- The Michigan Daily eekend Magazine - Thursday September 17, 1998
The Michigan Daily Weekei
Did you know?
From the mid '70s until his retirement in 1988, Democratic Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire
gave out a yearly award that he termed "The Golden Fleece." The fleecfe was designed to highlight , y
the most outrageous examples of pork-barrel spending, Washington style, that Proxmire could id
eve ear. Several recipients were: 4.
/ The federal government once awarded some $102,000 to a group called the National Institute
on alcohol to study the effects of tequila and gin on sunfish.
/ Congressional leaders on the Hill once OK'd a meager $2,500 to the National
Endowment for the Humanities to finance an exhaustive study of why people lie and cheat
on tennis courts.
/ Washington provided no less than $500,000 to the National Science Foundation to study why
rats, monkeys and people clench their teeth.
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favorite. Jack and Jill opens for this rock
superstar. 8 p.m. Magic Bag. (248) 544-
Jeff Hamilton Trio Indiana native performs
for you. $15. 9:30 p.m. Bird of Paradise.
Imperial Swing Orchestra Old-time big
band jazz ensemble swings out to
show off Ann Arbor's largest horn sec-
tion. 8:30 p.m. Blind Pig. (734) 996-
Antiques Show A show featuring more
than 300 dealers, items ranging from
furniture to accessories. Ann Arbor
Antiques Market. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $5.
Canoe instruction One hour of
lessons and one of enjoyment. Gallup
Park Canoe Livery. 10 a.m. $7.50.
Detroit Festival of the Arts See
Thursday. University Cultural Center.
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Elizabeth Cornish Contributor to "Chicken
Soup for the Kid's Soul" 12-year-old local
resident signs copies of the book. Barnes
and Noble. 11 a.m.
Yankee Air Museum Dinner and Dance To
celebrate the 17th annual Founder's Day
celebration, the museum is holding a din-
ner/dance with live music. '40s style
dress is suggested. Yankee Air Museum.
6:30 p.m. $30.
Gone With The Wind (1939) Re-release
of the classic love affair between Rhett
and Scarlett. Try to ignore the street
lights. Mich. 7 p.m.
The Makers We really don't know much
about them but they should be OK. 7 p.m.
The Magic Stick. (313) 833-9700.
Humberto Ramirez Y Su Orquestra
Hablas Espanol? $10. 7 p.m. Michigan
Vasen Swedish rock quartet showcases
their many talents. $12.50. 8 p.m. The
Ark. (734) 761-1451.
Jazz Jam Session Paul Finkbeiner hosts
this collection of fantabulous jazz musi-
cians. Free. 8:30 p.m. Bird of Paradise.
1l-IV-1 Orchestra Nightlong big band
and ballroom dancing can be the per-
fect way to recover from the weekend.
$5. 7 p.m. Heidelberg. (734) 663-
Rene Chicago-based new age composer.
1 p.m. Borders. 668-7652.
Antiques Show See Saturday. Ann Arbor
Antiques Market. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Detroit Festival of the Arts See Thursday.
University Cultural Center. 11 a.m. to 8
Yankee Air Museum Pancake Breakfast
As part of the 17th annual Founder's Day
celebration, the museum is holding a pan-
cake breakfast. There will be an open
house until 4 p.m. Yankee Air Museum. $4
Fall Harvest Traditional farm readies for
winter's chill. Come take a peek at histo-
ry. 1 to 5 p.m. Cobblestone Farm, 2781
Packard Rd. $2. 994-2928.
Welcome Latino/a Picnic Students will
have the opportunity to meet prominent
Latino/a community leaders, professors,
staff, and speakers. Refreshments will be
served. 1 p.m. Palmer Field. Free. 763-
Bird of Paradise Orchestra Come early
and avoid the huge crowds. $3. 9 p.m.
Bird of Paradise. (734) 662-8310.
Vandals Alternative rockers plan on van-
dalizing Detroit. 7 p.m. The Shelter. (248)
Acoustic Open Mic Come show off your
string savvy. 9:30 p.m. Tap Room. 482-
Kary Mullis Noted author and Nobel Prize
winner reads from his book "Dancing
Naked in the Mine Field." Shaman Drum.
Women's Literature Book Group
Organizational meeting welcomes both
old and new members and offers a place
to read and discuss women's literature.
Borders. 7:30 p.m.
Li-Young Lee As part of the
Visiting Writers Series,
renowned poet reads.
Amphitheater. 5 p.m.
