Jason C. Consolacion
Ed De La Garza
Christian Schmidt Keenan
It might be 50 degrees outside. It might be windy. It might be cold
and gray and generally unpleasant. But nonetheless, today marks
the beginning of that most vaunted of college institutions — spring
It's coming a little early this year, only a third of the way through
the semester, which means some students may feel unready. After all,
a week off is most enticing when it comes at a time when you're absolutely
saturated with work.
Of course, most of us have midterms as soon as we get back. But that
doesn't mean we have to spend the week studying. Here at UH,
most students also have to work. But that doesn't mean we have to spend
the week in drudgery.
You're only in college for a few years. If you're one of the lucky ones
who has the week off work as well as school, take advantage of it
and go someplace warm, friendly and full of fruit-flavored alcoholic
drinks. Look at girls in bikinis or guys in Speedos — whatever your
personal preference may be.
However, being a responsible student newspaper, we have to remind you
to be careful. Don't drive drunk. Don't ride in a car with a
drunk driver. Wait and see if your soul mate is really all that cute
in daylight. Watch out for yourself.
Even if finances, work, family or some other annoying collection of
responsibilities prevents you from going out of town, you can still
have an awesome spring break right here in Houston. We see this city
every day, so it's hard for us to remember it's a tourist attraction
for a whole lot of people.
Go visit the Orange Show or take a gander at downtown's underground
tunnels. Take a kid to the Children's Museum of Houston —
it's one of the country's best — or spend a day at the Houston Museum
of Natural Science, the fourth most-visited museum in the
Or visit Houston's past with a trip to the Fingers Furniture on I-45
and Cullen Boulevard — before the Dome was built, it was Houston's
baseball stadium, and memorabilia are displayed where home plate used
Become a tourist in your own city for a while. Visit corners of Houston
you've never seen — this city is so immense that there have to
be some sections of it you're unfamiliar with. Have a good time, and
be safe. The Daily Cougar will miss you.