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

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Firing Lines: Crossword Puzzle

Laura Ryan and Owen Cappleman March 26, 2013

I’ve written some of you before regarding the flippant, arrogant and sloppy attitude The Daily Texan has displayed in the recent past regarding crossword puzzles, but today’s snotty middle...

The Daily Texan should not be a platform for hate

March 5, 2013

HATE HAS NO PLACE I am writing to express my extreme disgust with the “Islamic Apartheid Week” ad placed in today’s Daily Texan. Just as cartoons with racist content based on skin...

A great Texan, a musical moment

Dale P. Johnson March 1, 2013

Learning today of the death of Van Cliburn, I thought back. I remembered back to January or February of 1959 in Austin when I was very fortunate that my freshman roommate, Ed Pickett from Liberty (as I...

Arms full of Daily Texans

Katey Psencik March 1, 2013

The first time I stepped foot on the 40 Acres after I’d received my admittance from the University was nearly three years ago, on a yearbook field trip with my high school. It was the first time...

Newspapers may change, but their value is undiminished

Erin Keck Inks March 1, 2013

I was saddened, but not surprised, to learn from your web staff’s recent column that students have much less involvement in the management and design of the newspaper’s website than they should....

Too soon to take drastic steps

Glenn Frankel February 28, 2013

The Daily Texan has been an essential part of the University community for more than a century. It provides all of us with news, information and opinions that help us make decisions and hold accountable...

Let the students speak

Thor Lund and Wills Brown February 28, 2013

This Friday the Texas Student Media board will be making a fiscal decision that could alter the course of The Daily Texan as we know it. We love The Daily Texan because it’s just that: daily. It’s...

Don’t make hasty decisions about The Daily Texan’s future

Roger Louis and James Galbraith February 27, 2013

The Daily Texan faces a crisis unique in its 113-year history. On March 1, Texas Student Media’s board of trustees may take a decision to reduce the number of days the newspaper is printed. The Daily...

On the future of the Daily Texan

The Daily Texan Editorial Board February 20, 2013

INBOXES BEFORE ORANGE BOXES Like many newspapers, The Daily Texan is misunderstanding the public’s switch to “digital” news. Newsprint is expensive, silicon is almost free. But...

Childish adoration

February 15, 2013

Professor Allen Bard’s discoveries “help doctors today detect HIV and analyze AIDS,” but you wouldn’t know it based on this interview [published Feb. 13], which was devoted entirely...

Understand the intent of “The End of Austin”

Randolph Lewis February 13, 2013

Thank you for your attention to “The End of Austin,” a new experimental journal about urban identity that we recently launched from our home base in the American Studies department. We want...

Duh, he’s from Dallas

Robert “Dude” Spellings Jr. February 13, 2013

How utterly apropos that the author of “The End of Austin” [a column published Tuesday] is from Dallas. — Robert “Dude” Spellings Jr., UT class of 1992

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