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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24916.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24916

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Transcript Students Too Busy For Issues And Activities Students at the University of Houston are not uncaring about the national and local issues, but instead are just too busy to spend extra time watching television and reading newspapers. "I've always got so much to do and not enough time to do it," says sophomore Phyllis Ralls, "but school comes first with me." Students are too busy typing papers, all seemingly due the next day, and scratching up enough lunch money to get a sandwich as they rush to another class. What the students do know about the world outside of UH, they briefly see on television. But even television does not inform us thoroughly enough to get the whole picture, unless we have the time to sit down and really listen. When asked about the Iceland Summit Meeting, Alison Turner, a junior at UH, says, "I didn't really have a lot of time to get into it, but I tried to keep up on it as well as I could." Most of us, however, only catch Dave Ward as he "recaps the top events of tonight's 10 o'clock news!". Localy, the students are more aware of goings on. Most of the students are registered to vote and plan to vote in the upcoming Governor's election. Terre In a futile attempt to increase attendance at UH football games, Matt Loe, who helped organize block seating for dorm residents in the Astrodome, and Resident Advisor Jigisha Thaker brought this inanimate cheerleader to the game. Also on order for the evening were Q Zoo shoelaces and a painters cap giveaway. Photo by Mark Lacy. Scheel explains that the decision will be based on what she hears from media, and the past records of each candidate. "It's important to me who wins," she continues, "because of the economy." But again, a majority of the students are unable to find time to really understand each candidate's position. And political phamphlets received in the mail are usually thrown away without a second thought — or a first look. Dan Mclntire, junior, feels that participation in school activities is minimal. "There's not enough real interest," he says, and explains that the organizations do not have any effect on the university as a whole. "There's no effect on anyone, it's just something to do." Because the majority of students are commuters, a small percent age of people are involved with campus organizations. Is it up to the university to get students involved with school affairs? Dr. Kenneth Harwood, school of communication, believes it is not the school's responsibility. "Students are busy with all the readings and assignments they need to do for their classes." According to Dr. Harwood, he has good attendance and participation in his classes, but outside the class, the students are very busy with school work, for the most part. Tanya Sims, freshman disagrees. "It's hard for a freshman to get involved their first year. I don't even know what kinds of clubs and activities there are that I might be interested in. Students are responsible for their grades, sure, but pushing sports and other organizatic ns helps bring in more stude its and offers a needed social 1 fe for new students." Obviously, a university is a world all by itself. There is a n of time and money poured in o each semester, and grades i e important. It's no wonder st - dents have little knowledge )f issues outside their dorm roor is or enough time to get interest d in them between driving i n hour back and forth to scho )1 everyday. When students we e asked to list a number of iter is in order of importance to ther 1, they ranked self-fulfillment number one. (Finding a parkir g space after 8:30 am was not ore of the items). And even B 1 Clements can't make th; t change. — Beth Northcu t 290