2$B --e Michigan Daily Weekend M azine Thursday, September 5, 1996
0 The Michigan Lfy Weekeng Magazine --- Thursday, September 5, #96 - 36
A weekly list of who's where,
what's happening and why you
need to be there ...
21 Cover Story
The Summer's gone, classes are in session -
Back to school 19961
Emma (1996) Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this
Jane Austen classic. Michigan 7:00 & 9:15
MU S I C
Freddy Jones Band Chicago band plays
straight-forward rock with intricate guitar.
Blind Pig. $10 at door, $8 in advance at
Schoolkids'. Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Brother Rabbit Pop rock band playing covers
and originals. Rick's.
the House of Blue Leaves Basement Arts
begins its season with the John Guare play
about the lack of an American Dream. Arena
Theater, Frieze Building basement. 8:00 p.m.
My Favorite Year Based on the film, this
musical kicks off the Ann Arbor Civic
Theater's season. It deals with a comedy
writer put in charge of the TV show's alco-
holic guest star. Civic Playhouse, 2275 Platt.
8:00 p.m. $12/$11 students. 971-AACT.
Mudd House Poetry Open Mic Featuring Chris
Lussier. 317 W. Cross,Ypsi, 9:00 p.m. Free.
Emma See Thursday. Michigan 7:00 & 9:15
Fargo (1995) Dark-humored crime story
directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Michigan
Freddy Jones Band See Thursday.
Jerry Sprague and the Remainders Veteran
East Lansing band plays originals and covers.
311 Come on "Down" to see 311 at the State
Theater. Doors at 7:30 p.m. (810) 645-6666 for more
Goodnight Irene University Prof. Ari Roth's
new play starts the Performance Network's
season. It portrays the recent fissure in the
historic alliance between the Jewish and the
African-American communities. Performance
Network, 408 W. Washington, $12/$9 stu-
dents. 8:00 p.m. 663-0681.
The House of Blue Leaves See Thursday. 8:00
My Favorite Year See Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
First Fridays at Galerie Jacques Poet Ron
Allen of Detroit performs. 9:00 p.m., 616
Artists' Reception Opening of exhibit "Group
Consequences" at Matrix Gallery, 212 Miller.
6-8:00 p.m. Free.
Bon Voyage/Aventure Malgache (1944) Two
propaganda shorts by Hitchcock. Nat Sci 7:00
The 39 Steps (1935) Robert Donet in this
Hitchcock film about the international spy
ring. Nat Sci, 8:05 & 10:30 p.m.
Butterfly Former members of Scheme,
Messengers of Zuma and Reggae Ambassada
play original reggae, dance and rock-inspired
tunes. With newcomers Small Change. Blind
Global Village Rick's.
Rubbersoul Back-to-school blowout. With
Needle Point Book. The Majestic.
Hot Boogie Chillin Rockabilly from Germany.
The Magic Stick.
TH E A TER
Goodnight Irene See Friday, 8 p.m.
The House of Blue Leaves See Thursday, 8 p.m.
My Favorite Year See Thursday, 8 p.m.
Emma See Thursday. Michigan 6:00 p.m.
Fargo See Friday. Michigan 8:15 p.m.
Fly Away Home (1996) Private screening of
the new film starring Jeff Daniels and Anna
Paquin. Benefit for The Purple Rose Theatre
Company of Chelsea. Michigan 4:00 p.m.
TopKat Danceable R&B rock originals.
Sometimes they even have horns. Rick's.
Ann Arbor Bluestage Open mic blues jam with
the Terraplanes. Blind Pig. $2.
Goodnight Irene See Friday, 2:00 p.m. and
My Favorite Year See Thursday, 8:00 p..m
House Blend Series Playwright/director
Simon Ha perfoms selected scenes from his
"Architect in the Dust." 7:00 p.m. The Gypsy
Cafe, 214 4th Ave.
World Literacy Day Celebration 2-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Fargo See Friday. Mich 9:30.
Frente Australian pop act who did a lame
cover of "Bizarre Love Triangle." $7.50 in
advance at Schoolkids'. Blind Pig.
