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Pbge 6-D-Thursday, September 4, 1980-The Michigan Daily
A CYNIC'S PER SPEC TIVE

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When you arrive at your dorm, don't
expect to find your Resident Director
(RD) waiting to escort you to your
room. He or she will probably be doing
what you should do when all your things
are put away; Registering, dropping
and adding courses, buying used books,
or, most likely, partying. If you do hap-
pen to run into your RD, make sure you
get everything from the bum then
because it's probably the last time
you'll see your RD for the semester.
Bogged down with luggage you will
make your way into the dorm to the
front desk. After asking the receptionist
behind the desk, "Where is room 6652?"
she will casually tell you to go down the
hall, take your first left by the bulletin
board, then your second left after the
water fountain and finally your fourth
left after the men's room, "there you'll
it I donl't find the stairs leading to the sixth
ever they floor," she'll say with a smirk. "The
y did call stairs? What about the elevator right
and asked over there?" "It hasn't worked since
LY like in 1964," she'll respond indigently.
ing. They Once in your room you will notice
"diverse your roommate has not only copped the
act, but I ideal bed, desk, and closet, but also has
ct is I am left his dirty underwear and towels on
Jniversity your bed. You simply throw it on the
rse town. floor, flick on his stereo, take down
nical" (as his Neil Young poster and put your
t hey, I'm Ramones poster up in its place. Brash
nd let me moves like these go a long way in
establishing the ideal relationship

he University

you'll want with your roommate. In
other words "you stay on your side, of,
the room, I'll stay on mine and we'll
both get along fine."
Now you're probably a virgin, living
on a coed hall, and expecting to get
seduced within the first week of school.
Well forget it. Most of the women you
will meet will tell you that you remind
them of either their brother or an old
boyfriend back home. Once you've been
referred to in this manner you can hang
up any ideas of, well, you know.
Besides, everyone along the hallway
will realize after two days that they will
be seeing you everyday for the next
nine months. This means they'll be
thinking about what it is going to be like
dealing with you after your both have
split up, while you're still trying to
figure how to go about setting up a date.
Sooner or later dinner will roll around
and you'll make that deadly jaunt to the
dining hall. At first glance, everything
will look delicious. But don't be misled:
Dorm food is clearly disguised by the
kitchen staffs to look enticing. In
reality, what you'll be eating is only a
step above regurgitated oatmeal.
Sometimes it won't be all that bad. You
must, however, keep complaining
because one of the most important
criteria for socialhacceptance within
the dorm is continuous bitching about
the food... so don't let up.
So tomorrow you plan to spend a few

hours running errands including
registering for classes, buying books,
and straightening out a few problems at
the financial aid office. Well, don't be
surprised when these errands take at
least three days. The lines here are
immense, in fact, you'll probably spend
more time standing in line than
studying.
Eventually you'll have to haul your-
self out of bed and stumble to your first
class which somehow you ended up
scheduling for 9:00 a.m. As the
semester wears on you'll realize this
was a big mistake since most nights
you'll end up sprawled out in someone
else's room from one too many
Molsons.Glue eyed and hung over, you
wonder if class is going to be worth-
while. Well, if you have a lively
professor, an empathic teaching
assistant, and a reasonable workload,
which is almost never the case, it might
be enjoyable. What you should count on,
however, is a senile 85-year-old
professor, a tired, overworked teaching
assistant who's too busy cramming for
his preliminary exams to counsel you,
and a reading list larger than your old
high school's library. But hey, cheer up,
there are only two exams per class the
whole semester. One's worth 70 per
cent of your grade and the other's worth
30 per cent, and then allow a few
discretionary points for a couple of ten
page papers. But we all thrive on a little
pressure now and then, don't we?

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By ZO
They call me a cynic, bu
mind. They can call me what
want. All I know is that the:
me, the editors of this paper,E
me to explain what it is REAL
the first days of Ann Arbor liv
said they wanted to get some
perspectives" into the subje
know better than that. The fa
the foremost authority on U
life in this flea-bitten, one ho
Sure I may be "terminally cyr
my psychiatrist calls me), bu
content. As for you, sit down a
tell you what you can expect.

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
The University Health Service, located at 207 Fletcher St., provides students
with inexpensive medical attention, and gives nursing and medical school
students much-needed experience while pursuing their degrees.
Health Service

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lot of people through her participation
in Greek activities and especially en-
joys the feelings of "sisterhood" among
the women in her house.
As Greek organizations strive for
popularity on campus, they rely on
positive "public relations," which are
enhanced by fundraising events like
all campus spaghetti dinners, beer
olympics, and dances, among others.
Their reputations can be scarred,
however, by malicious incidents that
also make news. Several members of
a local fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi,were
seen torturing a live cat last winter, and
the resulting furor brought court con-

victions to the participants. The in-
cident injured the fraternity's
reputation on campus, as well as, some
say, the image of Greek organizations
in general.
There are 33 chartered fraternities on
campus, and 16 sororities surrounding
the University (although most houses
are on the campus's south side-Hill
Street is as close to "Fraternity Row"
as you will find). Their sizes range from
around 20 members in the smaller
houses, to 50 or 60 in the larger
ones. Again, the prospective member
has a choice-he or she must decide
what house will best suit his or her
tastes.

