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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20616.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20616

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2002 - Student Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 17, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20616.

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Title Houstonian 2002
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Student Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Hurry Up, I'm Already Late! Perhaps the best thing about being stuck on 1-45 in traffic at seven-thirty in the morning is the spectacular view of the Houston skyline. While traffic on the ridiculously meager-laned road never moved faster than thirteen miles per hour, it took travelers very close to those beautifully lit downtown skyscrapers. Photo by Azel Agustin GMGTie TUV, 'n'l/ersitj s Unnders Utile Houston Traffic There's No Turning Back!! This was the harrowing view commuters saw every morning coming to classes. Every road from Katy to Clear Lake was bumper to bumper as Cougars tried to get to class. And then came the trying task of finding a parking spot. It was almost enough to turn the most avid drivers into walkers. Photo by Azel Agustin 16/ Student Life All of us, at one point or another, have either done it, thought about doing it, or cringed at the thought of doing it. Most of us did it. The University of Houston had one of the largest commuting populations of any school in the nation. An estimated 80% of the 33,000 UH students commuted to school at least twice a week, thereby contributing our fair share to Houston's traffic problems. A relatively small number of students chose to avoid all the hassles of commuting by living on campus or nearby UH's reputation for being a commuter school caused several problems on campus. First and foremost was the unpredictability of Houston traffic. UH students commuted from all over the Houston area. Some students drove to school with relative ease on Texas 288, while others may have spent more than an hour trapped on the treacherous Katy Freeway. This unpredictability often required that students leave their homes sixty to ninety minutes before their class started, just to ensure they made it on time. Another problem frequently encountered by UH commuters was the dreadful parking situation on campus. In the fall of 2001, the university issued almost 30,000 parking permits to students expected to fill the 20,000 parking spaces on campus. The theory, of course, was that there would never be a time when all students were here at the same time, so the situation would work itself out. This resulted in a lot of walking from the outlying lots by students as the regular student lots filled up quickly. ^iPUivyyD Roger Burnside, a freshman university studies major who commuted from Spring said, "The hardest part about going to a commuter campus is the hassle associated with getting a decent parking space. Sometimes I have to walk more than a mile from where I park to my first class." Commuting was often more of a necessity than a desire for students on campus, and with the deadly combination of Houston traffic and UH's overcrowded parking lots, commuters learned quickly to leave home early and wear comfortable walking shoes. Story by Matthew E. Caster I Should Have Taken A Taxi! With the traffic bad from six a.m. to seven p.m., highway games became a great way to stay awake and fend off bordom. Several commuters invented a game involving memorizing licence plates, but those who couldn't car-pool had to stick to billboard reading. Photo by Azel Agustin Oonininting \17