The Daily Cougar
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Prominent court visits Law Center to hear arguments, student questions
21 Sep 2018 at 5:37pm
Justice Marc Brown, who graduated from the Law Center in 1987, never planned on being a judge. However, during the 22 years he worked as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Brown realized his biggest complaint was the lack of criminal law experience among appellate judges. In 2013, after presiding over the ?
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Football game against Texas Southern should be a learning opportunity
21 Sep 2018 at 12:00pm
The Houston football team will be taking on Texas Southern at 7 p.m. Saturday at TDECU stadium as part of the deal the schools made for UH to use TSU’s basketball arena last season. Houston is hoping to make amends for its loss against Texas Tech last weekend with a win at home, while Texas Southern ?
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Soccer opens conference play with a win over UConn
20 Sep 2018 at 9:30pm
Houston opened its American Athletic Conference season with a 3?2 win against the now 2?8 UConn Huskies. Both teams had plenty of chances to score, but the Cougars came out on top after a close finish. Sophomore forward Jazmin Grant got things started for the Cougars in the first minute of play with a hard ?
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Week 4 Gridiron Spotlight: Raiders? and Cowboys? clash could ease Cougars? loss
20 Sep 2018 at 2:00pm
After losing a high-score affair against Texas Tech, Houston is undefeated no more. As noted previously, it was crucial for the Cougars to avoid a loss in order to ensure an NY6 bowl game. As a result of its loss, Houston will need to see Texas Tech replicate that result against the No. 15 Oklahoma ?
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BREAKING: Cruz, O?Rourke on-campus debate venue announced
20 Sep 2018 at 1:13pm
Updated at 6:24 p.m. to include a quote from the UH vice president for governmental Relations. The second debate between Texas Senate candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Student Center Theatre, according to the University’s webpage for the event. According to the ?
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BREAKING: Former student seeking $1M from fraternity for hazing
19 Sep 2018 at 9:10pm
A former student is suing a suspended UH fraternity and dozens of its members for hazing he and others endured as a pledge in 2016, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit was filed in a Harris County civil court seeking damages of $1 million from the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha and 29 members. The ?
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UH Athletics collects supplies for Hurricane Florence victims
19 Sep 2018 at 3:00pm
Just over a year after basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson called for donations after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, UH Athletics called on the Houston community to help those in need in the Carolinas, which were hit by Hurricane Florence last week. Much like Harvey did to Houston last year, the Category 4 storm ?
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Men?s basketball announces full season schedule
19 Sep 2018 at 12:00pm
UH Athletics announced the full season schedule of the men’s basketball team Wednesday, which features 20 home games across the 31-game season. The 20 home games in a single season are a record for the men’s basketball team. BYU, Oregon, Oklahoma State and LSU are the marquee matchups in the non-conference schedule and will give ?
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Guest Column: Being a Republican on a college campus
19 Sep 2018 at 5:01am
Whenever people ask me what I believe in, I usually sidestep the question or try to vet the person asking so I know it?s safe to answer with the truth: Republican. Otherwise, there is a significant chance that I will be labeled racist, sexist or just a privileged white male who can?t have an ?
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Deontay Anderson ready to help hometown team
19 Sep 2018 at 5:01am
Football is still football, no matter where it?s being played. But sometimes it feels better playing back at home. Redshirt sophomore safety Deontay Anderson, a graduate from Manvel High School, made his return to Houston after he transferred from Ole Miss. Now, he?s ready to contribute to UH?s efforts this season. The road back to ?
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Q&A: Tennis coach excited to get to work after rebuilding program
19 Sep 2018 at 4:30am
Houston hired Helena Besovic to become head coach of the UH tennis team in July after former coach Courtney Steinbock left for Arkansas. Besovic had one of the best seasons of her coaching career last year and led McNeese State to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and a Southland Conference title. Her leadership ?
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After hitting rock bottom, men?s golf looks to rise to the challenge
19 Sep 2018 at 4:00am
The good thing about hitting rock bottom is there is nowhere else to go but up, and after a disappointing season last year, that is exactly the direction the men?s golf team plans on heading. ?Last season overall was disappointing, and we certainly hold ourselves to a higher standard,? said redshirt senior Matt Williams. ?The ?
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Social Media Spotlight: Nike supports Kaepernick?s message in latest ad
19 Sep 2018 at 3:47am
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick gained national recognition after leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013, but his legacy goes far beyond what happens after the first snap. It comes from not standing during the national anthem and starting a nationwide conversation on social injustice, spreading his name across the country ?
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A freshman?s guide to on-campus mental health assistance
19 Sep 2018 at 3:14am
Going away for college, whether it be for the first time or just the start of a new semester, can be a stressful experience that has the potential to take a toll on an individual?s mental health. Tougher classes, homesickness and a new social environment can seem overwhelming ? and it is. In a 2014 ?
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As oil prices rise, industry outlook improves
19 Sep 2018 at 3:00am
Houston?s energy sector has continued to recover from 2016?s oil bust as prices rise to $70 per barrel from the $25 range seen two years ago, incentivizing companies to resume offshore drilling and improving the industry?s outlook from the perspective of academia. According to Union Pacific and Forbes, crude oil prices dropped to around $25 ?
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