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Byline: Ambarina Zenab

Putting together string light photo shoots is one of my favorite things, if you couldn’t already tell. String lights always have a warm, cozy feel to an image, and are a very simple, yet creative tool to brighten up a shoot. We did a string light shoot in my on-campus apartment. Using christmas lights up on...

I have grown up watching Bollywood films with my family, and some of the most classic films of the genre can be attributed to the 90s. During these years, actors such as Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol made their first presences in major films. It would be these very movies that would eventually lead to their fame and...

Christmas Rocks is a quaint, cute little shop in between the River Oaks and Montrose area of Houston. It’s a shop inside of a house; entirely dedicated to Christmas décor. The kitchen is lined with ornaments, the stairs lead up to a storage room, and the living room holds the cash register and an array of pretty...

String light photography is a popular aesthetic when it comes to fall and winter photography. I personally love string lights. I have them all over my apartment, and I am a fan of how simple, yet pretty they are in creating a warm glow and cozy feel to any room.  When doing creative portraiture, so many artists use...

As a Muslim with Pakistani-Indian roots, I have grown up with hearing stories and tales about the existence of an unseen being called a “jinn” or “djinn”. From a religious perspective, these jinn are referred to in the Quran. Yet on a cultural level, they’ve become woven into Middle Eastern and South Asian folklore...

If you’re thinking about your post-graduate options, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind when it comes to grad school. From selecting a university and program, submitting applications, and narrowing down your choices, the process can be overwhelming. I’m still an undergraduate student, but going to graduate...

Here at UH, Learning Abroad is always there to promote cross cultural interaction and studying abroad all over the globe. This summer, I attended an intensive Arabic program at the American University of Beirut, in Lebanon. AUB is one of the top tier accredited universities in the whole region, and the Center for...

The digital age has opened several platforms for artists to share, grow, and expand their content. There has been a major shift from traditional portfolio making and gallery settings to marketing ourselves on places like Instagram. Some can argue that this shift is more accessible and beneficial to artist exposure...

There’s no such thing as too much bubble tea, am I right? Haaniya Dawoodally and her friends would agree with me. This summer, the group of four went on a boba run to 15 places in a single day! Their goal started out with figuring out which location had the best milk tea, and by the end of it, they had compiled a...

If you’re a fellow creative like me, I’m sure you’ve felt the intimidation and pressure behind starting a project and creating new works. I’m a photographer and illustrator, and at times I find it immensely difficult to not only get inspiration for projects, but also even getting started on any ideas I’ve had in...