Cable Comes To Dorms
Residents Get More Out of Watching TV
had not found much satisfaction in watching
plain 'ole TV in the
dorms. After many requests, the residence
halls were finally
equipped with cable to
spice up the tube for the
student's viewing pleasure.
Students may not
have found total satisfaction in cable, but commercial after commercial
was instantly eliminated
at the touch of a remote
control button. Fall '92
was the first semester to
experience the ever-so-
$10 per month for basic
cable which included
channels such as CNN,
Discovery and BET," said
Ahmad Kashani, assistant director of operations. "Students paid an
additional $5-$10 premium for channels such
as HBO, Disney and pay
perview depending on
Cable was available for all dorm rooms.
Watching cable TV, for many residents, was a way to unwind and
relax after a long school day or
between classes. Photo by Tricia
"We installed cable because
we received a lot of requests. It's just another service that is provided for
the residents, but the reception is not so good on
Some students preferred just watching TV alone to get away from all the
activity around campus. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
To get out of their rooms and to mingle with fellow students, residents
watched cable in the floor recreation rooms. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
Residents often invited friends over to watch and enjoy cable TV. Photo by
that cable in the dorms
was long overdue.
Kashani said talks and
ideas about cable had
been going on for about
10 years, but didn't get
serious until a year ago.
Video on Demand will be sought by
frequent movie renters.
All a student will have to
do is punch in a code
and they could see Die
Hard instantly. V.D. is
piloted in other areas of
the country and should
hit Texas in about two
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