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Posts by: Yidan Ren

When you research the top things you should experience as a college student, the importance of joining an org, volunteering, getting a part-time job, or finding some way to be involved on campus is certainly highlighted. Here are some of the personal experiences I have accumulated ever since I entered college in...

Kindness is contagious, and even one simple idea can make all the difference. With all the social turmoil and uncertainty that 2020 brought, one student at the University of Houston used this moment as a time to give back to not only his community– but the world. After the death of Houston-native George Floyd,...

Growing up, our parents forced us to do the most dreadful of household chores. We cooked, cleaned, and above all, sobbed our hearts out; but that’s only because we were practically forced to perform those tasks. However, what if I told you that you could do those same exact duties, yet joyously and voluntarily? This...

Finding an organization and joining one can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. Many students join organizations and clubs to meet new people, connect with others who share the same interests as them and maybe even for academic and career purposes. You can find more information about organizations...

As Kelechi Iroegbu, 20, drove down the streets of the Third Ward, he was met with a familiar scene to the Houston area: people experiencing homelessness asking for money. Iroegbu knew he didn’t have the cash to help them, but it made him wonder what else he could do to help the many people he saw in need. “I...

Coming from a poor college student who’s barely able to pay tuition herself, I know what it’s like to feel like you have nothing to give. When you’re not in class, you’re at work to pay for the education you so desperately need, and when you do have a little time and money, like any other young adult you want to...

While it is important to focus on your campus involvement, it’s equally important to find ways to be involved outside of campus and in our communities. In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, we should all help each other to get through our struggles. Here are some of the activities I participated during my time in...

The coronavirus pandemic has been going on for almost about 9 months and although vaccines are starting to roll out, we still haven’t seen the end of it. You’re free to see your friends still but gathering in groups is still risky. If you want to still socialize with your friends safely, you will have to do it from a...

Moving to a new city can always be intimidating, especially when it’s on your own. As someone that has moved many, many, many times (seven to be exact), I have some experience making new friends. Here’s what has helped me in the past, and what I can only hope helps you in Houston! Find ways to explore your...

I have a thing for cute cafes. Before quarantine started, my weekly entertainment was to visit one of the cute cafes in Houston’s Chinatown and try out their desserts. Here are four places I found to be both Instagram picture-worthy as well as harboring a delicious taste that can satisfy any stomach. 1. Tom N Toms...