Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 136

Stephen Edinger/The Daily Cougar

Not just 'Chopsticks': Sophomore pharmacy major Benjamin Grafton practices playing the piano Monday at the Moores School of Music. Grafton
said he learned to play on his own but is taking lessons now


Managing Editor Keenan Singleton was elected as editor in chief of The Daily Cougar for the Summer and Fall 2002 semesters during a specially called meeting of the Student Publications Committee on Tuesday in the University Center Underground's Mediterranean Room. Singleton won five of eight votes cast.

After writing columns for two years, I always wondered what my final column would be about. In my angry moments, I envisioned my grand exit. A conservative reader would pick up the newspaper and see the headline above my column: "Jesus was a communist." It would be beautiful. I would lash out against the capitalistic religion pushers across campus who have e-mailed me over the past two years telling me that I'm unrealistic and I'm definitely going to hell.

Students of UH's theater department have bombarded the serene atmosphere of theater by blasting its practices of performing outdated material, its dependence on one-minute monologues to determine if an actor is worthy of a role and even the work of William Shakespeare.

The Houston baseball team went 2-2 last week, dropping to No. 10 in the Baseball America poll, but went on to win its series against Conference USA foe Cincinnati. With the wins, the Cougars stayed atop the league standings with a 13-5 conference record.


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