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

All content by Mac McCann

Holiday season doesn’t need a reason

December 6, 2012

As soon as Thanksgiving ends, we begin the Christmas shopping season. To celebrate the birth of a man who said to “sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor,” we spend more of...

Lower the drinking age

November 14, 2012

When the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was passed, states were forced to raise their legal drinking age to 21 or face a 10 percent decrease in federal highway funding. Politicians across the...

This column is biased

November 5, 2012

This year the Young Conservatives of Texas announced that they’re bringing back their ‘professor watch-list’, which attempts to bring attention to professors that teach with either a...

The death penalty demands discussion

October 30, 2012

The United States shares something in common with China, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. We, like them, use the death penalty. According to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International,...

Even on campus, Democrats abandon civil liberties

October 29, 2012

The Republicans don’t even try to act like they support peace and civil liberties. For many years, the Democrats did. But after the Hook the Vote debate last week between the University Democrats...

Let God retire from politics

October 25, 2012

After the circus of this presidential election is over, a president will be inaugurated in January.  The leader of our “One Nation Under God” will be sworn in with his hand on a Bible. ...

Don’t go gentle into that good night

October 5, 2012

“My life has been the poem I would have writ, / But I could not both live and utter it,” wrote Henry David Thoreau.  It appears that most college students have chosen to live their...

Don’t diminish depression

October 3, 2012

Last week, the Counseling and Mental Health Center hosted Suicide Prevention Week. In light of their efforts, I can’t help but think of my own inner demons.  It’s never easy, but I have...