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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September
'We fend for ourselves for breakfast
and lunch, but we're like the Waltons
Darrel Davey, junior
"The whole idea is, you share rights
and responsibilities," Marker said.
"The only negative aspect I can
possibly think of is that you don't have
quite as much privacy as in an apar-
CHARGES IN ICC co-ops do not vary
for students living in singles, doubles,
or triples, and room and board is about
$220 per month.
University Oxford co-ops, located on
the periphery of Central Campus, are
also "nontraditional," according to
Mike Segle, a second-year graduate
student and Resident Director of Ox-
Because the Oxford co-ops, co-ed by
floor, are subject to University
nover of residents
Arb. "They dr
Segle said. "Th
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By MARK DIGHTON Scholkids' bins is classical, a market
If you're accustomed to the incom- that was cornered long ago by Liberty
parably eclectic holes-in-the-wall that Music Shop. This establishment
pass for recoid storesin New York features classical records, but also
City, you may not find the record- carries a respectable collection of jazz
retailing establishments in Ann Arbor and show tunes. Liberty is one of the
so thrilling. But for a town of its size most famous classical record stores in
Ann Arbor's range of record stores in the nation, and certainly the most
unmatched. Inspired by the diversity of widely respected in the Midwest. What it
record listeners that inhabit this town, doesn't have in stock, the personnel
Ann Arbor's record stores stock a selec- pride themselves on being able to find
tion of releases that could rival any through their wide-spread connections
major metropolis. in the record business.
Liberty also boasts that sorrily-
Schoolkids' Records and Tapes (523 missed accessory of 50s records store:
E. Liberty)-For years Schoolkids' was the listener's booth, where you can
the only interesting record store in the listen to an album before you decide
campus area. Now it's facing some whether to buy it. The only drawback to
rising competition from underdog this store, "built for the discriminating
establishments, but it still maintains listener," is its price. You certainly pay
the most diverse and consistently sur- for the atmosphere, service and selec-
prising collection for sale in Ann Arbor. tion, but for the classical connoisseur,
Schoolkids' newly expanded facility the sacrifice is worth it.
features a wide range of pre-recorded Make Waves (209 S. State)-Make
tapes, import albums and singles, and Waves is a relative newcomer to the
magazines, as well as a dependable record store scene, but it's making
supply of domestically released phenomenal headway against
albums. Schoolkids' momentum. The selection
is relatively narrow, primarily com-
Liberty Music Shop, Inc. (417 E. posed of new wave and reggae. But
Liberty)-About the only musical genre within these genres, Make Waves easily
that you won't find well-represented in rivals Schoolkids' selection. The import
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reggae collection is especially im-
pressive. In addition, Make Waves is a
complete venue for outfitting yourself
in all the newest (wave) styles. For-
merly The Ann Arbor Shirt Factory,
make Waves still reflects its origins in a
wide range of clothing, new wave but-
tons, drug paraphernalia, and
sunglasses. It's come a long way in a
few years from the "Smoke Colom-
bian" t-shirts and Freak Brothers
comic books that used to clutter the
store, but the accessories still crowd
out the records.
Wazoo Records (209 S. State)-Right
above Make Waves is Ann Arbor's only
used record store-Wazoo's. It's pretty
much "just your average record
store;" Wazoo's will give you two
dollars (tops!) for your used records,
then turn around and sell them back for
three bucks (at least!). The deal isn't
out-of-the-ordinary, but the selec-
tion-fueled by Ann Arbor's diverse
music-listening audience-often is.
And of course, as with all used record
stores, there's always the chance for a
good deal. Wazoo's "50cBin" should be
combed especially scrupulously for
those unexpected novelty items
("Johnny Pineapple and His Hawaiian
Orchestra," for example), great
bargains on more ordinary records.
Discount Records (300 S. State)-It
looked like Discount was gearing up to
be serious competition for Schoolkids'
before Make Waves made a sneak out-
side run and left them in the lurch.
Discount still carries a good variety of
import singles, but it's otherwise
basically a standard mainstream
record store with above-average
prices. It's got *a good selection of
domestic releases, but rarely comes up
with any real surprises.
State Discount (307 S. State and 1235
S. University)-State Discount is even
less surprising than Discount Records
(no relation); a record has to be real
popular for them to carry it at State
Discount. The only significant advan-
tage to record shopping at State
Discount is that you can pick up Cheese
Curls, Kotex, and Clapton in one stop.
when I get back," said Darrell Davey,
who lived in Bursley last year.
"But we have to clean our own toilets
now," he said. "And in the dorm you
can break a lot of stuff and say the guy
down the hall did it. . . we go through a
lot of windows here, and at Bursley
that would have been no problem."
Some students leaving dorm life
choose the Greek life, which many say
offers the benefits of a dorm, and more.
"It's a comfortable living situation,"
said LSA junior Lisa Springer, who has
lived at Alpha Chi Omega for two years.
"It's nice not having to go shopping. It
can be a little noisier here than at some
dorms at times, and you're not as prone
to meet a lot of new people as in a dorm
. . . but I decided the advantages of
living in a sorority outweighed the ad-
vantages of living in an apartment."
A SORORITY IS like a home at
school, according to LSA junior Mary
Rife, president of Kappa Kappa Gam-
ma. Although there is lack of privacy in
some instances, she said, "There's
room for diversity, for personal growth.
And I like the ritual formality," she ad-
A fraternity gives the opportunity for
creativity, according to Engineering
junior Marc Zupmore, who lives at Zeta
Beta Tau. "For instance, we wanted to
give a beach party, so we brought a
truckload of sand into the basement,"
Steve Klamerus, an Inteflex III
student who has lived at Alpha Delta
Phi for two years, said fraternities are
a great alternative living arrangement.
"EVERYBODY know each other,
and the activities of the Greek system
are great, too," Klamerus said, adding
that there are also impositions at times.
"Pledging is often an extreme
bother," he said. "But you have to
realize, you don't just live here. You
have to give some time. That's part of
what a fraternity is about."
There are 17 sororities and 42 frater-
nities in Ann Arbor. They offer a
variety of living arrangements,
ranging from single rooms to annexed
apartments to suites to dorms.
IN MOST CASES, members con-
tribute to an activities fund, to cover
social functions, and "it's important to
choose the right one (fraternity or
sorority) to get the social atmosphere
you're looking for," Zupmore said.
The charge for room and board does
not vary with room type. Average room
and board is about $250 per person per
month in fraternities, and about $265
per month in sororities.
Students may also choose to live in
co-operative housing, either on or off-
"In this economic slump, co-ops are a
real godsend for many people," said
Luther Buchele, executive secretary of
Ann Arbor's Inter-Cooperative Council.
CO-OPS ARE cheaper than any other
type of housing, and they have a
healthy living environment, according
to David Marker, a graduate student
who lives in Osterweil, near central
Students in ICC co-ops are their own
landlords; they determine how much
room and board charges will be (these
include utilities, telephone service
charges, laundry costs, newspaper and
magazine subscriptions, and snacks).
If there is a surplus at the end of the
semester, residents receive a rebate.
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