Looks like another campus landmark will soon bite the dust:( While I understand the ever present flooding issues with the Satellite, I’ll miss seeing it on my annual campus visits. It gave a nice open look to that part of the campus and was distinctive. And I’ll always remember enjoying the sun on warm spring days laying on the satellite hill . http://thedailycougar.com/2019/11/20/goodbye-satellite/
Oh satellite how I hated walking down those steps only to see 2 places open and a long line at Starbucks. But I did have good conversations there. I’ll try and go walk around there in April to reminisce.
I always went to the study rooms upstairs. Much quieter than the library in those days.
I dug it, but I know it’s always had ridiculous flooding issues.
The Satellite was always quieter…at least for the semester or so after it reopened after Allison. But I guess I can understand how an open pit in Houston is just not a good idea anymore.
I have good memories of students gathering around the big tv in the main entry area watching Jerry Springer at the upswing of his fame. That was fun. The post-Allison Satellite was also quite nice but very different. Still have memories of both.
Hope we don’t change the name here!
I saw the OJ verdict at the satellite…that’s my memory
Was there a crowd reaction?
Yes, that is when I learned how different the trial was for blacks and whites.
My first college beer was at the UC. For that alone, I’m sad to see it go.