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All content by Sarah Alarcon

Student grades must rely on performance, not attendance

Sarah Alarcon December 7, 2017

Only three more days of class until we can study for finals, take them and finally sob tears of gratitude that we survived the fall semester. I would feel less stressed leading up to finals if I didn’t...


Students should support non-football sports

Sarah Alarcon November 28, 2017

When aerospace engineering senior Brett Ringgold tells his peers he’s a swimmer, they stare blankly as if they’ve never heard of the sport before and ask, “Is our team any good?” The...


UT, students should interact with people with special needs more

Sarah Alarcon November 14, 2017

UT is dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive culture. On March 30, 2017, UT released its first university-wide diversity and inclusion plan. This plan details improvements for several groups...


UT, professors should do more to work with introverts

Sarah Alarcon November 9, 2017

I’m the goofy girl who laughs loudly and gets kicked out of a Trump rally. People are surprised when I reveal that I’m a closet introvert. Being introverted isn’t always synonymous with...


Evangelism is not as necessary as Christians think

Sarah Alarcon November 6, 2017

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by a campus evangelist. Many Christians agree that suited men shouting on Guadalupe is uncalled for, but groups approaching strangers on...


Busyness should not be glorified

Sarah Alarcon October 20, 2017

These days, time is rarer than a red diamond. I start many texts with, “I know you’re busy, but…” Acknowledging that everyone is busy feels like a common courtesy. We invented...

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UT fast food should stop using to-go containers

Sarah Alarcon October 19, 2017

My guilt was about to swallow me like a python as I threw away my third plastic container from Taco Cabana last week. I felt terrible for creating unnecessary waste. Instead of choosing between my morals...


UT deserves a fall break

Sarah Alarcon October 3, 2017

It’s week five, but it feels like a lifetime has passed since the first day of class. The daunting reality that our next break isn’t until Thanksgiving feels like running a marathon at the...


Women should use the M word more

Sarah Alarcon September 26, 2017

During my sophomore year at Texas A&M, I went on a Christian retreat with my bible study group in hopes of becoming closer to God. In a session, a young woman announced she would share a secret and...

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