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High school visitors get feel for UH Daniela Di Napoli Contributing writer

Every year since 2010, the C.T. Bauer College of Business has invited high school students who show an interest in marketing, entrepreneurship and hospitality to visit the campus, attend presentations and participate in classes to get a taste of the programs UH offers. Program Coordinator Natalia Lara, responsible for middle and high school outreach, will welcome schools like Dekaney High School and Carl Wunsche Sr. High School this week to Bauer. Lara said this program helps showcase the college’s outreach to the community. “It effectively exposes students to UH and Bauer for the purpose of future matriculation,” Lara said. “It also gives the Bauer faculty, staff and students the opportunity to give back.” Petroleum engineering

freshman Zachary Kerls said he wish he would have participated in this program while he was in high school. “It would have given me a chance to see what I was getting myself into,” he said. “I feel like a lot of kids don’t realize what it takes. Having something like that helps.” The program is expected to continue expanding, develop new relationships with Houston-area high schools and maintain UH’s relationships with current partner schools. The program lets young students see what it is like to be on a college campus. According to Lara, it is an experience that is not only good for the students in terms of setting future goals for themselves but also gets students thinking about UH as a prospective university. “Students are driven to attend a university and obtain the diploma,” BAUER continues on page 3

The exoskeleton is based off of NASA’s Robonaut 2 and is a collaboration with UH professor of electrical and computer engineering Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, pictured second from left. | Courtesy of the Cullen College of Engineering


Research gives patients chance to walk again Tristan Reickhoff Staff writer

Technology developed to prevent muscle atrophy in space is coming back down to earth with a research collaboration between NASA and UH professor of electrical and computer engineering Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal.

Contreras-Vidal’s brain-machine interface technology is now being tested with NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton to assist patients with learning to walk again after a debilitating event like a stroke, according to the Cullen College of Engineering’s website. MIND continues on page 3


Teachers prepare for Mars rover competition at UH Ryan Graham Staff writer

The Mars Rover Model Celebration and Exhibition hopes to get Kindergarten to 12th graders excited about science and space travel. | Courtesy of Jesse Villarreal

For 12 years, UH has played host to the Mars Rover Model Celebration and Exhibition, a program that seeks to help young, local students excel in science and raise enthusiasm over space travel. While the exhibition itself will not take place until later this year, UH is hosting two workshops to help teachers prepare their students for the exhibition and go over scientific curriculum that ties into the exhibition. The first workshop was held Sept. 21, and

the second will be Saturday. “The essence of the program is that kids pick a mission to Mars of their choice, which means they have to learn a great deal about Mars science before they make their choice,” said physics and computer engineering professor Edgar Bering, founder and chairman of the exhibition. “So we have put together, with support from NASA and the College of Education, a six-week curriculum for the teachers to use.” The purpose of last weekend’s workshop was to provide teachers with a primer to Mars science,

covering the basics and focusing on information that the attendees may not have previously been aware of. The second workshop will focus on the six weeks of curriculum about the exhibition, including methods and strategies for teaching the material. Bering said he originally proposed the idea of the exhibition to the Houston Independent School District in 2002, based on a smaller-scale project his children did in elementary school. He’s been closely involved with MARS continues on page 3

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CRIME REPORT The following is a partial report of campus crime between Sept. 17 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) 742-3333. Traffic Offense: A student reported her vehicle was struck and damaged at the University Hilton Hotel Garage, and the striking driver failed to leave the information required by law. The incident occurred between 9:47 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Sept. 17. The case is inactive. Terroristic Threat: A student reported being threatened after a verbal altercation at Agnes Arnold Hall. The incident occurred between 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 17. The case is active. Traffic Offense: A visitor reported observing a vehicle in Lot 16I strike another vehicle and leave the scene without leaving the state required information. The incident occurred at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the striking vehicle was later identified, and the case is cleared by exception. Theft: A student reported his unattended and unsecured laptop was stolen from the Law Center. The incident occurred between 4:48 and 5:01 p.m. Wednesday. The case is inactive. Theft: A student reported his unattended and unsecured laptop computer was stolen from the Moores School of Music. The incident occurred between 7:30 and 7:32 p.m. Wednesday. The case is inactive.



