^^inorities on campus explod- per in the first place, and when they
ed into protest in the fall of 1989, do, it's insulting and inaccurate."
ignited by The Daily Cougar's de- A few days later, several hundred
cision not to publish photos of the students gathered for a rally at the
Queen Shannon Hills.
Hills was the fourth
queen in UH history,
and the first in nearly
a decade. Minority
groups said the election should have been
covered by the paper,
while fall editor Ge-
orgeann Shepard claimed the event
was not newsworthy.
Leaders and members of several
Signs compared the
paper's actions to
those of City Coun-
UC to protest the paper. Some signs
compared the paper's
actions to those of City Councilman Jim
was quoted as saying
Airport be named
"Nigger International," to satisfy those
who wanted the airport named after the late Congressman Mickey Leland.
The Homecoming controversy will
black campus organizations attended also be remembered as part of a na-
an Oct. 26 meeting at the Student
Publications Committee, which
elects newspaper and yearbook editors, to voice their concerns. Former
Black Student Union President
Ernest Goodly stated "minorities
don't get enough coverage in the pa-
tionwide movement to curb racial
slurs on campuses.
It remains to be seen whether or
not free speech will be compromised
in the effort to eliminate racial discrimination.
Laura Elder, Georgeann
Shepard, Scott Streater,
Shelly Artello, Katie
Braggs, Todd Eckert, Ed
Bazan, Brian Carusella,
Chris Payne, Joe
Monteiro, Robert Denton, Victor Tsai, Ron
Vocelka, Susan Am-
merman, Ed Sternberg,
Will BlalockDavid Scar-
brough. Photo by Mark
#^opy editors Susan Am-
^^ merman and Paula Nast
work on editing features for
the Daily Cougar. Photo by
around the U.C.
to protest the
right, a UH
student raises a
the Fall Daily
Cougar to the
slurs made by
Photo by Colette
£ tM &$$
I joined The Daily Cougar in the
first place because I thrive on
deadline pressure. I look upon
myself as a strict mother-hen
with a firm but gentle hand.
(front row)Beth Johnson, Vanessa Randaz-
zo, Lara Schultz, Danny Rodosovich, True
Tran; (row 2) Mark Lacy, Scott Brisko, Leisl
Smith, Tom Mousner,
Kate Almanza; (row 3)
Manuel Esparza; (back
row) Randy Bazan,
Tom Fontaine, Thomas
Nguyen. Photo by True
This should be an interesting
time to edit a student newspaper.
It seems the stagnation of the 80's
is over; rapid change is occuring
all over the world.
.. .We do the best job we can
with limited resources, budget
and staff. We can't please
everyone all the time.