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Over the years, and especially recently, the Cougar men’s basketball team has been arguably the crown jewel of University of Houston sports. From winning “The Game of the Century” in 1968 to the high-flying days of “Phi Slama Jama” in the 1980s to the dominant hard-nosed Cougars dominating in Fertitta Center...

Photo by: Sydney Rose Dia de los Muertos has been celebrated for years. There is more to the holiday than just the seasonal store decor sold at your local Target. Through the beautiful yellow and orange marigolds as well as the colorfully designed skulls, the history of the Day of the Dead runs deep. Widely...

Graphic by: Alina Velasquez Whether you are a native Houstonian or a newcomer, it’s likely that you’ve heard people refer to different places in Houston as the wards. What started off as political divisions in the city, now holds personal and cultural meaning.  Even though wards have not been officially used for...

Much of UH’s identity has been rooted in the fact that it’s largely a commuter school for a long time. Since its opening in 1927 as “Houston Junior College” without even a permanent building or land, it’s incredible to see how far on-campus life has come. Roy G. Cullen was the first permanent structure on campus...

To skeptics, Valentine’s Day is seen as a heteronormative, Christian-adjacent holiday manufactured by corporations to sell candy and jewelry. The truth about how we’ve come to celebrate Valentine’s Day today is far more compelling, albeit cloudy. It’s widely understood that the Catholic feast day honors St....

Most of us expect 17 total years of schooling. Four years of college, four of high school, three years of middle school and six or seven years of elementary school. School already takes up a massive chunk of our lives! Even so, a few of us go further than just an undergraduate career. Enter: the master’s...

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States as well as the most ethnically and culturally diverse. Often referred to as H-Town or Space City, the city is home to millions. Houston is a city that has much to offer.  Founded in 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman and John Kirby Allen (later incorporated...

The history and traditions of Christmas and Thanksgiving are well known to almost all, but what about the explosion of the red and pink holiday decorations that come after the Christmas trees? Every year, people of all ages across the globe celebrate love on Valentine’s Day with flowers, hearts and chocolate. But how...

On October 28, 2019, the last episode of “The Deuce” aired on HBO. The drama series started in 2017 and portrayed life and culture around Times Square in New York in the 70s and early 80s, when the area was a notorious red light district. This is a crass contrast to today’s experience where hordes of tourists are...

October is LGBTQ History Month. While pride month is a celebration of being queer today, history month is a celebration of past achievements by the LGBTQ movement. However, many of us were not taught LGBTQ history in school, so it’s hard to know what to even celebrate. Here are some documentaries that can educate you...