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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19648.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19648

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Transcript f/W 7 UH marks 65th anniversary / he University of Houston has an interesting history which includes a wide assortment of traditions. We have been known as the "Cougars" since 1927. Coach John R. Bender chose this symbol because he liked the Albino White, more commonly known as Red and White. TheScarlet Red stands for the duty one has to improve one's self. The Pure Albino White stands for good in helping fellow man. The seal of the uni- mountain lion as a symbol of versitywasofficiallyadopted courage and tenacity. The first in 1938. Thecoat-of-armsisof live cougar was purchased in 1947by service fraternity Alpha PhiOmega. Thecougar'sname, Shasta, was selected in a contest to raise money. Since 1947, the university has had five live cougars (Shasta I-V), but after the death of Shasta V, UH administration elected not to continue maintaining a live cougar on campus; however, a proposal was being worked on to house the next Shasta at the Houston Zoo. One of the costumed cougar mascots started, in 1986, a tradition thathasspread across the country, Mascot Pushups. The mascot does one pushup foreachpointon the scoreboard every time the UHfootball team scores. The colors of the university are Scarlet Red and Pure awaidedSirHughasimpleshield was a success with an 25,000 bearing checked chevrons (de- people in attendance over the noting nobility).The addition of nextdecade,theFiestagrewnot three ravens (strength and long onlyinattendance,butthelength life) by William the Conqueror, of time the shows ran. In the and some embellishment 1940'sFiestaranfor2to3nights changed his coat-of-arms-con- and in the 195CS ran from 4 to siderably Above the shield a five night. In 1954, Yosemite winged hour-glass was added, Sam made his appearance on and surmounting this, the motto, the program and became the Texas hero General Sam Houston, who claimed descent from the Norman Fiesta's "mascot." Then in the May 12,1958 issueofLifeMaga- zine the headline " ACollegiate Celebration in a False-Front Town" introduced a two-page spread on the "Greatest College ShowonEarth." Fiesta was now running six nights. In 1959, key partitipantsintheFiestadecided not to participate in the festivi- "In Tempore" (In Time). Rampant greyhounds were placed at thesided,thesesymbolsindicated knight, Sir Hugh. Sir Hugh the speed with which Sir Hugh foughtattheBattieofHastings, hadbroughtaidtohisliegeloidin and was given lands on the time to save his life. Martlets, Scottishborderforhisservices. gentle Lowland birds symboliz- He called his home ing peace and deliverance, re- Hughstown, which eventu- placed the ravens. ally became, Houstoun. Sir After a 32 year absence, Hugh supposedly became Cougar Fiesta was revived. This ties.Andalthoughitwassmaller indebted to Malcolm m, King old tradition began in 1940. The thaninpreviousyears, theshow ofScotlandandsonofDuncan tradition, which lasted 20 years, wenton. ThiswasthelastFiesta. I, who returned from exile to was begun by five students. The Fiesta was revived this first Fiesta had an attendance of year. The Athletic Department 5,000 and the show ran for three sponsored the event, in which nights. World Warn began and theorganizations, who received efforts to make Cougar Fiesta half of all the proceeds that they the English border and was betterwerepostponeduntil 1946. eamedattheirbooths. Although hard pressed by opposing To revive the spirit of the college this year's celebration was not forceswhenSirHughcameto show some campus politicians assuccessfiriasthoseinthe'50's, his rescue. ran on a ticket and lobbyed to the hopes that it willbecome the After saving the life bring back the Fiesta if they were "Greatest College Show on of King Malcolm, the king elected. They won and the Fiesta Earth" live on.-K. Roberts^ kill MacBeth in battle, to avenge his fa ther and gain the Scottish throne in 1057. Years later, he mounted raids across 1 9 2 7 March 7.. Houston Junior College (HJC), under the jurisdiction of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), was formed after a resolution was passed by the Houston Board of Education. l 9 3 3 October 16. House Bill 194, which would allow HJC to become eligible to become a four-year institution, was signed by Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. l 9 3 4 April 30.. The Board of Education for HISD unanimously adopted the resolution to extend the services of HJC, and the institution be called the University of Houston. IJune 4. Classes were held at SanJacrntoHighSchool. If s first session had an enroll- Qmentof682. After imple- y mentingdayclasses,thefirst 3 "campus"wasattheSecond BaptistChurchatMilamand McGowen,whereitmoved after one year. The South 4 Main Baptist Church was home for four years. Student Life