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Within moments of sitting down with Chris Pinto, it’s easy to see why he was voted Best Student Leader and Best Resident Adviser. With an easy smile and charisma galore, he’s one of the rare few capable of immediately putting a person at ease. Mere minutes into the interview, I am willing to follow the guy into...

As college students, I assume most of us are relatively well-versed in the art of finding a professor via ratemyprofessor.com. For those unfamiliar with the site, Rate My Professor is a database of most college professors where students anonymously rate them on a variety of criteria. Unsurprisingly, most of the...

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...

I received an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I’d like to begin this review with a public service announcement. This message is for all men, fictional or not, young or old, single or taken: Never, and I mean never, use the word “hella” in a sentence. I know what you’re thinking,...

After ending a two year relationship and creating one of his most bare projects at the time, Kanye West released an album that is the antithesis of what “808’s & Heartbreaks” was. “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is not just a return to the anti-corporation backpacker. This was an artist that has matured and gave you...

Director Zhang Yimou’s latest film is a monster film set in China during the Song dynasty “The Great Wall” tells the story of a warrior (Matt Damon) who is confined within the legendary Great Wall. While being held captive, Damon’s character learns the secrecy that lies behind one of the biggest spectacles of the...

If you’re tired of cycling between the same spots on campus for lunch, there are plenty of options within a ten-minute drive of UH. The Third Ward is home to a surprising variety of restaurants, for meat-lovers and vegans alike.   Frenchy’s Chicken Price Range: $ Located on the edge of UH, the original Frenchy’s...

Even though Christmas in Houston is barbecue weather for the rest of the country, it can still get pretty chilly for us locals when the occasional cold front hits. This makes dressing up in the winter an ordeal, but the last thing you want on a frigid morning is to fuss over what you’re going to wear. It’s hard to...

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it’s impossible to make it home. Here are 10 ideas of what to do over the holiday break to make the best of it. Create family away from family. If you’re alone for the break, I guarantee there are a handful of other people who are alone as well. Find...