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Byline: Erin Davis

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...

Houston, admittedly, is not a city that lends itself to tourism. The combination of sweltering heat and long commutes can be discouraging to the common sightseer. That said, there are several destinations that are a must-see for any Houston native looking to beat the heat or looking to show off some of their H-Town...

Even though Houston is considered a concrete jungle, it boasts a multitude of different parks. It has long been understood that urban greenspaces have a number of proven benefits to the people that have access to them, as well as to the ecological health of the city itself. In regards to communities, parks offer a...

As a child there was no greater shame than the day my jeans had to be mended. But as a tomboyish and active youth I knew that the day would inevitably come. My mother tried multiple methods of consoling me; tempting my acceptance with bright iron-on patches in the shapes of flowers and rainbows. When that didn’t work...

Most people I know are not too concerned with fashion. They tend to disassociate themselves from words such as “trendy” or “fashionista.” Very few students, understandably, spend a large quantity of time and money on their clothing; myself included. The horrible thing about fast fashion is that it touches everyone who...

Around this time, as the weather starts getting undeniably hot, there’s a cultural impulse to clean out our living spaces. I clearly remember my mother pulling back her hair and getting out the garbage bags, and angrily scrubbing the kitchen floor. This tradition of spring cleaning was passed to me, and I fell into...

“Thrifting” To be brief, there is a clearly defined case for buying second hand, especially clothing. I don’t plan on doing an exposition on the fast fashion industry. In short, buying a lot of cheap new things is not good for the environment (nor is it good for us). Clothing, which is usually something we replace often...

Why even bother? As someone who used to be thoroughly unconcerned with environmental issues, I can attest to the fact that it’s exceedingly easy to disregard small choices that concern our environment. It’s become a common trope—the white girl who wants to save the world but smokes weed instead, and stands tall on her...

The library, infamously associated with all-nighters and studying, can often feel overcrowded. While libraries are full of resources for you to use, just getting out of your room and leaving your personal distractions behind can be helpful. Luckily, UH has a variety of different environments that suit serious...

  Depending on the depth of your wallet, Valentine’s Day can be stressful. There are so many chocolates and stuffed animals the stores promise they’ll love. That said, Valentine’s should be a day focused on fun (wholesome or otherwise), and not on the gift.  If you still want to make the gesture, here’s some gift ideas...