Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

30 Column

The Daily Texan regrets the error

Reese Rackets August 13, 2011

Editor’s note — A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in the Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...

I love Lena Price and Aziza Musa

Bobby Cervantes May 7, 2011

There really are no constants in college. Let’s face it ­— in the course of four years, everything about you changes. You will dress and look differently. You will most certainly forge...

Raw Cut #6

Joshua Barajas May 6, 2011

Once, I almost quit the Texan. I arrived at the 2010 Republican election night watch party at an exotic game ranch in South Austin as a pack mule, lugging a DV camera, tripod and reporter’s...

The times, they are a-changing

Claire Cardona May 6, 2011

The new Daily Texan site went live with a text saying it was time to flip the switch. After a year of work, most of it spent planning and searching for the right programmer, the final moment came down...


30 Columns: Life and Arts

Everything we need to say can be summed up in 30 words. Our time here ranges from six months to five years, with work ranging from music reviews to feature writing. Although our experiences could amount...


I think I cry at least once a week in this office

Aziza Musa May 6, 2011

Something big happens every semester. At least, that’s what I have come to believe and remember. This spring, President Barack Obama announced Osama bin Laden died, and the United States...

Senior sports writer enjoyed wild ride during time with Texan

Dan Hurwitz May 6, 2011

Flashback to September 2009: Texas football had just beaten Texas Tech in the revenge game of the 2008 [Michael] Crabtree disaster. In my burnt orange button-down “gameday shirt,” (which...

What’s AP style for ‘asshattery’?

Lauren Winchester May 6, 2011

I’ve lured you here under false pretenses. This is not, as the headline implies, a cheeky column about Gov. Rick Perry. Instead, I’m here to dazzle you with the depth of my petty narcissism....

I’m being paid for this?

Douglas Luippold May 6, 2011

As a graduating senior and Daily Texan associate editor, I’m given the unenviable task of composing a farewell column in which I’m expected to simultaneously reflect on my time at UT —...

I hate everyone

Dave Player May 6, 2011

At the corner of Guadalupe and 31st streets, there is a crosswalk that is probably the only aspect of Austin I hate more than the people who hang out at Spider House. The “crosswalk”...

They let me write my own headline

Dan Treadway May 6, 2011

Helen, I feel like over the past four years, I’ve written opinion columns ranging on just about every topic, but I’ve never had the opportunity to express my opinion of you. In general,...

Writer strives to make it interesting

Jordan Godwin December 8, 2010

A sportswriter’s job is to make something more interesting than it actually is. With my passion for sports, this has never been a challenge — I was the kid watching ESPN instead of Nickelodeon. When...

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