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The New(ish) Army: An elitist’s take on the post-DADT and mid-sexual-assault-insanity military

The New(ish) Army: An elitist’s take on the post-DADT and mid-sexual-assault-insanity military

Because Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) was repealed (along with other homosexual-unfriendly legislation), homosexual service members can be open about their sexuality. It was just a show, but it represents a major milestone for a military minority that was once invisible at best, maligned at worst.…

Rent-A-Jam

Rent-A-Jam

The problem is that police officers, who in their first year earn around $35,000, have come to depend on the extra overtime income, being able to nearly double their salaries that way. That gap will be made up through more private security work, including more “traffic directing,” further congesting our already unnavigable city.…

Online Music Business: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Online Music Business: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Each month, recording artists get sales reports with dozens or even hundreds of pages full of $0.002 payments. While some famous musicians have made a stand and opted out of these web-streaming options, most bands accept the lousy deal for the exposure opportunity.…

Elite Daily…News?

Elite Daily…News?

Elite Daily, dubbing themselves as the “Voice of Generation Y”, publishes articles without worthy content, but instead tries to categorize the complexities of life through lists and graphics. Most of their posts will make you question if the future of journalism is even safe with Generation Y.…

Houston’s Heroin Addiction: An Invisible Epidemic

Houston’s Heroin Addiction: An Invisible Epidemic

Heroin use isn’t unique to any one area in Houston, however, he said. “It’s in your white neighborhoods. It’s in your black neighborhoods. It’s in your Hispanic neighborhoods … and not only your urban neighborhoods. It’s in the suburbs, too.”…

Post-Colonial House

Post-Colonial House

Gulfton has become both the most diverse and the most dense neighborhood in Houston. In this city known for sprawl, Gulfton is as dense as Calcutta...…

Combating Smoking in Houston’s Public Housing Communities

Combating Smoking in Houston’s Public Housing Communities

I am of course not a proponent of smoking. I don’t smoke myself, and 
while a disturbing number of my friends do, everyone is aware of the 
impacts of smoking on one’s health. Encouraging public housing residents
 to give up smoking is a positive good, just as it would be for everyone
 to give up tobacco.…

Watch the RUPD Bike Theft Video

The Rice University Police Department was silent following the violent arrest of bike theft, Ivan Joe Waller, which happened last August. The video of the arrest was just leaked 11 days ago -- watch here!…

North Dakota’s Shale Explosion: Because Keystone is only a Frack-tion of our Problems

North Dakota’s Shale Explosion: Because Keystone is only a Frack-tion of our Problems

Many of the companies who frack in the region have names closer to Tesoro Logistics than Exxon, which is of course not to say that Exxon and BP don’t have oil spills, because they certainly do.…

“Straight” is Probably the Most Offensive Term Still Used

“Straight” is Probably the Most Offensive Term Still Used

Dear Diary, Today I met a buncha Fred Flintstones. Even Dr. Scholl’s couldn’t fix you.…

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