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The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 5, 1991 - Page1

DICTINA RYcountry," pi
DICTIONARY portunityt
Continued from page 5 mellows at
Arena, by c
the North Campus Commons (copies etest fans in
available at bus routes). slang: side, you ca
vomit comet - last bus to North side yo
Campus on weekend nights the nation's
OFFICE HOURS: noun; time set programs.
aside by TA's and professors to UNION:
meet with students one-on-one. As run facility
the saying goes, this is the one hour emporium,
of the day that you will be unequiv- U-Club. W
ocally unavailable and your profes- seceding fr
sor won't be. contained e
PEDESTRIANS: noun: YOU. cede from t
Sometimes you've gotta break the and still th
rules, or at least adjust them - monopoly.'
look one way before you cross the your paren
-"street, ignore the screams, ignore the souare me
screeches, and then use your feet. Uquarenma
Special thanks go to Ann Arbor each day, l
'lawmakers who put a pedestrian backsd(seec
statute on the books: If you get hit, books (see
the driver is invariably at fault. So down paym
car-owners beware. WAITLJ
QUADS: noun; four of the gatory. In
largest residence halls - East, to avoid ei
West, South and Markley. Why EIGHT O'(
*Markley you ask? It has everything yourselves1
A Quad should have except a good Hell (see H
location. These cornerstones of the are already
'University housing each have unique to attend
reputations that you'll learn soon pester your
enough, but they all share in the hours (see C
same food pile, toiletbowl cleaner, while hopin
and insomniatic, brown shirted se- fessor orI
curity personnel.verb: quading, ad- 'override' it
jective: quadesque in your op
RESTROOMS: noun; some-
where you'll never sit again Get
used to it, you'll be standing.from
now until Thanksgiving. A haven OFFICE
for a wide array of poets, ranging and pre
from the sick to the disturbed, you one-on
are destined to be both offended and one o
enlightened - some of the best one ho
Daily Arts writers started off in unequl
University stalls. Best Campus sor wo
Bathroom: New Chem Building
Worst: Natural Science Building
("semen-encrusted seats"). have alread
STADIUM: noun; holy shrine for BOOKS.) v
Wolverine sports fans. Michigan tive: waitli
Stadium, where you can be among XEROX
"the largest crowd watching a plastic card
football game anywhere in the in Universit
GREEKS
Continued from page 5
friends with the guys in my house and my pledge
-lass forever," he said.
However, some people who are not Greek
question the sincerity of Greek system friend-
ships.
"The Greek system is a place where rich kids
fan buy their friends," LSA junior Ben Sandler
said. "The friendships are not true because the

rovides you with an op-
o legally hurl marsh-
your enemies. Crisler
ontrast, houses the qui-
the nation. On the plus
no bring your books to the
Arena is home to one of
up-and-coming hockey
noun; large University-
housing bookstore, food
student service offices,
hile there is no talk of
om this Union, the self-
conomic entity could se-
he rest of the University
hive on its Entr6e Plus
Yes, it's true. The money
ts give you for three
als, or three slices of
psulated Little Caesar's
can now be put toward
BOOKS), laundry in at-
Quad (see QUAD), and a
ent on your first home.
IST: noun; academic pur-
your continuing struggle
ight o'clock classes (see
CLOCKS), you may find
leaping from the jaws of
ELL) into classes that
filled. This requires you
the class, unendingly
instructor during office
OFFICE HOURS) all the
ng, praying that the pro-
TA will grant you an
nto the class - after all,
timistic haze, you will

This woman is not the marijuana poster child. If she was, the illegal drug

would probably not be as popular.
able in most campus libraries for a
dollar, these elusive plastic shards
allow you to copy for a fraction of
the usual dime fee. While they are
technically renewable, these cards
seem to perpetually disappear from
the wallets of undergrads. Legend

HOURS: noun; time set aside by TA's
ofessors to meet with students
-one. As the saying goes, this is the
ur of the day that you will be
vocally unavailable and your profes-
n't be.

home of neighboring Eastern Michi-
gan University Replete with its
own strip bar, Deja Vu - 'featuring
hundreds of pretty girls and three
ugly ones' - it's immediately ob-
vious Ypsi does not have the same
ardent feminist groups that guard
Ann Arbor's gender inclusiveness.
Putt-putt, bowling, and a giant
phallic water tower are the Ypsi
hotspots.verb: ypsi'ing, adjective:
ypsish
ZERO: noun; lack of anything
Number of classes you'll CRISP
into your first time through Hell
(see HELL), the number of eight
o'clock classes you will attend (see
EIGHT O'CLOCKS), what you'll
be with your student I.D. (see LOST
STUDENT I.D.) and the number of
jobs you'll be qualified for if you
graduate with a Bachelor of General
Science degree like the rest of us

