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Meeting the raised bar

Keck on deck

At a pivotal time in UH history, Piland and Levine hope to fill predecessors’ shoes in order to lead the team to victory


Natalie Keck has grown into a player that her teammates look to for support and advice





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Undergrads show

research skills Rebecca Hennes Staff writer

Coogs welcome the new semester After a long summer apart, students enjoyed not only being reunited with their heavy textbooks but with their friends, too. The first day of school was welcomed with plenty of handshakes and hugs between excited friends as they prepared for another great semester together at UH. Emily Chambers/The Daily Cougar

A record-breaking 63 UH undergraduate students completed their summer research as participants of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program this August. SURF provides students a concentrated, full-time research experience under the mentorship of faculty members, with each student receiving a $3,500 stipend to conduct their research.

Students’ work ranged from theories derived from 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to women and representation in state governments. “Over time, students are able to make a genuine contribution to their field, which is very exciting,” said Karen Weber, program director of SURF. Senior political science and Spanish major Cynthia Milian participated in the SURF program RESEARCH continues on page 2


Student groups require faculty adviser Hadiya Iqbal Staff writer

The University is pushing forward with its requirement to recruit a faculty or staff adviser for all registered student organizations during the annual Organization Registration meetings that will be held in the coming week. Marcella Leung, the director of the Center for Student Involvement, said student organizations with an adviser are typically more active than those without. “Advisers can provide continuity when student officers change over, advice on problems and issues and insight on institutional policies and procedures,” she said. Until this year, UH was one of two large universities

in Texas that did not have the adviser requirement, said Leung. “In 2012-2013, 45 percent of the UH-registered student organizations had a faculty or staff adviser,” Leung said. “The hope is that the ... organizations that have not had advisers will become better-supported and more robust.” All fraternities and sororities, which are registered student organizations at UH, already have chapter or alumni advisers. The faculty or staff adviser will join that team. “I think having a faculty adviser will weave the ADVISER continues on page 2

Organizations are now required to receive guidance from a faculty member to help make them more active. | File photo/The Daily Cougar

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The following is a partial report of campus crime between Aug. 20 and Sunday. All information is selected from the files of the UH Department of Public Safety. Information or questions regarding the cases below should be directed to UHDPS at (713)-743-3333. Deceptive Business Practice: A UH student was stopped by an unknown man who fraudulently demanded payment for making imaginary repairs to her vehicle in Lot 20A. The incident occurred between 4:05 and 6:20 p.m. Aug. 20. The case is active. Theft: A staff member reported the theft of his electronic tablet at the Classroom and Business Building. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 21. The case is inactive. Criminal Mischief: An unknown person released a fire extinguisher into a hallway at Bayou Oaks Apartments. The incident occurred between 5:57 and 6:33 a.m. Aug. 21. The case is inactive.



Criminal Instrument: A unaffiliated individual was observed cutting the lock off a bike at the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building. The individual received a citation for Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument and issued a campus-wide Criminal Trespass warning. The incident occurred at 2:13 a.m. Aug. 21. The case is cleared by citation. Criminal Trespass: An unaffiliated individual was issued a campus-wide Criminal Trespass warning when it was determined he was panhandling at Cullen Family Plaza. The incident occurred at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday. Sexual assault: A student reported on Saturday that she was sexually assaulted in Moody Towers. The incident occurred between

Theft: A staff member reported the theft of a loudspeaker from the Athletic/Alumni Building. The incident occurred between 12:01 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. on Saturday. The case is inactive. Sexual Assault: A student reported that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect at Bayou Oaks Apartments. The incident occurred between 1:58 and 3:07 a.m. on Sunday. The case is active. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A student was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a resident adviser reported the smell of marijuana from the student’s room in Calhoun Lofts. A Student Life and Residential Life Referral will be issued. The incident occurred at 6:47 p.m. on Monday. The case is cleared by citation. Harassment: A student reported receiving unwanted telephone calls and text messages from a past acquaintance. A police officer contacted the suspect, who agreed to cease further contact. The incident occurred between 5:15 and 5:21 on Monday. The case is cleared by exception. Theft: A staff member reported the theft of an unattended and secured trailer near the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The incident occurred between midnight Saturday and 4:48 p.m. Monday. The case is active.

