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  Lou Weaver, 41, is a female-to-male transgender who has been living as a male for the past four years and has been taking testosterone, the male hormone, for the past three. Just like many other transgender, he has decided that he will not live in the shadows or feel …

  As my grandpa used to say ¿Como te vas a casar si no sabes cocinar? (Who will want to marry you if you don’t know how to cook?) A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Not really, but it sure helps!   This rendition of Salsa …

Puerto Ricans have spoken out on Twitter, Facebook and street protests about ABC’s sitcom Work It. They say the tv show, which debuted in the beginning of January, stereotypes and portrays the Puerto Rican community negatively. A grassroots campaign grew out of anger after one of the characters of the show, “Work It”, said during a pilot episode: “I’m Puerto Rican. I would be great at selling drugs.” Some Puerto Ricans did not find the line very funny.

  This November, fans of both visual and literary arts welcome a unique exhibition to the Bay Area. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery will present photography by Van Edwards with poetry by his son Joshua Edwards. Titled “Campeche,” the name of pirate Jean Lafitte’s colony on Galveston Island, the …

    It’s never too early to be thinking of Christmas and the attendant celebration that focuses on “Peace on Earth, goodwill towards men.” But it’s always timely to share with those around you the many contributions made to our nation’s cultural, economic and social mainstream by native-born and immigrant …

  Dr. Gabriel Haslip-Viera has a problem with Taíno people. Could it be that our increasing presence forces the uncomfortable exposure of not only the “myth of Taíno extinction” but of the deliberate, multi-generational misrepresentation of Caribbean history by the “academy” he so vehemently defends? In his latest anti-Taíno diatribe …

    Remember 2009’s Calhoun Lofts debate? You will recall our university’s stance: constructing Calhoun Lofts would serve an influx of students aching to live on campus. Opposers contested – correctly, we now see – that the lofts were an exorbitant expense, that not only would the lofts be partially …

  Homosexuality and same-sex marriage contribute to the breakdown of the family unit and violate the natural structure of marriage established by God. One doesn’t have to be an evangelical Christian to recognize that gay marriage should not be legally sanctioned in Texas or any other state in this country. …

   Oh no! Suddenly your lungs have been blackened and your immune system tries to expel the toxins, forcing you to cough. You failed to notice that the fellow student in front of you is holding a cigarette. Better luck next time. If the University of Houston wishes to maintain …

The following personal story is from an undocumented student, a Dreamer, whom attends college in Houston and is finally speaking out to help others in her situation. Photo by: Katy Umana In 2004, I passed through the hardest experience of my life. I had received the news that my mother had …