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Opinion page must be platform for productive dialogue
March 4, 2019
Opinion designer and editor-in-chief candidate Spencer Buckner argues that the opinion page needs to foster productive speech, not hate speech.
For students' sake, give our lecture halls a facelift
September 10, 2018
Associate editor Spencer Buckner calls upon the University to update its aging lecture halls.
Leasing an apartment in West Campus? Good luck.
August 28, 2018
Associate editor Spencer Buckner encourages UT students to be wary of bad leasing practices in West Campus.
UT deserves a comprehensive mental health report
June 11, 2018
Associate editor Spencer Buckner encourages the next chancellor to focus on understanding and improving student mental health.
Let’s help professors help struggling students
April 17, 2018
Columnist Spencer Buckner proposes an exit questionnaire where professors can easily report concerns about students' mental health.
Why the EERC should be our second voting booth
April 3, 2018
Columnist Spencer Buckner calls for increased voting stations near campus in order to make it easier for busy students to vote.
UT’s mental health problems deserve modern solutions
March 23, 2018
Columnist Spencer Buckner encourages more innovative solutions to UT's mental health crisis.
All-night dining options aren't as crazy as they sound
February 21, 2018
Columnist Spencer Buckner advocates for student snacking options— even at ungodly hours.
Fixing Speedway isn’t enough to improve UT’s campus
February 6, 2018
Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that UT must do more to improve the public spaces on campus.
Don’t fear UT’s auto-graduation system
January 24, 2018
Columnist Spencer Buckner defends UT's much-maligned automatic graduation system.
The UT System’s bid for Los Alamos is an accident waiting to happen
December 5, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that operating Los Alamos will result in liability, not innovation.
Blame tuition woes on the state, not the University
November 27, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner points to who is to blame for proposed university tuition increases.
Faith is no excuse for assault
November 14, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that Roy Moore's actions show a disrespect for Christianity.
Longhorns need fewer online learning tools, not more
November 7, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that professors should be more considerate when asking students to subscribe to online learning tools.
True rock and roll pioneers must be celebrated
October 31, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that we should be more intentional about the musicians we honor.
UT must continue to improve the supplemental housing experience
October 31, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner calls for permanent improvements to the University's supplemental housing experience.
Students deserve to be informed when renting off campus
October 17, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner criticizes UT for not helping students navigate finding off-campus housing for the first time.
Texas’ drone laws compromise our whistleblowers, safety
October 10, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that Texas' ban on drones undermines independent investigations into agricultural processes.
First-year representative elections aren’t representative enough
October 4, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner highlights the flaws in the election systems of first-year representatives.
UT's graduation initiative deserves to be celebrated
September 27, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner commends UT's recent graduation rate statistics as positive change.
Audio manipulation threatens productive dialogue
September 20, 2017
Columnist Spencer Buckner questions the implications of Adobe's new audio editing software.
Rise of cities necessitates further civic engagement
September 12, 2017
Guest Columnist Spencer Buckner argues that citizens must participate more in local politics.