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An open letter to the South Mall Lawn
May 1, 2012
Heba Dafashy, who worked as a columnist in the spring, remembers her time at the University and on the South Mall Lawn.
Out of the box and into the world
April 29, 2012
Students rarely step out of their racial and cultural comfort zones; this needs to change.
Shining through the cloud of student debt
April 18, 2012
Student loans seem to be a big looming cloud over students’ heads, but the Texas Exes could be the solution.
Award faculty based on student input
April 10, 2012
Allowing students more influence when awarding professors will motivate them to focus on student academic development.
Don't wait to procrastinate
April 4, 2012
The city of Austin ranks sixth among the nation's top cities that procrastinate on taxes.
Learning from leadership
March 28, 2012
At the University, there is a small population of Coptic students who were greatly affected by Pope Shenouda III’s death.
Hotspot-light on homelessness
March 20, 2012
The idea is neither genius one nor just another ploy to take advantage of the homeless.
Forging unique paths to philanthropy
March 6, 2012
At 21 years old, Boyette made the decision to leave everything he had ever known to go out and make a difference.
Bridging the gap between unpaid work and experience
February 27, 2012
The honor of being a Longhorn and graduating with a 4.0 GPA will only get you so far in today's job market.
Altering the perception of drug use on campus
February 21, 2012
The typical student perception of the normalcy of drug use is almost 10 times more than the actual reported figure.
Creating a culture of religious tolerance
February 14, 2012
As colleges foster the search for knowledge on many different subjects, the search for faith should not be regarded as taboo.
Gluten-free: going beyond the label
February 5, 2012
For some, 'gluten-free' not just a label for a dietary restriction but a warning sign.
Military crushes hopes of democracy in Egypt
October 20, 2011
Sectarian violence broke out in Cairo on Oct. 9, leaving 25 Coptic Christians dead and more than 300 wounded.