Criminal Trespass: A nonaffiliated individual was observed walking the halls of Cougar Village I. The individual was issued a criminal


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Criminal Trespass: A student was issued a criminal trespass warning for Moody Towers resulting from a violation of the University’s sexual misconduct policy. The incident occurred at 5:08 p.m. Thursday. The case is inactive. Theft: A student reported his motor vehicle was stolen from Lot 16I. The incident occurred between 1:30 and 7:10 p.m. Thursday. The case is inactive. Burglary of a Building or Habitation: A faculty member reported the theft of two notepads from his secured office in Agnes Arnold Hall. The incident occurred between 4:15 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. The case is inactive.

Traffic Offense: A student reported that someone struck his parked vehicle in Lot 20A and failed to leave the information required by law. The incident occurred between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The case is inactive. Driving While Intoxicated: An unaffiliated motorist was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Lot 18A following a complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically. The motorist was transported to Harris County Jail. The incident occurred at 3:29 a.m. Sunday. The case is cleared by arrest.

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Lara said. “Our goal is for students to want to go to college and get their degrees, preferably at UH.” Political science junior Chloe Ruffin said she sees this program as something beneficial, not just for UH but for the economy as a whole. “It helps new students not waste their time and money,” Ruffin said. “Instead of wasting time doing something they don’t like because of their family or monetary reasons, students have the opportunity to immediately get into something they like for themselves.”


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the exhibition every year since and said he’s been happy to see it grow. “Last year, we had (about) 700 students from about 40 schools and 60 classrooms,” Bering said. “There are some schools where every student participates.” The workshop is designed to help make the competing students more enthusiastic about their education. “Anything we can do as an institution of higher learning to reach out to kids in grade school and get them more interested in learning


— that’s one of our roles as a university,” said chemistry professor Simon Bott, who manages a tour for competing students during the exhibition. “(Science, technology, engineering and math) education in this country is slowly slipping behind other countries, and especially here in Houston. We need people trained in it.” Bering said he hopes the workshop encourages students to become more enthusiastic about their education. “We’re trying to make it cool to be a geek in middle school,” Bering said.

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C o n t r e r a s - V i d a l ’s b r a i n interface device allows the exoskeleton to be controlled with a non-invasive cap that scans brain activity, turning that data into commands and translating it into movement. The aim of this collaboration is to assist individuals recovering from a brain injury by helping the brain to rewire itself, said Toby Weber from Cullen College of Engineering’s communication department. Researchers hope that thinking about walking, while walking with the assistance of the exoskeleton, will give the brain the opportunity to relearn how to control a patient’s legs. The exoskeleton weighs less than 60 pounds and is strapped to

the user’s body to either assist or resist the user’s movement through four motorized joints adjacent to the user’s legs. Based on NASA’s Robonaut 2, the device was developed by NASA and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Fla. The Robonaut projects were a line of four humanoid robots developed to assist or replace humans in space exploration, construction and maintenance. “What’s extraordinary about space technology are the unexpected possibilities space-tech spinoffs may have right here on Earth,” said Michael Gazarik, director of NASA’s Space Technology Program, in a press release. “It’s exciting to see a NASAdeveloped technology that might one day help people with serious ambulatory needs begin to walk

again, or even for the first time.” Previous effor ts with the 87-pound Rehab-Rex exoskeleton have been successful in allowing subjects, like wheelchair-bound paraplegic patient Gene Alford, to use brain-controlled robotic legs to walk. He demonstrated this to Rep. John Culberson on Aug. 22 at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute. On Sept. 5, a $695,000 grant was awarded to the project by The Cullen Foundation and the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research. Methodist Hospital, a partner in that research, now features Contreras-Vidal’s work in their Leading Medicine advertising campaign. Another round of testing is planned for the first week of October.

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Music majors find home in military M ajoring in music can sometimes seem limiting. Students in the Moores School of Music One can major in performing arts and go on to play in the Houston Symphony or can go into music education to spread their knowledge of and love for the subject. Rachel But some Lee would say music majors have limited career choices. It was great change of pace to see how one man, a sous chef at Harrison’s Landing in Corpus Christi and a trombone player of 15 years, was able to break out of the stereotypical music box and transform not only himself but his entire career. Daniel Gomez, 25, has been married for three years to his wife, Celia, who also plays the trombone. They are young, they are musical, they are nearly $5,000 below the poverty line and they are not alone. According to The Federal Poverty Guidelines of 2013, the American poverty line stands at $11,490 for a single adult and $15,510 for two adults’ combined income. With finances so low and his musical American dream

