Friday, October 5, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 32

Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar

Barry Bonds, he ain't: Political science junior Joaquin Martinez swings and misses at a piñata in the UC Arbor on Thursday as part of a celebration of Mes De La Raza, or Hispanic Heritage Month, sponsored by the Bilingual Education Student Organization.


Thanks to the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Allison, the University's largest fountain looks like a dry lake bed. Since the beginning of the semester, the 500,000-gallon fountain at the Cullen Family Plaza, in the heart of campus, has been empty.

Not a day goes by that I don't curse Houston's city planning. Look at our skyline. Enchanting, right? Look closer next time and you'll see a healthy coat of brownish air draped across the blue skies. The city's smog is practically our trademark, thanks to the meticulous decisions made thus far by our leaders. But on Nov. 6, we get to make the decision.
How many directors can say their film was snubbed at the Oscars for being released on cable instead of at the theaters?

Aloha means both hello and goodbye in Hawaiian. And just about as fast as you can say aloha, the Hawaii Rainbow Wahines plastered an embarrassing 3-0 loss on the Cougar volleyball team Wednesday in Hofheinz Pavilion.


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