Staff Editorial

Welcome back, Cougars, it’s a whole new decade

It’s a new semester, a new year and the start of a new decade. No matter what part you play in the UH community, 2011 starts a new chapter in your life.

Students have clean slates once again, and a new round of classrooms and professors to impress. Basketball season is in full swing — and Case Keenum was officially granted his sixth season of NCAA eligibility.

Add that to the University’s relentless pursuit of flagship status, and this is a pretty exciting time to be a Cougar.

So do something great with this clean slate. If grades were slipping last semester, work harder this time.

Never take your education for granted; it’s hard to balance a social life and a job along with classes, but it pays off big in the end. Never settle for mediocrity just because it’s easy.

But, most importantly, remember why you’re here in the first place.

Sure, a degree is means to an end, but just coming to class and leaving campus isn’t living the college life to the fullest.

Get to know your classmates, your professor and the people in your major. Becoming involved within the University is easy, and it makes for a much more pleasurable stay.

Part of becoming a flagship University means becoming more involved in your school’s daily activities. There’s always something going on around UH; from women’s basketball games to guest lecturers, campus is thriving with things to do.

That being said, time waits for no one, and that’s especially true for the Daily Cougar. We have quite a few new staff members, and we’re always looking for more.

This semester we promise to bring more investigative stories along with in-depth coverage of everything at UH, from track meets to art galleries. Expect some big changes coming from us in the next few weeks.

As always, let us know what you like, what you don’t like and what you want more of. We’re here because you’re here — so let us know how you feel on Facebook, Twitter or through our web page.

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