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Taylor is a Plan II and rhetoric and writing senior from Longview, Texas.
The three things I wish I had known
May 2, 2012
Do something new that you won’t get a chance to otherwise.
Failing to nurture the needs of introverts
April 26, 2012
Introversion doesn’t actually reflect how social or unsocial I am. Introverted-ness describes a personality type that draws energy from alone time and exerts energy around people.
Waiting for you, @President Powers
April 19, 2012
It is time for UT to leave Plato’s cave and enter into the light of Internet expression. It is time for President William Powers Jr. to get a Twitter.
Don't test me, bro
April 11, 2012
After the recent upgrade to STAAR testing in high schools, standardized testing at university level is being discussed.
The Hunger Games of the GOP primaries
April 1, 2012
The seemingly post-apocalyptic future potrayed in the new film is actually a depiction of this year’s Republican presidential primary race.
Higher education at a 'freemium'
March 22, 2012
There is a disturbing trend in higher education of prioritizing money over students’ success.
Scandals perpetuate apathy toward Student Government elections
February 29, 2012
With the scandals, lies and empty promises is it any wonder that so few students vote or care at all?
Placing value on the health of the student body
February 20, 2012
I firmly support our University’s decision to cherish the health and well-being of our student body above all else.
Creativity constrained by the core curriculum
January 31, 2012
Do schools kill creativity?
Challenge from the White House
January 26, 2012
If tuition keeps rising, the University might make college inaccessible to thousands of students.
An open letter on tuition to President Powers
December 6, 2011
Student's input about the tuition debate.
Losing more than a game
December 1, 2011
While Texas is the ultimate victor of the last game, students across the state ultimately lose with the end of this rivalry.
End the chauvinist mentality
November 16, 2011
Who runs the world? Girls. I wish more than anything that statement were true.
Turning around youth voter turnout
November 7, 2011
A wealth of deterrents can be cited as reasons for low student voter participation.
Perry: the thwartist and the hair
November 2, 2011
He won’t have to talk about anything difficult but will instead get to focus on shaking hands and kissing babies.
Pathway to nowhere
October 26, 2011
If UT believes that a liberal arts education is worthy of jobs that are more difficult than driving trucks, it needs to act that way.
Dont call me a slut
October 18, 2011
SlutWalks attempt to reclaim the term “slut” and rob it of its negative connotation and replace it with a positive one.
Meeting great expectations
October 12, 2011
Due to overlarge workloads, reading is about cannibalizing information as quickly as possible. I feel like my professors are setting me up to fail.
Where have all the good women gone?
October 9, 2011
The larger problem is the overall lack of female political leaders we have to aspire to be or to learn from.
Politics not as usual
September 28, 2011
The political mindset for education has been driven by the need to balance the budget, cut spending and increase efficiency.
Be the many with suicide prevention
September 22, 2011
It’s more than a problem that “one” can fix. So let’s not strive to “be that one."
Perry: Picture perfect in the primary
September 13, 2011
At times, you can’t tell the difference between the two leading hopefuls on stage: Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. But in comparison, Perry comes out on top.
9/11: Grappling with the attacks 10 years later
September 7, 2011
There are few events I remember clearly from my adolescence. But I remember Sept. 11, 2001.