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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5255.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5255

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1998 - Fall, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 25, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5255.

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Title Houstonian 1998
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Fall
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript O•N•E C•A•RD A•L•L I•N ONE PACKAGE AULA RAMOS The way students purchased services at UH was totally revolutionized in early September. Instead of carrying a student identification card, a computer lab copy card, a library copy card and a meal card, students only carried the Cougar OneCard. The OneCard could be used for identification, food service, laundry service, copy machines, memberships to The Firm health club, the campus bookstore and athletic ticket sales. "We had to come up with a way to consolidate all the different cards," said Jackie Mitchell, manager of the OneCard office. Most students on campus thought consolidating the cards was a good idea. 44. "It's a lot easier to keep track of," said junior electrical engineering major Punam Sharma. The face of the card was designed by computer science major Donovan Brown, who, in addition to having his design carried by 30,000 students, received a $1,000 scholarship. Brown said he entered the contest, "because I thought it would be pretty neat to have my work immortalized." "It was pretty exciting when I heard I won, but my girlfriend was more excited than I was because she's really into cats," Brown said referring to the design of the OneCard face which includes a cougar looking at the photo of the cardholder. Mitchell said the OneCard ended up costing more than expected, about $500,000. The money came from the auxiliary fund balance, made up from balances left on a number of accounts like vending machine and telephone contracts. None of the money used to fund the OneCard came from student fees. Although the purpose of the card was increased convenience, the first few weeks of use were full of inconveniences for some OneCard users living on campus. Some campus residents had trouble with two essential services on campus, food and laundry services. Students found their cards were being rejected at several dining areas, but were still able to get their meals since the cashiers would take down their social security number and to later deduct the cost from their accounts. "The first few weeks, I had to buy groceries at the store because the OneCard was not reliable," said Sandy Mulkey, a junior nutrition and food major who lives in Bates Hall in the Quadrangle. After all communication problems were cleared up, all locations were hooked up correctly and ready to accept the OneCard. track of," Punam Sharma September