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age gains momentum

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STEVE OSBURN, AN Ann Arborite who studied music at Interlochen, strums a melody to an unidentified pooch on a
summer afternoon.
Students roach
annual Hash Bash

By STEVE HOOK
During the past decade, Ann Ar-
bor has gained statewide notoriety
each spring by being the home of the
annual "Hash Bash," an event
which attracts dope-smokers en-
masse to the Diag to celebrate the
activity amid the sheltered security
of Ann Arbor's lenient pot law.
The Hash Bash began a decade
ago, when political activism was
near its peak, but the political tone
of the event has declined steadily
ever since. Once a proudly cherished
chance for University students to
gather to make a symbolic
"statement" to the multitude of
media attracted to the event, the
Hash Bash has lost its original ap-

peal to University students in recent.
years, and has instead hosted youths
primarily from outside Ann Arbor.
In fact, the hash Bash has become
the object of scorn among many
students, and in Daily editorials.
Without its assets as a meaningful
political event, to most students the
Hash Bash has become simply an
unwelcome reason to reroute walks
to classes, and a source of garbage
and vandalism that mars the cam-
pus for weeks to come. Overall,
students have, on the whole, done
their best to ignore the event, which
still drew over 1,000 last April,
"I WAS surprised when I woke up
this morning and there were a whole,
lot of people on the Diag," said one

LSA junior, illustrating the indif-
ferent student attitude that has
taken hold concerning the Hash
Bash. "Not too many people know
what's going on," he added. Another
student expressed his fondness of
the activity which the Hash Bash
bemoans, but planned to celebrate it
in his own way. "If it's nice, I may
celebrate the Hash Bash on the
Diag," he said on the Bash's eve,
"but if its crummy out, I'll celebrate
it at home with a few friends."
Indeed, as has been the case in the
past several years, the weather for
the Hash Bash has been
miserable-which has further in-
spired students to spend the day with
books, and to reserve the Hash
Bashing for sunnier days.

A HASH BASH reveler brings along
his feline friend to share in the
April 1 festivities.

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CHORUS
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