Quest for knowledge lures many
Why did out-of-state residents
come to the residence halls at the
university? What was that powerful
force that drove people from their
homes to live on campus with more
than two thousand other residents?
Vali Karimi, a resident advisor at
Moody said, "Lots of people are
coming to Houston because the cost
of living is cheap compared to other
states." Karimi cited other reasons
for coming to the University of Houston."My brother is a graduate of UH.
I have family in Houston, and there
are a lot of my friends here." Vali
chose to live in the residence halls
because of the"easy access to studies.
I don't have long to get to school."
Almost Home. A Moody Towers
resident prepares for a long trip
home. Photo by Rachel Del
Julie Newton came to Texas from
Virginia for one reason, "warmth."
Newton said she got into the halls
because she wanted to get to know
people, and there weren't any good
apartments close to campus.
Paul Hoglund says he came to the
university because "it was convenient. My father lives in Houston , so
I qualify for in-state tuition." About
the residence halls, Paul said,"I save
a lot of time by living on campus. I
used to commute to school my first
semester here. Now that I'm on campus, I have to be involved in extracurricular stuff. Plus I have made
hundreds of friends in the residence
halls." -Paul Hoglund
I'm Homesick. A student spends time reading to keep from getting
homesick. Photo by Rachel Del Rosario
What a pain. A Moody resident struggles to get things packed for her long
trip home. Photo by Rachel Del Rosario.
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