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UH clinic honored for helping homeless Lesley Saenz Contributing writer

After 592 wins and five Final Four appearances, all eyes will be on legendary UH coach Guy V. Lewis for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. | Nichole Taylor/The Daily Cougar

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Lewis’ famed moment nears Christopher Shelton Sports editor

When basketball head coach James Dickey woos recruits, the history of sustained success that Guy V. Lewis attained during his 30-year tenure at UH still helps. The five Final Fours and almost 600 victories that were earned during

Lewis’ three decades as head coach helps Dickey paint a picture of what the program could be in the minds of potential players. “We have utilized what he has accomplished since we’ve been here. It’s just going to be another great accolade to add on to his Final Fours, the terrific players and teams that he has had over the years,” Dickey said.

Lewis is being recognized on Sunday when he is enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The class includes nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton, seven-time NCAA Final Four coach Rick Pitino, four-time NCAA Final Four coach LEWIS continues on page 6

The College of Pharmacy received national recognition from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy this summer for their work at the Houston Outreach Medicine, Education and Social Services Clinic, a student-run operation that aided thousands of homeless people in downtown Houston. Pharmacy faculty member and HOMES preceptor David Wallace, director Kim Anh Pham, senior representative Henrietta Abodakpi and Pharmacy Dean F. Lamar Pritchard received a grant worth $16,000 at the AACP Annual Meeting in Chicago, where they got to present the work they are doing and share the impact it’s having on the community. The level of commitment and continuity is amazing, Wallace said. The award represents recognition of all the dedication and hard work the students have done in collaboration with medical students from the

Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston since 2000, when the clinic was founded by BCM physician David Buck. The application process was often a daunting task, but Abodakpi said it compelled her to take a larger look at the approach to care she has been advocating and practicing and whether it does enough to ensure the well-being of the homeless population. “It is my hope that the clinic will continue to educate my peer student pharmacists on the predominant social, economic and personal challenges that afflict the homeless in our community,” Abodakpi said. Buck also founded the clinic’s sponsor, Healthcare for the Homeless — Houston, a nonprofit organization and federally-qualified health center that provides healthcare services to the local homeless population. HHH CLINIC continues on page 11

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Students serve time in prison program Andrea Pizzolo Contributing writer

Students in the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship in the C.T. Bauer College of Business have been volunteering for years at the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, an entrepreneurial extension of the Texas Prison System, which has graduated more than 800 inmates. Through the Business Plan Advisor Program, MBA students volunteer to teach inmates how to write business plans and pursue their own

entrepreneurial ventures. “This is a remote volunteer program through which MBA students can receive business plans being developed by incarcerated participants in our program,” said Jeremy Gregg, the chief development officer at PEP. “The students provide feedback on the plans and help with market research.” This outreach program at the Wolff Center is recognized for impacting and transforming the Inmates prove that they can move forward as they learn how to write business plans and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams with the help of UH business students under the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. | Courtesy of Jeremy Gregg PRISON continues on page 11

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Senate attempts to recruit leaders, ties up loose ends in meeting Tim Payne Contributing writer

SGA President Cedric Bandoh and the members of the Senate concentrated on recruiting student leaders Wednesday during the first

meeting of the semester. “(We’re) trying to get students in leadership positions,” Bandoh said. “For the Senate meeting, hopefully we get all of our university appointments through cabinet

... as well as our vacancies to the Senate.” The bill to amend the bylaws to restore mandatory committee review of legislation, authored by Senator Guillermo Lopez, was

revisited as old business from the spring semester. “This bill would amend SGA bylaws to require legislation to go into committee before being considered for a vote into the full

Senate,” said Senator Carol Ann Ross, who represents the Graduate College of Social Work. “It does allow for a bypass of committee SGA continues on page 11


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Today Academic: Weeks of Welcome, a two-week event held every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., will be holding multiple events around campus to provide information about the campus, departments, organizations and resources. Exhibit: “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art,” a free exhibit, will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday at the Blaffer Art Museum. Fair: The Bauer Student Organization Rush Week, a week-long event held in the Melcher Back Drum, allows students to learn more about and get involved with different Bauer student organizations. The event is free and held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fair: The Fall Mini Career Fair will host local employers who are hiring both part- and full-time positions. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their resumé and attend the free event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. at the first floor of the South Lobby of the UH Hilton.

