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Continued from Page 2B
Some, like LSA first-year student
Dul Duggan, believe people have
flings more often in the spring sim-
ply because it is a needy time of year.
"Everyone realizes that they don't
have 'somebody' and they want to
get laid," Duggan claimed. "It's
tried and true."
Eastern Michigan University
senior Josh Barnett shared Duggan's
sentiment. "Everyone's all cooped
up all winter. Now we're getting
out," Barnett said. "(Spring's) just
'mother reason to be horny."

But many other students, like
LSA senior Kelly Klimek, said they
believed hormones were especially
active in the spring because of the
season's apparel. As the temperature
rises, people wear less clothing and
"more body shows," Klimek said.
Put simply: More skin shows in the
spring, and nakedness seems to be an
immediate signal to think about sex and
romantic possibilities.
In addition to the positive effect
attire, or complete lack of clothing can
have on spring romances, Duggan
believes people are likely to embark on
romantic endeavors in the spring
because they are more confident about

"(Sprng's) just another reason to be
- Josh Barnett
Eastern Michigan University student

their appearance in the springtime. He
attributed this seasonal ego-boost to
the tans that many students sport this
time of year. Studies show that tanning
does in fact improve self-esteem,
which is why it is prescribed as a treat-
ment for those suffering from the
effects of SAD.
But unfortunately for some cou-

ples who started dating before sunny
skies and warmer weather hit Ann
Arbor, the spring can be such a great
time to meet new people that it may
actually destroy a pre-existing rela-
Barnett, whose friend recently
broke up with his long-time girl-
friend, has noticed that spring is a






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time to "either start or end a rela-
tionship." He explained that some-
times people who are in committed
relationships are enticed by the
seemingly endless possibilities that
present themselves in the spring,
causing them to ditch their sweet-
heart in hopes of sampling from the
assortment of beautiful babies in the
playing field.
But Barnett does not appear to be
breaking up with his girlfriend any
time soon; "I find myself being
more romantic in the spring," he
Surely Barnett is not the only one
who has a serious syndrome of
spring fever. But if by some chance
you haven't been swept away by the
possibilities of springtime love, get
to work, because love is in the air.
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By Cortney Duowoek
Daily Arts Writer
Avid movie-goers on campus will be
disappointed to learn that one of the
three downtown movie theaters will
soon be closing its doors.
The Ann Arbor Theaters 1&2, locat-
ed on South Fifth Avenue between East
Liberty and Washington Streets, will be
shutting down in mid-summer.
According to head manager Susan
Hackenberry, the theater hopes to
reopen in its new location on Jackson
Road just past Wagner by the July 4
Though the new theater will be big-
ger and better - sporting sixteen
screens, as opposed to the two it has
now - the closing of the 1&2 (also
affectionately known around town as
simply the Ann Arbor Theater) will
have an impact on the variety of choic-
es students have when selecting a flick
to watch.
Since the new theater is about ten
minutes away from downtown by car,
students without vehicular transporta-
tion will most likely not opt to walk the
extra distance.
The tiny theater of today, which was
built in the '60s, will most likely be
expanded "upward" and transformed
into condos, said Hackenberry.
There are both advantages and disad-
vantages to the theater's transplantation
and transformation.
"A small theater is more personal,"
said employee and Rakham student
Shannon Lane, who has worked at the
cinema for four months. "We only have
six employees, plus managers. People
come in and we recognize them, and
they recognize us. I've met a lot of
interesting people that way."
Lane plans on remaining with the the-
ater even after its move, but said that sev-
eral current employees plan on leaving,

due to the greater distance from campus.
"Right now most of the employees
are Michigan students, but there will
probably be more high school-age
employees once the new location
opens" she said.
But Lane said the good in becoming
a larger theater seems to outweigh the
bad. "More movie companies will give
you films if the theater is bigger," she
said. "One of our theaters here only
holds 150 people. It's hard to get dis-
tributors to give us movies. For exam-
ple, we'll never have 'Star Wars!'"
Hackenberry, who has been the head
manager of the Ann Arbor Theater for
15 years, believes that the loss of the
theater will have an impact on the vari-
ety of options available to Ann Arbor
residents and University students - at
least slightly. "I think downtown is
struggling to maintain some diversity at
this time"she said, "so I think a little
bit of that will disappear (with the clos-
ing of the theater)."
With its move, the theater stands to
lose regulars, who come for the art
films, according to Lane. "A lot of reg-
ulars used to come when we had a lot
more art films, but many have been
coming back since we started showing
'Life is Beautiful,"' she said.
The theater has always been a
favorite of students due to its proximity
to campus and the relatively low prices.
Former Ypsilanti resident Matt Wood
was disappointed to hear the news of
the move. "It's less expensive than the
big theaters, and there are never any
lines like there often are at the other
places,"he said.
"It was a pleasant experience to go
downtown to the Ann Arbor Theater
to take advantage of the arts that the
city has to offer," said Engineering
junior Josh Charm. "I'm sorry to see
it go."

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