Volume 5, Issue 2
University of Houston
Melissa Zlatow/Breaking News
So this is Christmas:
The Galleria buzzes with afternoon shoppers searching for last-minute gifts
Tuesday as Houston prepares to celebrate the Holiday season. The University
will be on break from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.
Williams Tower climber
of UH community
The scene had onlookers glued to Williams Tower
and made the front page of newspapers across the country, but a climber’s
attempt to scale the building hit the University a little closer to home.
Ryan Hartley, 20, died Monday when he let go while climbing the 900-foot
building in the Galleria area after reaching the 26th floor. Hartley was
a sophomore philosophy major at UH.
Advertising revenue increases;
Sarelli prepares for spring
In the final Student Publications Committee meeting
of the semester, SP Director Dick Cigler said the student advertising representatives'
diligent work has helped to increase the department's sales from last fall
semester by $50,000.
The ticket line begins today for none other than
Two Towers, the latest installment of the Lord of the Rings.
'Two Towers' builds toward
About an hour into the new Lord of The Rings movie,
Two Towers, just as Pippin Took and Merry Brandybuck are meeting up
with Treebeard, it dawned upon this reviewer that this was not a new movie
at all. If it was, it would merit a new review, but this was just one gigantic
nine-hour movie with five hours to go.
Lupe Tortilla's offers
steamy Mexican cuisine
Houston has so many Mexican restaurants that at
times it can be overwhelming to decide on just one. But no Mexican restaurant
in Houston makes an enormous, light, fresh and tasty tortilla like Lupe
Breaking News Comics
Hector the Collector
I want to write about someone who lived down the
street from me, because he is about to be forgotten, and I do not want
that to happen. We called him Hector the Collector, after the Shel Silverstein
poem of the same name. We called him that because that was what he did.
Nobody knew his real name.
Connor: Racial 'blame
game' fails to solve
Monday, I came across an extremely interesting editorial
in the Houston Chronicle written by Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist William
Raspberry. Raspberry, an African-American, wrote about the "blame game"
he feels African-American parents play concerning the academic progress
of their children. The column hit close to home for me, as I could not
have identified with it more.
Staff Editorial: In a
whole Lott-a trouble
Briles hires Spradlin
The air is still buzzing with excitement over new
UH football head coach Art Briles’ arrival on campus, but the Athletics
Department has entered its next phase of reconstruction: fundraising. Briles
is talking about winning and losing and getting the football program where
it needs to be, while the department is talking about dollars and cents.
Lady Cougars have Georgia
on their minds
Santa Claus may be coming to town soon, but first
the Lady Cougars will have to deal with a more formidable presence as the
Georgia Lady Bulldogs descend upon Hofheinz Pavilion at 7 p.m. Friday.
Cougars try to conquer
The 2002-03 season hasn't been kind to the men's
basketball team, but it will look to reverse its fortunes when it hosts
San Diego State at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion. The 2-4 Cougars
are coming off a 68-59 loss to Southwest Texas State on Dec. 9.