They are young; they are musical; they are nearly $5,000 below the poverty line, and they are not alone.” Rachel Lee, on the grim prospects before Daniel Gomez joined the United States Marine Corps as a Marine musician

seemingly unattainable, he was struck with an idea that would soon change his life, and he wouldn’t have to give up his dream of playing the trombone to do it. Gomez joined the Marine Corps and began the long struggle to be accepted into the Marine Corps band. Joining the military for a musical career is a new atmosphere, one many music majors never even consider. Gomez never thought twice. Having been involved with Drum Corps International for three years, it was natural for him to jump into a physically, mentally and emotionally demanding future. It also has more than just musical benefits. “As a college graduate, I have a lot of loans that I have to pay off,” he said. The military offers a secure paycheck with benefits — exactly what Gomez and his wife need. The Marine Corps isn’t the only branch with a musical future. After basic training and acceptance into the Air Force Band, recruits become Technical Sergeants. The Air Force musical website claims “with basic pay and the housing and food allowance, a Technical Sergeant with dependents, living off-base, will earn $61,838.88 annually, of which $34,025.28 is tax-free. A Technical Sergeant without dependents, living off-base, will earn $54,386.88 annually, of which $26,573.28 is tax-free.” And take a look at the Navy band, which offers naval basic pay. According to the Navy Band website, “a musician first class with dependents and living offbase will earn $64,656 annually, of which $36,372 is tax-free. A musician first class without dependents and living off-base will earn $56,628 annually, of which $28,344 is tax-free.”

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David Delgado// The Daily Cougar That’s a fantastic option for the music major who feels financially trapped. The Army is even better in financial compensation, and states on its website that its musicians are considered active-duty soldiers. The average active-duty soldier can receive nearly $99,000 in Army benefits and compensation pay packages. Marine musicians like Gomez also have nice pay, since the Marines advance all new recruits to the pay grade of E-6 with the rank of Staff Sergeant, which guarantees them between $28,285 and $43,808 based on experience,

according to their pay chart. With such a great opportunity to advance in life, receive good benefits and have a secure paycheck in an era of roiling economic turmoil, it seems natural that UH would push musicians closer to such a career, but this isn’t the case. In fact, many music graduates never put any consideration into a military musical program. As a flautist, I was completely amazed by the amount of compensation with military music programs. I had never heard anyone talk about such a career path or heard it advertised, and I played with the Spirit of Houston Marching

Band for a full year. With so many perks, it is tragic that Moores doesn’t advertise the program’s benefits. There is no mention of a military band career at all on the University-run website. Until UH can advertise more options, like a military music program, musicians will remain in the dark ages, unaware of what they could offer to the greatest country in the world, and what that country can offer them in return. Opinion columnist Rachel Lee is an English sophomore and may be reached at

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Cougars look to build on success After 18-game improvement in 2013, UH hopes chemistry created during Fall practices spurs an NCAA tournament berth Harrison Lee Staff writer

The UH baseball team worked together in practice last week, battling a harsh environment, and emerged on to Cougar Field’s diamond despite the slow, drizzling rain that pervaded the city. “It’s a pretty confident bunch. I’m really excited about the way our practices have gone so far,” said head coach Todd Whitting. “We’ve returned every position player, plus (senior first baseman) Casey Grayson and (senior infielder) Jacob Lueneberg are now back in the mix. It’s great. They’re two left-handed guys in the middle of the lineup who can bang the ball.” For his part, Grayson is eager to get back out between the lines of the baseball field after an injury sidelined him last season. “I just want to do what I can do

to help the team win,” Grayson said. “I’d love to just come out here, have a great season and do what it takes to help the team succeed.” The additions of Grayson and Lueneberg are part of the team’s changes from the previous season. Pitchers Austin Pruitt and Matt Hernandez have moved on, opening up spots in the pitching rotation that Whitting said are up for grabs. “(Sophomore pitcher) Jake Lemoine is a year older; he’ll step into that role. Matt Garza is a year older, and he’s going to be a great pitcher for us. Chace Wellbrock is back,” Whitting said. “The entire rotation is up for grabs. There’s a lot of new guys who are definitely in the mix for that.” Beyond the lithe, young arms of the pitching staff, the team returns sophomore infielder Justin Montemayor and sophomore outfielder

Kyle Survance, who both earned honors as Freshman All-Americans last season. Montemayor, who has been shifted back to third, his natural position, is upbeat about the change and the team. “I played third before I came here, so I moved to first last year,” he said, also adding that the team’s hitting philosophy would be largely unchanged with the two returning lefty bats. Whitting is fresh off a season that included one of the bigger turnarounds in college baseball — from 18-36 to 36-22. “We flipped it, but the ultimate goal remains to make the NCAA tournament,” Whitting said. “It’s a very business-like attitude. We’ve got unfinished business.”

