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Wednesday. September 6, 2000 - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - F

.40 arrested at annual Hash Bash

By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
It appears that football games
aren't the only thing that get stu-
dents up early on the weekend.
Although they were in the minority.
at Saturday's Hash Bash, some Uni-
versity students rolled out of bed to
properly prepare for Ann Arbor's
iost notorious festivities.
It's called "wake and bake," said
one student as he loaded a water
bong with marijuana at a local fra-
ternrity. He then proceeded with
friends to the main event on the
Diag, which began at "high noon"
aird lasted until I p.m.
From high school students to
#flower child throwbacks, the 29th
annual Hash Bash attracted a
diverse crowd of between 4,000 to
5,000 people, mostly from out of
town. University spokeswoman
Diane Brown said the attendance
Was about half of what organizers
Brown said that Department of
Piilic Safety officers arrested 40

people for possession of marijuana
during the day. But if arrests
deterred most people from smoking
weed in the Diag, it didn't stop
them from lighting up before they
"I smoke everyday," said Ted, a
26-year-old computer technician
from Kalamazoo, who asked that
his last name not be used. He
attended Hash Bash with friends to
support the legalization of marijua-
na. "I like the way it makes me feel.
It relieves stress and helps me with
my (Attention Deficit Disorder)."
Speakers at the event urged the
crowd to sign a petition supporting
the Personal Responsibility Amend-
ment, which would make the use of
marijuana in the home legal in
One of the featured speakers was
Greg Schmid, the author of the PRA
initiative. "It's time to fight despo-
tism while we can in this country ...
Laws that don't respect people
breed people who don't respect the
law," Schmid said.
Ted said he believes the PRA ini-

tiative has a chance of passing "if
we can get enough stoners off their
asses and registered to vote."
Sporting knee-length dreadlocks,
Chef Ra, the culinary columnist for
High Times Magazine, cheerfully
admonished police.
"That's one more soldier laying
down their lives for us," Ra said as
he watched a young man get arrest-
ed by officers.
Although DPS officers were often
verbally abused by the crowd, there
was little interaction between police
and hash bashers - except for the
assault of an Ann Arbor Police
Department officer later in the day
as he sat in his patrol car on South
University Avenue. The suspect was
subdued by DPS officers.
Tensions also rose slightly when
members of the crowd attempted to
block access to the outlet providing
power to the amplifier being used
by speakers to address the crowd
from the steps of Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library.
The University only supplies an
hour worth of electricity for the

event, a consistent complaint of
The crowd in the Diag began to
disperse after the power was cut, but
revelers crowded the streets for
hours afterward - some retiring to
an outdoor party at Dominick's on
Monroe Street, others milling the
streets surrounding Central Cam-
pus, where vendors were hawking
various wares.
The event normally attracts curious
onlookers as well as marijuana sup-
porters, and Saturday was no excep-
Shaun Gallo of Detroit "expected to
see more people smoking in public,"
but was disappointed.
SueJeanne Koh of Boston was visit-
ing her friend Yolanda Rosi, a third-
year medical student at the University.
"It's interesting to see how plants
attract so much attention," Koh said,
noting the "forbidden fruit mentality"
of marijuana.
"Lots of people just look like
they're out having a good time," Rosi
By late evening, the only evidence

William Sweet from the Rhythm Family and Ron Laz provide the beat during Hash Bash.

of the hash bashers' presence was a
blanket of litter in the streets and on
the Diag, and the harbinger of spring

'City shopping reflects consumer diversity

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Stafi'Reporter
When the University hosted an
"Imaging America" conference in
March, University President Lee
Bollinger said the "University of
vlichigan is the ideal American uni-
versity" because the campus and the
city of Ann Arbor are one and the
Although Bollinger's statement was
largely reflective of the cultural and
intellectual exchange between the two
communities, he was also referring to
the simple fact that the University and
the city alike benefit from the literal
*common ground" they share.
Among the many fringe benefits
students can enjoy while attending a
university set in an urban campus is
the shopping.
Ann Arbor has its share of stores for
student necessities like books and sup-
plies, but the larger part of the city is
comprised of specialty shops that
reflect a wide variety of tastes for both
student and local residents.
Several business owners from out of
the area said they brought their busi-
nesses to Ann Arbor because they pre-
dicted that their inventory would
appeal to both the young shoppers
from the University and the plethora of
ethnic groups who fill the streets of
Ann Arbor everyday.
"We came here because there were a
lot of people in the area who appeal to
this kind of store. The clientel here is
91ifferent," said Tanya Hosking, co-
owner of the unnamed shop on the
corner of Maynard and East William
Ilosking said she knew her store
would be successful in Ann Arbor
because "there are several others like
She was referring to stores that cater
to the '60s and 70s, which tend to
attract a "younger" crowd. Hosking's
store in particular supplies a wide
ange of hemp clothing, wool

