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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

OVERVIEW: Improve Texas SAT scores; A&M’s measures miss the mark

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 14, 2010

Improve Texas SAT scores A report released Monday by the College Board showed that the average SAT scores for Texas high school students dropped five points since the previous year. In contrast,...

Greener game days

Douglas Luippold September 13, 2010

Despite the unity created by 100,000 individuals wearing burnt orange and chanting the same cheers, UT football is deceptively controversial. Mack Brown’s enormous salary, the special privileges...

Consider a co-op

Charlie Saginaw September 10, 2010

Before parents leave their children to explore the world on their own for the first time, they go through the process of cramming all of their child’s worldly possessions into dorms across campus....

“Videomusic” isn’t new

September 10, 2010

I just read Sarah Pressley’s Sept. 9 story, “Videomusic creates interesting twist,” about Jean Piché’s “videomusic.” I just finished my master’s...

Speaking with a united voice

Viviana Aldous September 10, 2010

Student Government is once again a member of the Texas Student Association, thanks to a resolution passed Tuesday night. TSA is a nonpartisan organization that aims to bring together students...

Let’s get technological

Jonathan Rienstra September 9, 2010

I want an iPad. Or Kindle. Or Kno. Whatever. I want the University to give whichever to me and I want it to give one to you as well. “I want” is a dirty way to continue this discussion,...

Don’t boo Wyoming; Come for the discussion, stay for the beer

September 9, 2010

Don’t boo Wyoming In light of the tragic death of a Wyoming football player earlier this week, can we please not boo them when they come out on the field or if they make a decent play...

Ignore college rankings

Dave Player September 9, 2010

Fellow students, we bring good news. Our honor has been restored, our dignity preserved, our horns turned right side up. But first, we must offer our condolences to our peers to the East. We’re...

A place for meat in a sustainable food system

Kate Clabby September 8, 2010

It takes 24 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef. This statistic, from Frances Moore Lappe’s 1971 book “Diet for a Small Planet,” is often cited in arguments for vegetarianism....

The triumphs of Title IX

Susannah Jacob September 8, 2010

The UT women’s volleyball victory against Long Beach State on Saturday night was a near thing. The 15 women on Texas’ team won the first two sets, lost the third and fourth and triumphed,...

Be involved in public service

Rep. Lloyd Doggett September 7, 2010

My fellow Texas Longhorns, Welcome back to another exciting year at the University of Texas. Every fall, my thoughts always turn to the 40 Acres and the thousands of students who will start filling...

Overview: State financial aid faces cuts; Capitol guards will carry M4 semi-automatic rifles…

The Daily Texan Editorial Board September 7, 2010

State financial aid faces cuts On Monday, The Dallas Morning News reported that state-funded financial aid for college students is set to drastically decrease for the upcoming year in light...