As a freshman, pitcher Jake Lemoine finished second-best on the team with seven wins — one shy of the UH freshman all-time record. | File Photo/The Daily Cougar


Coach finds positives in loss-filled tournament Harrison Lee Staff writer

Though the Cougars had a 0-3 showing at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup, head coach Kaddie Platt wore an expression of reflective calm — a far cry from the frustration that normally accompanies a coach after a loss. Her lack of panic could be attributed to the tournament’s closing game, which saw her squad push

Baylor to the five sets. Freshman outside hitter Sarita Mikals made the all-tournament team, and medical redshirt sophomore Kadi Kullerkann returned after missing the previous season. While the team stands at 7-7, the losses are non-conference and, in Platt’s view, are tuneups and teaching tools. “I thought we showed improvement throughout the weekend,” Platt said. “They really battled from one game to the next, and I thought we

got a little better after every game. Our opponents were very good, but I definitely think that we improved throughout the weekend.” After being swept by North Texas on Friday, then falling 3-1 to LSU on Saturday, things went better a few hours later against Baylor. The back-and-forth match saw four different Cougars put up double figures in kills, 60 for the match, and three service aces. Freshman Sarita Mikals was the

team leader in kills. She also put her 10th double-figure match of the season with 18 points and 18.5 kills. Mikals was named to the AllTournament team. “It’s an honor,” Mikals said, “but it comes with teamwork. I’d be nowhere without the team. I guess the whole team should take part in the award; I did it because of them.” Another bright spot for the Cougars was the return of Kullerkann, who had 14 kills, including one that

Putting this tournament behind them, the Cougars will attempt to claim wins at Rutgers and UConn this weekend. | Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar

clinched the fourth set. Tournament viewers saw Kullerkann’s first home appearance since her season-ending knee injury last year. “Being able to be back on the court and actually give to the team and play out there is all I really wanted the whole year,” Kullerkann said. Platt said she thinks highly of Kullerkann’s presence on the team. “She has that kind of impact all the time,” Platt said. “She’s just a great competitor, and we expect that out of her.” With the preseason tournaments behind them, the team now looks forward to the start of conference play with a Friday trip at Rutgers, followed by a contest at UConn two days later. Platt said she likes the layoff between games because they can fix any deficiencies with the team. “They’re excited and ready. It gets a little simpler because you don’t have three or four games over two days. Now we can really work on what we need to do,” Platt said. “I think that they are very good at taking things one day at a time and working through that. They’re grinders.”

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Alumni bring Blizzard to campus Monica Tso Life & Arts assistant editor

Two alumni recently opened a shaved ice truck that has received five stars on Yelp and will be on campus from noon to 5 p.m. every Tuesday in front of the Baptist Student Ministry on Calhoun Road.

Brothers Victor and Richard Fernandez, finance and marketing alumni, respectively, opened Texas Blizzard Shave Ice, a snow cone truck with a Hawaiian twist. After graduating in 2008 and 2010, the brothers bought a snow cone trailer on sale for $4,000. They

researched the best snow stands in New Orleans and read numerous reviews on Yelp for tips and resources. After seeing a photo of President Barack Obama snacking on a snow cone in Hawaii, the brothers decided on Hawaiian-style snow

cones. In 2011, they took their shaved ice frenzy at local festivals, and the response from their tasters was positive. In 2012, they moved their trailer to the Heights, and earlier this year, they transferred to the Montrose area. Within two months,

The alumni-ran trailer will camp out across from the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m. | Courtesy of Victor Fernandez

Texas Blizzard Shave Ice has been featured on the news for its unique style and flavors. Texas Blizzard Shave Ice has received offers to set up shops in stores, but they hope to keep a permanent spot at UH. “We noticed that people like the soft ice, and Hawaiian-style shaved ice doesn’t concentrate the syrup. It has lighter, fluffy ice, and you can taste the flavor all throughout the ice,” Victor said. “The Mexican kind of snow cones are crunchy, and the New Orleans style is known for its soft ice loaded with highly concentrated syrup.” Victor said he experimented with various ingredients in an attempt to create natural coconut flavors. He closely noted people’s reviews — positive or negative, what sells and what doesn’t sell. “You only get one shot to impress customers,” Victor said. “The menu changes because we have to naturally make our flavors every day, but we try to keep a minimum of eight flavors. Our most popular order is mango with chile powder.” Texas Blizzard Shave Ice offers toppings including sweetened condensed milk, chile powder, sour . Find out more about their schedule and menu at and their Facebook page at


