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Byline: Julie Araica

I still remember my first phone. My parents made me wait until high school to get one, so I barely missed out on the experience of having a flip phone. Instead, I had an HTC Rhyme, a purple smartphone marketed toward women whose most noteworthy feature was the charm it came with that you could plug into your headphone...

Perhaps one of the only financial silver linings of being a college student is the heaps of student discounts you can get with just a flash of your student ID (or that student email you were given ages ago that you really should’ve remembered). When it seems like almost every retailer is going to give you some sort of...

It was a typical evening down I-45 when I had my first encounter with the elusive vehicle known as the “slab.” The traffic was bumper to bumper as usual, so I was able to get a pretty good look at this unusual stead. It was a 1982 Cadillac Eldorado, painted a bright hot pink with swangas stretching out so long I was...

Photo by Julie Araica / Cooglife In a sea filled with hundreds of comic, game, movie and anime characters — and more than an acceptable amount of Kiritos — there was me, dressed in nothing more than a t-shirt and jeans with a camera in hand.   This year was my first year attending Anime Matsuri out of cosplay. I went...

Without fail, each Halloween for three Halloweens in a row I would pull out my yellow, itchy, tight polyester gown from my family’s addict, emblazoned with a kitsch little badge of my favorite Disney princess in the dead center, with this dress I was ready to take on the world, or at least all of my neighbors’ candy,...

  The second annual Houston Latino Film Festival will be held March 23 to March 26 at Talento Bilingue de Houston theater located in the East End of the city as well as the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the U.S. will be screened at the three-day long event. Badges...

Eating disorders affect all races, genders and ethnic groups. | Justin Tijerna/The Cougar In 62 minutes you could catch up on your favorite TV show, take a nap during your boring lecture or give your resume its much needed update.  But every 62 minutes, at least one person will die from an eating disorder. In the U.S....

Illustration by Erin Davis Veggie Burgers are available upon request at Fresh Food Company, but I couldn’t muster up the courage to order one until the second week of school. I wasn’t expecting much, but thought of what kind of patty it might be: chicken flavored like the ones at Burger Studio, a more savory flavor...