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Saturday Conference: The Economic Justice Conference, a series of workshops on living sustainability, students’ issues, co-ops, workers’ rights, immigration, and more. The conference is free to students and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom of the UH Hilton Hotel. Optometry: The College of Optometry is inviting industry professionals to “What New at the ‘U.’” The symposia-style presentations by the college’s faculty are going to promote and discuss the latest scientific and clinical updates that eye professionals would be interested in. The admission cost is $395 and the event asks guests to register in advance. The event will be in the UH Health and Biomedical Sciences Building.

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Bonner Leaders give back Zak Appleton Contributing writer

Last week, 32 incoming freshmen joined the Bonner Leaders Program, a network of undergraduate students from across the nation supporting their local communities. The program plans to add more members each year and to expand its connections to the Houston community. Andrew Hamilton, associate dean of The Honors College and director of the Bonner Leaders Program, said the program’s goal is to “train students to be good (service) leaders to help community organizations.” The Bonner Leaders Program requires members to dedicate at least 10 hours each week to community service with community organizations, such as Habitat for

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Humanity or Urban Harvest. As the program grows, this will add up to “tens of thousands of hours per year,” Hamilton said. The Bonner Program plans to increase its membership during the next few years to be the largest chapter in the country, with more than 120 members. Bonner Leaders are selected for their high academic performance, service commitment and leadership potential. Those who are part of the program are trained in the skills, knowledge and leadership that will allow them to assist organizations while they are in the program as well as later in life. This training and experience turns them into capable service leaders. “I’m really excited to go into the community and do more than

volunteer for a single day,” said biotechnology freshman Grace Schwartz. One goal of the students is to make a significant difference in the way people view community service and being civically engaged in Houston. “The cool part about it is we get to help in ways that we think that we can help best. Also, we will get better in ways that we didn’t expect,” said pre-business freshman Christian Madison. The program will not be accepting new members until next fall, and the current application system will be changing. For more information on the program, check out its page at innovate.uh.edu/ service.

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he University is not a green campus. It’s light burgundy, at best. In February 2011 UH received a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, a program established by the Association for the Advancement Bryan of SustainWashington ability in Higher Education. Overall, UH was given a score of 54.31 percent — out of 100. That’s a failing grade in most classes. Although the University was deemed environmentally accommodating, it’s a title largely contingent on things we don’t have: flowing paths, active composting opportunities and continued sustainability efforts. The director for the city’s sustainment agenda, Laura Spanjien, made it clear that Houston’s environmental improvements have been significant. She’s not just talking about the annual Earth Day breakfasts either. The new bike-share programs introduced at Discovery Green, City Hall, and Montrose; numerous charging stations for electric cars and the re-utilization of buildings are among the improvements being made across the city.

Having a sustainable attitude is more than about purchasing vehicles or initiating energy savings in city buildings. It’s more about rethinking everything that we do” Mayor Annise Parker, on having the right attitude for environmentalism

Mayor Annise Parker calls it a mindset. “Having a sustainable attitude is more than about purchasing vehicles or initiating energy savings in city buildings. It’s more about rethinking everything that we do,” Parker said at Hermann Square Park at the second annual Earth Day Breakfast. It’s advice our campus should adhere to. On a national scale, the physical results of UH’s “green” efforts seem pale. The University’s contemporaries are scattered: North Carolina on Chapel Hill is one of America’s most conscious colleges. Just above is the University of California in Los Angeles — a territory known more for its monster mashes than its environmental programs. Northeastern University in Massachusetts sits high and tight, while the University of Connecticut is the most green-conscious educational institution on the planet according to Sierra Magazine, one of the nation’s oldest environmental organizations. It might have something to do with previous performances. However, UH’s organic garden, student groups and themed months maximized the STARS score in regards to the “co-curricular education” category, which makes sense given that almost every residence hall has some sort of sustainability component. Another section the University does well in is “coordination and planning,” which primarily evaluates an institution’s plans. In “sustainability coordination,” UH scored three out of three. In “strategic plan,” six out of six. Our “physical campus plan” got us four out of four, and our “sustainability plan” was scored three out of three — big hits all around. Putting the plans in action is something else entirely. The University’s score in “energy distribution” looked meager, 6.79 out of 16.5. The biggest hits stemmed

