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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

Make a change with a Zipcar

Jessi Devenyns March 10, 2011

    How many ways can you get to campus? You could walk, bike, use the bus or drive. Three out of four of these options are ecologically friendly, but most Americans prefer driving,...

An open dialogue: mandatory meningitis vaccines

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 10, 2011

    <em>Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a six-part series about legislation that would affect students. We have asked campus leaders, students, faculty,...

The self-fulfilling prophecy of college rankings

Jonathan Rienstra March 9, 2011

    Next week, when UT students are relaxing in the sun or snow, the U.S. News and World Report will release its latest rankings of American graduate schools. For students filling...

Say ‘no’ to abstinence-only

Douglas Luippold March 9, 2011

On Tuesday, the Texas Freedom Network helped organize a lobby day to support legislation by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D- San Antonio, which would change sexual education in Texas schools from abstinence-only...

Support new laws for cottage foods

Kate Clabby March 8, 2011

    In Texas, it is illegal to sell food prepared in your home kitchen. The cakes at the church or elementary school bake sale? The homemade lemonade your 6-year-old neighbor sells...

Battered, not beaten

Dave Player March 8, 2011

    Hell hath no fury like an Aggie scorned. At least, that’s what The Battalion editor-in-chief Matt Woolbright and the rest of our colleagues over at the official student...

Reminder: Vote in the runoff today

    <strong>Reminder: Vote March 9 & 10<strong> in the SG election runoff <a href=""></a> Editor’s...

This spring break, fight the death penalty

Rachel Fuerst March 7, 2011

    Students Against the Death Penalty will host the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break on the UT campus from March 14-18. The program is designed to give students an opportunity...

Take a stand for reproductive rights

Viviana Aldous March 7, 2011

    Texans are now facing significant challenges to reproductive health and freedom at both the state and federal levels. Most Texans have drawn their attention to the sonogram...

Quotes to note

    <em>“The price of education also affects the quality of education. If I didn’t have to pay so much for college, I would be able to devote way more time to it...

Invest in students’ futures now

Holly Heinrich March 6, 2011

    What if the year you were born determined whether you went to college? What if you came of age in a year when state government stopped offering the financial aid you needed? Imagine...

Re-evaluate Texas tax laws

Lilian Honorato March 6, 2011

    The results of a poll on how Texas voters feel about certain economic issues that the state faces were released to the public last month. The survey, conducted between Feb....