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Seeing behind the curtain
May 3, 2013
I didn’t become a part of the Daily Texan until the spring semester of my penultimate year in college, but the paper has been a part of my life since my first semester on campus.
Gates CS building sets high standard
March 26, 2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex is the latest in a series of new or renovated buildings to populate the East Mall.
Humble history is a part of our past
November 8, 2012
No matter how long you’ve lived in Austin, you’ve probably heard that the city was a better place just before you arrived.
The Belo building stands apart
September 30, 2012
When architects Earl Swisher and Thomas Lekometros received the commission to design the College of Communication’s Belo Center for New Media, they were challenged to design a building that would respect UT’s campus aesthetic and respond to the unique demands of teaching “new media.”
Maintaining a healthy neighborhood
April 30, 2012
Trader Joe's will give downtown residents a more affordable option for groceries in their neighborhood.
Bus rapid transit: glamorous but ineffective
April 22, 2012
Students must insist that transportation authorities prioritize high-capacity public transit over low-capacity personal automobiles.
Balancing the financial side with UT pride
April 16, 2012
UT looking into ill performing or undervalued sectors of campus management in light of events at Texas A&M.
Promoting economic growth from within
April 8, 2012
Investing in and shopping at local businesses proves to be successful and self-sustaining.
Pushing the boundaries of campus culture
April 2, 2012
Although current look of campus is appealing, the university must welcome architectural change.
Look both ways: safety for pedestrians
March 25, 2012
Increase in Austin accidents makes awareness of traffic and pedestrians all the more important.
An unhealthy mix of orange and green
March 18, 2012
Consumerism and lack of environmentalism seen in licensed products.
Ask for more than either/or
March 4, 2012
Partisan debates should be avoided as they lead only to a lack of compromise.
The West Campus battle
February 27, 2012
Regulations stifle plans for a duplex; house falls between residential categories.
Rising rent risks reducing affordability
February 19, 2012
Rumors of tutition increase sparked outrage; off campus housing rates rise, yet the outrage is minimal.
Demanding action on urban rail
February 12, 2012
Mayor Leffingwell holds Twitter Town Hall event, discusses future of Austin rail
Give the Drag respect
February 2, 2012
Walking Guadalupe can and should be a better experience.