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Emily Messa, the associate vice president for administration, said she believes it will only get better. “We are always working on sustainability. It is an incredibly time-consuming effort that requires the collaboration of many areas of campus. When we do update the report next year, there will be a number of enhancements,” Messa said. “For example, we now have a sustainability minor, we have taken major strides to provide recycling bin coverage, we now

have single-stream recycling and we have the first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) silver-certified building on campus with the completion of the Cougar Woods Dining Hall.” Things could be worse. But until the day comes when we live up to being part of the energy capital of the planet, pedal the sidewalks lightly. Senior staff columnist Bryan Washington is an English junior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com.

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The Fresh Food Company dining hall is just one of the many locations that offer gluten-free dining options for students. Gluten-free meals are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. | Bridget Sanchez/The Daily Cougar

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ood is one of the biggest distractions there is when it comes to concentrating in class. This is especially true for those late morning or early afternoon Euan classes when Leith you’re craving a hot meal or even a sandwich to keep focused for the rest of the day. Luckily, UH provides more than enough options to stop your stomach growling and get you back to the task of learning and studying. But, it’s not always that easy for students who are glutenintolerant or have celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine, which causes inflammation and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. One in every 133 Americans has celiac disease, and 83 percent of those Americans are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions, according to celiaccentral.org.

With more than 40,000 students in attendance at UH, that equates to approximately 300 students who are affected by this disease and must alter their eating habits. Gluten may not be something that the average student has heard of, but it’s something they eat every day regardless. It is a protein composite found in all products made from wheat, rye, barley, oats and a few other less well-known grains. This means someone with celiac disease cannot eat a simple sandwich for lunch without damaging their health, unless it’s specifically gluten-free. The ice-cold alcoholic beverage we all love to drink before watching the Cougars play football on Saturday afternoons is another thing students with celiac disease cannot drink without threatening their health, unless it’s a specifically glutenfree drink. So as you can see, it’s quite the challenge to live a glutenfree lifestyle, whether that be at home, in the dorm or on campus. Thankfully, UH has already done plenty to accommodate the lifestyle of students that

have been diagnosed with celiac disease and other students who require special dining options. UH Dining Services opened a gluten-free station at the Fresh Food Company (located inside Moody Towers) in October 2012. The gluten-free station serves lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Sunday through Thursday, providing plenty of opportunity for students in need of gluten-free food to fill up their stomachs so that they can re-focus for their classes or study in the library. The University has provided further options for gluten-free students through the Bare Bowls Kitchen food truck, Tandoori Nite in the UC Satellite, and even Einstein Bros. Bagels, which offers a gluten-free bagel available to snack on in between classes. Cross-contamination is one of the biggest risks that comes with having gluten-free food in the same vicinity as food with gluten. It is a challenge for many households and restaurants, and naturally it is hard for UH as well, but the University has taken steps to prevent this. “Of course, there are risks of cross-contamination,” said

Dining Services dietician Caroline Sullivan. “While we can’t 100 percent guarantee the prevention of cross-contamination at the station, we are taking a number of steps to ensure our food is as safe as possible.” Those steps included hiring two thoroughly trained and dedicated employees who will be the cooks every day for the station, as well as offering a selection of gluten-free bread that comes pre-sealed in a plastic wrapper and will remain sealed until the customer receives it. It is encouraging to see that UH is doing everything it can to look after its students, no matter how big or small the number is for people affected by celiac disease. It shows that every student matters and no need is too small for our University to attend to. UH can now boast that it can support students with any dietary need, whether it be vegetarians, vegans, or people affected by celiac disease. Opinion columnist Euan Leith is a journalism junior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com

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UH looks to correct flaws in secondary Andrew Valderas Assistant sports editor

