17 Reasons Why You Should NOT Attend The University Of Houston

17 Reasons Why You Should NOT Attend The University Of Houston

Being a Cougar is not all it's cracked up to be

1. The metropolitan location

Who would want to live in a thriving city with the Galleria shopping center (too many stores to look through), countless museums and vivacious nightlife? Yuck.

2. Nationally renowned football team

Too many screaming fans, too many points being scored. Who needs bragging rights? Not I.

3. Late night food trucks

Waffle sandwiches, kimchi fries and bacon cheeseburgers? It will ruin your diet. Plus, who wants to go outside from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. anyway? If you get the study munchies, just have some of that ramen you had for lunch. And dinner. No biggie.

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4. Brand new College of the Arts

Why not just bunch in the Arts people with the Liberal Arts/Social Sciences majors? Why do they absolutely NEED a college designed for their specific needs? Seems like they're giving them special attention if you ask me.

5. Beautiful, tree-filled campus

Trees=leaves. Leaves=fall off. Falling leaves=mess.

6. University Center South (Student Center)

College students are already broke enough. The convenient dining locations such as Chick Fil A, Panda Express and McDonald's don't help my wallet. Also, who needs an on-campus bookstore? I'd rather drive in Houston rush hour traffic to a bookstore or pay a trillion dollars to ship my textbooks to me.

7. Free movie screenings at the UC South Theatre

I don't have money for food, but I can DEFINITELY afford to pay for movie tickets to see La La Land. Convenience is of no importance.

8. M.D. Anderson Library

Having a quiet place to study during finals? Overrated. Also, too many bookshelves to browse through. SO time consuming.

9. Tailgating

This goes along with the whole football team. It's noisy, makes a mess, and people just have way too much fun.

10. The Bleacher Creatures

For those of you who don't know, the Bleacher Creatures are an Honors organization that basically paints their chests up for every football game. The amount of school spirit is just terrible and you're at risk for sunburns. Plus, that paint is hard to get off.

11. Dr. Renu Khator

Dr. Khator is the President of our University as well as the Chancellor of the University of Houston System. She cares a little too much about her job if you ask me. Plus, she actually cares about the students and bettering the university. Who could ever want that?

12. Second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States

Meeting people from all over the world isn't very interesting at all. Plus being exposed to every kind of culture there is won't help you build ay knowledge whatsoever.

13. The Blaffer Art Museum

On top of all the museums found in Downtown Houston, the University of Houston has its own art museum on campus. It has new exhibitions every couple of weeks. Honestly though, who has the time to go see a mind boggling exhibit with pieces using every day household furnishings to depict murder and tragedy? I'd rather work on homework.

14. Friendly squirrels

I think crazy, rabid squirrels would make for a much better story.

15. Shasta, our mascot

He's too hype at games and makes everyone scream too loud. Can you say attention seeker?

16. Beautiful sculptures around campus

Art should be indoors. Why would anyone want to look at beautiful pieces of art on their way to class?

17. On Fridays, we wear Red

Are we in a bad recreation of Mean Girls??

I'm sure all of the evidence I've presented is going to ensure that you cross off the University of Houston from your list of prospective colleges. All negativity aside, I wish you the best of luck in your search for the perfect college.

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18 things all college kids think during their first week home of summer break

Because it's so nice to be home, I think?


1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"


"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:



Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?


*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

Is it too late for a summer intersession?

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5 Reasons Why Random Roommate Selection Is The Best

I didn't choose my roommate and you shouldn't either.

There's a lot of emotions when it comes to moving away from home for the first time. One of the main differences is you'll now be sharing a tiny cider block lined room with a stranger. Most schools give you the choice to choose your new roommate, but personally, I think it's better to go random and here's why.

1. It saves your time.

You’ve just made possibly the biggest decision of your life so far: deciding on a college. You’ve also probably just joined your university’s accepted student Facebook page and maybe joined a couple of GroupMes. All of this can be kind of overwhelming, especially when you’re on a deadline to find the perfect person to live with.

My advice would be to eliminate this unnecessary stress from your last few weeks of High School. Enjoy your final few days at school and all the excitement that comes with graduation without spending time reading numerous posts of people advertising themselves to potential roommates.

2. You’re definitely going to meet other people.

Your roommate will most likely be the first person you meet at your new school, but they aren’t going to be the last. Those first few weeks are gonna be full of new introductions and trying to remember people’s names. Eventually, you are going to meet your own group of friends, whether it’s in a new club or organization, other people who live on your floor, or even your roommate.

No matter what you will find your place on campus.

3. There’s no blaming yourself if something goes wrong.

It’s completely normal to want to be friends with your roommate right away, but sometimes it doesn’t go as planned. There’s always a chance that the two of you will bond right from the start, but sometimes it takes longer than expected and that’s okay too.

Maybe you’ll have the picture-perfect college friendship you see in the movies right away, but there’s always a chance that friendship never comes. However, since you didn’t spend hours of your time searching through the numerous posts on Facebook trying to find someone who lined up right with you, you don’t have to blame yourself.

However you two were matched up it wasn’t thanks to either of you, so no matter how the year goes, you can keep your conscious clear.

4. Remember you both went random.

So you’ve been placed with some other random human for the next nine month of your life. But remember your new roommate is in the exact same position you are. You’re both far away from home and don’t know anyone here, or at least anyone well enough to room with them.

Whatever the reasoning may be you both chose the same school and decided to let the fate of your roommate be placed in someone else’s hands.

5. Lastly, it’s your choice.

Whether you choose to go random or not it’s up to you. Neither guarantees a successful freshman year or a new best friend. In the end, it all depends on how you want to find your roommate and that’s a personal choice.

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