Campus gets ready to Take Back the Night Sabrina Lloyd Staff writer

At least one in three women worldwide has been beaten, forced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. The Women’s Resource Center is fighting against this horrifying statistic by hosting the nationwide campaign Take Back the Night, which will inform students how to stay safe on campus and allow them to learn about sexual assault awareness and prevention. “This event will focus on increasing and maintaining safe spaces for women on campus,” said WRC Program Coordinator Malkia Hutchinson. “We plan on raising the visibility of sexual harassment, MEMORY continues on page 8

Take Back the Night events are held on campuses throughout the nation during the month of September. The goal of is to educate people about the high risk of harassment women face. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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Cafe brings unique fusion of flavors Ciara Rouege Staff writer

A new Asian fusion restaurant is reviving the campus dining scene with its eclectic atmosphere, refreshing beverages and a menu that combines classic and modern cuisine. Located across from the Calhoun Lofts, Cafe 101 combines industrial decor with a soft color scheme — plum walls and plush booths mixed with concrete floors and plastic chairs. A freshly paved lot wraps around the building and provides adequate parking for students, which is a big plus on most patrons’ list. “It’s a nice college atmosphere. It’s very clean. It’s very modern,” said retail consumer science senior Thai Nguyen. The space provides ample sunlight through wall-length windows that increase the restaurant’s overall clean and airy feel.

Patrons order and pay at the counter, and their meals are brought to their table. The café has an extensive drink menu that has black, green, bubble and milk tea in addition to frappes and cream sodas, and there is a $3 drink special from 4 to 7 p.m. every day. “They do not have fountain (drinks), which was disappointing,” said second-year law student Gordon Martins. Many students said they preferred Café 101 to its neighbor and competitor Chinese Star Restaurant, which has been serving the campus since 1990. “I feel that the quality is a little bit higher, and it’s healthier. I felt that my food was made-to-order,” Martins said. The menu prices are fairly competitive in comparison to other restaurants in the area. The entrées range from $6.50 to $9.50 and are severed with white or egg-

With its trendy , modern decor and Asian fusion menu, Cafe 101 which opened on Wednesday has been attracting the attention and taste buds of students all over campus to come in for a tasty delight . | Bethel Gulmac/The Daily Cougar fried rice. Students can select the most popular items offered from the Top 10 blackboard above the bar. Currently, the top item being served is the General Tso’s Chicken. “The chicken was fresh, but the fried rice was OK,” Nguyen said. “It was a bit overcooked, but once you put the sauces in, it’s pretty good.

The sauce was sweet and spicy, a little tangy.” Café 101 is provides the campus with Chinese cuisine that has a Japanese and Korean twist. It’s new for the developing food landscape, which is already being shaped by food trucks and franchise food joints like Subway and Wendy’s, said second-year law

student Benjamin Cohen. It’s hard to determine if students are more intrigued by the restaurant’s taste or its decorative style. For the time being, students are enjoying the new selection. “I’ll definitely be coming back,” Martins said.


of sexual trauma are diverse: Some were abused as children and some victimized as adults.” History senior Lyndsie Harris is an active member of the WRC, and she said Take Back the Night is her favorite event of the year. “It’s a very emotional and informing event,” Harris said. “Men and women gather and march around campus in protest of events that we hope to shed light on.” The last half of the event will consist of a march and chant around campus to demonstrate the power of women and the need to feel safe in everyday environments. A candlelight vigil will close the event, along with a moment of silence to remember all women who are suffering or who have suffered from violence. Take Back the Night is free and open to all students and faculty. The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lynn B. Eusan Park.

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sexual assault and rape occurrences on campus.” The first documented Take Back the Night took place in 1975 in Philadelphia. Citizens rallied together in remembrance of a young woman who was murdered by a stranger within a block of her home. Katie Koestner, the first woman to speak out nationally about date rape, established the foundation in 1999. This year’s event will feature trivia games related to myths and facts surrounding rape, tables from various campus and community organizations, and three guest speakers who received help from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. “The guest speakers will be sharing their stories throughout the event,” Hutchinson said. “Their experiences

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Volume 79, Issue 17  
Volume 79, Issue 17  

UH research focuses on helping patients walk again, and Cougars work on following up successful season on the diamond