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In a remote village in West Africa, a family carries plastic jugs of clean water to their home for the first time, and somewhere in India a schoolgirl thirstily gulps fresh water from a newly installed pump. In a war-ravaged town, a teacher receives stacks of untouched books and learning material, making the dream of...

Signing leases is a part of life, whether it’s for your car, house or a mysterious multi-billionaire seeking a sexy contract. No matter the lease, it’s important to understand how they work. The two main types of leases are short-term and long-term. Long-term leases are the most popular when it comes to apartment...

Any student who lives in a campus residence hall is familiar with the “MAP-Works” survey — at the least, they have been reminded of it any number of times by their Resident Advisor. Many students ultimately participate, but without any readily apparent ramifications, many also wonder: to what end? Lin Crowson, the...

Visionary filmmaker Jason Silva shares insights from his “Innovation and Thinking Differently” lecture, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Cullen Performance Hall. Silva is the host of “Brain Games” on the National Geographic Channel, and the creator of the “Shots of Awe” Youtube channel – an archive for...

From 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the UH Student Center Theater, White House correspondent Tamara Keith will be giving a speech in “Evening with NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith” in conjunction with the UH Symposium “Collaboration: Women Re-making American Political Culture.” Tamara Keith has covered...

UH alumna Michelle Mower visited the Rice University Media Center Sept. 18-19 to coordinate the 2015 Business of Film Conference. A director and producer, she’s a champion of promoting Houston indie makers. Mower is a board member of SWAMP (Southwest Alternative Media Project), a non-profit organization designed to...

Everyone knows that Houston is an energy city — chemical plants and refineries pepper the Bay Area and Hwy. 225, Downtown holds corporate oil and gas offices and the Gulf has its rigs. After all, they don’t call us the “Energy Capital of the World” for nothing. But the secluded happenings at the Energy Research Park,...

Sometimes, you get exactly what you want. Then again, sometimes, you don’t. So if you’re picking up this magazine and expecting the same old stories, i.e., a splattered chronicle of student’s favorite spots to hangout (all, disappointingly, on-campus chains) or a pointlessly crafted calendar of events you’ll never...