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Opinion Writer Doesn’t know how she ended up in this basement
May 3, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan finds her voice in the opinion department.
Don’t Let Netflix Choose Your Next Movie
April 25, 2018
Senior columnist Laura Doan criticizes the limitations that streaming sites such as Netflix place on movie viewers.
Don’t be Tree Blind
April 25, 2018
Senior columnist Laura Doan implores readers to take time to appreciate UT's trees.
April 5, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan encourages students to use more reliable resources than RateMyProfessor.
Census and college apps misrepresent Middle Eastern and North African people
March 30, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan explains the importance of accuracy for racial and ethnic categories on official records.
Don’t mess with the Fine Arts Library
March 23, 2018
Senior columnist Laura Doan opposes the proposed removal of the Fine Arts Library and urges students to make their voices heard.
Testing is hard, UT needs to stop making it harder
March 8, 2018
Doan advocates for a better testing experience for students at UT.
More faculty of color now
March 5, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan calls on university administration to actively recruit faculty of color.
Give Professors Midterms Too
February 16, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan encourages Professors to seek mid-semester feedback.
Respect the spray paint, graffiti is art
February 12, 2018
Senior columnist Laura Doan argues against the demolition of Austin's HOPE Outdoor Gallery.
University needs to do better, treat female faculty equitably
February 5, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan argues for improved gender parity for UT faculty memebers
"Yes Means Yes" Must Win Controversy over Consent
January 25, 2018
Senior Columnist Laura Doan argues that the Aziz Ansari scandal deserves to be counted in #MeToo.
Texas’ banned book list for prisoners needs serious editing
January 15, 2018
Columnist Laura Doan calls for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to give prison inmates access to more books.
The goal of your education shouldn’t be an A
December 3, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan argues that chasing high grades takes away from the pursuit of knowledge in higher education.
Students deserve more opportunities to watch and discuss films as a community
November 28, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan calls upon UT to expand its promotion of film resources.
Muslim Barbie marks shift in minority representation
November 20, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan praises the benefits of minority representation in children's toys.
Amazon HQ brings with it unwelcome demographic implications
November 5, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan warns that a potential Austin Amazon HQ will impact the demographics and character of the city.
You’ve Got a Case of Gender Bias
November 5, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan calls for readers to reevaluate their own gender bias to address gender inequality in the workplace.
Find the treasure in the Harry Ransom Center
October 22, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan argues that students and faculty should take more advantage of the Harry Ransom Center.
Austin must promote the new text to 911 feature
October 8, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan argues that Austin should more aggressively promote its useful text-to-911 feature.
Schools must not be named for Confederates
October 4, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan examines the impact of schools named for Confederates, and its relation to ongoing debates over Confederate monuments.
You aren't the only one who is feeling lonely
September 25, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan explains the science behind the lonely freshman archetype.
Undocumented immigrants must be allowed to rebuild Houston— legally
September 11, 2017
Guest Columnist Laura Doan pushes recognition for the undocumented persons who build, and rebuild, Houston.
Uber proves itself unworthy to lead path on flying cars
April 30, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan discusses why Uber's demonstrated disregard for rules proves that it is an unfit company to lead the way on flying cars.
Harmful portrayals of women permeate advertising
April 16, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan examines the toxic ways that women are portrayed in advertising.
Consumers must fight for net neutrality rules
April 2, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan urges students to protest bills that may dismantle net neutrality.
Acting Oscars should not be awarded by gender
February 27, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan argues that gender should play no role in the awarding of the acting Oscars.
Boycotting based on politics wastes energy
February 12, 2017
Columnist Laura Doan discusses why consumers must be careful when considering participation in political boycotts of companies.
Twitter users must be wary of its effects on political debate
January 26, 2017
Guest Columnist Laura Doan believes that Twitter is not suited for nuanced policy debates.