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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1984 - Dorms. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22322/show/22153.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1984 - Dorms. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22322/show/22153

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Transcript "DORMIES" Dormitory: "a room providing sleeping quarters for a number of persons." Sounds simple enough, but it tells you nothing of the building's inhabitants, which have been nicknamed "dormies." Well, since Webster won't tell you what a "dormy" is, I will. Food is a "dormy's" favorite past-time. Though the "dor- mies" tend to agree that the cafeteria food leaves a little to be desired, the "dormies" always find ingenious ways to fill their stomachs. "Dormies" love to order pizzas, drive to Wendy's or "munch-out" on Grandma's Cookies. Procrastination tops the list of a "dormy's" talents, and it is done with amazing creativity. Some procrastination techniques are carefully planned out ahead of time, such as ice-cream parties with floor-mates or the many dances sponsored by RHA (Residence Hall Association) that we attended. We even had a beach party while Old Man Winter threatened to snow outside. Then, of course, there is the spontaneous procrastination. "Dormies" cannot stand to be left out of any type of fun. If their neighbors are screaming down the halls, they join in. Of course, dorm life does not come problem free. When asked what they would like to change about the dorms if they could, the "dormies" mentioned developing a better fire code, putting more comfortable chairs in the rooms and fixing the elevators in the Moody Towers. Karlene Williams, a sophomore from Kingston, Jamaica, said that she would change the cafeteria staff. "Dormies" do know how to make the best of all situations though. For instance, when the electricity was turned off for the night in the Quadrangle, several "dormies" played hide-and- seek; well, it is better than twiddling your thumbs around the flashlight. Friendships are a "dormy's" prized possession. All of the "dormies" I talked to agreed that the best aspect of living in the dorm is the people. Senior David Hunter said "I like it (the dorms) because it's a melting pot of people." Interesting people come to the University of Houston from all over the world, and the "dormies" take this opportunity to really get to know them and learn about their cultures. As you can see, "dormies are fun-loving people who thrive on food, friends and good times. But most importantly, they have the wonderful opportunity to learn about themselves and other people in a comfortable, homey atmosphere. Jill Peterson TRADITIONAL LOFTS IN TAUB HALL. PREVAIL Many residents of Taub Hall hold lofty ideas about their beds. Take for example the beds of Frank Bellini of Carlstadt, N.J. and Jason Court of Encino, Ca. After a year of depressing uniformity in the dormitory, these young men, both athletes on the University of Houston Track and Field team, had first gone to get permission from the Area Coordinator of the Quadrangle, Mr. Richard Padilla, to build a loft. There's a few regulated rules that students are to abide by if they too decide to build themselves a loft in the Quadrangle. A contract must be signed by the student to build a loft and turned in to the Coordinator before building. Approval is mandatory and the loft has to be a free standing structure, safe and is required to be taken down at the end of the academic school year. According to Mr. Tom Penett: Associate Director of Housing, the lofts have always been a tradition in the Quadrangle and males are the only sex known to own such lofts in their rooms. Residents in Taub Hall who own such lofts are: Frank Bellini, Jason Court, Tom Best, Dan Greenwood, Jeff Farmer, Iain Campbell, Ned Cross, Kobi O. Eshun and Steve Crocket. These men took the time and money to make living in their dormitory room comfortable and spacious by building these lofts, and still the tradition lives on. 242 — Houstonian Kathy L. Pryor