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By JAY McCORMICK
If by chance you are bitten by the
bug, or limping from a racquetball in-
jury during the school years the Univer-
sity Health Service, located at 207 Flet-
cher St., is in full operation to come to
your aid.
The Health Service, funded primarily
by student fees (most of you will pay $23
per term for it, in addition to your
tuition), is designed to provide low cost,
but high quality health care to Univer-
sity students and faculty. It will be
beneficial for students to become aware
of the service's facilities early on, so
they can make use of them if the need
arises.
PERHAPS THE central attraction of
the Health Service is access to
physicians - fully trained doctors from
the University Hospital. They provide
free consultations to ailing Health Ser-
vice patrons.
In addition, there are a number of
specialty clinics housed in the Health
Service building. The allergy clinic
tests and administers shots for
allergies. The gynecology/contracep-
tion clinic gives annual exams, and
presents lectures on birth control. Free
treatment of gonorrhea and syphillis is
available to any resident of Washtenaw
County, even to those not involved with
the University.
THE NUTRITION clinic helps those
who want to lose or gain weight.
Specialists can also analyze and offer
advice on individual's eating habits.
Other clinics include a dermatology
clinic, which administers care for skin
problems, and an opthalmalogy clinic
which examines eyes. There is also a
clinic for ear, nose and throat
problems. The Health Service,
moreover, provides shots for im-
munization and travel needs.
The Health Service has an official
policy of confidentiality in relation to
students' health records, except when
the law requires disclosures for public
safety. Neither parents nor employers,
deans or counselors can look in the
records without the written consent of
the student-patient. Then the student
must specify what information is to be
released.
THE STUDENT Health Organization

(SHO) is a student group interested in
making the Health Service more
responsive to student needs. The SHO
members are putting together a
clinician's directory that will have
photos and background information on
all the doctors in the clinics. Gail Ryan,
the current coordinator of SHO who will
be replaced in September by Eleanor
Puffe, said SHO decided to create the
clinician's directory in order that
students will have more immediate and
closer access to the doctors. "We en-
courage students to find one doctor and
go to him or her every time they have a
health problem," Ryan said.
In past years, reaction to the Health
Service's programs has been mixed,
but generally positive. Some patients
have complained of excessive
bureaucracy and impersonal treatment
by its staff, but just as many others
have expressed satisfactions over their
experiences. Most seem to partake of
the Health Service's facilities without
voicing reactions either way. The ser-
vice's staff, most of whom are using the
experience as preparation for future
medical work, has demonstrated an
eagerness to work out problems with
the system.
Legislation was put into effect five
years ago that directed Michigan
colleges and universities to stop using
general funds to support health ser-
vices. After several University studies
were administered, it was decided
students would -pay an annual fee to
subsidize the Health Service.
The Health Service hours are 8 to 5
during the week. The Emergency Clinic
is open from 5 p.m. to midnight during
the week, from noon to 8 p.m. on Satur-
days, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sundays. Fees are charged for medical
treatment during emergency hours.
For students who might have difficulty
paying service fees, "no interest
payment agreements" are available.
Dorm life
eludes

Alley Deli
A natural foods restaurant

Offering you complete, healthful lunches & dinners
in an inexpensive, congenial atmosphere featur-
ing:
* Soups, Salads, and Entrees prepared
from scratch daily by our
experienced kitchen staff.
" Fresh desserts and baked goods each day.
from our bakery.

Home of the
one & only
whole wheat:
sesame chapati!

AMONG THE CAMPUS fraternities
and sororities, several are oriented
especially towards black students.
Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha
fraternity (above) have been active
with many goodwill projects on cam-
pus, including last year's food collec-
tion for needy families at Thanksgiv-
ing.

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" Natural Jucies, Teas, Coolers and GOOD Coffee.

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All items using fresh, quality (organic when possible),
ingredients, prepared with your health in mind.
Whole Earth Grocery- e
" Fresh baked goods, chapatis; salads,
and deli items-a snack or a meal-ready to go

11:00 am-7:30 pm
Mon.-Sat.
;zing in prepared and
Cady-to-eat foods

" Natural yogurt, honey, ice cream, & cones, milk & kefir
" Natural fruit & juices of all kinds
" Natural quality vitamins at discounts
" The finest & purest cosmetics
" Plus fruits, vegetables, & staples

The best Quiche
in town isj'ust around
the corner.
Ifyou're near State Street, you're
just around the corner from the Stage Door.
And the best quiche in Ann Arbor.
Stop by
Sample our Quiche Lorraine, our
Quiche Florentine, or our Quiche Roma-all
laced with Gruvere, nestled in a butter
rich pastry, and gar- E. HURON
nished with sauteed CI

(Continued from Page 2)
housing office to offer direct input to
proposed changes in dormitory living,
whether they be the type of shower
head used to the amount you pay in
room and board:-
SINCE THE DORMS quickly become
your home, each hall provides equip-
ment to make your stay more en-
joyable. Pianos, pinball machines,
libraries, kitchenettes, darkrooms and
weight rooms are some of the extras
supplied by the dorms. Some residence
halls even have such things as cooking
utensils, board games, and sports
equipment that you can take out in ex-
change for your meal card.
On each of the halls sits a Resident
Advisor (RA), who will be the maternal'
and paternal figure during your stay in
the dorm. They can help you get
through the bureaucrataic . and
emotional hassles during the first
couple of weeks in the dorm.
The RA is trained to deal with per-
sonal matters, and residents should feel
comfortable going to that person for
assistance, whether it be about a
roommate problem or a career dilem-
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HOURS: Mon., Wed., Fri.,
Tues. & Thurs.
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8 Saturday 9:00-6:00 PM
9:00-8:00 PM
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