The Cougar
The September 27, 2007 issue of
The Daily Cougar.
TypeStudent newspaper
Owner(s)Department of Student Publications (Independent student organization)
Editor-in-chiefCindy Rivas Alfaro
Political alignmentIndependent
Headquarters4465 University Dr.
Room N221, SC North
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204
Circulation~12,000 Bi-weekly

The Cougar is a weekly newspaper run entirely by students at the University of Houston.

In publication since April 6, 1928, The Cougar was originally named The Cougar but was renamed The Daily Cougar and again renamed The Cougar in the fall of 2014 when the print edition turned weekly.[1] The Cougar operates as a student-managed, school-funded forum for the university community.

The Cougar publishes on Wednesday during the school year, but stories area added daily to its website presence.


A Daily Cougar distribution stand on the University of Houston campus

The newspaper was founded in 1928 by University of Houston students as The Cougar. By the 1950s, circulation had increased to 6,800.[2] In 1965, the paper began a press run of four days a week with a release schedule of Tuesday through Friday. On March 27, 1978, the newspaper added Mondays to its release schedule, and was renamed to The Daily Cougar.

As of 2003, The Cougar was Houston's second largest English-language daily newspaper, with a circulation of nearly 12,000 and a readership approaching 40,000.


Notable alumni


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  2. ^ Shortt, Angie (Spring 2008). "Remember When". The University of Houston Magazine Online. The University of Houston Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  3. ^ Berryhill, Michael (2009-05-22). "A long view of a UH journalist's career". Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. Retrieved 2009-09-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ "About Jack J. Valenti". Valenti School of Communication. Archived from the original on 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  5. ^ "Donald Barthelme Forum Collection".