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Editor-in-chief leaves office with pride, gratitude
May 5, 2016
Editor-in-chief Claire Smith writes on leaving the Texan with a full heart.
Politics and Pints: February 28, 2016
March 4, 2016
In the first edition of Politics and Pints, Editori-in-Chief Claire Smith and Forum Editor Walker Fountain discuss Super Tuesday with College Republicans member Madison Yandell and University Democrats member Jordan Pahl.
Forum: Working to make Texas greater
October 28, 2015
As part of this week's forum and The Texan Talks, President Gregroy L. Fenves speaks to The Daily Texan about his first months as president.
Forum: Teaching students financial literacy
October 21, 2015
In an interview with The Daily Texan, associate director of the Office of Financial Aid Trina Manor discusses her office's work and how students can limit their debt and make smart financial decisions.
Professor rally against campus carry too little, too late
October 4, 2015
Editor-in-chief Claire Smith thinks the time for all-out protest of campus carry has passed and that it is time for the campus community to devote itself to the working group's deliberation process.
Student engagement critical for working group
August 23, 2015
Editor-in-Chief Claire Smith believes students have the potential to drive the working group's conversation of campus carry implementation and determine policies that will influence all of the students on the 40 Acres, if not the entire UT System.
Sons of Confederate Veterans' last minute temporary restraining order against UT is frivolous, contradictory to months-long participation in debate
August 15, 2015
Editor-in-Chief Claire Smith believes the Sons of Confederate Veterans' request for a temporary restraining order is an outrageous retroactive challenge to the character and structure of a debate the group's members actively participated in, and chose not to formally rebuke until now, and that the University was wrong to pander to a request with scant legal basis.
Four things students should know about the West Campus death
July 19, 2015
Editor-in-Chief Claire Smith and Associate Editor Davis Clark examine the campus implications of the July 17 death of a West Campus resident.
All students should participate in the Jefferson Davis, Confederate monuments debate
July 8, 2015
Editor-in-chief Claire Smith believes student engagement is vital to the conclusion of the Jefferson Davis statue debate, and that the University should circulate the task force's survey or call a referendum to encourage campus involvement.
Why states rights, religious freedom do not belong in a conversation about marriage equality.
June 30, 2015
Dialogue on eliminating hate in America should complement rather than eclipse discussions of gun reform
June 27, 2015
Editor-in-Chief Claire Smith believes any conversation about the Charleston shooting that does not focus, at least in part, on gun reform is missing a big part of the problem of and solution to violence in America.
UT students should pay attention to primary education bills this session
January 20, 2015
The upcoming legislative season could bring big changes to the primary education landscape of Texas.
Davis' education proposals unrealistic for Texas schools
October 8, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Claire Smith says gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' education policies will never become a reality.
Texas schools, UT System have no business owning military vehicles
October 2, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Claire Smith says school and System ownership of military vehicles is unnecessary and unsafe.