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Imagine you’re running late to class, didn’t finish studying, could potentially miss a quiz and on top of that, you can’t seem to find a parking spot. This isn’t far from reality, as it seems like every day I hear another student complain about campus parking—it has been a common topic of conversation and a tedious...

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...

“Spaghetti Monster” illustration by Erin Davis Spaghetti Warehouse resides in the heart of downtown, serving patrons for over 40 years now. Not only is it known for it’s delightful spaghetti, but there is something spooky about the place as well, and I determined to figure out what exactly that was. I went midday on...

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...

UH’s Student Feminist Organization has been meeting to promote gender equity, social justice and student success through weekly group discussions. In 2009, UH alumni Amanda Williams and Andrea Pratt founded SFO to inform and educate students about feminism. Their goal was to inspire members to abolish social...

The dining halls at the University of Houston (Fresh Foods Company and Cougar Woods) seem to have a wide variety of reviews. Some people think that the dining halls are the bane of all creation, and this side would probably argue that the quality of food is low, they do not serve the needs of students who want to be...