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Growing up I never identified with anyone or felt connected to anything as far as having a reference to what was possible for a gay, black male growing up in the south. Looking back, I can see how the lack of proper representation in media could stunt your growth in becoming the person you are destined to be. Though...

Winter is coming! But guess what else is? FINALS. Gives me shivers just thinking about it. The time is dawning upon us and I’m becoming more frantic each day with all the assignments that are piling up, and let’s not forget the rising stress levels. When I was sitting at Starbucks, finally taking a sip of my holiday...

Most commuters at the University of Houston, and possibly any university, tend to live double-lives; one here on campus and one at home.  Also, for most commuters, that other life tends to include a job that is fifteen minutes to an hour away from campus.  Balancing two lives, on campus and off, already comes with...

It’s Saturday morning, you have the day off, homework can wait till Sunday night, and you have no plans. You’ve been looking for a reason to ask out that babe in Spanish but you don’t have a plan of action. Maybe they like rare Porsches, or art, or motorcycles, or music, or food, or beer, and I think you get the...

I think we can all recall a time we had to read and watch Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in AP Lit, senior year of high school. Arguably, this was one of many people’s favorites. The long monologues, the confusing language and format Shakespeare used are hard to forget. Sometimes, it truly felt like the beauty of his writing...

When a small movie called “The Room” hit two theaters in the Los Angeles area in 2003, no one knew what to do with the film and Tommy Wiseau, its mysterious director, writer, producer and star. Advertised as a drama, the movie seemed to ignore every fundamental rule of film-making, turning it into a hilarious reel of...

With the recent release of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League,” the debate of Marvel and DC has to life once again. This war of superhero worlds has been going on since the release of the comic books and rages on to this day. Marvel fans have always argued that Marvel is better because of its humor and extraordinary...

The semester is winding down and the break is finally approaching, but that usually means that a slew of deadlines and finals are just around the corner. That project you were supposed to be working on three weeks ago is now due in two days, or tomorrow, so it’s finally time to sit down and deal with it. These are a...

After winning the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper competition back in 2008, UH Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts graduate student Alton DuLaney has become the #worldsmostfamousgiftwrapartist. DuLaney, a part of the Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms program, MFA candidate and teaching fellow,...

For the rock fans and music fans alike, one musician’s recent passing has left the world stunned and speechless. Malcolm Young, co-founder, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for legendary band AC/DC passed away Saturday, Nov. 18 after his three year long struggle with dementia. To say that Malcolm Young had an impact...