By Dean Bakopoulos
Daily Books Editor
GET IN LINE
There's an old University adage that
floats around come autumn: If you see a
line, get in it.
That's exactly what thousands of
returning students have been doing
over the past week, as everyone from
first-year students to doctoral candi-
dates to tenured professors gear up
for another academic year in Ann
Arbor. Of course, gearing up on this
campus involves a lot of waiting in
Managers at all the textbook outlets
around campus have hired extra help
for the fall book rush, and the cash
registers have been working overtime.
Now, some textbooks cost a mere five
dollars, while others, particularly new
science texts, boast price tags that hit
the three figure mark. That's why
most street corners and crannies have
credit card company representatives
waiting with open arms and open
applications. A credit card representa-
tive said the fall is always a busy time
to sign Lip new customers. "Students
are particularly good to credit card
companies. They usually charge up a
lot of expenses, then make only the
minimum payment each month. It's
good business for the card compa-
Unfortunately, books aren't the only
things that cost money at the
University. There are also the little
issues of tuition, rent, board, etc.
That's why it's standing room only at
the Financial Aid Office (located, by
the way, in the newly revamped, sleek
Student Activities Building). Last
Friday, the wait to see a financial aid
advisor was nearly an hour, and
patience was limited. One waiting
woman even muttered, "It's hopeless.
It's just hopeless."
There were more lines as students,
many of them arriving at the
University for the first time, moved
their way into the campus's
Residence Halls. Like the previous
few years, University officials stag-
gered the Residence Hall move-in
dates, so that approxiamately 9,400
new and returning students did not
flock to the campus in a one-day
uncontrollable mass. Eager carpet-
sellers and loft-builders hovered
around the dorms as well, eager to
make a few bucks off the less-than-
desirable conditions that some stu-
dents found in their rooms.
LSA junior Brian Kemp is one
University student who did not go
back to residence hall living. Kemp,
looking favorably at his new digs, a
five-bedroom basement apartment
near Rackham, says living off-campus
is the way to go. After two years in
East Quad, Kemp said, "I'm looking
forward to the new 'freedom', if you
will." His new roommates giggle with
appreciative enthusiasm and maintain
they hope to have a "swingin"' year as
Even among the high stress world
of bookstores, move-ins and
University offices, there are still stu-
dents who are hoping to have a wee
bit of fun this year. Brent Oberlander,
a senior in economics, said that he is
happy that he will be able to graduate
in just four years. Oberlander, howev-
er, plans to make his final year fun,
partying with his new housemates on
East Jefferson Street. After earning
some dough on a cushy wall Street
internship, Oberlander, known as
"Obes" to his closest friends, plans to
"spend a lot of money at a lot of dif-
ferent bars. I just hope I don't get fat
from all the beer."
His housemate, Engineering senior
Mark West, echoed Oberlander's call
for fun. He will graduate in December
and said, "I will get a job. I don't know
where, I don't know when, I don't
know what, but hopefully it will be
near a brewery." He then proudly
pointed out that he has just returned
from a road trip out west but is already
gearing up for the school year. "I just
bought four cases of beer at Sam's
Club," he laughed.
Oberlander and West aren't alone in
hoping for some suds and fun in their
lives this year. Fraternities and sorori-
ties are already hip-hopping with dance
tunes and free-flowing with watery
domestics. Soon the Greek organiza-
tions will hit the campus in a search for
new recruits who will do everything
from cleaning toilets to eating goldfish
in an effort to hang with the
University's Greek system. Long live
Some organizations will use tactics
other than free beer and thumping
hormones to lure new members, in
Festifall later this month. Festifall,
the annual gathering of student
groups on the Diag, will feature more
pamphlets than a war propaganda
misson and more tents than a camp-
ground on Labor Day weekend. Amid
the maze of student groups, one finds
everything from religious organiza-
tions to a Star Trek fan club. Festifall
is set for Friday, September 13th, bar-
ring bad weather. (Come on folks, it's
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