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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 John Daywalt

Senior columnist appreciative of editors’ feedback, friends made at Texan

December 5, 2014

Editor’s note: -30- columns present the chance for permanent staffers to say their final goodbyes to the paper. If someone had asked me a year ago if I would ever work for a newspaper, I most...

Graduating early or on time is cost efficient, simple

December 1, 2014

In less than two weeks, the University will hold commencement ceremonies for the fall 2014 graduates. I, along with many other students, will have finally completed my undergraduate studies and will be...


Bridge connecting communication buildings should largely benefit students

November 13, 2014

Last month, the Moody College of Communication announced the designs for a new bridge to connect the CMA, CMB and the Belo Center for New Media. The costs of the bridge will be paid by a portion of an...

New UTPD bike patrols combine efficiency with approachability

October 3, 2014

During my time in Austin, I have seen many police bicycle patrols near campus, both Downtown and around the Capitol grounds, by the Austin Police Department and state troopers respectively, but I was surprised...


Cut Coach Strong some slack

September 17, 2014

Despite my previous commentary on frustration with the athletic department’s ticketing system prices and options, I believe football head coach Charlie Strong is doing an excellent job leading the...


Internships are vital experience for students

September 8, 2014

At the end of each semester I usually have a friend or two who is graduating without a job lined up yet. In fact, many usually ask if I am aware of internships they may be interested in. I later find out...


UT athletics should strongly consider lowering student ticket prices

August 30, 2014

Last month I wrote a column titled, “For student athletic tickets, we want options!” which elaborated on the lack of student options when it comes to purchasing athletic tickets. Because...


For student athletic tickets, we want options!

July 21, 2014

Heard about UT’s new Big Ticket? The Big Ticket replaced the old Longhorn All-Sports Package ticketing system for this upcoming academic year. For those students who have not purchased yet, the priority...


Students should do their research before signing petitions

July 3, 2014

Chances are, if you have walked down the Drag in the past few weeks, you’ve been asked to sign a petition for any number of causes. I personally have been stopped on at least six occasions on my...


Independence Day should be a chance to remember the military

June 29, 2014

For many UT students the Fourth of July is a holiday to hang out with friends and family, eat delicious barbecue, drink substantial amounts of beer and to watch action-packed fireworks fill...

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Gun-free zones do not work to effectively curb gun violence

June 11, 2014

Tuesday morning, this country experienced yet another school shooting when a 15-year-old took a gun into Reynolds High School in Oregon and opened fire, killing one student and injuring a teacher...

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Trend of low voter turnout among UT students demands greater civic participation

June 3, 2014

Last Tuesday, Texas held its 2014 primary runoff elections for the Republican and Democratic parties. There were 24 races being decided overall, with many having fewer voters than UT has students. In fact,...

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