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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Residence Halls. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21735.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Residence Halls. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21735

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Title Houstonian 1990
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Transcript Desk Help Assistants keep things in order Desk assistants at the University of Houston had their full share of responsibilities last year as they have always had in the past. These responsibilities included answering telephones that rang nonstop, responding to complaints made by uppity, annoyed roommates and deactivated false fire alarms set off by bored residents. Why in the world would any student want to take on such a task with all the other worries that involve being a college student? The extra pocket money and the friend making opportunities weve the top on many D.A.'s list of reasons for taking the job. Roman Zarka, a freshman Cougar Place resident found that the hardest part of his job was, "insuring that our residents were as safe as they should be. The best part of my job is the money and the study time I get every now and then." Desk assistants were a vital asset to the university. The students worked four hour shifts when their schedules permitted and were trained accordingly. It was important that the desk assistants know all emergency procedures for possible evacuation of buildings and recognition of residents was important in order to maintain safety in the halls. Intruders could have been a problem, but a well-trained desk staff would be able to handle them. Without the front desk staff, phone numbers would not have been given out, sports equiptment could not be checked out and mail would have not been sorted properly. Most D.A.'s were happy to help any resident when they had a question or two. No problem was too big or too small for them. Romi Shani, Cougar Place desk assistant found that his job helped him, meet people with interests like his and made being so far away from home a little easier to cope with. Another Cougar Place D.A. said, "I like my job.. .with the exception of some pretty lame interruptions." Desk assistants were supervised by student managers and resident advisors who were on call 24 hours a day. Desk assistants were on duty for 24 hours making sure students were safe and snug in their rooms. -Melissa Forcade One Second Please. A Towers desk assistant answers questions and watches people sign in at the same time.Photo by Rachel Del Rosario. A special treat. Desk assistants who worked over the spring holidays were able to watch T.V. while working.Pfcofo by Rachel Del Rosario 178 DResidence Hallr ACE No Problem! Daniel Shani gladly looks up a phone number for a student.Phoro by Rachel Del Rosario RED llesidence Halls C E 179