Some students study a Wo, same devote more time to their social lie, but every.-
one is able to find alittle time to enjoy their college experience.
Experts say ae ale
students live diff-merently
Guild House Writers Series Annual
program offers advice and hopes to
make all of us experts f "How to Read
Poetry in Public." Guild House. 8:30
Mastering Meditation Instructor
Kapila Castoldi instructs on the basis
of relaxation and full meditation. Pre-
registration required. 7:30 p.m. Sri
Chinmoy Centre, 2144 Packard Rd.
By Gerard Coten-VrIgeaud
and WIN essert
Daily Arts Wanter
Weekend, Etc. Editor
In purely mathematical terms, slightly
more than 1,000 days (at the most) sep-
arate how long a University first-year
student and a senior have been alive. Yet
one does not have to strain one's eyes too
hard to see that there's a mountain of dif-
ference between the two.
Besides living in different campus
venues, taking different classes and, at
least in thery, standing in different cred-
it-determined students sections of
Michigan Stadium on football Saturdays
every fall, experts
we will ever face.
"For (students), going to college is a
very significant transition," says
Pachella. "You arrive here having always
lived under mommy and daddy's roof,
thinking what mommy and daddy think."
Then, over the next few years, that
thinking changes, he said.
And, as individuals change, they reach
ages which society has branded impor-
tant for one reason or another. Reaching
21 years of age or being "over 18" are
two examples. Socially speaking the dif-
ference between being 18- andbeing21-
years old are great. But in terms of phys-
ical or psychological maturity the differ-
ence is minuscule,
fe here Pachellasaid. the
g vwhat age difference is
Tripping Daisy This might be your last
chance to catch them before they float
away into obscurity. 8 p.m. The Shelter.
Ziggy Marley Bob would certainly be
proud of what junior has accomplished.
Gone With The Wind (1939) See
Sunday. 7 p.m.
1 M 1
Charley's would like to be the first to congratu-
late you, with a free meal. Just bring along a
friend and proper ID, and select your favorite
Drew Berrymore looks
Cinderella love story
Maybe they really can
7:30 p.m. Michigan T
Getaway Cruiser If you
the first time tickets
already. $6. 9:30 p.n
Cellne Dion If you knc,
hers besides that Tita
be interested in maki
Palace. 7:30 p.m. The
Hills. (248) 645-6666.
Funkteligence A won
school hip-hop, jazz an
Bird of Paradise. (734)
"Nuthin' But the Blue
scene hosted by Johnr
Tap Room. 482-5320.
Freight Stoppers Nor
gent thunders into town
style rock. 8 p.m. Thi
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Masonic Temple The
Kate Walbert Noted a
fessor reads from "Wh
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how to save time
Borders. 7:30 p.m.
Brad Johnson EMU
author reads from his
That Flies-Highest" ai
ing a philosophical
Books. 7 p.m.
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ished with school.'
Robert Pachella said Psy
the unique charac-
teristics we observe between first-year
students and seniors are not related to the
differences in age. Rather, the differences
are due to how students have progressed
emotionally since leaving the direct envi-
ronment of their family's influence.
Pachella said that for almost every-
one who starts college, turning 18 is
one of life's most important age mile-
stones. It is an important time, not
because after 18 years the body goes
through some magical change - but
because it marks the beginning of col-
lege, life away from home and one of
the most important transitional periods
large stigma to
being 21," said Nora Coleman, an LSA
sophomore. "When someone turns 21,
they might feel that they have more free-
dom and responsibility."
But if are all pretty similar physically
and even physiologically, why do we all
seem so different? The reason is not just
that some students can go to the bar and
some can't, experts say.
One reason is that until first-year stu-
dent find their niche, they tend to look
a bit out of place, Pachella said.
First-year-students tend to start the
school year roaming the streets in
See Age, Page 6B
- Robert Pachella
c hology professor
long run, turning
21 is still a very big
deal to most of us
"I think that soci-
ety attaches a very
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Rob Seneider (right) has played second-banana to some of Hollywood's most physically hit headliners. He Is currently starring
opposite kick-boxing sensation turned box office smash Jean-Claude Van Damme In the high-octane thriller "Knock Off."
Pictured with looker Karen Leigh above, it's Schneider's quick dry wit and annoying voice that make him the perfect modern-
day Hollywood sidekick. We're not really sure what he's saying in this scene, but we can be fairly certain that it is good-
natured and witty enough to make the grip of those tight ropes a little more bearable.