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BREAKING: Student robbed of phone by METRO Rail Line
by newsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 7:33pm

A UH student was robbed of their cell phone by the METRO Rail Line on Scott St. at 9 p.m., according to a security alert sent out to students. The suspect is identified in the alert to be between 15 and 18 years of age and between 5’06” and 5’08” with a small build. There ?

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"BREAKING: Student robbed of phone by METRO Rail Line" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Rare cold weather snap extends winter break
by newsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 12:40pm

The coldest weather Houston has seen in more than 20 yearsshut down campus for the start of the spring semester Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures dropped to the low 20s and ice covered roads and bridges throughout the city, limiting travel options. The University announced Monday evening that classes were canceled for Tuesday and canceled Wednesday ?

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"Rare cold weather snap extends winter break" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

New admission policy raises GPA standards for transfers
by newsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:33am

Over 400 transfer students would not have been admitted for Fall 2017 under a new transfer policy that will be put in place Spring 2019. The UH system Board of Regents approved an increase in GPA standards for transfer admission at a November meeting. Students will now need a 2.5 GPA to be automatically admitted ?

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"New admission policy raises GPA standards for transfers" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Staff Editorial: Transfer students need to go for it
by features
18 Jan 2018 at 3:05am

Transfer students who decide to switch schools in the spring come in with a handicap. The campus is less excited than in late August, cliques and friend groups are already established, and organizations are already planning to capitalize on the progress they have made in the semester prior. With all of these gears in motion, ?

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"Staff Editorial: Transfer students need to go for it" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

A look into the lives of adjunct professors
by newsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:04am

Between classes, studying and whatever free time students can manage, there’s not a lot of time for anyone to get to know who’s leading their classrooms ? namely more than 1,620 visiting and adjunct professors and lecturers at the University of Houston. Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that as of 2015, nearly ?

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"A look into the lives of adjunct professors" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Stress-relief options abound on campus
by sportsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:02am

Winter break is over and the spring semester has begun. Lectures instead of Christmas carols are filling students’ ears, and the information overload can be stressful. Here are some healthy ways to deal with the grind of the semester. Group classes at the Campus Rec Burn off stress and calories at the Campus Recreation & ?

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"Stress-relief options abound on campus" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Health Edition: Find your peaceful place on campus
by photodesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:02am

Sharing a campus with almost 44,000 other students can make it difficult to find a place to call your own to pass the brief period of time you might have between classes ? especially if you?re new to UH or a commuter. Everyone?s days are chaotic at some point, and it’s nice to get away ?

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"Health Edition: Find your peaceful place on campus" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Back to the Rec: The Cougar?s spring workout playlist
by features
18 Jan 2018 at 3:02am

Bagbak ? Vince Staples Long Beach native Vince Staples created an album with electronic-inspired beats paired with political gangsta rap. This fast-paced song features distorted synth and rapid 808s. Legend Has It ? Run the Jewels Southern hip-hop artist Killer Mike and producer EI-P form one of the most visceral rap duos by creating music ?

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"Back to the Rec: The Cougar’s spring workout playlist" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Q&A: Student leaders strive for new members, inclusivity in 2018
by features
18 Jan 2018 at 3:02am

There are hundreds of student-run organizations at UH, but only a handful are directly funded by feeds paid by all students. These groups, which primarily plan programming for UH, also focus on creating media and providing volunteer opportunities for students. Student leaders from four fee-funded organizations answered our questions about their goals for spring 2018 ?

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"Q&A: Student leaders strive for new members, inclusivity in 2018" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

UH alumnus reopens historic cafeteria after devastating fire
by newsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:01am

George Mickelis, owner of the Cleburne Cafeteria just 7 miles from UH, runs his personal and professional life through his faith and his motto: “family first.” Mickelis, a UH alumnus, graduated from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1982. Mickelis’s restaurant was destroyed by a fire in April 2016and reopened ?

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"UH alumnus reopens historic cafeteria after devastating fire" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Campus Rec offers lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and more in spring
by sportsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:01am

Intramural sports leagues and club sports are great ways for students to participate in campus activities and meet friends in a fun, competitive environment. The Campus Recreation & Wellness Center offers more than 10 intramural sports leagues this spring and has more than 20 sports clubs this school year. Spring 2018 Intramural Sports 5v5 Basketball ?

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"Campus Rec offers lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and more in spring" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

UEP Student Leaders here to help struggling students
by sportsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:00am

  Whether they’re a first generation student or everyone they know has gone to college, students can have a difficult time transitioning to UH.The Urban Experience Program assists students through class tutoring, provides personal counseling, and shows them resources that can make college easier. The program has grown from helping about 50 students per semester ?

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"UEP Student Leaders here to help struggling students" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

We must safeguard the refuge offered by black churches
by features
18 Jan 2018 at 3:00am

Historically in the United States, there has been white domestic terror targeting people of color, especially Black Americans. Different tactics, like migrating to the North to flee southern terror, have been used to seek refuge and find safety. But for those who couldn?t, safety was found in the black church. Dating as far back as ?

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"We must safeguard the refuge offered by black churches" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Sprint City: UH home for the fastest runners in the country
by sportsdesk
18 Jan 2018 at 3:00am

Many university athletic programs cherish being called farm schools, i.e. Alabama is a farm school for the NFL or Kentucky is a farm school for the NBA. It is a testament to the efforts of the coaching staff that their athletes are prepared better than others to become professional athletes. During the ’80s and ’90s, ?

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"Sprint City: UH home for the fastest runners in the country" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

Powerlifters of UH embrace health, community spirit
by features
18 Jan 2018 at 3:00am

Many students have health-related goals, especially as we go into the new year. While some tend to procrastinate in college because of lack of time or practicality, other students go above just being healthy by putting their hard work on display in the sport of powerlifting. Kinesiology senior Calvin Chen has been powerlifting for two ?

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"Powerlifters of UH embrace health, community spirit" was originally posted on The Daily Cougar

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