Wherefore art thou, art enthusiasts?

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Stacy Kuropata, a first year Master of Fine Arts student at the University, strives to incorporate the affects of memory on childhood cognitance into her artwork. From the moment she started creating various art as a little girl, Kim Cypert knew without a doubt that she wanted to continue to create art for the rest of her life.

If the unthinkable happens


With gun violence occurring on almost a weekly basis and college shootings happening as close as Lone Star College North campus, University students must become aware of what to do if the unthinkable happens.

Emergency call boxes

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One of the most widespread safety services available to students, faculty and staff at the University are the emergency call boxes located in 15 different areas on campus. It is one of the simplest and fastest methods to contact the University police department if any emergency situation should arise.

School of Music brings Phantom to Belin

Members of Glee Club sing "Don't Stop Believin" in Belin Chapel on Oct. 18 in Belin Chapel. The Phantom of the Opera concert will take place in Belin Chapel on Oct. 29. | Justin M. Nguyen

The School of Music and the Houston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will host the organ program in Belin Chapel on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., although a mix and mingle begins at 7:30 p.m. Several organists will be featured, including Dr. Rhonda Furr, professor of music and the coordinator of the 2016 AGO National Convention, and Brian Granquist, who will act as master of ceremonies and a performing organist.

Lies, more lies and politics

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The proliferation of bias media attacks and skewed facts during modern campaigns deter voters from making educated decisions based on the truth. The effects of this election will be felt far into the future. The winners will shape legislation regarding issues such as America’s dependence on China, healthcare, immigration laws, government-subsidized college loans, abortion and same-sex marriages. Students who are on the verge of entering society after graduation will have to face the imminent realities of taxes, loan debt and unemployment. Consult this guide to the national candidates to help make an informed decision this November.

Weathering hurricanes at home

Tommy Scarborough supports himself on a post while he gets a lift from the strong winds created by the approaching Hurricane Ike in Bacliff, Texas, Friday. courtesy of The Jakarta Post

Attending school in Houston means not only worrying about homework, tests and maintaining a social life but also considering a possible threat — hurricanes.


A cloud of powder covers new freshmen and students who participated in the annual Wild 'n' Crazy games during Welcome Days 2012. | KATIE BROWN

Rather than spending the last few days of summer in front of a computer, the University’s largest freshmen and transfer class kick started their 2012-2013 school year at Welcome Days 2012.

When Food Bites Back


Students need to know how to treat allergic reactions in themselves and those they interact with because severe allergies are becoming more prevleant in college students, said Amy Cameron in a 2006 article for “Allergic Living” entitled “Off to College – With Allergies.”

Women leaders of the civil rights movement


During Black History Month, students and teachers nationwide approach topics that address the struggles and triumphs of “the black man” in America. And much too often, the month-long celebration of African-American history is presented as such: the struggles and triumphs of the black man.