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Archive for: September, 2017

Seasons in Houston are a controversial issue, and while Trader Joe’s has already started to stock their pumpkin-spice everything, temperatures are sitting comfortably around 90 degrees. All that I can think of is evenings wrapped in a blanket consuming warm things, but it’s far more likely to rain than for my yearly...

On behalf of Cooglife and CoogRadio, I want to welcome all freshmen to a new semester at the University of Houston. I want to start off by introducing myself. I go by the name “Rue.” I am a senior, and I am majoring in media production. My first two years of college were not what I expected them to be. I had my fun,...

Despite being one of the most talented directors out there, Darren Aronofsky’s last movie “Noah,” an American epic biblical drama, was not well received by the public or critics. After the poor ratings his movie received, viewers thought Aronofsky would move forward, and leave religious movies behind. But audiences...

As it stands, millennial minimalism is not sustainable, so we need to stop pretending that it is. I plan to use the term “millennial minimalism” to loosely refer to the recent shift in consumerism, where millennials in particular, along with Generation Y, have supposedly ceased consuming the same disposable products...

R&B superstar, fashion icon and makeup authority Rihanna has just launched her very own brand of makeup, Fenty Beauty. Created by Rihanna and Kendo, the cosmetic company behind brands such as Kat Von D and BITE, Fenty Beauty features edgy, innovative products and inclusive shades. Although not Rihanna’s first foray in...

I still remember my first phone. My parents made me wait until high school to get one, so I barely missed out on the experience of having a flip phone. Instead, I had an HTC Rhyme, a purple smartphone marketed toward women whose most noteworthy feature was the charm it came with that you could plug into your headphone...

Perhaps one of the only financial silver linings of being a college student is the heaps of student discounts you can get with just a flash of your student ID (or that student email you were given ages ago that you really should’ve remembered). When it seems like almost every retailer is going to give you some sort of...

There’s something stirring deep within the subconscious of Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey on their 2017 LP, “Science Fiction.” Possibly the last album from the Levittown, New York quartet who burst onto the emo scene in the late ’90s, “Science Fiction” feels like a natural capstone to one of rock music’s biggest...

Starting off the semester on the right track can be difficult for everyone — especially in lieu of a major hurricane. But here are some tips to keep you on track for the duration of the semester. Be Self Aware Self-Awareness is key when it comes to a successful school year. Realizing what you are and are not good at...

For music aficionados and casual listeners alike, Houston can satisfy nearly everyone’s musical desires. Whether it’s seeing a favorite artist, escaping the heat or just grabbing a drink with friends, Houston’s venues have you covered. In this issue, we welcome you to Houston by providing an inside look at one of the...