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

This spring break, fight the death penalty

Rachel Fuerst March 7, 2011

    Students Against the Death Penalty will host the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break on the UT campus from March 14-18. The program is designed to give students an opportunity...

Re-evaluate Texas tax laws

Lilian Honorato March 6, 2011

    The results of a poll on how Texas voters feel about certain economic issues that the state faces were released to the public last month. The survey, conducted between Feb....

Invest in students’ futures now

Holly Heinrich March 6, 2011

    What if the year you were born determined whether you went to college? What if you came of age in a year when state government stopped offering the financial aid you needed? Imagine...

Horns helping horns

Muneezeh Kabir September 28, 2010

Sept. 28 is now forever marked in UT’s history as the day a gunman opened fire on campus, eventually killing himself and forcing the University into a temporary lockdown. But on Sept. 28,...

Graduate students, rise up!

Brandon Curl September 24, 2010

Beware, undergrads! We graduate students lurk anonymously in your midst, often unbeknownst to you or even others of our own kind. “But who is the graduate student?” the wary freshmen might...

A question unanswered

John Lawler September 24, 2010

One day, waking up an hour late for your communication ethics class means an absence in the record book. Simply and quantitatively, the absence means little more than a lower grade and maybe an awkward...

Move the OU game

Daley Epstein September 23, 2010

The holiest day of the Jewish year and the holiest day of the Longhorn calendar don’t usually coincide. However, next year, Yom Kippur and the Red River Rivalry both fall on Oct. 8, leaving Jewish...

Less fan cam, more Cronkite

Marc Nestenius September 22, 2010

When Domino’s Pizza releases a new ad campaign that explains how much their pizza sucks, consumers fall to their knees in praise of the company. But when UT releases new ads, football fans almost...

Take responsibility for Mexico’s tragedy

Jonathan Rienstra September 21, 2010

On Sunday, the largest newspaper in Ciudad Juárez, El Diario de Juárez, announced in a front-page editorial that it would restrict news coverage of the drug wars currently plaguing the...

Don’t turn down a debate

Mikael Garcia September 20, 2010

It’s no secret that Gov. Rick Perry has much to lose if he were to debate Bill White. All things considered, though, agreeing to a debate with the White camp would be a smart political strategy...

A lack of depth at issue conferences

Emily Grubert September 20, 2010

Many of the panels, speeches, issue sessions and awareness campaigns I attend focus on the same few facts and issues. People working in similar areas often joke that they could give each other’s...

Learn how to preserve food

Kate Clabby September 20, 2010

“No Impact Man” is a popular documentary about Colin Beavan, a man in New York City who decides to “completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment” for one year....