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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

Article on Ferguson to Palestine panel omits crucial viewpoints

September 29, 2014

The original intent of the Ferguson to Palestine panel, covered by Kylie Fitzpatrick in a story that ran online Thursday under the headline “UT Palestine group discusses connections between Ferguson,...

Reader commends family for donation to stuttering institute

September 26, 2014

Your article “UT unveils new stuttering institute” (Sept. 22) about the $3 million donation by the Lang Family to create the Lang Institute for Stutter at UT was most heartening. Kudos to the...

‘Are You There, Dog?’ comic offends by suggesting suicide

Mark Meserve September 15, 2014

I am writing to you about the comic “Are You There, Dog?” published in The Daily Texan on Sept. 8. I am disappointed that the artist has decided to use offensive humor for a cheap joke. So...

At BYU game, Longhorns prove their hospitality

Tyler Harris, Mary Hedengren, and Kim Walters September 8, 2014

“Welcome to Texas,” they said as we entered the gate. We were surprised. “Thank you?” As a trio of blue-shirt wearing Cougars fans, we didn’t expect the sea of burnt orange...

Middle Eastern studies graduate students distort truth about Israel

Raquel Reinstein August 21, 2014

Editor's Note: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this letter left out a paragraph. It has been added to the bottom.  Patrick Higgins and Kelly Houck believe they are correcting...

Response to Texas Stands with Gaza piece offers up shoddy talking points in defense of Israel

Kelly Houck and Patrick Higgins August 16, 2014

Editor's Note: Due to an editing error, a number of links were excluded from the original version of this firing line. They have been added to the parenthetical sentence discussing the bombings carried...

Texas Stands with Gaza column leaves out inconvenient truths

Raquel Reinstein August 8, 2014

Dania Hussein has it all wrong in blaming Israel for civilian deaths and the recent conflict in Gaza. Firstly, it should be noted that Israel does everything it can to avoid civilian deaths....

Guest columnist applies double standard in Texas Stands with Gaza piece

Sara Miller August 8, 2014

I’m responding to the false allegations in “Texas Stands with Gaza,” by Dania Hussein. In fact, Israel tries its best to avoid civilian deaths by warning residents in various ways to...


Powers deserves our support now more than ever

John Curtiss July 7, 2014

Much has been said in the past couple of days about UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa instructing President Bill Powers to resign at risk of termination. I have never before written a letter to the...

Firing line for June 30, 2014

June 29, 2014

The thing that kills me is how patronizing [Dean Esther Raizen’s response to fears about funding for liberal arts graduate students] is. It’s no secret to most of us that universities are corporatizing...

Firing Line: Scrutiny of Powers undeserved

April 28, 2014

The Daily Texan’s editorial on Tuesday, “UT administrator compensation deserves scrutiny,” which was in light of an article by the Austin American-Statesman, deserves the scrutiny that...

Friday firing lines: Five-star recruit Myles Turner

April 25, 2014

Every Friday, the Daily Texan editorial board will publish a selection of tweets and online comments culled from the Daily Texan website and the various Daily Texan Twitter accounts, along with direct...

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