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Speak out against discrimination this Pride Month
June 18, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten urges students to use Pride Month as a means to address remaining inequalities across the state of Texas.
Probation, Meek Mill, and the racist criminal justice system
May 1, 2018
Senior Columnist Elizabeth Braaten makes the connection between Meek Mill's case and the systematic flaws in the criminal justice system.
Austin needs more affordable housing outside of East Austin
April 24, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues that Austin should be expanding affordable housing into more areas of the city.
Make needle exchanges legal throughout Texas
April 19, 2018
Columnnist Elizabeth Braaten explains the benefits of safe needle exchange programs.
Monitoring news intake, unplugging can help students manage mental health
April 10, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten encourages students to put boundaries on how they consume the news.
Allies can best support LGBTQ students by investing time, money in queer media
April 3, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten encourages students to engage more with queer media and positive representations of queer folks.
You should be listening to more hip-hop
March 27, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten breaks down the social and educational benefits of listening to hip-hop.
Texas’ anti-gay sex-ed laws hurt kids
March 19, 2018
Senior Columnist Elizabeth Braaten call on Texas to rid itself of laws promoting anti-gay rhetoric in the classroom.
Austin needs safe injection locations
March 6, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten supports safe injection sites within Austin.
No, the locker money could not have paid your tuition
February 28, 2018
Senior Columnist Elizabeth Braaten pushes students to better understand athletics funding.
Trump’s proposed meal kits are an attack on the poor
February 21, 2018
Senior Columnist Elizabeth Braaten pushes back against Trump's latest SNAP proposal.
White complacency perpetuates segregation in public schools
February 14, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten explains how contemporary public school segregation is perpetuated.
West Campus crime isn’t as bad as you think it is
January 31, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten dampens fears around crime in West Campus.
Public services are more effective than policing
January 24, 2018
Senior columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues for reallocation of funds to public services.
We must support diversity in media
January 17, 2018
Senior Columnist Elizabeth Braaten says that diverse TV programs are starting to eclipse bland, homogenous movies.
We must stop sad tweeting
December 3, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten criticizes the destructive nature of sad social media posts.
We must change the way we talk about drug addiction
November 19, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues that we must reevaluate how we talk about drug addiction in the wake of Lil Peep's death.
How to escape the winter blues
November 15, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten advises students on dealing with those shorter, darker days.
Repression is no excuse for sexual violence in gay community
November 5, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues that we should not excuse sexual violence committed by repressed people.
Bisexual people must be accepted, not stigmatized
November 1, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten pushes gay and straight communities to reject stereotypes of bisexual people.
Studying abroad isn't worth it
October 25, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues an internship at home will further your career more than an abroad experience.
We must be willing to acknowledge our double standards
October 15, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues that racial double standards restrict our political discourse.
Slacktivism is not enough
October 12, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten pushes students to take action, not just tweet.
Uncertainty is a natural part of the college experience
October 2, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten argues that students should not be afraid to address their uncertainties about their future.
Appreciate, don't appropriate
September 27, 2017
Columnist Elizabeth Braaten urges concertgoers to respect other's cultures.