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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When You Work A Job In College, You Earn Things Mom And Dad's Money Can't Buy

The appreciation I have gained is something that cannot be bought, it was earned by hard work and dedication.

As my first year of college approached, I pleaded with my parents not to make me work during my first semester. I selfishly just wanted to have as much free time as possible to hang out with my friends, go out to frat parties, and sleep the whole next day. The last thing I wanted was to have a job to worry about, I just wanted to live off of my parents' dime.

I also thought it would have been nice to have school and extracurriculars as my only responsibility, but my parents refused to let me not have a job. They were both extremely hard workers for all of their life and saw no reason I could not handle both work and school.

So, against my wishes, I went out and got myself a hostessing job at a local restaurant. I had no idea the lessons and skills I would gain from this job that I dreaded on applying for initially.

1. Time Management

One of the things I value most about simultaneously being a student and having a job is learning how to manage my time. Prior to being a working student, I was extremely lazy when it came to doing assignments and projects, I would put them off until the very last possible moment. Once I started working, I had no time to waste, I was forced to get my life together and prioritize my responsibilities. So instead of spending my free time laying around and watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I was finishing my assignments before I had to go to work because I knew I had no other choice. I learned how to balance my responsibilities while still making time for myself.

2. Maturity

I learned that you cannot rely on your parents financially forever and that it is crucial to learn how to support yourself. I know my parents wanted to teach me that the real world is hard and they wanted to prepare me for it as best as they could. They did not want to shelter and enable me because they realized that it would only hinder me in the long run. My job itself taught me how to take responsibility for my actions, be on time, and to be professional. This all around gave me a more mature outlook on life and strengthened me as a person in several areas.

3. Perseverance

Being a working student is not easy and often makes it really hard to keep going when you are tired, sick, or just feeling worn out. Balancing both work and school can be extremely overwhelming and just make you want to give up at times, but you learn how to persevere because you care about your future. I had coworkers, teachers, and friends/family supporting me through every obstacle that was placed in my path and helped me get closer to achieving my goals. I knew the consequences of missing work, skipping class, and being lazy so I chose to persevere even when times were tough.

4. The Value of Money

When your parents support you financially, you never realize how much things cost. You probably never thought twice about swiping your parents' credit card for a $5 coffee or a $20 meal, but once it's your own money you start to think twice about splurging on unnecessary items. I began to realize how much things like groceries and gas cost and started to manage my money accordingly.

I also learned that money just doesn’t grow on trees and that there is a lot of hard work required in earning money. I would never have realized the true value of a dollar if my parents didn't make me get a job in college.

5. Appreciation

By having a job in college, I gained such an appreciation for things that I would have previously taken for granted. I have learned what it means to work for things and truly deserve everything that I have worked for. The appreciation I have gained is something that cannot be bought, it was earned by hard work and dedication.

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A Thank You Letter to my Hero's

Your simple, yet silly personalities have the ability to light up any room you walk into.

Dear Friends, who were blessed with an extra chromosome;

I have decided that this World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, I want things to be all about you guys! Thank you for snuggling up to me in the middle of chapel and always wanting to hold my hand. I want you all to know that my love language is touch, so the endless hugs don’t bother me a bit. Thank you for having some of the most infectious personalities. Thank you for letting me act like a fool in front of you. Thank you for having faith like a child, so innocent perfect and pure. Thank you for teaching me to be so different. I used to see you guys in stores and malls and look down or walk the other way. Oh, how I was so wrong, and I misjudged you. And for that I am sorry, because I know that you do not judge. You don’t judge someone based on their appearance or personality but instead you LOVE. You Love with all your heart. My life would not be complete without you guys in it. I hear you giggle and laugh so hard it leads me to smile. I smile at this site because I think God is smiling and laughing along with you. I believe He created you and your bubbly personalities to bring light into this dark and fallen world. He looks down at you and smiles when he sees you giving it your all when you tie your shoe. You have taught me to never out grow being a kid. You have also taught me how to laugh. Your simple, yet silly personalities have the ability to light up any room you walk into. I am beyond thankful for all!! Thank you for the lessons you have taught me and will continue to teach me!!

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