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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

A question unanswered

John Lawler September 24, 2010

One day, waking up an hour late for your communication ethics class means an absence in the record book. Simply and quantitatively, the absence means little more than a lower grade and maybe an awkward...

Graduate students, rise up!

Brandon Curl September 24, 2010

Beware, undergrads! We graduate students lurk anonymously in your midst, often unbeknownst to you or even others of our own kind. “But who is the graduate student?” the wary freshmen might...

Shocked and appalled; Stop financing the cartels

September 23, 2010

<strong>Shocked and appalled<strong> I am so shocked by Wednesday’s column, “Take responsibility for Mexico’s tragedy,” that I hardly know where to begin. First,...

Move the OU game

Daley Epstein September 23, 2010

The holiest day of the Jewish year and the holiest day of the Longhorn calendar don’t usually coincide. However, next year, Yom Kippur and the Red River Rivalry both fall on Oct. 8, leaving Jewish...

Overview: A DREAM deferred; Banned books

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 22, 2010

<strong>A DREAM deferred<strong> Undocumented students and allies suffered another setback on the path to pass the DREAM Act Tuesday night when the legislation was blocked in the U.S....

Less fan cam, more Cronkite

Marc Nestenius September 22, 2010

When Domino’s Pizza releases a new ad campaign that explains how much their pizza sucks, consumers fall to their knees in praise of the company. But when UT releases new ads, football fans almost...

Juveniles in the court system

September 21, 2010

Chris Meadoux had not yet celebrated his 17th birthday when the state accused him of murdering Luis Martinez and Johnny You in 2007. The three boys had spent hours alone at a friend’s house. Then,...

Take responsibility for Mexico’s tragedy

Jonathan Rienstra September 21, 2010

On Sunday, the largest newspaper in Ciudad Juárez, El Diario de Juárez, announced in a front-page editorial that it would restrict news coverage of the drug wars currently plaguing the...

Students in the city

Dave Player September 20, 2010

Seventeen years ago, Maxis Software released SimCity 2000, a city-planning computer game that would go on to become a best-seller. The game allowed players to take control of a city and build it up...

Keep it local

Douglas Luippold September 20, 2010

Throughout the month of October, eager students across campus will attend meetings for political organizations to learn how to make a difference in November’s elections. After hearing how to...

Don’t turn down a debate

Mikael Garcia September 20, 2010

It’s no secret that Gov. Rick Perry has much to lose if he were to debate Bill White. All things considered, though, agreeing to a debate with the White camp would be a smart political strategy...

A lack of depth at issue conferences

Emily Grubert September 20, 2010

Many of the panels, speeches, issue sessions and awareness campaigns I attend focus on the same few facts and issues. People working in similar areas often joke that they could give each other’s...