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

‘Glee’ and social change

Alyssa Davis March 24, 2011

    I have a confession to make: I used to have qualms with homosexuality.   I was never the hate-spewing kind of homophobe, but I was someone who thought being gay...

My body is my temple

Dan Treadway March 24, 2011

As a man, I have to deal with a lot of things that women just don’t understand. I’m taller on average, making it more difficult to sit in airline seats, I have to shave my face for job interviews,...

What I wear does not dictate my actions

Jonathan Rienstra March 23, 2011

    Last Saturday in The Wall Street Journal, Jennifer Moses published an op-ed piece entitled “Why do we let them dress like that?” It is an enlightening read about teenage...

Hydrofracking is anything but clean

Kate Clabby March 23, 2011

    Natural gas has often been touted as the “clean” fossil fuel because burning it releases less CO2 than burning oil or coal. Unfortunately, in the United States,...

The college student’s case for health care reform

Hilda Solis March 22, 2011

    A year ago this week, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law enacts significant health insurance reforms that will take effect over the next several years. But...

Sharing on a broad scale

Jessi Devenyns March 22, 2011

    When thinking about the South By Southwest festival, most usually envision mobs, music wafting from all directions and long lines of people waiting for movies and concerts. However,...

The foolish cause of oppressed white men

Brandon Curl March 21, 2011

    A new nonprofit organization out of Texas State University in nearby San Marcos is offering five scholarships worth $500. To qualify, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial...

Internet, meet energy

Emily Grubert March 21, 2011

    The Internet people and the energy people want to work together, or at least that’s what I’m told. The Internet is our most recent example of a high-tech, widely deployed...

Those who speak, those who vote

Holly Heinrich March 20, 2011

    When it comes to politics, two groups hold most of the power: those who give money and those who act. Since college students are notoriously strapped for cash, it is unlikely that...

Make a change with a Zipcar

Jessi Devenyns March 10, 2011

    How many ways can you get to campus? You could walk, bike, use the bus or drive. Three out of four of these options are ecologically friendly, but most Americans prefer driving,...

The self-fulfilling prophecy of college rankings

Jonathan Rienstra March 9, 2011

    Next week, when UT students are relaxing in the sun or snow, the U.S. News and World Report will release its latest rankings of American graduate schools. For students filling...

Support new laws for cottage foods

Kate Clabby March 8, 2011

    In Texas, it is illegal to sell food prepared in your home kitchen. The cakes at the church or elementary school bake sale? The homemade lemonade your 6-year-old neighbor sells...