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

Pay attention, be vocal

Holly Heinrich May 1, 2011

As summer approaches it’s tempting to let thoughts of the University slip into the back of our minds. But if you’ve been advocating for higher education at the Capitol, it’s time to...

Make an informed choice about alcohol consumption

Brooks Robinson and Sukant Khurana April 30, 2011

Binge drinking: It is not an inescapable part of college life, or part of being the “in” crowd. We are not saying, “Just say no!” or offering paternalistic instructions....

Protect HIV/AIDS funding

Heath Cleveland April 28, 2011

In light of an estimated budget shortfall as high as $27 billion, it’s hard to imagine that the Texas Senate will spare many programs from cuts in this week’s vote, much less increase their...

You should care about the Farm Bill

Kate Clabby April 28, 2011

If you are like most college students, you have probably made a meal out of instant ramen. Sure, it’s pretty nutritionally empty but it’s easy to make, it tastes all right and most of all,...

Technology vs. productivity

Jessi Devenyns April 27, 2011

Technology can be incredibly useful when integrated into our lives (think UT’s new Gmail accounts). It is not, however, always advantageous in a learning environment. For example, Facebook has become...

Praying for sanity

Brandon Curl April 24, 2011

In the midst of an historic drought and the resultant wildfires that have spread to all but two of Texas’ 254 counties, many Texans are hoping for rain. Gov. Rick Perry is praying for it. Last...

Cutting into the bone

Holly Heinrich April 21, 2011

The legacies of our high school educations can follow us to college, determining how easily we transition and how well we perform. In Texas, as in much of the United States, the quality of a public...

Revise property tax laws to benefit farmers

Kate Clabby April 20, 2011

    Local governments, like all governments, need funding. They need to pay police officers, provide us with services such as water and trash pick-up and fund public schools. In Austin,...

It’s so hard to be hetero

Dan Treadway April 19, 2011

OK, I can’t take it anymore. It’s time that I just get this out of my system and let the world know my true feelings so that I can finally be at peace. I’m straight. Whew,...

Natural gas, air and water

Emily Grubert April 18, 2011

Texas and national lawmakers continue to address issues related to energy, water and air pollution, with particular attention to natural gas and hydraulic fracturing. However, energy bills are not the...

UT’s tech problem

Brandon Curl April 17, 2011

We live in Austin. Michael Dell went to school here. Both Facebook and Google have offices here. So then why is it that, in an era of obscene technological innovation, the interfaces we use to connect...

Bridges between East and West

Hudson Lockett April 14, 2011

When making budget cuts, there is a habit of whittling departments down to only what we deem necessary — what we could not live without. To that end, we tend to look inward during tough times...