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Byline: Karis Johnson

The American coffee shop has evolved over the years to embody an image we millennials would call “hipster,” but in the evolutionary process of adding vintage furniture, local artwork, indie rock playing softly in the background and baristas required to have a minimum of three tattoos, I think the true purpose of...

Mardi Gras has come and gone as quickly as your memory of the night before, and your head may be reeling after a day and night of parties, drinking and throwing around those purple, green and yellow beads. And as Ash Wednesday showed up right on time to go with your hangover headache, you might be wondering what this...

Have you ever wondered why, thousands of years ago, we decided to split the winter season into two separate years? Dividing the cold months to create an entirely new year in the latter half is one of the enigmas best left to history, I suppose, but I think we college students have as good a guess as any as to why our...

Third Ward Eats Even Khator has said it: UH is a part of the Third Ward. Not midtown, not downtown, and the not the Gallery. We’re in the Tre’. While media might tend to perpetuate stereotypes about this community, we at Cooglife know that, really, at the heart of the Third Ward are some good people. And what follows...

A wise woman once said, “Give someone a warm meal and they’ll feel at home. And if it happens to be Indian food, late-night breakfast or a piping hot latte, extra brownie points for you.” OK, so maybe I said that—and maybe it isn’t true in every situation—but food is an important aspect of culture and society, and (at...

I used to be a blanket. Fresh out of my Bed, Bath & Beyond plastic, I rested on the couch—white, soft and new. But as the year wore on and the days got colder, a pair of little feet curled underneath me. Grubby and slightly smelly, they burrowed into my softness for comfort after school or while watching cartoons in...

Often, college freshmen struggle to discover who they are and where they fit in. But sometimes all it takes is a little courage, a supportive friend and season six of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” For stage management senior Ryan Barrett, known by his fans as Regina Thorne-DuBois, entering the world of drag queens was...

At UH, we value the gorgeous diversity represented and showcased through the student body, but have we ever stopped to appreciate the myriad fashion statements they bring to the table? All over the world, clothing is a direct representation of culture and identity, so we asked students to flaunt their cultural couture...

Every Sunday afternoon, my mom used to drag me to the open-air market where the neighborhood tailor (yes, I said tailor) set up his dusty, working-since-1967 sewing machine. “Can we measure out enough material for two outfits, one with a headdress?” said my mom—only she said it in Bambara, the native language of...

It’s still dark in the lush, mountainous jungles of Thailand when Tad Sresthaphunlarp wakes up to begin his morning meditation rituals. As the sun breaks, he and his fellow monks of the Wat Srisoda Temple will perform bin ta bat, making a barefoot descent into the low-lying villages to acquire their only meal of the...