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

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,...

Who said it: Perry or my 11-year-old sister?

Dan Treadway May 5, 2011

Meet Rick Perry. He’s been the governor of the great state of Texas since Dec. 21, 2000. Meet Hannah Treadway. She’s my little sister, who lives with my family in Oakville, Ontario,...

Checkoff laws enable twisted relationship

Kate Clabby May 5, 2011

I first learned about checkoff programs when I encountered radio ads discouraging people from drinking unpasteurized (raw) milk, sponsored by an organization called DairyMax. It didn’t surprise...

Keep hydrofracking costs in proper perspective

Emily Grubert May 4, 2011

Natural gas has a serious image problem because of its water intensity, real or perceived. The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has received significant media attention for...

Student leaders deserve a response

Carisa Nietsche May 4, 2011

Student leaders from the Senate of College Councils, Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly issued a letter to the UT System Board of Regents last week expressing qualms about the board’s...

A time for reflection

Brandon Curl May 3, 2011

On Sunday night at 8:45 p.m. CST, the news of Osama bin Laden’s death was beginning to spread through the Twittersphere. It was Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, who first...

The 21,675th article on Shakespeare

Andres Martinez May 1, 2011

In a guest column in The Texas Tribune on Friday, Ronald Trowbridge, a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, outlined the TPPF’s position that universities are prioritizing research...

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 29, 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...

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