Education

All About The Prince Course At The University Of Houston

All About The Prince Course At The University Of Houston

Music legend Prince may be gone, but his legacy lives on through albums, film, iconography, and a college level course taught by Marc Newsome at the University of Houston this semester. “He is the perfect poster kid for any type of study,” says Newsome. “Like Michelangelo, he did all these

By Jef Rouner
Abbott’s Voucher Allies Land New State Education Roles

Abbott’s Voucher Allies Land New State Education Roles

Last week at an event for a rightwing policy organization, Greg Abbott maintained his strong support for vouchers. Under the banner of “school choice,” vouchers allow parents or guardians to send their kids to private schools through taxpayer dollars. Abbott called four special sessions last year to try and pass

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
Houston Comic Artist Takes Orson Welles On Interstellar Adventure

Houston Comic Artist Takes Orson Welles On Interstellar Adventure

The 1938 radio production of H.G. Wells’s novel The War of the Worlds, directed and narrated by Orson Welles, remains one of the most legendary moments in 20th century storytelling. The reported widespread belief that Welles was describing an actual alien attack is false, though some listeners did

By Jef Rouner
An Environmentally Friendly Mardi Gras In Galveston

An Environmentally Friendly Mardi Gras In Galveston

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Galveston wraps its Mardi Gras celebrations on February 13, with an estimated attendance of over 350 thousand revelers throwing more than 3 million of the traditional beads at one another. While the raucous partying and parading winds down as more somber Lenten observances begin, students

By Meredith Nudo
Discrimination In Dress Codes Across Texas Schools

Discrimination In Dress Codes Across Texas Schools

According to a new study from the ACLU of Texas over half of the public schools in the state enforce dress codes and grooming policies that discriminate against students. Most of these policies target public school students based on their gender or racial identity. This review by the ACLU of

By Jessica Montoya Coggins