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Byline: Trey Strange

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...

In his first season with the Houston Cougars, head coach Tom Herman promised the team one thing: If they won the Chic-Fil-A Peach Bowl, he’d buy a grill. In a season where the Cougars went nearly undefeated, the victory in Atlanta was not that surprising—even if it was over Florida State University.   The football...

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...

House of Pies|Courtesy of Jenae Sitzes/Cooglife Scientist, scholars and clergy alike have for centuries agreed on one fundamental principle of existence: Pie is essential to happiness. That’s not mere hypothesis. ‘Tis truth—and historically evident. When George Washington chopped down the cherry tree, you know damn...

There was a moment when, like it or not, I became a Houstonian. It began with a friend from high school. She was visiting from North Texas, and I was to show around the city. It felt like Judgment Day, the way she asked it, her eyes wide and scrutinizing and her brown hair wavy and curling over. We were no longer...

The Quadrangle, which consists of five beautiful halls — Bates, Law, Oberholtzer, Settegast and Taub —may not be the most popular dorming option, but Cooglife firmly believes that it would be a shame to lose the historic buildings, which are named after humanitarians, activists and medical benefactors. We’ve proposed...

The experts agree: let’s talk about sex, baby — but let’s talk about gender and sexuality, too. “I just think that there has to be more focus on giving people permission to talk about what they like, what they don’t like,” Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Norma Ngo said. “I think there’s a lot of...

I remember how it felt to be 16. If you’re anything like me in my mid-teens, you spent hours searching car lots and craigslist for anything that had a motor. You slaved for hours in a driver’s ed class, your head in the clouds at the thought of cruising solo — and then, of course, you got yanked back into reality by...

Just a heads up: classes are going to get stressful, and we deal with that in different ways. Some will dredge through the night, cramming for tests. Some will waste their study time complaining on Twitter. And others? Well, they’ll just get sloshed and go to parties to forget their obligations. Under the pressure of...

It begins with a left turn off Westheimer at Voss, where the freshly built Pollo Tropical idles in turquoise splendor. The chain, which offers Caribbean as a fast food delicacy, seems to prepare its dishes in a hearty, homogenized and (I’d presume) wholly American way. I’m sure the obnoxious blue would feel exotic in...