Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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


Focus on alternatives in light of new parking ordinance

Lilian Honorato March 24, 2011

    The Austin City Council recently voted to extend parking meter hours throughout the city. Beginning in August, those wishing to park on streets downtown, the area surrounded by...

‘Glee’ and social change

Alyssa Davis March 24, 2011

    I have a confession to make: I used to have qualms with homosexuality.   I was never the hate-spewing kind of homophobe, but I was someone who thought being gay...

My body is my temple

Dan Treadway March 24, 2011

As a man, I have to deal with a lot of things that women just don’t understand. I’m taller on average, making it more difficult to sit in airline seats, I have to shave my face for job interviews,...

Quotes to note

The Daily Texan Editorial Board March 24, 2011

    <i>“It’s basically impossible to get elected in Austin unless you are a Democrat.”</i> — Andy Brown, chair of the Travis County Democratic...

Cultivate a safer campus

Douglas Luippold March 23, 2011

The state Senate Committee on Criminal Justice on Tuesday heard testimony from supporters and opponents of SB 354, a bill which would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry concealed handguns...

Hydrofracking is anything but clean

Kate Clabby March 23, 2011

    Natural gas has often been touted as the “clean” fossil fuel because burning it releases less CO2 than burning oil or coal. Unfortunately, in the United States,...

What I wear does not dictate my actions

Jonathan Rienstra March 23, 2011

    Last Saturday in The Wall Street Journal, Jennifer Moses published an op-ed piece entitled “Why do we let them dress like that?” It is an enlightening read about teenage...

The college student’s case for health care reform

Hilda Solis March 22, 2011

    A year ago this week, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law enacts significant health insurance reforms that will take effect over the next several years. But...

Sharing on a broad scale

Jessi Devenyns March 22, 2011

    When thinking about the South By Southwest festival, most usually envision mobs, music wafting from all directions and long lines of people waiting for movies and concerts. However,...

UT in the cross-hairs

Dave Player March 22, 2011

    They’re trying to kill UT. Or at least, they’re trying to slowly bleed it dry beneath our eyes. In 2008, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a local conservative...

The foolish cause of oppressed white men

Brandon Curl March 21, 2011

    A new nonprofit organization out of Texas State University in nearby San Marcos is offering five scholarships worth $500. To qualify, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial...

Internet, meet energy

Emily Grubert March 21, 2011

    The Internet people and the energy people want to work together, or at least that’s what I’m told. The Internet is our most recent example of a high-tech, widely deployed...

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