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As a child, Salma Yousef’s least favorite subject was social studies. The self-described bossy, determined little bookworm sought something more stimulating. Growing up, she hardly ever received social education. When she did, it consisted of a dull page out of a textbook followed by a quiz. It was unengaging,...

Photo by Dominique Crespo Houston’s own Swishahouse rap legend, Paul Wall, faced Austin’s Grammy Award-winning blues-rock artist, Gary Clark Jr., in a four-round battle of the bands on Thursday night.  With two distinctive artists striving to amplify the beauty of southern sounds, the Red Bull SoundClash was...

My commute to work between Katy and UH main campus is a long one, which on most uneventful days on the Interstate-10 lasts at least an hour and a half each way. I usually tune in to podcasts or to Indian classical music to distract myself from traffic frustration and ignore rowdy drivers. Today as I was driving to...

When Suva Bernard Gomes first enrolled at the University of Houston, there was no such thing as an assistive technology coordinator at the Dart Center. And he certainly did not come into college with the field on his mind. As a matter of fact, he majored in psychology. However, he relied on assistive technology while...

Tony Nguyen put down his headphones, someone’s voice still jutting out of that heavy-set device, ready for our interview to begin.  Nguyen moved from Minnesota to Houston in 2017 after graduating high school. Houston is more or less a place that he calls home now. He is a University of Houston alumn, having earned...

“If you were to describe yourself as a child, what would you say?”  “Curious and just like ready to learn,” said Anna Esther Lopez Concepcion from across my desk, smiling as she remembered.  “I think even now, I just see myself always wanting to learn more, always curious about things. I’m definitely curious and...

My Chemical Romance Houston “Your lyrics gave me a voice.”  “We waited for a lifetime.” These are just some of the words written across signs fans held up yesterday at the Toyota Center. My Chemical Romance filled up the stadium Tuesday night, finally performing on their reunion tour originally scheduled...

Nearly 50 years after the original 1977 Women’s Conference, another convention by and for women (and those affected by misogyny and sexism) is being held in the same city where its historic predecessor held its gathering, from August 12th-14th at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Rooming with your besties may seem like a fun idea at first, but if you aren’t compatible roommates you could ruin a friendship. Before you decide to room together read this article arguing against it.

The Metropolitan Volunteer Program aims to connect UH students and the Greater Houston area through volunteer partnerships.