For a century, the student journalists at "The Daily Texan" have reported and commented on The University of Texas. From Prohibition to the sexual revolution, from Vietnam peace protests to the Tower massacre, from horse-drawn buggies to the Internet, these students have covered it all.
Now, for the first time, the stories behind what was printed are revealed. In this behind-the-scenes account, scandal, censorship, and corruption surface at the same time that unheralded stories of judgment, courage, and integrity come to light.
From fighting the Board of Regents to conspiring with the UT president against the Texas governor, "Daily Texan" editors have been intimately involved in the life of the Forty Acres. They have had to face major issues, such as integration, freedom of the press, war protest, and affirmative action. But neither has their coverage ignored other, less significant aspects of campus life, including panty raids, beauty pageants, and streaking.
Join two former editors as they explore the fascinating history of a newspaper that has covered - and sometimes influenced - The University of Texas.
Robert L. Rogers was "Daily Texan" editor from 1995 to 1996. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas in 1996, majoring in Plan II, history, and government. In 1999 he graduated from the Harvard Law School and now practices law.
Tara Copp was "Daily Texan" editor from 1996 to 1997. She graduated from Plan II in 1997 and is now a journalist.