Although the Cougars looked impressive in their win Friday night, they left Reliant Stadium with some questions that needed to be addressed. The Cougars’ running game rushed for a total of 372 yards; quarterbacks David Piland, a junior, and John O’Korn, a freshman, threw for a combined four touchdowns with no turnovers; and the defense allowed only 13 points while forcing four turnovers in the process, but the pass defense was a facet of the game that didn’t get overlooked. While Southern was overmatched, they found consistency in the passing game that kept them within striking distance of the Cougars before the game got out of reach. Southern senior quarterback Dray Joseph went 27-36 for 268 yards with two touchdowns and was able to find his receivers down the field for big gains. Early in the first quarter, Southern executed a flea flicker pass that went 45 yards down the field. Senior cornerback Zachary McMillian had good coverage, but the Southern receiver was able to get into a better position and snag the ball out of the air. “We played an opponent that threw the ball quite a lot and,

Last season, senior cornerback Thomas Bates caught three interceptions. | Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar unfortunately for us, completed quite a bit of passes,” said head coach Tony Levine. “I give Southern credit. They were doing a nice job of spreading us out.” Early in the third quarter, Southern was able to convert a third

down pass that went for 30 yards with coverage from McMillian. The Southern receiver was able to get McMillian behind him on a corner route toward the left sideline. On the same drive, Southern was able to again convert another

long pass play, but this time, it went for a touchdown from 38 yards out. The Southern receiver had senior cornerback Thomas Bates beat and was able to make the easy catch down the left sideline. “Overall I was pleased with their

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tremendous.” Lewis won 592 games and made five Final Four appearances, but he is perhaps most known for being the architect of Phi Slama Jama and the “Game of the Century.” Phi Slama Jama is known for its highlight reel dunks and two consecutive national title game appearances in the 1980s. The team’s featured future Hall of Famers Drexler and Olajuwon. In the 1968 “Game of the Century,” the Cougars took down UCLA 71-69 in the first nationally televised college basketball game. Lewis enticed former UCLA head coach John Wooden into a matchup between the top ranked teams. Former great Elvin Hayes scored 39 points during the win. In 1998, Wooden told the San Antonio Express Lewis’ teams were tough to beat. “The coaches I hated coaching against were the real good

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Former coach Guy V. Lewis spent his entire collegiate career at UH. He was a part of the inaugural basketball team in 1954. | File photo/The Daily Cougar

Jerry Tarkanian, five-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley, NBA All-Star Bernard King and three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell. Five directly elected members were also announced during NBA’s All-Star Weekend. During his more than 30 years as a coach and player, Lewis’ name became synonymous with UH basketball. His accomplishments took UH’s brand to a new level, said Athletics Director Mack Rhoades. “When I worked out east or in the Midwest, people knew about the University of Houston because of coach Lewis and Elvin Hayes and Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon of Phi Slama Jama,” Rhoades said. “Just the recognition he has brought to the University has been

effort, but we still have a lot of stuff to improve on,” said secondary coach Zac Spavital. The Cougars were able to get away with a lower-echelon team Friday, but they will now have to face tougher opposition Saturday at Temple, their first American opponent. “We’re facing a team in Temple that’s going to throw the ball all over the field as well. We’ve got to shore up our pass defense and that’s going to be critical in Saturday’s game,” Levine said. Temple quarterback Connor Reilly is a player who led his team in rushing and passed for 228 yards last weekend against No.14-ranked Notre Dame. Levine said Temple is an uptempo team that utilizes their tight end much more than the Cougars — more than no-huddle teams usually utilize. It’s unlikely the Cougars will have a similar offensive explosion like they had against Southern, as Temple’s defense will present a tougher front to succeed against. “This game is one where you look at how physical they are and the size of their lines on both sides of the ball. I’ve talked about it before games, among other things in the trenches there — this will be one of them.” sports@thedailycougar.com

ones, and Guy was one of those,” Wooden said. “I think Guy took a bum rap because he never won a national championship.” Lewis was one of the first major college coaches to recruit African American players, and the Cougars’ success with Hayes and Chaney caused other coaches, especially in the South, to take notice and follow his lead. Hayes, Olajuwon and Drexler are all Hall of Fame inductees and were voted members of the NBA’s Top 50 Players in 1996-97. All three have campaigned for Lewis’ induction. Hayes was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990, but boycotted the Hall since his selection in support of Lewis. “I’m just glad that people appreciate — and recognize formally at the highest level — just his great accomplishments,” Rhoades said. sports@thedailycougar.com


