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In March, when I first heard of the University of Houston-Downtown student who had his personal medical information stolen revealing his HIV status on flyers posted on campus, I was outraged.
James Hilton’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips was a nostalgic recollection of a dedicated and inspiring teacher. The new “Mr. Chips” is a computer. With online classes now often replacing traditional face-to-face classes, and the live professor disappearing behind a computer screen, we have to ask once again, what is the purpose of a university, and will online learning promote or frustrate that purpose?
On his first day on the job as the elected representative of our 36th district, Congressman Steve Stockman, a UHCL alumnus, introduced legislation to repeal gun free school zones (Houston Chronicle: 1/20/13).
In the culture of hip-hop, “battle rapping” is the ability to spar verbally with your opponent. Battle rapping is a fierce competition of two rappers free styling (many times with prewritten raps about their opponent) exchanging verbal rhetoric to win over the crowd for personal prestige and supremacy.
I seek change. I seek a great change in this great republic. In fact, what I look to do is put an end to the republic.
“Don’t be a sage on the stage. Be a guide from the side.” That is the slogan for up-to-date college instructors. In other words, old-fashioned “chalk and talk” professors like me are passé. Professors should not be standing up in front of classes imparting their hard-earned knowledge. They should step aside and let students find […]
It was a most unexpected vigil, but appropriate in its unexpectedness.
I am thrilled to read any article that touts the successes of Latinos, particularly at a time in our history when we are subject to such extreme racism and xenophobia.
Courtney I really enjoyed reading your article “Patio Cafe Upheaval.” Here’s something i really enjoy about my experience at Montague’s Deli and thats the customer service. The staff there have the best and brightest personalities and some of them know us regulars by name, and how we like I favorite items prepared. That makes a […]
I agree with John C., the dissenting writer whose words you published in the latest edition of The Signal.