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Friday, December 4, 1998
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Volume 64, Issue 72

Council doesn't commit to core curriculum

Web site offers gifts from unique to downright wacky


Three-point baskets score for youth programs

Campus Spotlight


Hooverphonic to display new sound at concert

Very Bad Things takes a stab at finding the dark heart of cinema


Flying Sans Wings


Ho, ho , schmo: Holiday gifts

Staff Editorial


Cougar vollyball



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Today's Top Stories

The Undergraduate Council rejected a proposal from Provost Edward P. Sheridan to round out the new state-mandated core curriculum Wednesday, ensuring that a final map for the 42 hours of required courses will remain a thing of the future.

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On Campus Today . . .

Cougar basketball players now have two goals in mind when attempting to score a three-pointer -- points and money.

Each time a basketball player scores a three-point shot, money is donated towards the Aspiring Youth Foundation, a Houston nonprofit organization that supports youth programs.

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In Opinion Today . . .

I've had a great excuse lately, and I've found that it pretty much works for anything I apply it to, especially Christmas gift shopping. This "excuse" is simple and one that we all (at the University) can use: We're college students.

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In Entertainment Today . . .

On Hooverphonic's freshman effort, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, many critics wondered about the chilling lyrics of former vocalist Liesje Sardonius and the cold electronic basis of the music. 

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In Sports Today . . .

After finishing his sixth season at the helm of the Houston Cougars, head coach Kim Helton is already looking forward to what the next year will bring.

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This Week's Feature

There are many reasons why someone would want to jump out of airplane -- the adrenaline rush, the chance to tell people "I went skydiving" or to fulfill a death wish.

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Studio art senior Nick Tannous tends a fire earlier this week to finish ceramics outside the Art and Engineering Annex.
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