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New center STEMs funds Grant brings education, training to K-12 teachers in Houston area Andrea Sifuentes Staff writer

A new center geared toward the improvement of teaching strategies and context knowledge in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math landed at UH this summer, bringing with it funds to make it run. UH was one of three universities selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to fund a Center for STEM Teacher Professional Learning with a $400,000 two-year grant. Education professor Wallace Dominey, physics professor Rebecca Forrest and engineering professor Fritz Claydon will be co-principal investigators of the

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this summer and conducted a longitudinal analysis of women’s representation in state legislatures in order to determine new types of legislative practices that will help employ qualified female candidates to run for legislative offices and increase their representation. “My professor and I primarily fixated on how term limits, whether consecutive or life term, shape the amount of women being represented in local governments, due to high and predominantly male incumbent rates,” Milian said. “I have a concern for the greater need of women’s representation in legislatures, local and federal. I hope and plan to run for office in the future.” Milian said her mentor Jennifer Hayes Clark, an assistant professor of political science, was essential in her progress. “I introduced Cynthia to the commonly-used statistical software Stata and instructed her on how to generate graphs and run statistical regression models,” Clark said. “This is something that many political science students do not learn until they begin doctoral studies.” Clark said, the SURF program not only provides students with a chance to produce their own research, but with the opportunity

center. “This program grew out of the two-year grant that physics professor Margaret Cheung and Wallace Dominey received from the Texas Teacher Quality Grant Program to improve training of high school physics teachers,” Forrest said in a press release from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “That success led to this center, which is allowing for collaboration on (the) best teaching practices in K - 1 2 S T E M Forrest education, as well as at the university level.” As a collaboration between the College of Natural Sciences

to grow professionally. “Students are able to gain hands-on experience in developing a research proposal and carrying out original research in their field of study,” she said. “The research skills cultivated through this experience should prove invaluable both at UH and afterwards as students apply for graduate or professional programs or enter the workforce.” Gerardo Espinal Franco, a philosophy and public relations senior, focused on 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s concept of drives or instincts. Franco specifically challenged how primitive drives evolved to display the human behavior we are familiar with today. “At the end of my research, I arrived at a historical approach to the Nietzschean drive which might shed light on this issue,” Franco said. “This approach entails looking at how drives changed over time. In other words, how did the drives of Nietzsche’s prehistoric man (with their particular kind of processes) develop into modern man (with their newer and distinct kind of processes)?” Franco said his experience in the SURF program challenged him and has benefited him in different ways. “SURF surpasses that of even the best regular classes, because the work is your own,” Franco said. “You conduct research on your

and Mathematics, Cullen College of Engineering and the College of Education, the UH center will provide teacher training that includes opportunities to explore UH research labs along with follow-up sessions throughout the academic year. “Most high school physics teachers did not major or minor in physics,” Dominey said in the release. “Center training is an opportunity for teachers to improve their physics content knowledge, while also improving their instructional strategies.” This summer, a group of local high school physics teachers began their 120 hours of professional development with UH physics professors, which includes training throughout the academic year. Along with training, the center will allow UH STEM undergraduate


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courses to be more discovery based, according to the release, as well as faculty research into the “‘best practices’ in STEM education with particular emphasis on diverse learners, such as students with Dominey limited English proficiency.” “ T h e k e y t o o u r n a t i o n’s response to the crisis in STEM education is to meet the needs of diverse students as the U.S. population becomes more and more diverse. As the most ethnically diverse research university in the U.S., UH is ideally suited to take up this challenge,” Dominey said.

fraternities and sororities within the campus. We hope to see these advisers provide coaching and mentorship for these students,” said Jason Bergeron, director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life. Robust student organizations at UH help students apply classroom teachings to real-world settings, acquire leadership and organizational skills, build support networks and enhance campus life, Leung said. “I believe that joining an organization is really important for an individual to grow and gain real life experiences to become leaders of tomorrow’s global community,” said biology sophomore Sonakshee Shree, vice president of the pre-medical honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta. Leung said organizations will receive multiple reminders of the new requirement. Organizations that do not comply will not be considered registered with the University.

