Lifestyles 01 Tie Educated And Homeless
After one year and $6.1 million
for construction of new student
housing some on-campus students
were still without a place to live.
Although officials had hoped the
Cambridge Oaks Apartments, a
newly opened student housing project, would alleviate the dorm overcrowding that had plagued UH the
past few years, students were still
camping out in make-shift rooms,
hoping for a place to live.
Officials were unsure about the
total number of students living in
the lounges, and they did not know
when these students would have a
room of their own.
Part of the problem revolved
around overbooking, Bridges said.
"We booked at 107 percent knowing some students would cancel
out." Although Bridges said students who were staying in temporary rooms knew what they were
getting into, most students say they
were still unsure about future living
Blayne Smith, a student that lived
in the lounges at the South Moody
Towers, said "I've been here since
the beginning of the week and I'm
not sure when I'll have a room.
-Micheal S. Rosen.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.Residents in the South Tower cope with living in a temporary
room, a posum in a pea patch. Photo by Orsensel Damal Brumfield. RISE AND SHINE.Finding the North
Tower lounge a pleasing place to set up camp, a resident takes a nap. Photo by Rachel Del Rosario.
1 NORTH TOWER 2ND FLOOR. Rachel Ziolkowski, Angela Clark,
Stephanie Stanton, Tracey Owens, Trisha Grisham, Jodi Hodges, Stacy
Thorton, Gina Trevino, Alesheia Cornish, Alicia Perez, Ronda Boykin,
Lisa Bank, Naitia Ededkar, Kim Phelps, Susan DePuit, Ana Faus, and
Erin Callaway. Photo by Mark Lacy.
NORTH TOWER 3RD FLOOR. Mark Propst, Robert Sammons, Warren Seago, Gerald Hise, Robert Biggerstaff, David Vorhaben, Armando
Santamaria, Ben arredondo, Cortez Perotte, Blake Murrhee, Richard
Garcia, Kevin Thibodeaux, Eric Renya, Max Perez, and Ronnie Harris.
Photo by Mark Lacy.
NORTH TOWER 4TH FLOOR. Carrie Bergen, Maria Lewis, Anitha
Thomas, Karen Dollar, Jennifer Corob, La Trina Bell, Tomiko Meeks,
Alma Chavarria, Catalina Gutierrez, Stacy Lyon, Susan Moore, Ana
Chavarria,Jigisha Thaker, Carol Cardona, and Lori Gisler. Photo By Mark
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