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 Samantha Katsounas

Longhorn Network expands to U-Verse

September 4, 2012

UT picked up more than one victory this past weekend, beating the University of Wyoming in its first season match and scoring a triumph with its Longhorn Network distribution battle with cable providers. ESPN...

The widening war on women

January 18, 2012

Lately, women’s rights that were secured decades ago are being challenged, something the New York Times has labeled “The War on Women.” For women in Texas, that war is coming closer to...

Education board fails to prepare students for college

December 5, 2011

An evaluation by UT-El Paso professor Keith Erekson published earlier this month affirmed that the standards adopted by the State Board of Education in their highly contentious battle last year are insufficient...

A gamble not worth making

November 29, 2011

In Tuesday’s presidential debate, GOP candidate Newt Gingrich made a potential misstep when he called for “humane” immigration reform. The stance, which some claim is a form of amnesty,...

Where profit does not drive access

November 22, 2011

Education is the great equalizer. Higher education was and remains the gateway to economic and social mobility. In recent years, however, demand for a college degree has far outpaced the space available...

Herman nation trivializes allegations

November 15, 2011

The current front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal that allegedly involves several women and at least $70,000 combined in settlements....

Breaking out of the cult

November 8, 2011

Robert Jeffress, a Baptist pastor with ties to Gov. Rick Perry, recently ignited a firestorm of controversy when he labeled Mormonism a “cult.” While some dismiss his claims as extremist and...

Perry’s tax plan falls flat

November 1, 2011

Early last week, presidential candidate Rick Perry debuted his new tax and spending reform plan in an effort to revitalize his floundering campaign. Advertised as straightforward, Perry’s Cut, Balance...

Another one bites the crust

October 25, 2011

The meteoric rise of pizza executive turned presidential candidate Herman Cain is one of the most perplexing developments in the Republican Party’s pursuit for the White House. Virtually unknown...

Support the extension of student loans

October 18, 2011

As tuition continues to rise and employment continues to fall, many UT students are aware of the classic catch-22 of financial aid. Middle class families often do not qualify for basic federal loans but...

City politics stifling student votes

October 11, 2011

While many UT students geared up for a trip to Dallas on Friday, Austin’s City Council made a controversial and highly questionable decision regarding a seemingly innocuous topic: election dates....

Preserving the American way

October 4, 2011

While the U.S. economy continues to sink into oblivion, a seemingly unrelated debate has been raging among political pundits and laymen alike. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been under intense scrutiny in recent...

The ‘Texas Miracle’

September 27, 2011

Every campaign needs a premise. For Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry, the premise is the “Texas Miracle” — the idea that Texas is dodging the “Great Recession”...

Include students to improve degree plans

September 20, 2011

As UT’s freshmen express relief upon finishing their first few weeks of class, they remain blissfully unaware of a startling fact regarding their new home. Unbeknownst to most freshmen, half of their...

New online sales tax hurts students

September 6, 2011

For many students this semester, purchasing textbooks was as disheartening and shocking as setting money ablaze. Each semester brings renewed sticker shock to even the most seasoned university students....

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