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Ethnic Creations on State Street, said
students who frequent the store are
usually most attracted to its drums,
summer dresses and decorations for
their residence halls like the wooden
bead curtains or tapestries the store
"I know that in September and the
beginning of the semester we sell a lot
of tapestries and room decorations and
in the summer we sell a lot of summer
clothes, incense and candles," she said.
Similar Eastern-influenced stores are
Orchid Lane on Liberty Street and
Middle Earth on South University
Avenue. Still, each store has its own
special style - Orchid Lane caters
largely to women's apparel and Eastern
art, Middle Earth offers more gift
items, jewelty and humorous gifts.
While many students and young
Ann Arbor residents said they are
attracted to the unique clothing stores
located in town, they said they often
cannot afford them and instead must
take the bus to the Briarwood Mall
when their closets look bare.
"I like a lot of the shops downtown,
but I just can't afford them. Most of
the time, I just go to Briarwood. I
think that's what most people do,"
Engineering senior Memeesh Mehta
But LSA sophomore Emily Wolf-
son, an employee at Bivouac clothing
store on State Street, said Bivouac's
business is good, and even thrives on
the younger patrons - especially col-
lege students.
"During the school year, there are
plenty of student shoppers,"she said.
Bivouac is unique to other clothing
stores in the city in that it combines
three stores into one. Trendy and
sophisticated women's clothing fills
one end of the store, while more casu-
al, outdoor men's clothing fills the
other. And at the very far end of the
store is a wide variety of outdoor
sports equipment including camping
supplies, tents, freeze-dried food, cross
country skis and snow shoes.

Above Domino's Pizza on the cor-
ner of Last William and State Street is
a trendy, metropolitan-style clothing
store called Mojo. Mojo supplies a
variety of shoes and polyester pants
and shirts.
The store also offers other unique
brands that can only be found in a ew
venues within the Detroit metropolitan
Such designs include replicas of
the Muskegon Lassies All-American
Girls Professional Baseball League
(an organization that inspired the
Women's Rights Movement), and
Detroit Motor Company Clothing.
Detroit Motor Company designs are
created and manufactured by a
Detroit family to "celebrate the met-
ropolitan life of the 'industrial center'
of the country.'
Some Ann Arbor residents and Uni-
versity students said shopping in the
city wouldn't be complete without its
great expanse of music and book-
stores. Ann Arbor residents Mark
Dunbar and Eric Ressler said books
and music are what they shop for
most, especially downtown near the
University's campus where such stores
are abundant.
"There are some used CD stores
that are really good like Schoolkids
Records - and there are others that
usually have a used section," Dunbar
said, "And Borders is the best place to
buy books."$
Book stores and record stores can be
found all over the city, especially at the
intersection of Liberty and State Street.
Included in the array of used books or
vintage book and music stores in this
area are Kaleidoscope, Discount
Records and Schoolkids Records on
State Street, and David's Book, Dawn
Treader Book Shop and Borders Books
and Music on Liberty Street.
A few blocks away is Aunt Agatha's
Book Shop on Fourth Avenue, which
specializes in bought and sold mystery
and crime books, and Tower Records
on South University.

had ended for another year. "It's a
very hard day on our staff," Brown
said. "We're glad it's over."
Continued from Page 6F
the Union. Union Bookstore Manager
John Battaglino said that "because of
our location in the Union, we give ten
percent of our sales right back to the
Student Union." Battaglino stressed that
"no other store is in contract with the
University like we are.
This fall, the Union Bookstore is
adding a new policy of book reserva-
tion. "Students can turn in their sched-
ules at their orientations and we will
pre-pack their books for them,"
Battaglino said.
Recently, dozens of online book-
stores have been advertising on Cam-
pus, attempting to get students to
order their textbooks online rather
than buy them at local bookstores.
Most Ann Arbor booksellers have not
reported much change in business.
"(Online sellers) were bound to;have
some impact," Richard said: "It
would be hard to judge an exact num-
ber." Ulrich's also has a website
which allows for reservation of books
online as does Shaman Drum, who
has been online for more than a year.
"It's been very successful for us,"
Bowman said. Being onl ine has
meant "a great reduction in lines
and the amount of time people have
to wait. It's also added a conve-
nience for our customers."
The Union Bookstore does do busi-
ness online, but Battaglino believes
buying in local stores is easier and
cheaper. "Especially first-year stu-
dents should come into the store and
see the process. Maybe when they're
juniors or seniors and a little more
savvy, it will be easier to buy books
online, but for the first time, they
should definitely come in and see
what buying textbooks is all about,"
Battaglino said.
('iucio explained that as it is dif-
ficult for local bookstores to keep
up with the booklists University
professors provide, it would be
"hard to coordinate nationally and
then bring it down to the individual
university level."
"Our first priority is (the Univer-
sity)," Ciucio said.

