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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 Ethan Elkins

Small states unfairly benefit from use of Electoral College

November 18, 2016

Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States of America. With a projected 306 electoral votes outnumbering Hillary Clinton’s 232, he has a clear path to the White House. However,...

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Rolling Stone ruling shouldn’t dismiss rape cases

November 17, 2016

The libel suit surrounding the infamous Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus,” has recently ruled in favor of one of the plaintiffs. Nicole Eramo, the University of Virginia administrator...


Queer rights deserve presidential debate coverage

October 27, 2016

Because so much time was spent discussing the candidates’ fitness for office, some policy discussion was neglected during the three debates. Queer issues were not given time during any of these,...


Memes prompt political awareness in millennials

October 20, 2016

Kenneth Bone turned into a meme overnight after interjecting himself into a debate gone awry to ask the presidential candidates about energy policy. Usually, only the politically aware, above-average voter...


Clown problem distracts from more important issues

October 13, 2016

Twitter culture is prone to trends, but the current one is alarming and reminiscent of a classic horror series. Amid a frightening election, people are dressing up as killer clowns to frighten unexpecting...


Testing policies must reflect campus conversation on gender

October 6, 2016

Most students consider sitting boy-girl, boy-girl a practice of the past. This is not the case for students in Brian Lendecky’s managerial accounting course, who are instructed to position themselves...


Marijuana industry depends on new president

September 30, 2016

Discussions regarding the legalization of marijuana — either medically or recreationally — have made their way to Texas. In June, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law allowing epilepsy patients...

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Small town racism prevents minorities’ success

September 22, 2016

In small southern towns throughout the U.S., families and churches who have relied on oil money for centuries continue to hold a monopoly on politics and wealth.  The institutionalized racism embedded...


Nighttime runners must take safety precautions

September 15, 2016

“There are monsters in society that will do us harm,” said Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo at a press conference in April while addressing the shocking murder of a UT student on...

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Young Thug attacks gender stereotypes with album cover

August 31, 2016

As a stark contrast to his violent Slime Season 3 album cover depicting an eye stab wound, Young Thug’s cover art on his new album, No, My Name is Jeffery, has sparked a new controversy due to his...

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