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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

All content by Breanne Deppisch
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Though Fisher continues to fight, her day in court is done

November 21, 2014

Editor's note: This is part of a Point/Counterpoint series regarding Fisher v. University of Texas. To read the opposing viewpoint, click here.  Raise your hand if you’re tired of...

Contentiousness of net neutrality will lead to spirited tech debate

November 19, 2014

“Net neutrality” is a contentious subject. The debate itself exists somewhere in the crosshairs of arduously written Federal Communications Commission regulations, fumbling politicians and...

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Effects of GamerGate controversy felt in Austin City Council race

November 7, 2014

It’s a puzzling day when video game culture and politics intersect. So when I caught wind of an Austin politician whose city council platform was largely about the gaming industry, I knew something...

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In campaigns, social media can help voters, candidates

November 4, 2014

Today, millions of Americans will head to the ballot box to make their voices heard. Like any other election, they will head proudly home, satisfied in fulfilling their civic duty once again. Eager to...

Don’t take offensive costumes too seriously this Halloween

October 31, 2014

Editor's note: This is part of our weekly Point/Counterpoint series. To view the opposing viewpoint, click here.  It’s that time of year again, y’all! Despite the roughly...

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Republican Party should move more toward middle

October 27, 2014

UT made student political organization history last Wednesday as College Republicans, Young Conservatives of Texas, and Young Americans for Liberty gathered together for the first time since the respective...

State should define goals for border initiatives

October 20, 2014

This summer, Texans watched as Gov. Rick Perry ordered a controversial surge of additional troops to the Texas-Mexico border. Crafted in an attempt to solidify the porous border between the two countries,...

Rhetoric against voter ID law overstates effect on voter turnout

October 17, 2014

This is part of a weekly Point/Counterpoint series. To read the opposing viewpoint, click here. On Tuesday afternoon, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay to prevent changes...

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Dan Patrick should distance himself from marriage equality issue

October 6, 2014

Last Monday, lieutenant governor hopefuls Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte battled it out in their only scheduled debate before November’s election. The two Senators, who have sat together in...

Davis disappoints in gubernatorial debate

September 25, 2014

Less than 24 hours after a mediocre performance in the Rio Grande gubernatorial debate, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, appeared in Austin ready to re-enter the political wringer. “I’ve...

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Along with teacher choice, textbooks offer fine options

September 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday, the Texas Board of Education heard testimony from a number of educators who voiced objection to a proposed set of history textbooks. Over the summer, a number of history...

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Davis’ stories of abortions meant to help her campaign

September 12, 2014

Editor’s Note: In state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D-Fort Worth) memoir, released Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate discusses her personal experiences with abortion in the ‘90s....

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Congress inaction worsens border crisis

July 30, 2014

The clock is ticking for United States congress members, who have less than 42 hours to curb the surge in unaccompanied Central American minors entering the U.S. illegally or risk de facto surrender to...

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Obama’s speech on economy is not on the list of priorities for Texans

July 14, 2014

On Thursday, President Obama spoke to members of the Austin community on everything from Congressional gridlock to his love of good ole’ Texas barbecue — even making a headline-garnering trip...

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News of Hobby Lobby decision incensed many despite a lack of clear communication of the facts

July 7, 2014

Rounding out a term of controversial decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling June 30 on the case of Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Much of the disapproval...

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SCOTUS decision protecting cell phone data marks efforts to modernize law with technology

June 30, 2014

Twenty years ago, this case would have read like a science fiction novel: a society equipped with minicomputers at our fingertips versus a law enforcement capable of criminal tracking via GPS satellite,...

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Hillary Clinton’s talk in Austin could presage a future in the White House

June 23, 2014

On Friday, Hillary Clinton addressed the people of Austin at the Long Center as part of a promotional series for her newly-released memoir, “Hard Choices.” The former secretary of state and...

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