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As the semester wraps up and the weather gets cooler, students at the University of Houston may often feel at a loss when it comes to figuring out what’s appropriate to wear and when. Because that may be what you’re really worried about when final seasons approaching, right? How many ways can we say “Houston’s weather...

What would the holidays be without parties? Whether you want to host a Friendsgiving, holiday gift exchange or a New Year’s Eve bash, the basic rules of how to host a party remain the same. For me personally, I learned everything I know about party throwing from Martha Stewart and the Sims, and I feel like this...

Winter breaks can be rough. We spend the entire semester dreaming about all you’re going to do once you have five minutes to breathe, and then December rolls around and we forget all of our nice plans. You (and yes, I am projecting) waste days in bed watching Vine compilations on your phone, only getting up to do your...

With the holiday season fast approaching, supporting local businesses is one of the last things people think about. Picking up a cute card and gift at a local Target is enough for some, but why settle for generic when there are handcrafted artisanal goods just around the corner? Supporting local businesses and artisan...

Ike Barinholtz, known from the recent movie “Blockers” as well as the TV show “The Mindy Project,” has released his first feature film, which he wrote, directed and also stars in. The movie is about a family with different political views, who all clash over a Thanksgiving dinner. In the movie, the President of the...

Through his iconic work, Charles Dickens is credited with inventing the modern form of Christmas in the U.S. and England, and the Alley Theatre’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas” keeps the holiday tradition alive in Houston. “A Christmas Carol” is a magical and heartwarming story which...

It’s about that time of the year where fall outfit pics come flooding your timeline. They can all seem repetitive and even boring because everyone is shooting at the same color or graffiti wall. One way to elevate your OOTD’s is with location, location and LOCATION! Take a trip around Houston and snap some pictures at...

Theater and other fine performing arts have a reputation for being expensive. However, your student status and Cougar Card ID can get you discounts in Houston’s theater scene. Whether you want to impress with a classy date night or have a fun time out with friends, you can squeeze Houston’s glorious theater scene into...

For the first time since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993, a film focusing on the hardships of Asian-Americans with an all Asian cast made its way to the big screen with summer rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians.” I remember watching the movie in theaters with popcorn in hand and tears running down my face. This wasn’t due to the...

In the 1980’s, while the U.S. was under Reagan’s reigns, bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat and the Dead Kennedys helped form a generation that is now old enough to be in the forefronts of the political sphere. A prime example is Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke. A die-hard fan of this music, O’Rourke was once a...