In an opportunity usually reserved for graduate students, 63 undergraduate students received the chance to conduct funded research on the subject of their choice under a faculty adviser this past summer. | Cortesy of own time, your own deadlines and, most importantly, on your own motivation. And, for the first time, you get a taste of what it truly takes to be a professional in your career. This type of experience is invaluable to students.” Franco was guided by Iain Morrison, a professor in the Department of Philosophy who teaches The Human Situation, an Honors course. Morrison said he would encourage Franco to read certain material and has read several

revisions of his 20 or more pages of research and said the SURF program is especially beneficial for philosophy students. “The main benefit for a student interested in going into the world of philosophical research is that it allows them full immersion in the process of writing scholarly researched work,” Morrison said. Philosophy aside, Morrison said the SURF program “sharpens a number of skills that might become useful later on, such as

critical thinking, approaching large scale projects, working on your own to a far greater extent than the classroom allows for and learning about your own limitations and tendencies.” After months of dedication and hard work, the SURF students will present their research posters on their projects Oct. 10 at UH’s annual Undergraduate Research Day.

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New Cougars find warm welcome at UH


hether you started at UH as a freshman or entered as a transfer student, you’ve had to attend some kind of new student orientation. Though the orientation for freshman is different from transfer orientation, the experience I received at my UH orientation was better than the orientation I received at the University of Texas as a freshman. Callie UH’s freshParrish man orientation seems to be more student-oriented than UT’s and better acclimates them to the campus. From what I can remember about UT’s freshman orientation, students only got their IDs, took placement tests for classes, saw their advisers and then signed up for classes. The advising portion at UT wasn’t all that great. They always seemed to be in a hurry and wanted you to be out of their office. At least, that was the impression I was given. They didn’t give bad advice, but it was apparent to me that the advisers at UT wanted you to graduate as quickly as possible, without taking into account if you had a disability or if you were part

The advisers here don’t give the impression that they are trying to get you to graduate faster than you should in order to get more students in and out. They legitimately want to help students succeed.” Callie Parrish, on the helpfulness of UH advisors compared to UT’s.

Another way Cougars are welcomed to the University is the semi-annual Cat’s Back celebration. In past years, the event was held at the University Center. Because of construction, this year it will be held at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. | File Photo/The Daily Cougar of organizations or if you had a life outside of school. They didn’t care if you were having a hard time or not. It made you feel like just another statistic sitting in their office. Because I was ahead in my math credits, they recommended that I take junior and senior-level math classes as a freshman without regard for whether I personally could handle it. Boy, was that a mistake. Every time I see my UH mathematics and arts advisers, they’re down-to-earth people who want you to succeed. The advisers here don’t give the impression that they are trying to get you to graduate faster than you should in order to get more students in and out. They legitimately want to help students succeed. The other portions of UT’s orientation weren’t better than the advising. There were some seminars to attend at UT’s orientation, but

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they were voluntary. These seminars were about important student organizations, such as the Center for Students with Disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations, but because the seminars weren’t required, hardly anybody went to them. UH’s New Student Orientation is different. The University started Cougar Carnival this summer, where instead of having boring seminars, freshmen participate in fun and games to “feel that they are able to reach out to student organizations,” said Tara Boyle, Director of New Student Conferences and Programs. “We created the carnival format because students weren’t engaging with the organizations and vice versa,” Boyle said. At Cougar Carnival, each organization proposes some type of game, which helps freshmen learn about the organizations. I wish I

had participated in such fun, and it makes me think I should have gone to UH in the first place. Instead of a one day orientation at UH, it’s a two-day event where students stay overnight. This gives the students more of a sense of unity and connection to the campus. Even students that won’t be living on campus will be given this chance to see what it’s like to stay on campus. The freshmen meet with their college the first day and then, on the second day, they see their academic advisers. UH’s freshman orientation is “more integrated (because) the students learn about the campus environment, is more introductory than the transfer orientation and introduces all the various resources that students need,” Boyle said. The orientation experience is a good indicator of what a campus is going to be like during the rest of

your time there. Just as UT’s freshman orientation didn’t advertise their student organizations that well, the rest of the year, there weren’t too many advertised activities, either. As a result, I didn’t make many friends at UT and I stayed in my dinky dorm room most of the time. I felt alienated from the other students. As I began my studies at UH, even as a transfer, I felt more welcome than I had at UT. I would get mass emails about student organizations and activities and even just passing through the campus, there would be so many student organizations out there at the beginning of the year trying to recruit new students. The friendly atmosphere is enough to make anyone feel welcome at the University. Opinion columnist Callie Parrish is a math and arts senior and may be reached at opinon@

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Young squad ‘excited’ for preseason tournament Harrison Lee Staff writer

