Volume 6, Issue 3
University of Houston
Pin Lim/Breaking News
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.