TXMon - SG2014

Student Election Candidates: Progressive or not?

Do student elections matter? The Forty Acres is a microcosm of Texas. A diverse assembly of over 50,000 students and 24,000 faculty and staff members call this campus “home.”  The issues debated here reflect the public policy matters contested in the Capitol. The leaders we follow today are likely to be the public officeholders, or their […]

Students at The University of Texas wait in line to vote on Election Day, 2012. (Photo: Huey Rey Fischer)

Young Texans Legislative Caucus Formed

This morning, State Rep. Eric Johnson announced intentions to launch of the Young Texans Legislative Caucus (YTLC). This caucus will highlight issues of concern to students and young professionals under the age of 40 during the 83rd Session. This is an excellent opportunity for student groups, such as Invest in Texas, to amplify their voice […]

Election Day Vote Stickers

ELECTION DAY: Student Special Interests

This stakes are high in this election for students and young people. (Actually, they are high in every election.) It is important for Texans to take time to educate themselves and understand everything that is on their ballots from the bottom-up.

10 Habits of a Highly Racist University

The Daily Texan Tuesday reported two sororities hosted a “Fiesta Party” many felt encouraged and perpetuated offensive Hispanic stereotypes, primarily because the party encouraged and perpetuated offensive Hispanic stereotypes. While “Fiesta Party” alone is evidence of cultural ignorance (“fiesta party” is as redundant as “stupid Sooner”), Zeta and Tri-Delt decided to swing for the offences […]

Beautiful day on the main mall

Be Wary of Academic Witch Hunts

The Young Conservatives of Texas are a bold, crazy and extreme right-wing bunch of kiddos. From their insulting progressive bake sales to their endorsement of TEA-sipping crazies like Ted Cruz and Dr. Donna, the YCT’s activities often find a way to upset me and, if I may dare assume, a majority of politically-aware students on campus. […]