Losing record In 10 starts last season, Piland passed for 2,929 yards with a 57 percent completion rate. In the Air-Raid offense, completion percentage is a key statistic because the Cougars’ offense moves at a fast pace. When the quarterback fails to complete passes at a high percentage, a defense that already spends more time on the field than its opponent is stretched thinner. However, he also had good games. Against Louisiana Tech, Piland threw for a Robertson Stadium (UH’s former stadium) record 580 yards and set an NCAA record with 77 attempts without an interception. But if nothing else, Piland proved his resilience. He lost his starting job to former quarterback Crawford Jones with two games remaining during the season. He was heavily criticized by fans and media who longed for the memories that Keenum created. Piland had a great spring practice to replant himself as the favorite to regain the job. He sought advice from Levine and Keenum, and it worked. Keenum said his advice to Piland was simple. “Just don’t throw the ball to the other team,” Keenum said after the Texans’ preseason game on Sunday. With four years around the offense, he looks and sounds more confident, but that may not be enough. The stakes for Levine to make the correct decision as quarterback are high — another losing season would be a tough albatross to carry into a new stadium.

As members of the volleyball team filed out of the locker room with freshly taped ankles, their shared focus and enthusiasm was less of a mode and more of an aura. Their energy was aimed at the upcoming Delta Zeta Classic on Aug. 30 and 31 in San Marcos. Starting her second season at the helm of the volleyball team, head coach Kaddie Platt has the same determined energy. “We’re very excited. The girls are ready to compete against another opponent that’s not themselves,” she said, referencing both the practices and the annual Red and White Game this month. Platt said the team spent the offseason working on fundamentals to illustrate the importance of the non-conference games against Quinnipiac, Lamar and Texas State. While she said the team will use a few things in the playbook that might not get used in conference play, the main goal will be to develop team chemistry, an important aspect given the amount of freshmen and transfer members. “(The freshmen) are looking really good,” Platt said. “We’ve come in and we’re in pretty good shape. They adjusted to the system very quickly and I think they’ll spend some time on the court right away.” Defensive specialist Meredith Ware, the lone senior on the squad, said the team is ready to compete. “I think we got a lot of the jitters out in Red-White, just with the freshmen and transfer players playing on our court,” Ware said. Platt, Ware and sophomore middle blocker Emily Howard all said that winning the tournament was the team’s number one priority. “Everyone is just excited,” Howard said. “We’ve been training harder and longer — definitely getting into better shape. We’ve been getting a good feel of how everyone’s going to work together.”

Redshirt junior David Piland will start the season as quarterback after winning a five-man race this spring and summer. | File photo/The Daily Cougar

Raising the stakes After joining the American, a new stadium on the way, Levine, Piland are piloting Cougars during a crucial period in its history Christopher Shelton Sports editor


nly two members of a football team carry a win-loss record with them.

The head coach and quarterback bear the brunt of criticism when a team struggles but reap a bounty of praise from fans and media when they succeed. Most duos, including those at UH throughout the years, become synonymous with the success or failure of a certain era. Tough act to follow It’s harder for UH’s current pair — head coach Tony Levine and redshirt junior David Piland — because both followed previous position owners who earned numerous accomplishments during their tenure. Piland followed former quarterbacks Case Keenum and Kevin Kolb, who were Heisman Trophy candidates while commanding UH’s Air Raid offense. Before Levine grabbed the reins, Kevin Sumlin and Art Briles parlayed success at UH into head coaching gigs at universities in bigger conferences. And, in the present, Levine and Piland are piloting the program at a crucial period in its history, which has created inward and outward pressures. This season, UH joined the American Athletic Conference, which provides the biggest national stage it has had since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1996. The American offers television contracts with ESPN and CBS Sports as enticements to its member institutions. The conference also features matchups with more nationally relevant programs than Conference USA ever could. On campus, the Cougars are constructing a

