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Celebrities shouldn’t capitalize on natural disasters
September 8, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdainer pushes for responsible donation efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
UT must offer better career services
August 30, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier calls for improvements to careers services for liberal arts students.
UT should provide more dorms for freshmen
August 2, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that UT should work to provide on-campus housing for all incoming freshmen who want it.
Prisoners must be granted basic human rights
July 26, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the recent decision to provide air conditioning to Texas inmates is a step in the right direction to provide rights for a historically maligned population.
Our football team shouldn’t be discounted
July 19, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdainer defends UT football's record.
Corona sponsorship is ill-advised
July 12, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that UT's Corona sponsorship is deaf to the problems that come with college drinking.
Texas needs to take California seriously
July 4, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdainer cautions Texas against acting rashly in the face of California's restrictions on state-funded travel to Texas.
Senate health care bill would be a disaster for Texas
June 27, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdainer argues that Texas has the most to lose from the newest Senate health care bill.
Rehabilitation should be the focus of our prison system
June 21, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that prison reform is essential to stop reincarceration.
Texas must join other states in climate change fight
June 15, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdainer urges Texas to join other states in stepping up and cutting carbon emissions.
Lunch shaming shows true issues in education system
June 6, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdainer identifies the practice of lunch shaming as symptomatic of greater challenges in education.
Texas must implement factual science standards
May 2, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the Texas science standards provided by the Texas Education Agency is never fully defined.
Student athletes need worker’s compensation
April 25, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that student athletes deserve worker's compensation and explains why President Fenves should change his stance on the issue.
Police body cameras should be normalized
April 18, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier explains the importance of body cameras on police for transparency purposes.
Top ten percent rule proves ineffectiveness
April 11, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the top 10 percent rule is rather ineffective at accomplishing its intended purpose: to increase diversity and bringing the best and brightest to UT.
Education wealth gap should receive attention
April 4, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the education wealth gap is not receiving sufficient attention to solve its problems efficiently.
Legislature should keep educators in mind
March 28, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the Texas Legislature should keep educators in mind when creating policies.
Texas Legislature should focus on more pressing education issues
March 21, 2017
Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the state legislator isn't prioritizing solving education issues, which will be detrimental in the long run.
Cancelled UT Houston project affects university system
March 7, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier discusses the ramifications of the cancelled UT Houston expansion project not only on the UT system, but also on students.
SG campaigns must provide UT realistic promises
February 21, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma Berdanier discusses the importance of SG campaigns keeping realistic and worthwhile promises to the student body.
UT should emphasize cons of alcohol abuse
February 14, 2017
Berdanier discusses the need of universities to place an emphasis on educating students on the consequences of alcohol abuse.
Super Bowl trafficking issue remains unsolved
February 7, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier argues that human trafficking is an issue often overlooked in the U.S., and its prevalence in Houston doesn’t live and die with the Super Bowl.
Both Uber, Lyft deserve deletion for labor practices
January 31, 2017
Senior Columnist Emma argues that Lyft should also be deleted from phones because of the harmful policies of both companies.
National political coverage obscures local threats
January 24, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier discusses how local entities are pushing more extreme legislation without widespread criticism while national politics dominate coverage.
Focus on dissent alone squanders opportunity for lasting change
January 18, 2017
Senior columnist Emma Berdanier discusses why students dissatisfied with the results of the presidential election should not limit their efforts to protests.
Texas' execution disregards intellectually disabled
November 30, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that current standards in the justice system regarding the intellectually disabled should be replaced by more scientific standards.
Superdelegates necessary in our country's democracy
November 14, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that superdelegates are a valid and necessary precaution for our democracy to reach its full potential.
Putting creationism on the ballot threatens Texans' education
November 9, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier discusses why this year's State Board of Education results will hamper science education in Texas.
Texas schools must lift special education cap
November 2, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that Texas schools need to do a better job catering to special needs students.
Early voting remains essential to voter turnout
October 26, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that a high voter tuner is contingent on early voting.
Peoples' vote should be based on policy, not protest
October 19, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier argues that voters should closely look at Green party candidate Jill Stein's policy before heading to the ballot box.
UT must actively educate students about Title IX
October 11, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier makes the case for better Title IX education.
Discussion on campus carry needs to continue
September 27, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdanier urges the discussion on campus carry to continue as gun violence remains a problem in America.
Capital Punishment should be controlled by state
September 21, 2016
Columnist Emma Berdainer aruges that the state should control the prosecution of the dealth penalty rather than individual counties.
McRaven shouldn’t police students’ actions
September 14, 2016
Columnist Berdanier beleives that athletes at UT have the right to practice their First Amendment following the recent controvery with 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick.
UT must help fight fears that fueled overturned burkini ban
August 31, 2016
Guest columnist Emma Berdanier argues that the same islamophobia that fueled the burkini ban in France must be combatted at UT.