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SOB - 0 Michigan Daily Week i Magazine - Thursday, ftember 5, 1996

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RETURN
Continued from Page 3
Friday the 13th, of course there'll be bad
weather. It's going to snow next week.)
-Another group in town is looking for
new student involvement as well: Local
business owners are beefing up their
staffs for the school year. Walking up
and down State Street and South
University Avenue, it's hard not to notice
all the "Help Wanted" signs bedkoning
to students. If history of recent years
repeats itself, the jobs won't be there
long, so start pounding the pavement
soon. Those jobs are pretty scarce come
tovember when you are out of money
and there are four weeks left in the term.
FAMILIAR FACES
Wandering around town, you'll prob-
ably see a lot of familiar faces in town,
but, wait a minute, didn't those people
graduate? They sure did, so what in the
heck are they doing milling about State
Street, pretending to be students? Well,
as one recently graduated woman sip-
ping a coffee at Espresso Royale
explained, "I'm just taking some time
off before law school." A statement
which several other coffee-sippers sec-
onded. Sure they are, sure they'll go
back to school. Mm-hmm...
Other returning students are right
back into the swim of things. Brian
O'Keefe, who swaggered out of Ann
Arbor with an engineering degree last
May, swaggered right back into town
as a mechanical engineering grad stu-
dent. He'll be a graduate student
instructor this term as well, and that
means he'll play a little different role
on campus this year. No longer a
swingin' undergrad kickin' on the
scene, O'Keefe's housemates, all
undergrads, wonder if their newly
Vatured friend will be any different.

O'Keefe however seems to feel like
things are exactly the same. "I know
I'm back in Ann Arbor when I go to
the first football game, look around,
and realize how much I hate everyone
here," deadpaned O'Keefe.
Jesse Ackles, an LSA junior also is
taking his return to school lightly, albeit
more optimistically than O'Keefe, the
fellow he subletted from this summer.
Acles explained, "This year can't be any
worse than last year when fire ants ate
my liver."
CAMPUS DEPARTURES
While returning students alternately
cheer and moan their returns to Ann
Arbor, most students will discover that
at least one dear friend has jumped
ship, left town, gone bye-bye. Rachel
Cardone is one such Ann Arborite.
Cardone whizzed through a history
degree in three years and skipped town,
heading to the Northwest's cultural
mecca, Seattle. In a phone interview,
Cardone admitted to missing her friends
and the academic environment of the
University, but said she is glad to be
gone from the small-town mentality of
our fair city.
So, soon-to-be LSA graduates, is
there hope out west in the jo'b search?
Should you set your sights on Seattle
when you graduate next spring?
Cardone said she has had several inter-
views and very few of them have asked
anything about her history degree.
Very few of them have given her a job
either, but Cardone must have gained
some good old midwestern optimism
during her time in A-squared, because
she seems to be very light-hearted
about the fact that she is working in a
pizza place to earn some dough. "Job
hunting sucks," she quipped, "But
everyone has to pimp for The Man
sooner or later." For now, she doesn't
miss Ann Arbor too much; instead she

M A G A Z IN

September L

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daly

Not everything went smoothly on move-in day, as evidenced by this accident.

is taking in the clean air and water and
enjoying her West Coast stint.
BACK To REALITY:
GET IN LINE
Wherever you are, like it or not,
summer's over, and that means back to
business. Well, back to college at
least, and back to the little academic

bubbles that shield us from reality for
a few more years. This year the ques-
tions that we will get answered will be
many: Who will be the new University
president? Will we get to the Rose
Bowl? Which fraternity will be shut
down first? Which MSA official will
be the first to resign over an ethics
fiasco? Ah the questions are end-
less...

Of course, most students have differ-
ent thoughts. Perhaps you have decided
that this year you will go to every class,
study every night, try extra hard, read
every assignment. Now, true, you made
the vow in the past, but this time you
really will keep it. Right?
Yeah sure. And thousands of other
students are making the same empty
vow: Get in line.

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