new $105 million project with the expectation that fans will fill the 40,000-seat stadium. Though, Houstonians are notorious fair-weather fans who consistently only support winning teams. New standard After the team flirted with an at-large Bowl Championship Series bid and nearly captured an undefeated seasons in 2011 coupled with the success of the past five seasons, UH fans have higher expectations. Even coaches and players would admit that missing a bowl game is unacceptable. After last season’s lackluster 5-7 finish in his first season at the helm, Levine again hitched his wagon to Piland, but the connection is not as strong. Piland was handed the keys to the offense on Friday when he was named the Cougars’ starter, though it wasn’t with the strongest vote of confidence. Two-quarterback system Levine plans to play freshman quarterback John O’Korn, too. He declined to give specifics on the time split for Friday’s contest against Southern or the plan for future games. Levine didn’t say that the quarterback competition will continue, but his comments hinted at it. When asked if O’Korn’s playing time would continue, Levine said, “you and Temple will find out at the same time.” During his career, the Piland era hasn’t equaled the wins of his predecessors — as a starter he is 6-12. Before Piland arrived, comeback wins were a staple of UH football. The team earned the nickname Cardiac Coogs for snatching a victory when defeat seemed imminent. Under Piland, the Cougars didn’t win a game last season where they trailed. He seemed to struggle when the

Cougars needed a drive to tie the game or when a response was needed to give the defense a break and slow the opposing offense’s momentum.

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McDuffey catches high praise from coaches Andrew Valderas Assistant sports editor

When discussing the affect that sophomore receiver Larry McDuffey could have this season, outside receivers coach Brandon Middleton and head coach Tony Levine mentioned former UH great Patrick Edwards. Middleton said he expects a big impact this season from the entire receiving corp, including McDuffey. “I say this cautiously, but (McDuffey’s) in that Patrick Edwards mode,” Middleton said. “The greatest thing that I heard about (Edwards) was that he was quiet, he was coachable and he outworked everybody. He’s really starting to transition and grow up and realize that there is more to this game than just God-given ability.” McDuffey will make the switch this year from inside to outside, which will mean more posts, fades toward the end zone, comebacks and curls — the same routes that Edwards ran during his days at UH. Edwards hauled in more than 4,500 yards and caught 43 touchdowns during his time as a Cougar, including a school record of 17 career 100-yard receiving games and a UH bowl record of 228 yards receiving against Penn State in

The Cougars’ coaching staff expects sophomore receiver Larry McDuffey’s speed to be game changer this football season. | File photo/The Daily Cougar 2012. Although those numbers are difficult for any receiver to top, McDuffey said he embraces the challenge and believes it will push him to become a better player. “To have my name mentioned in that sentence really motivates me and gives me something to look forward to,” McDuffey said. “If all the coaches and the staff believe I can be something like him, it just motivates me that much to work

hard and step up.” McDuffey, who runs a less-than4.4-second 40-yard dash, will force the opposing cornerbacks and safeties to play back more because of his speed. When McDuffey played inside last season, he weighed 162 pounds and stood at 5-foot-10, but more importantly, he was asked to hold his blocks against bigger defenders, mainly linebackers, when the Cougars chose to run the ball.

Split out wide, he will be asked to hold his blocks on the outside against cornerbacks instead of linebackers while trying to make a path to the outside for speedy sophomore running back Ryan Jackson. Now that sophomore receiver Deontay Greenberry, who played on the outside last season, is now playing in the inside, Levine said the switch will complement the offense because it puts Greenberry

and McDuffey against defenders closer to their size. “After being here for a year, we feel, physically, (Greenberry) is more suited to play on the inside,” Levine said. “He’s fearless and he’s a more physical blocker. For him to be matched up against safeties and linebackers, it fits him for what we do within our offense, perfectly.”


As captain, Keck keeps teammates in check Laura Jones Staff writer

No. 12 junior defensive specialist was named a team captain this offseason after displaying strong leadership skills. | File photo/The Daily Cougar

Though summer provides an opportunity for fun and relaxation, Natalie Keck used the break to grow as a leader for her team. The junior defensive specialist was selected by her teammates this season’s volleyball team captain. “I think it has really boosted my confidence,” Keck said. “At first it was overwhelming and a lot coming at me, but I’ve gotten used to it and I take on all the roles. I’m proud of myself because at first, it was hard, and now, it’s kind of secondhand.” For Keck, her efforts have paid off — she has been chasing this goal since her freshman year. Now, as a captain, she will be asked to take on more responsibility as a leader. Keck displayed her natural ability to lead the volleyball team during summer break, teammates and coaches said.