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H defeated Texas Southern 3-2 in a tough battle Tuesday evening at the Health & Physical Education Building. Both teams entered the game 2-1. The Cougars added another win to the column to improve to 3-1. UH had 18 blocks versus Texas Southern’s seven. Freshman Sarita Mikals led the Cougars, recording her first collegiate double-double with 17 kills and 13 digs. Junior Cortney Warren hit 22 kills in 53 attempts, while Kadi Kullerkann had a stellar performance recording a .294 hitting percentage.

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Renown dancer enthused to inspire students Director Bill T. Jones lectures on facing diverse cultures Sabrina Lloyd Staff writer

Graphic communications senior Hendrick Rosemond and his bandmates formed The Marshmellows, a funky, mellow, indie pop group. They released an EP, “July,” on iTunes in August. The six featured tracks reflect each members’ musical inspirations like Bon Iver, Bob Marley and John Mayer. | Courtesy of Hendrick Rosemond

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Bandmates mellow to first EP Julia Davila Senior staff writer

Music is a universal medium that can easily change a person’s mood from gloomy and sad to happy and joyful. It fuels the soul, opens new ideas and gives an indescribable feeling, no matter the genre. This style is something graphics communications senior Hendrick Rosemond channels in his band Marshmellows, which released a six-song EP in late August on iTunes after working on it for about four months. “Music should be a reflection of oneself, whether it be a feeling you

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want to express or an idea you want to convey,” Rosemond, the band’s rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist, said. Rosemond met his fellow bandmates on different occasions, including high school and Sunday church services. Miguel Sierra plays lead guitar and sings vocal harmonies, Daniel Wilson plays the drums and sings vocal harmonies and Josh Abshier plays the bass. With a coffee shop vibe pervading their sound, Marshmellows is the perfect band to listen to while doing homework or relaxing at home. “D e d i c a t i o n , c o n f i d e n c e, patience, persistence and passion. That is the best advice I can give to any musician struggling to find their voice,” Rosemond said. Calling Bob Marley, Bon Iver and John Mayer his inspirations, Rosemond does not see making music as a hobby. “It is not something that I do because I am bored; it is one of those things I wish I were always doing, making and learning about,” he said.

HENDRICK ROSEMOND Hendrick Rosemond leads The Marshmellows with lead vocals and rhythm guitar. He describes himself as an intentional musician because he chooses specific melodies, words and rhythms to evoke specific moods.

Q: What is the story behind the name of the band? A: I came up with the name in a conversation with my nephew. Till this day, he says I haven’t given him sufficient credit, so shout to Samuel Phillips. I was explaining to him how you could pull off a good sound behind a silly name and people will take the name seriously.

Q: Why is your album named “July?” A: The name “July” has nothing to do with a release month or when the music was made. It’s actually just a word to express the essence of summer. I’m big on metaphors and symbols. When I think of July, I think of fireworks at night, friends, at the beach and sleepovers, and that’s what our sound is on this album: mellow and beach-y.

Q: What inspires you when writing your music? A: Real life. I go through things everyday that can become a song or inspire one. There have been plenty of times where I woke up, looked at the ceiling and wanted to give up.

