Volume 6, Issue 1
University of Houston
Pin Lim/Breaking News
Texan bells are ringing: Houston Texans
linebacker Jamie Sharper visits the Taco Bell at 3720 Old Spanish Trail
on Dec. 9 to promote Bells for Kids, a holiday drive benefiting the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. For every $1 donation, customers
receive a festive paper bell that will be displayed in their local Taco
Bell during the holidays. All the proceeds from the drive, which continues
through Dec. 31, go to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
UH community gears
up for Hawaii Bowl
While Houstonians are busy bundling up and unwrapping
seasonal cheer, the Cougar football team will be experiencing a sunny,
sandy Christmas in paradise.
Warner elected Faculty
The Faculty Senate elected its next president and outlined its priorities
for working with a new provost at its Wednesday meeting.
UH's Ramos appears in new
The Battle of the Alamo is a part of Texas history
filled with bravery and loyalty, but also shrouded in myth. Although it's
difficult to find a Texan who does not know a thing or two about the conflict,
it is more difficult to find one who knows the facts.
Share Cougar holiday
cheer with e-cards
Cougars who want to save a tree and postage this
holiday season may want to check out the University's electronic holiday
cards, available free online.
is the king of the ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
could easily have collapsed under the weight of unrealistic expectations.
'Seven' disappoints loyal
Iglesias fans, draws larger audience
Don't expect the rhythm
of Enrique Iglesias' latest work to be quite as divine as his first English-language
album, Enrique. As co-producer and writer of his follow-up, Seven,
it's obvious Iglesias was eager to convert his Latin sound into a lame
rock 'n' roll-flavored pop sound.
Keaton and Nicholson shine
through weak plot
What's wrong with love stories these days? Why do films insist on stinking
up decent plots with the requisite bad laughs, annoying use of oldies and
that predictable break-up only to make up?
Rapper V-Zilla's 'Lockdown
Sessions' breaks away from stereotypical Houston sound
Across the hip-hop world, Houston's reputation is tightly associated
with one name: DJ Screw. His slowed-down music combined with the 'drrty'
vocals of the South form the quintessential sound of H-town. But not all
local rappers allow that stereotype to dictate their style, though. V-Zilla
(aka VG Skillz) proves just that in his December release, The Lockdown
Breaking News Comics
more than meets the eye
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. After months of
fighting and the deaths of many innocent people, Saddam Hussein is finally
in American custody. The former dictator has been captured, and the coffin
is all but sealed for Democratic presidential hopefuls. His ruthless disregard
for human life aside, Saddam's capture is an incredible victory for President
Bush. Soldiers in Iraq have suddenly gotten something concrete and something
good to send back home. Pictures of Saddam are a welcomed break in the
stream of American casualties.
Students shouldn't cheat
First: Don't do it. All the reasons you've ever
been told not to cheat really are true. It deprives you of the very education
you're in school to receive. It isn't much, if any, more difficult to do
the work yourself.
Staff Editorial: What
to do, what to do?
Cougars ready for bowl
While the Bowl Championship Series plays out like
a game of chess between Deep Blue and Common Sense, Houston football head
coach Art Briles goes about the business of preparing for the Hawaii Bowl
on Christmas Day.
UH searching for some offense
The UH's men's basketball team has played solid
defense, done well on the boards and has played tough down the stretch.
Lady Cougars hope Mean Green
is the Grinch
A 5-0 start to the season had the Lady Cougars flying
high. Two consecutive losses have brought the team back to earth. Houston
(5-2) will face North Texas (3-4) at 7 p.m. Friday in Denton with a chance
to get back on the right track.