UH's lifestyle and entertainment magazine - by students, for students

Let’s Eat!

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...

Bubble tea, tapioca, pearl tea, boba—whatever you want to call it, there’s no shortage of this Taiwanese treat in Houston. Here are a few of my favorite tea shops in the 713: Kung Fu Tea Arguably the most popular milk tea place in Chinatown, Kung Fu Tea is rarely empty. The chain started in New York and now has about...

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...

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...

Priscilla Yng, a Taiwanese immigrant, has pushed through the language barrier and illiteracy to open and maintain her restaurant, Chinese Star, since 1990. In her 26 years on Calhoun Road, Yng has experienced the struggles that come with running a restaurant, like working to win regular customers and being short...

Illustration by Jorge Waggoner Tired of the same old Frappuccino or bland, black coffee? So are we. There are tons of ways to enhance your daily coffee experience by adding a few ingredients. Be warned: it can get costly. But, hey, we’d rather be happy and broke than bored and financially stable. For all you...