Q: What are some goals you have for the band? A: We hope to start playing shows. In the future, it would be really

An award-winning dancer and choreographer hopes to share his life’s passion and work with students and faculty in the inaugural Mitchell Lecture at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, hosted by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Bill T. Jones is an inspiring individual who uses dance as well as text, visual arts, music and a stylistic approach to movement to establish unique choreography often described as “new wave” or “postmodern.” “I hope to arouse in UH students an excitement of life in the arts,” Jones said. “I also hope to share the importance of working with people across cultures and how adding other disciplines into one’s work can take dance to a whole different level.” Jones’ love for dance began in his early college years. Although he had never taken a professional dance course before, he knew dance was what he was born to do and said he spent many years fighting to achieve his goal. “I am most proud of having survived doing what I love most. My dance, or creations, don’t have much market value,” Jones said. “I was always having to find a way to survive, and the fact that I was able to do so is something that still amazes me today.” His company, The Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and has created famous works such as “Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land,” “We Set Out Early ... Visibility Was Poor” and “Blind Date.” Jones has been the recipient of many awards throughout his career, including the MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1994, a Kennedy Center Honor in 2010 and

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Director, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones trained in classical ballet and modern dance. He has created more than 100 works in his company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and won a Tony Award in 2010. | Courtesy of Lois Greenfield

numerous Tony Awards. He has also worked with many legendary dancers and choreographers. He stressed that his success has come from the knowledge of living in a multicultural society. “I know what success is now, something that I didn’t know as a young man. My life priorities have changed so much from then to now, just like my freedoms,”

said Jones. “We all want freedom, and we can have as much freedom as we are willing to fight for.” Karen Farber, director of the Mitchell Center, is thrilled to have an important figure at UH and believes that a single lecture by this inspiring individual can make as much of an impact as a year-long residency. The lecture is free and open to the public. arts@thedailycougar.com

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“Lifejacket (Intermittent)” has a jazzy blues feel to it. Beginning with a quick guitar solo, the first song on the EP tells the story of a man who wakes up to find the love of his life gone. “Tried So Hard” is relatable to any listener because it is about trying to be everything you want to be in the world regardless of what others think and tell you. “Junebug” uses the perspective of a guy to tell the story of two soul mates trying to overcome an issue they have been having. “Riches to Rags” showcases Rosemond’s rapping skills. The cliché “never give up on your dreams” describes this song, which is about someone who has lost everything but continues to live life with an optimistic attitude. “Break” talks about God and how sometimes people look too far to prove his existence. “Careless Soul” is derived from the Biblical story of the prodigal son, a parable told by Jesus about God’s forgiveness. Check out the latest music from the band at facebook.com/ TheMarshmellows.

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lives of inmates and volunteers. Al Massey, UH alumnus and executive relations manager for the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, is an example for both volunteers and inmates. While he was in prison serving a six-year sentence for intoxication manslaughter, he was recruited to participate in the program. After graduating, he stayed on as a peer educator until he was granted parole and released in May 2010. Not long later, he began working at PEP and has demonstrated how people can be remembered for their positive actions. “We can all make mistakes when we take risks, and in my first 55 years of life I never thought I

would be incarcerated,” Massey said. “PEP changed my character and made me the person that God meant for me to be by making me look at my faults.” Any Bauer student who is interested in serving the community while gaining both teaching and entrepreneurship experience can look into the opportunity to volunteer through the Wolff Center. “By being a business plan advisor or by volunteering in other areas with this program, students can help these men realize they are significant,” Massey said. “We cannot be the world to everyone, but we can be the world to one person. By volunteering, students can touch someone’s life and be the world to that person.” news@thedailycougar.com

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More than 800 men in the Texas Prison System have graduated from the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, which was founded in 2004 and reaches out to inmates across the state with the help of students. | Courtesy of Jeremy Gregg

review, but it has to pass a substantial vote in order to bypass committee review.” Senator James Lee said there are good appointees to the University committee for this semester, but Lee is looking forward to the things they hope to accomplish for this semester. “(The) most important (issue) is the election reform — to implement changes that make voting more accessible to students,” Lee said. The next SGA meeting will be held on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library. news@thedailycougar.com

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has helped sustain the efforts of the HOMES Clinic by providing medications, supplies and funding since its founding, which has helped the student volunteers to see more than 3,000 patients. Pham said helping those in need keeps her grounded through her studies and serves as a constant reminder of why she pursues a career in pharmacy. “It is because of the many experiences at (the) HOMES Clinic that compelled me to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and be the person of change to guide others out of the vicious cycle that homelessness creates,” Pham said. news@thedailycougar.com

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