Freshman outside hitter Sarita Mikals and senior defensive specialist Meredith Ware said Keck’s enthusiasm on the court enables the team to work harder and prepare for the season. “Her work ethic and her encouragement kind of takes over the court. Having her as a captain empowers everyone to follow after her,” Mikals said. “She expects a full-out 100 percent effort with no excuses.” Ware admires the leadership Keck presents because she does not limit it to while playing. “(Natalie) always exhibits leadership, whether it’s on the court or off the court,” Ware said. “She always holds people accountable to our standards that we set in the classroom and on the court.” Keck has high expectations for herself and the team, as she said they hope they can all work hard together and be competitive.

“We’ve set high standards all summer, but now it’s just about buying into the system,” Keck said. “We just want everyone to buy into it so everyone comes together by season. I think if we stay on track, we will exceed our goals and do well.” Head coach Kaddie Platt said Keck possesses qualities that model a good captain for her squad, as she said she’s not afraid to get on her teammates. Even though her time as a UH volleyball player will be temporary, it will be predicated on building a successful program, Platt said. “She’s awesome. (Natalie) does a good job of communicating and demanding a lot from her teammates. She’s the ideal captain that is very vocal, and you need one of those on the court and in the locker room,” Platt said.

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OUTERWEAR Although the weather cools down in mid-October, having a statement piece for outwear is critical. The new chic shapes, colors and textures will bring your style to the next level with the perfect outerwear coat. When layering during the colder seasons, add a belt to your coat to give it a feminine touch. The easiest way to standout in a sea of dark neutrals is by finding a bright coat in crimson, plum or emerald.

FRESH PRINTS From a flirty floral and animal print to geometric shapes, a pair of pants, a blouse or a headband with a design is essential. Patterned pants are classroom and office appropriate, and they can be styled with solid-colored sheer blouses or a fitted button down to focus the attention on the standout style.

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PLAID FOR YOU Plaid is versatile with its horizontal and vertical lines. If you want to wear plaid pants, choose light colors like gray, blue or white for the business casual look. A plaid jacket can create a polished look for class, work or a night out. Wearing plaid ballet flats could recreate the punk look into a prep look.

WINTER WHITE Lighten up your wardrobe with white. Wearing white from head to toe can refresh your look from the everyday wardrobe colors. Layer up with various textures including lace, clean satin folds and comfy cottons. Whatever shade of white you decide to wear, have fun with it like a blank canvas.

GREEN WITH ENVY Celebrities including Julianne Moore, Debra Messing and Marcia Cross rock emerald in their wardrobes, but redheads aren’t the only ones rejoicing for emerald. This shade of green complements a wide variety of hair colors and skin complexions.

WOMEN’S TUXEDO Menswear inspires designers every season to create formal tuxedos that are modified for women. The number of different ways to style a women’s tuxedo is endless. Embrace tailored looks that are well-fitted with slim-cut trousers and fitted blazers. Add some of your personality by wearing pops of color. If you decide to wear the classic black and white look, colorful accessories shoes or a bright manicure can amp your look.

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4920 Cullen Blvd. Houston, Tx 77004

WESTBURY BAPTIST CHURCH 10425 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77096 Bible Study: 9AM Worship: 10:30AM 713.723.6428 Rentals

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Lg 1 bdrm apt in nice neighborhood near UH. Like a small house. Grad student preferred. 713-743-2734.

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European Auto Shop Part-time, M-F flexible hours, Job will include answering phones, data entry & customer service. Close to UH!

PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT AND EARN MONEY WHILE DOING IT We have positions open in these departments: Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Food and Beverage. We offer good wages and beneďŹ ts. Send your resume to No phone calls please. Hilton Garden Inn-Sugar Land, TX 722 Bonaventure Way, Sugar Land, TX 77479

ACROSS 1 Destroy the selfconfidence of 6 “Boris Godunov� singers 11 “A little ___ will do ya� 14 “Fame� singer David 15 “Dragon’s Teeth� author Sinclair 16 Bugged by a bug 17 “Clue� weapon 19 “Meet John ___� 20 Horror movie street 21 Beak 22 Common article 23 Accounting write-off 27 Knight to remember 29 “And now, without further ___� 30 What an anchor delivers 32 Brain or ear section 33 Romanian monetary unit 34 “Love Story� novelist Segal 36 Aquarium

favorite 39 1814-’15 exile site 41 Proboscis 43 Card above a deuce 44 A bit of antiquity 46 Japanese athletes 48 “Now ___ seen everything!� 49 “Dukes of Hazzard� character 51 Rear end 52 “Dirty dog� 53 Asian fruits 56 Calls at home? 58 ___ de cologne 59 “Do the Right Thing� director 60 “A Question of Blood� author Rankin 61 “Love You� lead-in 62 World Cup event 68 Spasm 69 Ebony counterpart, in song 70 “___, meenie, miney ...� 71 Inquire 72 Canonical hour 73 Spot for a snake

