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A new genre of music: Spanish with an English ‘swag’ to it

The Hooligans

Bringing the hip-hop style to the Latino genre, The Hooligans are mixing rap, hip-hop, R&B, Spanish singing, Spanish rap, reggaeton and even a little bit of dub step. 22-year-old Dandoez and 21-year-old Guap are pursing their passion for music to impact their listeners’ lives. “There have been so many things that could have absolutely crushed […]

UH-CL approved to serve freshmen, sophomores

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  With the passing of Senate Bill 324, the University of Houston–Clear Lake has been approved to provide classes in the freshman and sophomore levels. UH-CL currently has undergraduate students only at the junior and senior levels. “In addition to sustaining our long-standing partnerships with area community colleges for transfer students, UH-CL will work with […]

Discussing “Dreamer” – Jesse Salmeron talks about his production about undocumented migrants

Jesse Salmeron is a UH graduate who is passionate about writing and filmmaking. Photo courtesy of Jesse Salmeron.

Jesse Salmeron, a UH graduate, discusses is latest production “Dreamer”. His story about about the difficulties of an all-American boy that finds out that he’s undocumented is searching for production funds.

Dreamer — A True American Story

Dreamer

Dreamer is a narrative feature film about Joe Rodriguez, an All-American young man. He’s amiable, well-educated and attractive. He’s graduated from college and is working and excelling in his field. He’s on the way to achieving the American Dream.

A priest exits, embarks on higher calling.

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  The University of Houston’s Catholic Newman Center bids one of their own a bon voyage. With tears and smiles in their eyes, the individuals that got to know Fr. Dan Walsh recalled memories they shared with him as the chapter of his life at the University of Houston comes to a close. Walsh, Director of Campus […]

Boxing champ seeks the next KO

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  Houston boxer Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Houston-Downtown. As the son of Mexican immigrants, Diaz shares his dream and his future goals.   Q: When did you first say “this is what I want to do, this is my passion”? What led […]

Barbecue cook-off champ feeds hunger

BBQ Champ Ernest Ramirez gets ready for the judges.  Photo by: Daniel Mendez - EGMN

The smell of brisket, chicken and ribs helps fulfill the hunger that drives award-winner Ernest Ramirez to grill.  Growing up in a farm in Southern Texas, Ramirez discovered his passion. “The 70s were about real cowboys, going out with the cowboys and staying out there with them,” said Ramirez. “That inspired me; seeing all that made […]

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