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

Firing Lines


Organizations committed to gun law reform are not condemning gun ownership

Katherine Doerr Morosky October 17, 2017

In response to Liam Verses’ opinion piece, published on Tuesday, Oct. 10: I would like to point out that, based on what he wrote, Verses appears to be poorly versed on the issue of gun violence...

PETA campaigns help inform public of humane, affordable food

Kenneth Montville July 11, 2017

Editor's note: the original column concerning PETA campaigns can be found here.  PETA’s campaigns are intended to turn heads, make people laugh, or even make people angry, but...

A Clinton-voting district is still very much Republican

Noah M. Horwitz June 19, 2017

Regarding "A boon to democracy in eliminating straight-ticket voting," I appreciated Mr. Price's thesis that the electorate should reward more nuance among politicians. I have, though, a...

Fifty Years Later: 1966 Firing Lines

August 1, 2016

Editor's note: Reprinted below are the original firing lines from the Aug. 5, 1966 print edition of The Daily Texan. Closed Doors To the Editor: I was one of a group of persons trapped...


Strict degree requirements do not negate value of liberal arts education

Jerry Green November 20, 2015

In a column published on Nov. 3, Noah Horwitz argued that the College of Liberal Arts’ degree requirements are excessive, and he (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) called for government intervention from...

“The war has certainly been a crisis”

Nour Ghraowi October 5, 2015

As an international student from Syria, reading this article about the refugee crisis made me feel angry, hurt and very sad. Because it did not mention Syrian refugees once, it seems to me like it is belittling...

Speedway of golden bricks

September 28, 2015

The four-and-a-half blocks of Speedway from 21st Street to Dean Keaton are to be confirmed in their present use for pedestrians only. To the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UT submitted a...


Students get big ticket, staff gets nothing

Philip A. Guerrero September 18, 2015

I can imagine that one of the first things Steve Patterson was told when he started his new position as Texas Athletics Director was to not give UT Staff the impression that Athletics cared about them...

Texan article gives attention to volunteers of Austin State Supported Living Center

May 4, 2015

I want to thank you for the wonderful article in the Daily Texan — “Student volunteers disappointed by potential closure of Austin State Supported Living Center.”   My brother...

Don’t steal Uber/Lyft rides at night

April 27, 2015

I am not and have never been a UT student, but as a Texas native, I’ve always cheered the Longhorns and have great respect for our state’s flagship university.  Now as an Uber/Lyft...

SG, student body should debate boycotts

April 21, 2015

I strongly disagree with Friday’s editorial, which claims “Student Government is the wrong place to deal with [the Israeli-Palestinian issue] because such contentious issues have nothing to...

Student leader avoids issue of Palestinian human rights

April 17, 2015

Tracy Frydberg’s editorial response “BDS legislation would isolate UT's Jewish community” entirely avoids the points that my original article makes. I make two key points: First,...

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