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There was a moment when, like it or not, I became a Houstonian. It began with a friend from high school. She was visiting from North Texas, and I was to show around the city. It felt like Judgment Day, the way she asked it, her eyes wide and scrutinizing and her brown hair wavy and curling over. We were no longer...

On the second-most diverse campus that’s filled with 40,000 students, one thing is clear: it’s not enough to just be a student. To stick out and really develop a sustainable university and culture, it takes leaders who, beyond classes, are working to create discussion, make change and vouch for each other. The following...

“Coming from a marketing background, one of my obsessions is studying user behavior—how do people interact with something,” Nguyen said. | Courtesy of Tri Nguyen If you lure them, they will come. Besides concerts and New Year’s Eve, Pokemon Go can prompt the masses (of customers and Pokemon) to gather at certain...

In order to achieve maximum Houston literacy, you’ve got to have a steady handle on the basics of Houston’s biggest sports franchises. Thankfully, Houston’s got a myriad of entertainment offerings in the athletic world, whether you fancy a cheap night out in east downtown or are willing to cough up more cash for a...

While fluttering from class to class in the haze of what’s called college, you’ll need something to keep you busy while you’re not in class or studying. That’s where Cat’s Back comes in. An organizational fair held every school year in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, it’s a chance for new and old Cougars to...

Despite the luxury of attending a lively university in a major city, the time will come when you’ve grown bored and feel a strong desire to go outside to see something beyond campus. When the feeling strikes, Houston parks offer free ways you can let loose and feel united with nature. Grab a friend, a ball, a bike or...

Just a heads up: classes are going to get stressful, and we deal with that in different ways. Some will dredge through the night, cramming for tests. Some will waste their study time complaining on Twitter. And others? Well, they’ll just get sloshed and go to parties to forget their obligations. Under the pressure of...

Houston isn’t just any city — Houston is our city. It has an identity all its own, with many names to match the faces. Whether you’re a new Houston transplant or a long-time native, here’s a quick guide to help you learn a few of the terms you might hear in your time at UH. Space City Houston is home to NASA at the...

10. The people We all have one thing in common: we’re Cougars. For whatever reason you may be attending UH, the pride of the red and white is running through our veins and when you’re with friends who have the same feeling instilled within them, it’s a winning combination. 9. The community Once you graduate from UH,...

Glazed Medical Center: 1333 Old Spanish Trail Glazed is everything a Cougar could ever want in a donut shop. It has sweet (and even savory) gourmet doughnuts, coffee and a quaint, comfortable environment for hanging out or studying. One of the most attractive components about Glazed is its hours as it is open 24 hours...