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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Wheelchair piece belittles disabled

Audrea Diaz November 24, 2014

While I recognize that Andrew Ridout’s recent piece on campus accessibility brought forth awareness and good intention, the title alone is insensitive and in poor taste to my community’s daily...

Israel, Palestine advocates can coexist

Kevin Lefkowitz November 14, 2014

Many people at the University of Texas, including both students and faculty, believe in the “zero-sum game” regarding Israelis and Palestinians. Essentially, they believe that Israeli success...


In the Valley, no Vaqueros to be seen

Mauricio Garcia November 10, 2014

Last week, the inaugural president of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Guy Bailey, submitted an official mascot recommendation to the UT System Board of Regents that was later approved. His selection...

Despite social media concerns, platforms can still enrich lives

October 24, 2014

In the recently published column “Look outside social media for life’s most valuable moments,” author Kirby McDaniel suggests that social media is a poor substitute for real interactions,...

District 9 endorsement overlooks Kathie Tovo

October 22, 2014

I’m disappointed to read the district 9 council endorsement in the journal of an institution dedicated to fostering critical thinking. Riley’s policies enrich a privileged few while costing...

So-called fans should start acting the part

Suzanne Barnert October 14, 2014

As a Texas Ex, I have read and listened to everyone from the sportscasters to the bloggers to my laundryman expound on how far the Longhorns have fallen this year, how Tyrone Swoops doesn’t have...

Don’t mischaracterize COLA

October 13, 2014

I first want to say that I appreciate Riley Brands’ sincere interest in the welfare of COLA graduate students as reflected in his Oct. 1 article on the graduate student task force. However,...

Criticism of Adler ad ignores candidate’s substantive policy proposals

Brandon Mond October 11, 2014

I work with Steve and know he wishes a 30-second ad could be more substantive, too. Does Horwitz have any thoughts on the 18-page policy paper posted on Adler's campaign website on affordability? The...

Men’s athletics director says athletic ticket sales increased from last year

October 7, 2014

With our fall sports well under way, I would like to thank all University of Texas supporters — especially the students — for the energy you bring on gameday. Fans are the lifeblood of our...

Article fails to mention that Tower sniper was also a victim

October 2, 2014

Regarding Christina Noriega's article in Tuesday's issue of The Daily Texan I would first like to commend her on an excellent article. There is, however, one salient and extremely important...

Column on economy lacks logic, research

October 1, 2014

[Amy Nabozny’s] argument stands on the crippled shoulders of poor logic. In her recent article “Conservatism can grow economy,” she makes the case that conservative economic policies...

Reader says leftism is cause of high tuition

Avrum Hirsh October 1, 2014

[Thomas K. Lindsay’s Monday column] was interesting and well written. Thank you. However, I think this article shows why so many students waste much of their money on tuition at these universities....

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