Following a San Antonio Express news article earlier this week about The Daily Texan's rocky financial future, Josh Perry has taken to Twitter to prematurely bid The Daily Texan goodbye.
Perry, who is Ted Cruz's new media director, sent two tweets on Tuesday about The Daily Texan. One of them said: "Condolences UT students. No more Daily Texan means you'll have to pay for copies of the Statesman to defrost your fridge at end of semester." The tweet was a reference to the requirement that at the end of every semester, UT students leaving on campus dorms are required to defrost their refrigerators. Students often use towels or newspapers to dry up the wet ground surrounding the appliance.
Condolences UT students. No more Daily Texan means you'll have to pay for copies of the Statesman to defrost your fridge at end of semester.— Josh Perry (@MrJoshPerry) July 9, 2013
The second tweet featured a meme of a man saying "Well...bye."
Earlier this spring, the Texas Student Media Board, which oversees all student media at UT, almost voted to cut a day of print out of The Daily Texan's print schedule. The board, however, instead voted to cut student salaries.
The Daily Texan will continue to print Monday through Friday in the fall.
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