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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

All content by Davis Clark

The Daily Texan is struggle for power, Ping-Pong wins

Davis Clark May 6, 2016

Oh, hey. Me again. Look, I’ve been in this thing, grindin’, for two semesters now (yes, summer counts — got to graduate before six years or I’m outta the house). And there are...


Future is promising for student-athlete balance

Davis Clark January 22, 2016

The verdict is in: The University of Texas’s athletic department has been cleared of alleged academic dishonesty and, in some respects, applauded for its academic efforts. On Jan. 13, a third-party...


Cautious optimism as the struggle with campus carry begins

Davis Clark July 29, 2015

Ever since Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s signed the campus carry bill into law in June, higher education institutions across the state have been grappling with how to deal with such a controversial...


Four things students should know about the West Campus death

Claire Smith and Davis Clark July 20, 2015

Editor's Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. 1. On July 17, a West Campus resident was killed one block from campus. On the morning of July 17, 18-year-old Stephen...


Emotional well-being of children must be the primary concern in conversion therapy debate

Davis Clark July 16, 2015

LGBT rights have advanced their recent national progress as New Jersey became the third state to successfully ban “conversion therapy,” a process by which LGBT children and teens are subjected...


UT wisely expands same-sex partner benefits to comply with Obergefell ruling

Davis Clark July 1, 2015

Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in the widely celebrated Obergefell v. Hodges ruling looks set to become a canonical text for LGBT civil rights. The 5-4 ruling found constitutional protection...


Hall takes pursuit of information to injurious extremes

Davis Clark June 22, 2015

Yearslong hostility between Texas legislators, the University of Texas System Board of Regents and top UT administrators intensified June 15. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asserted in an opinion that...

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Convert outrage over police brutality into solutions

Davis Clark June 12, 2015

Over the last year, the issue of racially motivated police brutality has rightly come to the fore of the national conscience. The U.S. has a grappled for centuries with race in America, but the more recent...


Respectful dialogue should characterize Lege’s handling of fractious issues

Davis Clark June 1, 2015

Given the recent Congress’ abysmal public approval ratings and infamy as one of the least productive in modern history, reinstating respectful and dignified language, both spoken and written, between...


Upcoming football season is an opportunity for students to invest in campus life

Davis Clark May 21, 2015

Whether you are from Texas or move to it, you know that Texas lives for football. It is a cultural fixture from Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park to high school stadiums across the state. Nowhere is that...

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