Wednesday, Septemberl, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
S+enYsth it Pc e N;n
Wednesday, September 2, ~~~~ 970 THE MIHGNDIYSuetAtvt*.,oeNt~
By BILL ALTERMAN
As a freshman, you may well be distressed
at the thought of all those papers you will have
to write during the next four years.
The act of writing, of course, is not so ap-
palling to you. Even the sleaziest of us likes to
put together some thoughts every now and then.
What is so horrifying, however, is the oblivion
these words will probably have to endure. Most
will be read by oi'ly you and your teacher, and,
in 'some cases, not even that many.
It seems unfair for you to have labored so
long for the mere pleasure of receiving an "A".
But Mother Michigan makes it possible for those
little gems of wisdom produced in your sleep to
be heard by someone other than the sandman.
Effete snobs that we are, The Daily will be
chronicled elsewhere. But here are descriptions
of some of the University's other "official" stu-
" Many have experienced the thrill of seeing
themselves in their high-school yearbook. Well,
the University may have more students than
good old Central High, but it still has the same
old yearbook pictures which you will continue
to drag out of some dusty corner for the rest
of your life and go through with tears in your
Like everything else, the Michiganensian
changes (somewhat) with the times. One recent
change was a shift from subject sectioning to
chronological sectioning. Thus, the 1970 book.
begins with freshian orientation and drifts
on through to the first days of spring. Last
year's 'Ension also appeared in a two-volume
Located in the ,student publications build-
ing-as are all official student publications
-the 'Ensian staff of thirty or so works the
entire year at putting out the myriad of color
pages that will some day grace your attic.
" If you consider your literary abilities to
be above and beyond those required for the
'Ensian, it is a mere 22 steps upstairs to the home
of Generation, the campus literary magazine.
Generation, which takes its material from
all sections of the University community, is dis-
tributed approximately three times during the
academic year. The student staff selects and
edits Generation's essays, poetry,.fiction, photo-
graphs and drawings.
Generation has no formal contact with the
academic side of the arts, which is represented,
in part, by Anon; the English department's
0 Tucked alongside the massive Coke ma-
chine at 420 Maynard is a seldom-noticed door
which leads to a dark chamber in the corngr
of the Student Publications Bldg.
Persistent inquiry reveals that the chamber
is the den of the Gargoyle, an ugly beast striking
fear into the hearts of University students when
Actually, the student body usually roars-or
groans-when the Garg comes out. The campus
humor magazine publishes about two issues per
term and has never failed in either sickening
the entire University on the day it hits the news-
stands or else in providing entertaining reading
material for those long and boring lectures.
So be you a budding Robert Frost or a down
and out Alfred E. Neuman, official student
publications at the University will offer you
something more than the motivation of the.grade
point for your literary produce.j
Cete orCviy an in every field of interest
IF YOU CAN FIND
US WE'LL SELL
Lots and lots of used books
Student Book Service
1215 S. University
* ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL (AUGUST 7 98, )
The only main Blues event in the country; five concerts in three
25 different performers
The all campus theatrical production
Carnival-Concert weekend in April
* FREE UNIVERSITY
To establish courses not otherwise offered by the University; courses ftob-
lished and taught by students
* BLACK AFFAIRS
To coordinate activities with Black students
* HOMECOMING (OCTOBER 22-24)
Three day weekend featuring two major concerts, parade, etc.
* INTERNAL SERVICES
. PROGRAMMING DEVELOPMENT
comlunity SERVIC organization
If YOU would like to:
---Spend an hour or two a week helping someone else
If YOU would like to get involved in:
---Working with disadvantaged children
---Dealing with ecological problems in the Ann Arbor area
---Restoring a run-down playground in the community
---Entertaining hospitaliged children
---Raising funds to support campus and community service projects
COME TO OUR MASS MEETING
Both designed to keep UAC activities contemporary, to help develp new
ideas offered from the student body
* SOPH SHOW
An all sophomore musical production
* CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The random cultural events at the University including concerts, teech-ins,
World's Fair, new projects
Work with all forms of publicity and publi ction'
* CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Three week entertainment program drawn from the fields of art,music,
drama, dance, etc.
* CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSIONS
Provides speakers of political and social relevance to the University com
Plans international charter flights for the University comMnity
We encourage and need your,.
ideas and participation in
keeping I the center of
Michigan Union, Room 3d