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Passengers give thumbs up to Metro's rail line

University, museum team up in core course

Staff extends survey deadline to get more participation


 Arts
'Cold Mountain' offers twist on love story

Herring's 'Wellspring' formulaic but impressive

Johansson proves her worth with 'Earring'

Breaking News Comics


 Opinion
Little hope remains for aeronautical achievement until Death Star is built

Stupid is as stupid does

Staff Editorial: MetroRail works for Houston


 Sports
Cougars begin C-USA play with optimism, uncertainty

Lady Cougars poised to win final game before conference play

Pats, Packers will get it done

Playoff format needed to correct flawed BCS


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Volume 6, Issue 3                                    University of Houston


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Soccer is life: Despite the chilly weather, the St. Stephen's Episcopal School's soccer team had the guts to practice Tuesday at the Intramural Field. The Bulldogs use the field throughout the regular season to sharpen their game.
Passengers give thumbs up to Metro's rail line
Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority rolled in the new year with Railfest, an urbane celebration following the ribbon-cutting ceremony of its new light rail line Thursday.
 

University, museum team up in core course
UH professors and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are giving traditionally taught core courses the boot by creating a united course that integrates second-semester English and history.
 

Staff extends survey deadline to get more participation
Although 40 percent of UH staff responded to a Staff Council general-needs survey a week and a half after it was issued, the council has extended the deadline for returning the survey to Friday with hopes of reaching 50 percent participation. 
 

Arts & Entertainment stories
'Cold Mountain' offers twist on love story
After fighting through a slew of uninspiring characters and trudging past one too many subplots, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain delivers one of the most intriguing love stories in recent years.
 

Herring's 'Wellspring' formulaic but impressive
Music, no matter how complex or unorthodox, can be reduced down to its base elements -- a bow scraping across violin strings, air traveling through a reed or the hammer of a piano key pricking one of its strings. The artist decides whether these elements will become a symphony or a three-chord pop song.
 

Johansson proves her worth with 'Earring'
Scarlett Johansson is proving herself to be among Hollywood's most talented and compelling actresses. The 19-year-old proved herself as a force in movies like Ghost World (2001) and Lost in Translation, 2003's indie hit in which she starred opposite Bill Murray. Johansson made a name for herself in The Horse Whisperer (1998), sharing the screen and holding her own with Robert Redford. 
 

Breaking News Comics

Opinion Columns
Little hope remains for aeronautical achievement 
until Death Star is built
Less than a year after the space shuttle Columbia was ripped apart in a freak accident 200,000 feet above Texas on Feb. 1, 2002, NASA has rebounded with new progress in its exploration of space.
 

Stupid is as stupid does
Why do people do stupid things? For four celebrities, it was a whim, naivete, lack of thought and lack of understanding. Here are the stories of four people who did stupid things. Please read on and learn from their mistakes.
 

Staff Editorial: MetroRail works for Houston

Sports Stories
Cougars being C-USA play with optimism, uncertainty
When UH begins Conference USA play at 7:30 p.m. tonight against Marquette, it marks the beginning of a difficult road ahead.
 

Lady Cougars poised to win final game before conference play
The Lady Cougars just have to take care of business until Conference USA play begins.
 

Pats, Packers will get it done
Philadelphia has recently acquired the paper champ virus and forgot that it had to play to win the game. Indianapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City are as weak as Matt Hasselbeck's guarantees. Carolina and Tennessee are gritty enough to put up a fight, but they don't have a Bill Belichick.
 

Playoff format needed to correct flawed BCS
The Bowl Championship Series is supposed to pick the top two teams to play in a national championship game. This year it put Oklahoma (No. 1 in the BCS) and Louisiana State (No. 2) in the Sugar Bowl, where the Tigers went out and beat the Sooners handily in a 21-14 win that wasn't as close as the score would indicate.

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