Bivouac, located on State Street, carries both clothing and camping equipment.

sweaters, Grateful Dead paraphernalia,
black lights, tie died curtains, bead
curtains, drip candles and incense.
Similar stores include Stairway to
Heaven, The Cat's Meow and Urban
Outfitters, all located on State Street.
Prices at these stores are comparable,
ranging from Sl5 to S45 for a t-shirt,
S40 to S80 for pants and S5 to S40 for
gift items or decorations. In addition to
'60s and 70s inspired clothing and
decorations, Urban Outfitters also has
a metropolitan influence, reflective of'
the store's name and the fact that most

other branches of the store are located
in large cities like Chicago and New
Other specialty stores are influenced
not by time periods or trends but by
specific cultures. These stores supply
large anmiounts of clothing made from
Indian and Thai designs, which are
usually very colorful and intricately
patterned. Zen ritualistic candles, sil-
ver jewelry, wood carvings and dijem-
be drums are also characteristic of
these stores.
Anna DiMaggio, an employee of

Continued from Page 6
the museum is a magical place."
The positions that students assume are tour guides,
museum hosts, summer camp counselors, planetarium
directors, gift shop and office workers and teachers at
*he children's work shops and special events. A train-
ing requirement of 20 hours, which includes teaching,
group management and public safety as well as spe-
cific exhibit information, is required to obtain these
In specific demand are students interested in astron-
omy to direct, the planetarium shows and art students
_interested in scientific illustration. For interested stu-
dents, the museum offers a course called Museum
Methods where students learn sculpting, modeling
and natural history exhibit design.
"My favorite part is getting the chance to share and
each about the dinosaurs, because that is what the
kids come to see," said Megan Ferguson, an education
and anthropology major. After a few years some stu-
dents have even served on the museum's advisory
board and designed parts of the museum's curriculum.
1 started working at the museum as a junior but I
wish I had started earlier, there are so many opportu-
nities to do things, such as the children's workshops,
that I won't have time to do," said Sarah Cover, an
anthropology and zoology major.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
At the Kelsey Museum, interest in archaeology, art
history and the classics is generated by both the col-
lection of exhibit material as well as the classes
offered there.
"We're open and we're fun. Besides, this is the only

archaeology museum in Michigan, as well as the Mid-
west, outside of Chicago,' said Todd Cerring, coordi-
nator of museum programs.
Students that are interested in work-study positions
face more competition here than at other museums
due to the large interest in the kind of work done at
Kelsey. Students in the work-study program are able
to work with the museum's collections doing conser-
vation and registry as well as research, which are very
pertinent to many degrees offered through LSA.
Despite the small availability of work-study oppor-
tunities, volunteerism is in high demand. Students are
invited to work in the education office specifically
helping put together education kits that contain infor-
mational books, videos, tapes, articles and reproduc-
tions of artifacts rented out to elementary schools.
Regular paid positions as museum hosts and office
workers are also available.
hands-On Museum
Although the hands-on museum is not a part of the
University, it plays a large role in the University com-
munity by offering students - specifically those
majoring in education -. the chance to work, volun-
teer and learn.
"We depend heavily on the work study students
and volunteers. Without them we couldn't exist,"
said Will Maddix, a LSA graduate working at the
front desk.
Because they are no longer involved in the job
fair, students interested in the Hlands-on museum
must take the initiative of inquiry and application
upon themselves.
"Just tell them to call us and we'll give them some-
thing to do" said James Frenza, president and CEO,
concerning the opportunities offered to students.
I r ________

The Museum of Art houses nearly 14,000 objects.
The Hands-On Museum hires about 40 stu-
dents every year that do clerical work as well as
work in the gift shop. But unlike other museums
there is a large emphasis placed on teaching,
which attracts many students interested in educa-
tion. Students present classes to groups as they
visit the museum, host birthday party tours and
instruct different workshops with the Brownies
and Boy Scouts, which include Friday-night
"The classes give you practice teaching, which
is similar to student teaching but not as rigid in
subject matter," Maddix said. "Its great for your
resume to say you taught a class."

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