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Hey Fall 2020, It’s me, a Coog. We’ve been going at this for a while, and I think it’s time we finally took action. It’s been a few months, but I think it’s safe to say that we are straight up, not having a good time out here. We keep going back and forth; I keep saying “this can’t get any worse”, and you...

For the past semester and a half, we’ve all been stuck in online classes due to the coronavirus pandemic, and if you’re anything like me — you’ve developed some opinions about them. Online learning isn’t all bad though, here are some pros and cons to our virtual education: Cons: Discussion postsTo make up for...

All college students dream about securing a paid position in their career field as soon as possible postgraduation. Jaelynn Walls, 21, saw her dreams come true even earlier when the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) offered her the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship in July 2019. “Working in a museum in the...

Growing up as a first-generation Asian-American, I was expected to pursue a career in STEM. A job was something you picked to make your parents proud — whether it’s to become a doctor, nurse, or an engineer. So, a career in communications was something very foreign to me. I had no idea what that industry was like....

I don’t think we realize how valuable K-12 school teachers are. They are a direct investment in the next generation. For twelve years, they stay with our children for about eight hours every day. They play an important part in getting kids passionate about different subjects, preparing them for the real world,...

If you pay attention to the news, it’s hard not to have a negative mindset towards the world. The pandemic goes on, human rights are continuously violated, natural disasters keep ruining lives and more. Although the semester has just started, it’s even hard to find motivation for classes during this state of the...

Anthony Romero is many things — an American, concerned citizen, voter and the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a post he’s held since September, 2001. Seven days before 9/11, to be exact. A group that has argued more suits in the Supreme Court than any non-governmental...

If you’ve found yourself daydreaming of getting the hell away from Houston and hopping onto the first flight to Boston this winter to experience, you know, actual winter, you are not alone. But if you are also like me and find yourself lacking the funds to make such a brash decision, I give you a more budget-friendly...

In the 1980’s, while the U.S. was under Reagan’s reigns, bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat and the Dead Kennedys helped form a generation that is now old enough to be in the forefronts of the political sphere. A prime example is Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke. A die-hard fan of this music, O’Rourke was once a...

With endless opportunities to attend drag bingo at Houston diners like Hamburger Mary’s or drag story hour at Brazos bookstore, the Houston drag scene has grown exponentially over the years. With the new all-inclusive drag show “Smoke Break”, co-director Austin Beck helps create a new drag show that is open to anyone...