Jump to navigation
Life and Arts
Movies & TV
A Matter of Opinion
Through the Lens
Words & Pictures
You are here
Cap Remap is a bold step forward, but work shouldn’t stop
October 21, 2018
Don't be too quick to judge this controversial remap.
Daily Texan just a job, but one you can learn from
May 3, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young emphasizes the importance of learning at the Texan.
City’s blockchain pilot builds equity, not greed
April 25, 2018
Senior columnist Ryan Young advocates for the City of Austin's plan to build a blockchain-based homeless registry.
New transportation options debut at UT shuttles’ expense
April 16, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young explains the decline of UT shuttles in the wake of emerging transportation options.
Proposed Riverside makeover will harm students
April 9, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young warns of the harm that would come with a Riverside redesign.
Don’t get your hopes up for Austin public transportation
April 2, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young doubts that the most recent Capital Metro public transit plan will be more than a dream.
Stop getting your news from social media
March 27, 2018
Senior columnist Ryan Young encourages students to be wary of potentially misleading social media news, especially in the wake of the Austin bombings.
Cyclists, be safe: Take some lessons, not just a helmet
March 19, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young advises cyclist to learn the rules of the road if they really want to be safe.
B-Cycle too mainstream, needs to change gears
March 7, 2018
Senior columnist Ryan Young argues that B-Cycle needs a price hike.
Pickle Research Campus a potential solution for UT’s housing crisis
February 28, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young seeks solutions to student housing in unlikely places — even Pickle Research Campus.
Frontier Airlines kind of sucks, with one big exception
February 21, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young finds Frontier airlines a helpful, if low-quality presence in Austin.
Guadalupe wall must come down
February 14, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young advocates for the destruction of the "West Campus Wall."
Dockless bike share? Proceed with caution
February 5, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young explains why Austin should consider the mess left by dockless bikes in other cities when implementing their own pilot of the program.
Who killed the college apartment?
January 29, 2018
Senior columnist Ryan Young explains why Austin's abysmal transportation system is to blame for West Campus' consistent crowding.
Austin is still a poor fit for Amazon
January 22, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young explains why Amazon won't be bring their headquarters to Austin.
Millions spent on technology upgrades bring little benefit to students
January 17, 2018
Senior Columnist Ryan Young argues that UT needs to reevaluate their priorities when it comes to their internet services.
Austin’s proposal for Drag is slow step forward
December 6, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young argues that Austin's new plan for Guad would be a positive change, while not an ideal one.
Stop asking for bike lanes on Speedway
November 28, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young argues that students should reconsider their obsession with bike lanes on Speedway.
If you’re drinking, find alternate transportation
November 20, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young provides alternative ways home after a night of drinking.
Students should keep activism local
November 7, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young argues that students can become more active and effective in their local communities.
Students need enhanced nighttime transportation
October 24, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young make the case for expanded nighttime shuttle service.
UT, students must join the new internet
October 10, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young argues that UT and its students must prepare for a new internet.
Replacement of Red River shuttle brings welcome improvement
September 26, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young argues that the loss of Red River shuttle Route 653 presents a positive change for students.
Hyperloop competitions should widen perspectives
September 18, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young lauds Elon Musk's college hyperloop competition and implores him to create future competitions that aim to solve problems by including more professions.
Beyond statues: segregation and discrimination are built in Austin’s fabric
August 27, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young explores Mayor Steve Adler's recent comments about Austin's segregated past.
MetroRapid changes put UT in the fast lane
August 6, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young lauds MetroRapid's expanded routes and hours as beneficial to UT students.
MoPac bike bridge stunning, but plays hard to get to
July 28, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young points out the practical flaws in an otherwise scenic bicycle and pedestrain bridge.
NASA needs more than money. It needs a vision.
July 20, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young argues that NASA needs long-term vision and strategy, not just money, to lead.
Digital hygiene is for everyone
July 14, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young pushes for increased cybersecurity education.
I-35 Bus Rapid Transit proposal is flawed
July 6, 2017
Columnist Young argues that Austin should consider Los Angeles' Silver Line before advancing MetroRapid.
Car-free Congress Avenue would benefit Austin
June 30, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young advocates for more democratic urban planning.
High school computer science outreach sells the field short
June 22, 2017
Senior columnist Ryan Young argues that a clearer representation of computer science will lead to greater diversity in the major.
Out-of-state enrollment benefits the entire university
June 16, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young argues for UT to increase enrollment of out-of-state students.
Austin ridesharing companies did not succeed where Uber and Lyft fail
June 4, 2017
Senior Columnist Ryan Young argues that ridesharing is not a sustainable business model.
Campus maps should show alternate transportation
May 4, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young argues that campus maps should do more to accomodate alternate modes of transportation.
Users should ditch Google Chrome
April 27, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young believes Google already has too much power over our digital lives.
Project Scorpio cannot save gaming consoles
April 20, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young explains why Micorsoft's Project Scorpio can never save gaming consoles.
Rio Grande bike lanes endanger both drivers and bikers
April 5, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young denounces Rio Grande bike lanes.
Wire One gondolas won't resolve Austin's transit woes
March 30, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young explains why gondolas cannot solve Austin's transit problems.
"Be Safe" should focus more on improving campus physical environment
March 23, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young explains why keeping students safe requires improvements to campus infrastructure.
Capital Metro must not abandon traditional buses
March 9, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young defends the role of traditional buses in Capital Metro.
Nobody wins in the Amazon Alexa fight
March 1, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young explains why Amazon doesn't actually prioritize privacy.
Computer science students benefit from interdisciplinary work
February 23, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young urges computer science students to pursue their other passions.
Proposed tunnel won't eliminate traffic woes
February 16, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young believes that Musk's proposed tunnels won't eliminate traffic congestion.
CodeNEXT looks to revamp Austin development
February 5, 2017
Columnist Ryan Young discusses the potential of CodeNEXT to revolutionize Austin's development.