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There are too many presidential candidates running right now
20 May 2019 at 1:55pm
Thursday on Texas Southern University?s campus, eight Democratic presidential candidates will take part in the She the People Presidential Forum. The eight candidates are Sen. Cory Booker, former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Rep. Beto O?Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders and ?
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Take advantage of UH, Houston while in college
24 Apr 2019 at 1:50pm
This is most likely my last column for The Cougar before I graduate, and I owe a lot of my time in college to this newspaper. But my college experience is not only the newspaper ? I?ve done a lot of other things that have shaped my college experience. College, as I have learned, is ?
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Students, professors are getting stuck in elevators across campus
24 Apr 2019 at 12:13pm
Middle Eastern Studies Program Director Emran El-Badawi has been teaching at UH for almost eight years. His office is located on the sixth floor of Agnes Arnold, steps away from an elevator he refuses to use. He stopped taking that elevator last year after he and his son became stuck. He calls the elevator, which ?
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Cost of progress: Houston?s battle for relevancy sees gains
24 Apr 2019 at 4:00am
“If you want to win, there is a cost of winning,” said Chairman of the Board of Regents Tilman Fertita to start off the introductory press conference for football head coach Dana Holgorsen in December. Houston has followed the mantra that “to make money, you need to spend money” in pursuit of reaching national relevancy. ?
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Commentary: Spring sports deserve more support
24 Apr 2019 at 3:30am
The Cougar and Aggie baseball teams clashed with fans in maroon out in nearly equal numbers, which should not be happening when students can get in for free and the game is on one of the busier days of campus. While it is uncommon for UH fans to be outnumbered at home, the make up ?
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Cougars add new faces on court, field
24 Apr 2019 at 3:00am
As another fall athletics season approaches, new names continue to fill the rosters as transfers continue to roll in. The Houston football team welcomed Houston native, junior Kyle Porter. Porter is a running back transfer from Texas who will be eligible for the fall and will still have two years of eligibility left. In addition, ?
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Baseball has higher seeds in its sights after breakthrough weeks
24 Apr 2019 at 3:00am
With series wins against Wichita State and Cincinnati, Houston has broken through the middle of the pack and has taken a light grasp of the No. 3 seed in the American Athletic Conference as well as one in NCAA Regional projections. After a 3-6 start, Houston has risen to 8-7 in the American Athletic Conference ?
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Paint and Snack among this week?s five events
22 Apr 2019 at 10:56am
Monday: Paint and Snack Student Center Ballroom East 3 p.m. ? 5 p.m. UH Student Centers will be hosting Paint and Snack, a twist on Painting with a Twist. The event features a guided painting session with all supplies provided. Space for the event is limited, but it is free if you RSVP. Tuesday: Student ?
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AAC Update: Baseball can secure No. 3 spot
22 Apr 2019 at 3:03am
The American Athletic Conference baseball season is a little over halfway through, and Houston is in a position to earn second or even first place with a little help. Houston sits at 8-7 and third place in the AAC behind 8-3 Tulane and 11-1 ECU. Houston clinched the series against Cincinnati, and while the two ?
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Cougars earn second sweep in a row
20 Apr 2019 at 4:30pm
Houston softball extended its win streak to six games with a pair of wins in its Saturday double-header against Memphis. The sweep comes after last week’s sweep against UConn built some momentum ahead of the planned seven-game road trip. After game one of the series was cancelled due to weather, Houston won 8-4 and 6-3, ?
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Houston rises after win over Cincinnati
20 Apr 2019 at 11:30am
The Cougars defeated the Bearcats over the weekend to improve to 8-7 in the American Athletic Conference and take third place. Houston?s last inning on the first day fell short as the team’s rally was quieted for a 3-2 loss. The pitchers kept everyone off the board for the first four innings but struggled to ?
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Two marijuana bills are being debated in the Texas Legislature
20 Apr 2019 at 3:00am
A group of bills aimed at better marijuana policies is blazing through the Texas Legislature, with one front-runner bill already out of committee. HB 63, sponsored by Rep. Joe Moody, would change laws so individuals would receive two civil penalties of a $250 fine before facing Class C Misdemeanor charges for subsequent offenses. Current Texas ?
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Man on the Street: Students begin stressing over finals
19 Apr 2019 at 2:30pm
As the library tables fill up faster, coffee lines get longer and students start staying on campus later, it can only mean one thing ? finals are quickly approaching. Finals this semester are scheduled to be held during the first nine days of May. During this time, students often come together throughout campus to cram. ?
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SGA?s 56th Administration releases Executive Agenda
19 Apr 2019 at 1:26pm
The Student Government Association’s 56th Administration has released its Executive Agenda, which details its advocacy and legislative plans for the year. The agenda outlines the polices the Students Unite party ran on, like sustainability, increasing insurance coverage and raising student worker’s wages, and also initiatives they did not run on but want to highlight during ?
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Bills, resolutions up for first reads at SGA meeting
18 Apr 2019 at 3:00am
The second Student Government Association meeting of the 56th Administration saw first reads of six bills in addition to eight appointments. Of the six bills read, five were internal bills and the sixth is a resolution supporting increased accessibility for the Cougar Ride program, which transports students wherever they need to be on campus from ?
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