DOWN 1 What something might be as easy as 2 A tropical constrictor 3 Wheat beard 4 Aligned oneself (with) 5 Greek 6 Where Parks made a stand with a seat 7 Befitting 8 The Police leader 9 Kind of butterfly 10 Diagnostic smear 11 Worked like a charm 12 You can hear it coming and going 13 Go off the edge of the page 18 Ashes-tobe 23 Agricultural apparatus 24 “Rolling in the Deep� singer 25 At a faster speed 26 Minnesota team 28 Act as a

henchman 31 Clean with hard rubbing 35 Fertile soil ingredient 37 Las Vegas show, perhaps 38 Australia’s ___ Rock 40 Aboriginal Japanese 42 Small songbird 45 Fuel mining site 47 Used an aerosol can 50 Cram into the hold 53 Greek penny, once 54 A little bit of haven? 55 Tijuana sir 57 Printing press mechanism 63 “Joan of ___� 64 Sodium hydroxide solution 65 Words with “fog� or “funk� 66 102, to Caesar 67 “Eye of the Needle� author Follett

Job duties include: Cleaning cages, Feeding over 100 birds, Cleanup & care of sanctuary animals (including cats & dogs), Outdoor maintenance of breeding cages, Retail tasks. Full-Time (possible Overtime) Tuesday-Sunday 8am-6pm Apply in person: Adventures in Birds & Pets, Inc., 714 Westview Dr. Houston, TX 77055

Compensation $5,000-$8,000. Must be: non-smoker, healthy, BMI within normal ranges, and between 19-30 years old. Visit or call 713 783 7044 for more information and to fill out a preliminary application.

ASSISTANT TEACHER NEEDED for afterschool gymnastics classes at private school. Thursdays only 2:155:45. Knowledge of Tumbling skills required. Experience with children preferred. $15 hourly. Contact 832 367-0770 Email kiddkixx@earthlink. net

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AFTER SCHOOL COUNSELOR 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. Working with children 3 to 12 years old. 713-470-5608. Montrose area.

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WAITSTAFF Part-time, flexible schedules, mostly night and weekends. Pay starting at $12 per hour. No experience necessary. Paid Training.


MONTESSORI SCHOOL in Museum district. Looking for Subs/Assts. Flex hrs. Call 713-520-0738 Please leave message.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013 // 11

The Daily Cougar



SHADES OF GRAY SWEET SUITS A blue — not navy — suit can work wonders with your wardrobe. Its brightness is bold, and it gives leeway for playful accessorizing. Colorful suiting can be toned down when paired with restrained neutrals. Try a blue suit with other pieces that are already in your closet, like white, black, brown and even pink.

Gray is said to be the new neutral color for the fall, and it’s more subtle than black. You need to be careful about the shade, though. Different shades of gray can be worn together. Choose pieces that emphasize the cut, fabrication and craftsmanship of the color. Add some shine to gray with hints of metallic.

TAILORED MADE A tailored separate comes with a jacket, slacks and possibly a vest. The pants should be tailored with a hem to make sure the suit fits properly. An expensive suit could look disheveled if not tailored properly. Polka dots are a great way to bring a suit to life. A fitted three-piece suit helps to look slim and modern. Dark-colored pocket squares on light-colored suits or patterned pocket squares on dark-colored suits add the finishing touches.

OXBLOOD THIRSTY Oxblood is a dark shade of red that resembles burgundy — similar to a wine hue. The color creates a sense of mystery and seduction and can be worn as a button-down, pants, a tie or sneakers. A pair of oxblood oxfords could make a classic black and white suit pop. Be daring and play with textures like satin and velvet. Adding an oxblood bowtie could be the finishing touch.

Compiled by Julia Davila Photos by Monica Tso and Paulina Rojas

POPS OF COLOR UScholars freshman Armand Carrara stands out with electric teal hues. ƒ Shirt: Gifted ƒ Pants: Zara ƒ Shoes: Adidas

The Daily Cougar

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Volume 79, Issue 3  

UH coach Levine and quarterback Piland seek to match accomplishments of Cougars' previous duos