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“This is the land of your people.” “No, this is Glendale.”  My For You Page echoes with the infamous TikTok as I look through videos displaying my hometown, Sugar Land. These videos often contain 2-3 South Asian kids showing off places like Voss Road, which is home to multiple Desi boutiques and restaurants, or...

Pakistan is known for three things: fashion, food, and their scenic views. This winter break, I got the opportunity to visit the breathtaking Karachi, Pakistan. Karachi is a city with many spectacular features. As every tourist says, the food is unbelievably delicious, the sunsets and sunrises at seaview are...

Ever wished the Christmas season lasted longer? There is no other place around the world that celebrates this joyful and spirit-filled holiday longer than the Philippines. The tradition starts when “Hanging Amihan,” a wind from the Northeast, arrives in September. This wind marks the beginning of the holiday season,...

As a Muslim with Pakistani-Indian roots, I have grown up with hearing stories and tales about the existence of an unseen being called a “jinn” or “djinn”. From a religious perspective, these jinn are referred to in the Quran. Yet on a cultural level, they’ve become woven into Middle Eastern and South Asian folklore...

Here at UH, Learning Abroad is always there to promote cross cultural interaction and studying abroad all over the globe. This summer, I attended an intensive Arabic program at the American University of Beirut, in Lebanon. AUB is one of the top tier accredited universities in the whole region, and the Center for...

As a broke college student, I found a super good deal for tickets to New York City and with half my classes cancelled for the week, I decided to treat myself and visit the Big Apple.      I wandered the streets of Manhattan and the NYU area, got some street shots and some pics of myself but honestly, I kind of...

Growing up I never identified with anyone or felt connected to anything as far as having a reference to what was possible for a gay, black male growing up in the south. Looking back, I can see how the lack of proper representation in media could stunt your growth in becoming the person you are destined to be. Though...

To read more about streetwear, please check out our fashion issue online now! The breadth of male fashion is different for most people and subsequently takes on many forms. From the classic old-fashion look of a well-tailored suit, to the easygoing business casual look reminiscent of a J Crew catalog, to even the blue...

It was a typical evening down I-45 when I had my first encounter with the elusive vehicle known as the “slab.” The traffic was bumper to bumper as usual, so I was able to get a pretty good look at this unusual stead. It was a 1982 Cadillac Eldorado, painted a bright hot pink with swangas stretching out so long I was...

Character Study: Madison Spencer May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. On the topic of social justice, progression and activism in reference to all other minorities, the Asian culture seems to be quiet and almost nonexistent in comparison. They had their social movement in the 60s and 70s (like many other...