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Cougars stranded in island paradise

Chest-thumping leads to post-game brawl, casts negative light on bowl

UH Health Center runs out of flu vaccine

Blaffer director honored for artistic direction

Water-pipe replacement will disrupt UH traffic

Love it or hate it, fruitcake holds nutritional middle ground


 Arts
Tall tales tell the truth in 'Big Fish'

Quality is clear in 'Sand and Fog'

'Mona Lisa' doesn't smile

No Doubt's 'Singles' rocks

Breaking News Comics


 Opinion
Remember the true meaning of the season

Nation carries on despite high terror alert

Staff Editorial: Hawaii, here we come


 Sports
Hawaii is a sad little state

Briles, Coogs look to complete turnaround Christmas Day

Men's team tries to continue home cooking, Lady Coogs get a break


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Volume 6, Issue 2                                    University of Houston

Hawaii Bowl Update

Cougars stranded in island paradise


The stars for Houston are usually aligned. Rex Hadnot, Brandon Middleton, Joe Clay and Kevin Kolb are the names most mentioned when highlighting the Cougars.

But some new stars twinkled for Houston on Christmas Day. see game story
 
 
 

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Sophomore Vincent Marshall's 81-yard touchdown sprint in the fourth quarter had Hawaii gasping for air, but the Warriors outlasted the Cougars in Thursday's Hawaii Bowl and walked away with a 54-48 victory.


 

Chest-thumping leads to post-game brawl, casts negative light on bowl
Melee Kalikimaka!

Moments after losing to Hawaii 54-48 in the Hawaii Bowl on Thursday, a nasty brawl between the two teams broke out, creating a black cloud over an otherwise clear night.

Beauty fades so easily.
 

UH Health Center runs out of flu vaccine
The University Health Center reported it has run out of influenza vaccinations, part of a large national demand for the immunization that has led to shortages across the country.
 

Blaffer director honored for artistic direction
When she was growing up, Terrie Sultan thought it was natural to dabble in paint, be the first to run to center stage or even lose her breath at the sight of people admiring a Pablo Picasso painting. It's only fitting that she admires -- and helps others admire -- works of art for a living. And, as far as France is concerned, she does it well.
 

Water-pipe replacement will disrupt UH traffic
Partial street closures will affect traffic around the University for the next few months as the city replaces water mains in the area.
 

Love it or hate it, fruitcake holds nutritional middle ground
Fruitcake lovers can revel in the fact that the traditional holiday dessert is not fattening -- but it's also not nutritional, a UH dietician said.
 

Arts & Entertainment stories
Tall tales tell the truth in 'Big Fish'
A story goes a long way if it's told in a memorable way. The driving force behind a story is not necessarily the plot or characters' plight, but the way the events unfold and are brought to life by the narrator -- the storyteller.

Quality is clear in 'Sand and Fog'
Set in modern-day San Francisco, House of Sand and Fog tells the story of a woman evicted from her inherited home and the family that buys the house. Based on the 400-page novel of the same title by Andre Dubus III, the movie takes its viewers through the lives of characters who seem to be thinking about and going through more than what they make obvious.

'Mona Lisa' doesn't smile
Mona Lisa Smile is a bearable movie about young women's struggles, but it would have been worth recommending if its characters would've had a chance to breathe. Instead, director Mike Newell's work is a rushed journey through a handful of schoolgirls' lives, leaving viewers with too many questions about the story.

No Doubt's 'Singles' rocks
Somewhere in Southern California, former No Doubt member Eric Stefani is probably feeling a little flustered. It's been almost 17 years since the ska group he founded played its first show on Dec. 31, 1986, and in 1995 his clever opening guitar hook to "Just a Girl" launched the band into a staple of mainstream pop music -- without him.
 

Breaking News Comics

Opinion Columns
Remember the meaning of the season
Merry Christmas! Terrible traffic and long lines have subsided, for the most part. The stress is all but over, but after that all that remains is family, food and fun. We can relax and enjoy the wonders of consumerism, but even while basking in the warm glow of conspicuous consumption, the holidays harbor a darker part of humanity's nature.

Nation carries on despite high terror alert
The Department of Homeland Security raised the level on its terror advisory system Sunday from an "elevated" yellow bar to "high," denoted by an orange color, as Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said he had information regarding possible imminent attacks on the United States.

Staff Editorial: Hawaii, here we come

Sports Stories
Hawaii is a sad little state
Ashton Kutcher could not be found snickering behind the scenes. He wasn't born yet. MTV couldn't run promo after promo after promo about it, because the cable channel had not been born yet. A rising starlet wasn't hiding from tabloid photographers and television cameras. But it was an episode of Punk'd nonetheless. Albeit in 1959.

Briles, Coogs look to complete
turnaround Christmas Day
During his first season as Cougar head football coach, Art Briles has been called just about everything. Genius. Savior. Folksy. But he has never been called an alchemist. 

Men's team tries to continue home cooking, 
Lady Coogs get a break
After a slow start to the 2003-2004 season, the UH men's basketball team has clawed back to even its overall record at 3-3.

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