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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


Firing Line from Dean Iverson: UGS courses are meant to challenge students

Brent Iverson April 21, 2014

Editor’s Note: On occasion, 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,...

Friday Firing Lines: Tasers, Regent Wallace Hall, CNS

April 18, 2014

So, basically Hall asked for public records. People didn’t like it. They are making him look like a criminal. Shame on them, not Hall. He may be a jerk, but he appears to be the only one concerned...

Friday Firing Lines: Information technology, Yik Yak, equal rights

April 11, 2014

We will be watching the Faculty Council at its April 14 meeting and how it answers the challenge President Powers presented to the council last September in his State of the University Address: to advise...

Friday Firing Lines: Abbott, Hall, Student fruit choices, the Tower

April 4, 2014

Wallace Hall has been way more trouble than he is worth. Whatever your political views, you’d have to be crazy to think Hall is a good thing for UT. Thank goodness we have Bill Powers to stand up...

Friday Firing Lines for week of March 24: Tuition hikes and Shared Services

March 28, 2014

Dear editor, I am being laid off. On Valentine’s Day, I was informed that, as of May 31, my job as course scheduler for a good-sized area studies department will no longer exist. Everything I...

Friday Firing Lines for week of Mar 1: Amnesty, “Economics of Sex,” Judge Orlando Garcia

March 7, 2014

Notably absent in this article (which has some pretty bold claims) is an interview with either Rady or Strickland about their platform, or any evidence on what makes Bill Powers “evil”. But...

Friday Firing Lines for week of Feb 24: Jay walking and Austin Police Department

February 28, 2014

Please let Amanda Jo Stephen know that the “real men” of the state of Texas have been acting on her behalf for much of the day, and this effort will continue until what was wrong is made right....

Friday Firing Lines for week of Feb 17: Memorial Museum funding and toilet paper

February 21, 2014

Toilet paper legislation would benefit all students I’m not actually sure who wrote the Op-Ed “Student Government Limits Legislation to Toilet Paper” due to the safety of the sign...

Firing Line: Keep FAC open 24 hours

Alexander Dickey February 19, 2014

The Firing Line is a column first started in the Texan in 1909 in which readers share their opinions “concerning any matter of general interest they choose.” Just like in 1909, the Texan “will...


Longhorns to take on a hot West Virginia

Garrett Callahan February 14, 2014

The Frank Erwin Center will play host Saturday to a matchup that has turned into one of Texas’ biggest Big 12 contests in the last half of the season. West Virginia (15-10, 7-5 Big 12), which...

Friday Firing Lines for week of Feb 10: Creationism, Student Government and Valentine’s Day

The Daily Texan Editorial Board February 14, 2014

“Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection has been proven. It’s been reproduced many times over. There is no debate that natural selection occurs. Let’s at least get that...

Friday Firing Lines: When judging TFA, look at the facts

Joshua Tang February 7, 2014

I would like to respond to Ms. Lucy Griswold’s opinion piece on Teach For America — “Teach [For] America can’t offer real solutions to education inequality” — published...

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