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Forum concludes semester with University voices
December 7, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions on graduate student taxes, legal battles over abortion, and demographic trends at Texas universities.
National public health issues spark student responses
November 30, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions on contraceptive access, the opioid crisis, and preventative healthcare, three public health issues with clear national implications and important local impacts.
On voting, mental health care and students’ money
November 17, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions on voter registration, mental health care, and tuition increases.
University grapples with history, humanitarianism
November 9, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions on the university's responsibility to address racial inequalities and provide aid for Puerto Rican students.
Students have role to play in national, local issues
November 2, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions on DACA, Austin police union contracts, and the ContribUTe student giving campaign.
Media experts share experiences
October 27, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's interviews with three high-profile media professionals.
Climate concerns inspire local action
October 5, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions on local action to combat climate change.
Students consider Title IX, honor Harrison Brown
September 22, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this week's contributions about Betsy DeVos' changes to Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault and about remembering Harrison Brown.
New year brings new vision from elected leaders
September 14, 2017
Forum editors Jahnavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce contributions from elected leaders, both on campus and in Washington.
Forum: Student perspectives on DACA, asexuality
September 8, 2017
Forum editors Jahnavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce student contributions on the discontinuation of DACA and the challenges of being an asexual student on campus.
Forum returns, highlights statue commentary
September 1, 2017
Forum editors Janhavi Nemawarkar and Vik Shirvaikar introduce this year's Forum page and contributions on the recent removal of Confederate statues.
University owes students direct responses to racist incidents
February 28, 2017
Janhavi Nemawarkar, a candidate for Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief, discusses why the University owes its students more decisive reactions to racist incidents on campus.
UT must protect students of color from hate speech
February 17, 2017
Janhavi Nemawarkar, a candidate to be the next Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief, discusses the need for UT to actively protect students of color from hate speech where possible.
‘Best Picture’ arguments ruin magic of film
January 19, 2017
Associate editor Janhavi Nemawarkar discusses why debate over the best picture of the year takes the joy out of movies for her.
Seek common ground in family political arguments
November 30, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that progress happens when people engage with opposing viewpoints properly.
Americans must elect women into political office
November 15, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that Americans should elect more women in office.
Following Trump's win, engaging with history proves vital
November 9, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar discusses why Asian-American history deserves special attention following this year's election.
Students must stay politically engaged after elections
November 3, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar urges students to stay politically engaged even after the elections.
Students must carve out time for self-care
October 26, 2016
Senior columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar suggests that during the chaos of college, students should consider prioritizing self-care.
Trump’s “rigged” election claim thwarts democracy
October 19, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that Trump's rhetoric of 'rigged' election is dangerous to democracy.
Advertisers must not trivialize women's issues
October 12, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that companies often downplay women's issues in the pursuit of economic gain.
Asian-Americans must open mental health dialogue
October 5, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar discusses the stigmas associated with mental illness and how Asian-American culture makes it even harder for these individuals to seek help.
Hollywood should hire transgender talent
September 29, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that the mainstream film industry should more transgender actors.
Diet culture perpetuates 'fatphobia'
September 21, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarker aruges that diet culture perpatues body shaming and size discrimination.
To honor the legacy of the first black undergraduates, UT has work to do
September 14, 2016
Senior Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that after the 60th aniversary of the the first black undergraduate to attend the universtity, UT still should provide more for minority students.
Safe spaces remain vital to fostering diverse voices
August 30, 2016
Senior columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that safe spaces are essential for the proliferation of difficult dialogues on race, gender and identity.
Don Zimmerman shows himself to be unfit to serve
August 26, 2016
Senior columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that District 6 City Councilman Don Zimmerman's comments towards students requesting funds for an after school program show how unfit he is for his position.
Despite shooting, protests like Dallas' must continue
July 13, 2016
Associate Editor Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that the shooting at a recent protest of police brutality in Dallas does not affect the need for the changes protestors are calling for.
'Hamilton' reminds Hollywood that non-white actors can sell tickets, too
June 13, 2016
Associate Editor Janhavi Nemawarkar discusses how "Hamilton" has changed expectations for productions with minority actors in lead roles.
Texas students deserve better than 'adequate' schools
June 5, 2016
Associate editor Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that Texas' school finance system needs reform despite being declared constitutional.
Colonias can no longer be forgotten outskirts on our border
April 29, 2016
Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar reminds Texans that conditions within colonias demand improvement.
Texas sex education must become more LGBTQ-inclusive
April 12, 2016
Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar explains how we need to implement LGBT sex-education within school systems.
Culture change required to promote gender equality in STEM
March 29, 2016
Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that culture change is necessary to promote gender equality in STEM.
Asian Americans must show solidarity with other minorities
March 11, 2016
Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar suggests that Asian Americans ought to focus on solidarity with other oppressed minorities against instutituional racism.
Consumers must reject fast fashion retailers
February 23, 2016
Columnist Janhavi Nemwarkar explains how consumers must rejected fast fashion retailers and their unethical practices.
Candidates must stop blaming “political correctness," start addressing issues
February 21, 2016
Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that presidential primary candidates must stop using political correctness to shield them from making real policy proposals.
Appropriation of Indian culture, even by Beyoncé, is problematic
February 3, 2016
Guest Columnist Janhavi Nemawarkar argues that Beyonce's intepretation of Indian culture leads to harmful appropiation.
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