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Houstonian 1997 - Student Life. 1997. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 29, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6133.

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(1997). Houstonian 1997 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6133

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Title Houstonian 1997
Creator (Local)
  • Students of the University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date 1997
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1997, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Donor The digitization and presentation of this yearbook was made possible by a gift from Ms. Lisa Burns in honor of her service as Houstonian editor.
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  • College yearbooks
  • University of Houston
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  • school yearbooks
Language English
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Original Item Location Houstonian
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1158762~S11
Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript A pair of UH students sing a duet at a variety show. An estimated 4,000 people attended the Fiesta on Thursday, followed by an unusually large crowd of 1 7,000 the following day. Photo By: Ron Temple junior sculpture major Valentine Parker shapes a mug for two enthralled attenDEES, Ryan Ayala (left) and P.J. Herbert. This was one of many activity booths scattered about the festival. Photo by: Al Greenwood Continued from page 40 Aesthetically, the event resembles its former self. There are barbecue booths, contests, music performances and some costumed cowfolk still walk down the dirt alleys. But 30 years of absence have gouged a hole in the spirit of the Fiesta. By most accounts, 1997 was Frontier Fiestas most successful run in its six-year comeback. The 30,000 attendees matched UHs 30,000 student enrollment. But only a shaving of this number helped organize it, and one didn't sense a sharp excitement on campus leading up to the event. Also, a significant crop of students criticized Frontier Fiesta for draining university funds, leaving a messy aftermath and celebrating a racist history on the Texas frontier. For a month, their letters to the editor filled that section of The Daily Cougar, and on April 18th they held a candlelight vigil along Calhoun Street. "The students who criticized it might not have understood what the event involves and what it takes to put it on," said Activities Advisor Lisa Nicholson. In the admission of its own organizers, Frontier Fiesta will not soon reach the prominence it once enjoyed - Frontier Fiesta a Mixed Success Attendance Steadily Rises, Reaching 30,000 this Year at least in its present three- day format. Vogue Hollywood starlets will not trade their plastic platform shoes for tough leather cowboy boots and a chance to walk in the dust and dung of Fiesta City. Tommy Hillfiger apparel will outnumber denim and cotton plaid. And student sentiment will be mixed with support, criticism and indifference. Nevertheless, Wolverton said he optomisti- cally expects 50,000 attendees in a few years — half of what the festival drew in its week-long heyday. "We have a great opportunity here;' he said. "This is the spring version of Homecoming." 42 I Student Life Frontier Fiesta