The Daily Texan

All content by Nathan Burchard

Raising minimum wage is good for all

April 30, 2015

On April 15 workers in 236 U.S. cities went on strike to promote raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour.   The strike was organized by the #FightFor15 movement, which is made up in large...

SB 1819 wrongfully targets undocumented students

April 10, 2015

On Monday, the bill to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students was sent to full committee for review with recommendation to pass.   To repeal this law would be a mistake.   Lt....

FCC ruling will make Internet a right, not a privilege

March 24, 2015

The decision by the FCC to protect net neutrality has repercussions that extend beyond preventing Internet Service providers from “throttling” service and creating “fast lanes.”...

Hypocrisy undermines Republican Party platforms

March 6, 2015

As the anti-vaccine controversy dominated the news cycles, many politicians weighed in, including potential Republican candidates for president. Sen. Rand Paul, heir apparent to his...


With U.S.-Cuba relations opening up, it’s time for UT to explore new study abroad offerings

February 16, 2015

In December, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. The embargo with Cuba has long been criticized as petty and outdated policy, especially in...