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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 Pete Stroud

Associate editor bids grateful goodbye to his Texan family

Pete Stroud May 2, 2014

The second best thing that happened to me in college was when my cheap, battered old laptop died on me last fall. For two months, while the campus computer guys tried and failed to save the thing, the...


In speech, George W. Bush says education is today’s most important civil rights issue

Pete Stroud and Nicole Cobler April 11, 2014

In his speech Thursday night at the Civil Rights Summit, former President George W. Bush led with a joke that was, in the Johnsonian tradition, somewhat off-color. “Former presidents compare their...

Q&A with Rev. Jesse Jackson

Pete Stroud and Jacob Kerr April 10, 2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson, a major figure of the Civil Rights Movement and Baptist minister who ran for president in 1984 and 1988, sat down with The Daily Texan this morning to discuss the civil rights issues...

Gunning for trouble

Pete Stroud January 23, 2013

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, five state representatives filed a bill, HB 553, that openly flouts the authority of the federal government, declares any federal regulation of gun availability to be unconstitutional...

Global attention from F1 threatens local identity

Pete Stroud November 19, 2012

Well, it happened. On Sunday, Nov. 18, Austin hosted its highly anticipated Formula One United States Grand Prix. The race, which had been in planning stages for the past four years, drew several hundred...

The mural didn’t need to go

Pete Stroud October 11, 2012

Until a couple of weeks ago, art floated in the sky over Town Lake. On one side of the mural, the artist painted an unabashedly whimsical but artfully rendered rocket blasting toward a distant star exploding...

Don’t sneer at Arizona State

Pete Stroud September 17, 2012

In April 2011, UT System Board of Regents chairman Gene Powell released a memo outlining his goals for the UT System and UT-Austin in particular. Powell proposed UT increase undergraduate enrollment by...

Far from Fisher

Pete Stroud September 7, 2012

In 2008, high school senior Abigail Fisher was in a position to which many of us can relate: She had applied to UT and was anxiously awaiting the school’s reply. She didn’t qualify for automatic...

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