

The 2016 presidential race has had quite a few memorable moments that beg the question: How will it be remembered? Will the victor in November be remembered for their policy, or will the only recollection...


Hate speech should not be protected under the First Amendment

August 30, 2016

The American people are known worldwide for their willingness to speak their minds, regardless of their level of knowledge. The First Amendment protects our outspoken nature, and most Americans are grateful...


UT students and researchers collaborate to combat cancer

August 3, 2016

A program in the College of Natural Sciences is working on microscopic sensors that may someday assist in the diagnosis of cancer. The Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI) program is an 8-week summer...


Survey reveals student mindframe regarding plagiarism

July 22, 2016

Bibliographies and works cited pages are a common requirement for college assignments. But a recent survey conducted by RefME, an online citation generator, found the majority of students need more information...

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Clinton and Sanders unite to make college tuition affordable

July 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s recently released student loan forgiveness plan resembles that of Senator Bernie Sanders’, offering most Americans a tuition-free college education and a three-month moratorium...


Potential risks, dangers associated with Pokemon Go

July 21, 2016

Pokemon Go has risen to nationwide popularity in record time, quickly outpacing other mobile games, such as Candy Crush and Angry Birds. However, there are potential dangers; players have gotten lost,...


UT-Arlington CAP program goes awry

June 23, 2016

Despite issues earlier in the summer because of an unprecedented number of applicants, UT-Arlington extended its deadline to accept students who had been informed their offer of admission given earlier...


Relationship happiness based on desirability, study shows

June 16, 2016

A recent study shows happiness in a relationship is dependent on how one’s partner compares to others in the dating pool. Psychology graduate student Daniel Conroy-Beam researched a group of almost...

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