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  • English 1304: First Year Writing II (Spring 2018)

    "Oral History Project: Writing Hurricane Harvey." This collection gathers oral histories and research papers produced as part of coursework for the Spring 2018 English 1304 course taught by Soyeon Lee
  • English 1304: First Year Writing II (Spring 2019)

    "Writing the Bayou City: Call for Environmental Action." This collection gathers video recordings and research papers produced as part of coursework for the Spring 2019 English 1304 course taught by Soyeon Lee

Recent Submissions

  • The Past and Future of Greens Bayou: How Can We Reduce Flooding? 

    Santhosh, Samyuktha (2019-04)
    Greens Bayou covers portions of the cities of Houston and Humble, Texas; it encompasses 12 square miles and is cramped by the Hardy Toll Road to the east, Rankin Road to the north, Veteran’s Memorial to the west road to ...
  • Changing Climate and Houstonian Attitudes on Flooding 

    Nguyen, Danny (2019-04)
    Within the Houston community there have been many hurricanes and tropical storms that have hurt citizens in the past. The changing climate and Hurricane Harvey have cost Houston a great amount of property damage; some ...
  • Act Now to Preserve the Future, Houston Ship Channel 

    Maze, Jacob (2019-04)
    There is a growing concern of the amount of pollutants and carcinogens released into the air and waterways around Baytown, Texas. Baytown contains the second largest oil refinery in the United States, owned by ExxonMobil. ...
  • Addicks and Barker Reservoir System and Its Problems 

    Los, Nikita (2019-04)
    Addicks and Barker Reservoirs - part of the drainage system developed in the 1940's, after a severe storm, to prevent any future damage from floods inflicted by heavy rains of tropical storms. About 70 years has passed ...
  • Flood Control in Cypress Creek 

    Kemp, McKenna (2019-04)
    Communities were awakened to the problem of severe flooding in 2017 and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Although the communities have had it on their minds, that doesn’t mean authorities do too. Since Hurricane ...
  • How Can We Mitigate Flooding in Houston? 

    Huang, Weihao (2019-04)
    Flooding is a very serious environmental problem. When I was in China, my city Guangzhou was always flooding from the heavy rain. During the flooding, residents could not go to work and this had a dramatic influence on the ...
  • Save Houston Wildlife; Conserve the Bayous 

    Gracia, Catalina (2019-04)
    The impact that natural disasters have brought upon human beings’ lives has been extensively discussed the last couple of decades, but the influence it has had on Houston wildlife has not been discussed with the same focus. ...
  • The Problem with Flooding and Physical Infrastructure 

    Burke, Jack (2019-04)
    I have spent the majority of my life residing in suburban San Antonio, Texas. When I was accepted into the University of Houston, my family was ecstatic for me to begin the rest of my life in such a beautiful and sprawling ...
  • Taking Action: The Future of South Padre Island 

    Silverio, Peter (2019-04)
    South Padre Island is like a second home to me and plays a very big role in my life, because I spent many weekends there with my family to relax and enjoy the environment. Over the years I would visit, and gradually I ...
  • Sruthi M. 

    Nair, Adithya (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history interview with Sruthi M. who saw the effects of Harvey in her community. This interview took place at Sugarland religious hall on March 24th, 2018 around 4 PM in Texas. My interviewee, Sruthi M. is ...
  • Beatrice Delgado 

    Hernandez, Vanesa (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history interview with Beatrice Delgado conducted as part of the Hurricane Harvey Oral History Project. Mrs. Delgado was interviewed on March 17, 2018 at her home. This interview shares Mrs. Delgado's ...
  • Tommy Lee 

    Campbell, Kevin (2018-04-25)
    Oral history interview with Tommy Lee on March 27th, about his experiences in preparing for Hurricane Harvey and his thoughts on the Hurricane afterwards. He gave information on how much he and his family prepared compared ...
  • Charles Smith 

    Smith, Ebony (2018-04-25)
    This interview took place on March 29th, 2018 at around 8:30pm. The interview was hosted at the home of the interviewee and me. The setup was exceedingly casual and relaxed, as it took place at a dinner table. The interviewee’s ...
  • Virginia Tanueco 

    Tanueco, Jeremy Simon (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history interview with Virginia Tanueco as part of the Hurricane Harvey Oral History Project. Mrs. Tanueco was interviewed on March 29, 2018 in her home. Mrs. Tanueco was a victim who did not suffer much ...
  • Evan Long-Quian 

    Dagher, Viola (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history interview with Evan Long-Quian given as a research tool and aid in my English First Year Writing Course at the University of Houston. Evan Long-Quian was interviewed about his experiences during and ...
  • Alexis Cervantes and Martha Herrera 

    Garcia Flores, Edgar (2018-04-25)
    The above links contain Oral Histories from Interviewees Martha Herrera and Alexis Cervantes which were interviewed on March, 28 and 30, 2018, respectively, which were conducted at Home Depot. Each of these individuals ...
  • Shawn Kang 

    Tang, Yao (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history interview with Shawn Kang conducted as part of the Houston Hurricane Harvey Oral History Project. Mr. Shawn Kang was interviewed on March 30, 2018, at his house in Sugar Land, Texas. During the ...
  • Devani Salinas 

    Garcia, Alexandra (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history interview with Devani Salinas conducted as part of the Hurricane Harvey Oral History Project. Ms. Devani Sainas was interviewed on April 1, 2018, at my home in Channelview, TX. She experienced ...
  • Heyao Yu 

    Hu, Huiying (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history with Heyao Yu regarding his knowledge about food safety during Hurricane Harvey. This interview took place at University of Houston on March 1st, 2018, abound 4:00 PM. Heyao Yu is a professor at ...
  • Fei Jin 

    Hu, Huiying (2018-04-25)
    This is an oral history with Fei Jin, who was affected in his house, about his experience during and after Hurricane Harvey. This interview took place in his house on March 28th, 2018. The person told me the real story ...

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