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30: Editor-in-chief edits chiefly
May 5, 2017
I was never supposed to work here.
30: Editor-in-chief retires to cry into his beer
May 4, 2017
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase reflects on those who made his time at The Texan possible.
Daily Texan Forum says goodbye, for now
April 28, 2017
The Daily Texan Forum team introduces the last contributions of the semester.
Independent local press plays essential role in democracy
April 7, 2017
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase makes the case for how and why to support local, independent media.
Trump abandons free trade’s opportunities
January 23, 2017
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase makes the case for free trade following President Trump's withdrawl from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Find your voice, join The Daily Texan this semester
January 16, 2017
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase encourages students to apply to work for The Daily Texan this spring.
Democracy requires our efforts after Election Day
November 10, 2016
Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase discusses why students should continue to involve themselves in the democratic process following this election, and how they can.
Forum: Politicization of fact
October 24, 2016
The Daily Texan Forum Team discusses this week's contributions from Congressman Lamar Smith and Rachel Renier.
A conversation with Wendy Davis
October 18, 2016
Special guest Wendy Davis sat down to talk about her organization Deeds Not Words and how college students and women can impact the upcoming election.
Forum: No still means no
October 13, 2016
The Daily Texan Forum Team troduces this week's contributions, focusing on Donald Trump's comments on sexual assault and what our campus needs to do to confront the issue here.
Youth turnout will define America’s future
October 7, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase and Forum Editors Leah Kashar and Jordan Shenhar introduce this week's Forum contributors and urge all young voters to seize the opportunity to shape their futures.
Share your story with Daily Texan Forum
September 1, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase and Forum Editors Leah Kashar and Jordan Shenhar announce the launch of the Fall 2016 Forum Page.
Find your voice, work for The Daily Texan
August 22, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase urges students to apply to work for The Daily Texan.
Media coverage of Whitman sets example not worth following
August 1, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase writes that media coverage of Ut Tower shooter Charles Whitman was unjustifiably laudatory, as is coverage of many present-day mass shooters.
Find your voice, apply to work for The Daily Texan
June 5, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Chase encourages students to apply to work for The Daily Texan this summer.
In endorsing Trump, Ryan chooses to stand for nothing
June 3, 2016
Editor-in-chief Alexander Chase outlines how House Speaker Paul Ryan abandoned his principles in endorsing Donald Trump.
Depression deserves our fight back
February 17, 2016
Associate Editor Alexander Chase urges the community to push back against depression and mental health struggles.
If the GOP cannot handle Cruz's eligibility, can they tackle immigration reform?
January 20, 2016
Associate Editor Alexander Chase believes the Republican party's pushback against Ted Cruz's eligibility for president is emblematic of greater issues with immigration reform for the party.
In daily fantasy sports, anyone can play but only some win
December 2, 2015
Columnist Alexander Chase highlights that murky business behind "skills-based" daily fantasy sports.
Indiscriminate tuition cuts would not benefit low-income students
November 20, 2015
Columnist Alexander Chase argues that an across-the-board tuition cut would disproportionately benefit wealthier students.
Climate change research should be less political
November 12, 2015
Climate change is no matter of opinion. As its impacts become more devastating, inaction has become unthinkable. Even so, politicians who deny climate change have enormous power over climate policy and research. But now more than ever, unscientific political opinions should have no room in discussion about climate science.
Want to debate policy? Try respecting your opponent
November 5, 2015
With a large field crowding the past Republican debates, specific policy proposals have been hard to come by. While CNBC tried to make this a point of focus in the last debate, their tone offered a way out for Republican candidates and showed that respectful conversation can be more important than content.
Safe Campus Act endangers sexual assault victims
October 27, 2015
Columnist Alexander Chase argues that the FratPAC-sponsored Safe Campus Act would harm sexual assault victims by hindering university investigations.
Crowded GOP race leaves little room for policy specifics
October 22, 2015
With a third GOP debate on the horizon next Wednesday, likely Republican voters have yet another chance to decide who best represents them. However, the crowded field of candidates is guaranteeing a long battle to make that choice.
Legislature ignores police voices with passage of campus carry
October 15, 2015
This summer when the NRA-backed campus carry bill passed through the Texas Legislature and the individuals who best understand guns on campus and have the most to lose from it were entirely ignored.
Point: Uber drives to make our streets safer
October 11, 2015
In a point-counterpoint on Uber regulations, columnist Alexander Chase writes that Austin should not further restrict a company that makes transportation safer for Austin riders.
Students must take lead to prevent bike theft
October 1, 2015
Columnist Alexander Chase writes that students need to responsibly protect their bicycles to avoid theft.
Contrary to Republican rhetoric, climate change damages US economy
September 24, 2015
Columnist Alexander Chase believes that the Republican field underestimates the economic and social impacts of climate change.
Revisionist Confederate history must fall like the statues
September 18, 2015
Columnist Alexander Chase believes that Confederate revisionist history and dishonest classroom teachings are as harmful as Confederate monuments.
Car ownership is a poor choice for students
September 7, 2015
Guest columnist Alexander Chase argues that the plethora of ride sharing and public transportation options in Austin are more cost-effective than car ownership for students.