DORM FoOD
Continued form page 10
wild goose chase. An extra chal-
lenge to the search for food is the
obstacle course presented by noon-
time's long lines, through which
you must skillfully maneuver your
tray.
But if you're able to push your
way to the front of the lines, a wide,
array of food awaits. On any given
day, choices range from sloppy joe
sandwiches to tuna melts to "crab"
quiche. In general, the entrees are
eatable, as long as you follow the
"no red meat" rule, and avoid foods
that are especially greasy.
A large and fairly accessible
salad bar compliments the entr6e se-
lection. In addition, cold cuts, cheese
and bagels are available upon re-
quest. With some creativity, the
diner can create his or her own con-
coctions, using the microwave or
toaster. (Caution: only use the
toaster if you like your breads re-
ally dark, i.e. charred.)
But the best part of the South
Quad dining experience are the
desserts. There are usually two or
three choices, all equally fattening.
Rice Krispie treats and chocolate
peanut butter cookies are the tasti-
est, with fudge brownies falling
close behind.
The only warning we might issue
about the South Quad cafeteria is
not to eat there two days in a row,
lest the food become too familiar.
For example, country-style chicken
tends to reappear in the form of
chicken pot pie, and hamburgers are
reincarnated as spaghetti meat sauce.
But if you're from the old school
and still enjoy the hunter-gatherer
method of eating, South Quad is the
residence hall for you.
East Quad
If you are a meat and potatoes
type of person, forget about East
Quad.
But if you're like Henry, and
consider tuna, potato pancakes,
quiche, and cottage cheese a balanced
meal, bring your meal card and your
appetite here.
The alternative food source of
the University Meal Plan, East
Quad is the established vegetarian
beachhead of the residence hall sys-
tem.
East Quad provides a "vegetarian
bar" for people who regularly don't
eat meat or are just disgusted by the
University's version of it.
Unfortunately, for a residence

hall touted for its vegetarian menu,
the amount of fresh fruit is limited
and the available fruit (read: green
bananas) was not appetizing. Fur-
thermore, the salad bar was limited,
and not fresh.
On the bright side, East Quad
provides pancakes and hashbrowns
for late-risers with no morning
classes - and for those who decide
to sleep through them.
The pleasant atmosphere is -en-
hanced by tasteful art, and varied
seating styles meet the needs of
large groups and those intimate
dorm lunches alike. 4
East Quad has its share of little
lunch time perks, which an informed
gourmand can spot. Chocolate sauce
is provided to supplement the often-
bland ice cream. Also, East Quad has
a juice machine - an uncommon fea-
ture in dorm cafes. (South Quad had
one two years ago, but it has been
defunct since last December.)
Henry, a pineapple addict, liked East
Quad's version of this exotic fruit,
even though it was canned.
A sporadic and flexible eater
will do well in East Quad. Those of
you who like square, all-American
meals should look elsewhere.
West Quad'
While West Quad's food was
more consistent - if not better -
than other residence halls', the ,at-
mosphere receives mixed reviews.,
The chicken patties - a safe bet
at any dorm - were very good here
as well. The sandwiches were sup-
plemented by a "chicken patty bar,"
which had plenty of fixings, includ-
ing fresh, green lettuce, tomatoes
and ketchup.
West Quad's salad bar is also
well-stocked, fresh, and green. It
holds two of Bethany's favorite
condiments, feta cheese and olives.
And West Quad offers the same
breakfast service as East Quad.
Unfortunately, the art and the
music were far more cheezy than the
alleged macaroni and cheese.
West Quad's unique family-style
tables receive mixed reviews. Being
the semi-hermit that he is, Henry
was appalled by the long tables,
which he sees as an invasion of pri-
vacy. Indeed, family-style tables do
not allow for a quiet, private con-
versation, or a browse through the
daily paper.
Despite this communal atmo-
sphere, lunchers can find a good
meal - and plenty of good company
- at West Quad's fine dining estab-
lishment.

y bought the books (see
verb: to waitlist, adjec-
sted
C ARDS: noun; little
s that substitute change
ty copy machines. Avail-

has it that the all time record for re-
taining a card is held by alumnus
Anne B. Davis, who loaned hers to
Greg Brady when he moved into the
attic.
YPSI: noun; slang for Ypsilanti,

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LS&A saps.
- Melissa Peerless
tributed to this story

also con-

whole things are based on petty small talk and
elitism."
Sandler also said that he thinks the Greek sys-
tem exploits money from its members and makes
them insecure and generally unhappy.
However, Cook is anything but unhappy.
"I love the Greek system," she said. "It's
made my best memories so far at college. How-
ever, it isn't always the easiest thing to first get
involved in or to belong to. It's a little expen-
sive, too. But everything is worth it. The benefits

are to numerous to count."
Cook added that she thinks everyone should
carefully consider Greek life before deciding
whether or not to go through rush.
Even in all his anti-Greek sentiment, Sandler
agreed with Cook.
"It's not for me or my friends, but some peo-
ple might like it," he conceded. "Everyone who
may be interested should give it a try and see for
themselves."

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Consumer Economics and Housing
Cornell University
"The first time I saw a Macintosh, I was
immediately hooked. It's a work of art. I saw
the student pricing and my next move
was obvious: get one.
"Some other computers are cheaper,
but they're a pain to leam, and working on
them can be a grueling experience.
Last year, a friend bought another kind
of computer against my advice and has used
it for maybe 15 hours.What a waste.
"Macintosh, on the other hand, is a
logical extension of the mind. It lets you
concentrate on what's in your paper, not on
how to get it on paper. You can create
professional-looking documents in
minutes, and you lose the fear of
learning new programs because they
all work in the same way
ad ~-"Once vou've worked with a
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