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Future Daily Texan editors could stand to reach out more

May 7, 2015

Editor’s Note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...

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Texan, TSM’s future secure

April 29, 2015

Texas Student Media has a bright future ahead. I couldn’t necessarily have said the same had you asked me when I started at The Daily Texan in the summer of 2012. At the time, I was just a lowly...

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Racism still a clear problem at UT

March 5, 2015

Sixty-five years ago this summer, Heman Sweatt — following an order of the U.S. Supreme Court — became the first African-American admitted to the UT Law School. It was the beginning of...

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Entrepreneurship helps UT change the world

February 19, 2015

It’s the UT cliche we all hold dear: “What starts here changes the world.” Like most other public universities’ mottos, the idea is to make you feel good about yourself and your...

COLA’s closure of task force meetings to chill proceedings

October 1, 2014

It’s like Shared Services all over again. It’s even being brought before students at the same time of year, in the warm, bonhomous glow of the early fall. Former animus has supposedly been...

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Ask Riley: Parent problems with a significant other

August 12, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

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Ask Riley: Surviving freshman year: always bring your key

August 6, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

Ask Riley: Work crushes and confusion

July 30, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

Ask Riley: Friends or More?

July 18, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

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Czechs in Texas struggle to preserve language

July 16, 2013

One hundred seventy-five years ago, La Grange was nothing more than a sleepy way station between Austin and Houston. Situated on the Colorado River roughly 60 miles southeast of Austin, the village and...

Ask Riley: Bullied siblings and roommate troubles

July 10, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

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Democrats’ excitement over Davis unfounded

July 10, 2013

Over the past few weeks, much ink has been spilled on the rising star of state Sen. Wendy Davis, whose 10-hour filibuster of the previous special session’s abortion bill, Senate Bill 5, delayed a...

Ask Riley: Should I Quit My Job?

June 19, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

The Washington Post misleads readers on linguistics

June 13, 2013

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone outside the field of linguistics who can accurately describe what linguists actually do, which is study the way language is used by speakers. Count the press...

Ask Riley on roommate struggles and addictions (to bubbly)

April 10, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

DT know-it-all tackles roommate issues

April 3, 2013

Dearest Riley, Our roommate is running herself into the ground with her club athletics team. She wanted to quit at the beginning of the year, and we strongly encouraged her. Technically she did quit,...

Riley offers advice on waking up in time for class, dealing with people slow to respond to emails

March 20, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

How to part ways with a roommate or find your calling

March 6, 2013

Editor’s note: This is an advice column written by in-house know-it-all Riley Brands. All answers are based on personal experience. Brands is not a licensed professional. Questions for Brands can...

Advice on overcoming your horoscope and your parents

February 27, 2013

Dearest Riley, I spend 70 percent of my free time (and about a quarter of the time when I should be doing something else) obsessing about my horoscope. My forecasted day, week, month, year and compatibility...