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All content by Taylor Newman

Upper-division professors can help degree planning in FIGs

December 7, 2018

For freshmen, wrapping up the first semester of college is both a time of relief, but also a time of dread. They’ve made it through their first semester, but the rest of college is a mystery. This...


UT needs to increase funding for more CMHC counseling staff

November 20, 2018

In January 2018, UT President Gregory Fenves announced free counseling sessions at the Counseling and Mental Health Center for students. It was a huge win for students. Since then, there has been a 45...


Having anxiety is different than just being stressed out

November 8, 2018

I am one of thousands of students at the University of Texas who suffers from anxiety. Unlike stress, which is typical for college students, anxiety impacts every thought that I have. It ranges from a...


Voting deserves to be treated as an excused absence

October 25, 2018

When a man came by to announce it would be a 30 minute wait to vote at the Perry-Castañeda Library, Scott Spivey, a Plan II and neuroscience senior, wasn’t fazed. “Regardless of political...


Blackout drinking is a bigger problem than we think

October 11, 2018

Marcus Coleman was a freshman when he went downtown to drink with his sister last year. Today, he has no idea what happened. That night, Coleman blacked out. “When I woke up the next morning,...


Students deserve more reporting options for professor misconduct

October 8, 2018

Eleven missed classes in a row. Nearly a month of absences with no advanced notice. If this were a student’s attendance record, they’d likely fail the class on attendance alone, not to mention...


Online classes are as good as in-person classes

October 8, 2018

We’ve all heard that online classes don’t work — you’re probably going to forget to watch them, zone out from your bed and won’t get direct student-professor engagement. But...


It’s time to replace your wilted plants with fake ones

September 19, 2018

Maybe you don’t have a green thumb. That’s okay — I sure don’t. In fact, none of my roommates do. That doesn’t stop us from putting orchids in the kitchen of our duplex in...