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6C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006

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>> Getting around campus during the first week of classes
can be a hassle.
Let's be honest: Navigating alien territory is tough. But throw
in unreliable busses, out-of-conrol rollerbladers and inch-thick
black ice, and it gets even tougher. Now factor in professors who
will make a chorus out of your late arrival. The Daily recog-
nizes you plight and has come up with a guide that'll help you
plan your route accordingly before you get the hang of things.
The clocks reflect walking time estimates as recorded by two
relatively in-shape Daily staffers, and the extra text includes a
few words from the wise on what to watch out for on the walk
to class. God speed.
- Bddget O'Donnell and Ashlea Sudes

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>> Bursley to Pierpont
>>Best mode of
transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: speeding
vehicles on Bonisteel Boulevard
- you'll have to dodge a few to
cross the street
There's a popular facebook group
at the University titled "Don't Take the
Bus from Bursley to Pierpont You Lazy
Bastards."
Don't be a lazy bastard. A one-minute
bus ride to Pierpont sounds favorable to
a seven-minute walk, but it's not worth
the ride. You might have to brave winter
temperatures and climb the steep hill
along Bonisteel, but at least you'll burn
a few calories in the process. Besides, a
walk gives you the opportunity to view
the natural beauty of North Campus.

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>> Markley to the Union
>> Best mode of transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: reluctant-to-yield drivers
If there is one thing you will learn in your years
at the University, it's that pedestrians rule all. But for
some reasonthe South University Avenue/State Street
intersection with the blinking red light seems to give
drivers a warped mentality that they don't have to
yield for peds if they don't want. It seems like there is a
"close call" there every 10 minutes. Watch yourself.
>> Hill to Central
>> Best mode of transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: black ice on the bridge
It's not a bad walk, and you'll learn the exact
number of seconds that it takes to get from your
bed to a desk in the back of your 8:30 a.m. class.
The only obstacle that can impede the well-timed
trip is the bridge. It gets extremely icy in the win-
ter, and if you're wise and tread lightly, you will
probably need to add at least five minutes to your
walk. Or you can be the moron who wipes out.
>> Baits to C.C. Uttle
>> Best mode of transportation: bus
>> Watch out for: the unpredictable
weekend bus, the weekly morning-rush-to-
class bus (standing-room only)
If you're stuck on North Campus, don't panic - the
weekday bus system is fairly reliable. The trip to Cen-
tral lasts about 15 minutes, 20 during rush hour. It's
the weekend bus you'll want to look out for. While you
may spend anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes wait-
ing for the weekday bus to arrive, it can take up to 40
minutes just to catch the weekend route.
>> Oxford to Rackham
>> Best mode of transportation: Oxford
bus, bike
>> Watch out for: speedy rollerbladers
This walk is a bit longer than the average campus
jaunt.Not a problem,except for the fact that the folks that
live in the off-campus boonies often opt for rollerblades
to make up for the extradistance. This gets dangerous for
all because this forgotten pathway is unusually bumpy,
and sometimes you just can't get out of the way.

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>> South Quadrangle to the MLB
>> Best mode of transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: the MLB wind tunnel
You check Weatherbug.com and it says 48 degrees
outside. You look out, see the sun shining, and think
to yourself, "Hey, it's fall, it's a nice day out. I'll go for
the jacket today and leave the scarf behind altogether."
Well that's ine until you get to the MLB windtunnel
where the temperature somehow drops towsub-arctic
levels. Do yourself a favor and throw the scarf in your
>> Diag to Michigan Stadium
>> Best mode of transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: meandering alumni
This walk is going to seem like it takes much longer
because of the anticipation, but factoring in 23 minutes
into your schedule is more than sufficient. But if you're
traveling to the Big House within two homsof game
time, you're going to need to adaohr sxrseven
minutes because alumni arc slow. It's a fact. They drive
slow and they walk slow because they love the Univer-
sity,butfuckifthey'llevergetoutof your way.
>> West Quadrangle to CCRB
>> Best mode of transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: people flyering in the Diag
When you are going to work out, probably the only
thing that you'rethinking aboutishow much youdon't
want to do it. The last thing you want is a confronta-
tion with someone from a student organization and
a little piece of paper to throw away before you get
on the devil of a treadmill. Going through the Diag
means that you're fair game and that you're going to
avoid making eye contact at all costs. Be ready.
>> Fletcher to the UGLi
>> Best mode of transportation: walking
>> Watch out for: people having fun
So if you are walking to the UGLi that means
you're probably going to plant yourself there for sev-
eral hours and have no fun. But at night, this particu-
lar walk is going to take you past a lot of party houses
and inevitably a lot of people who are having much
more fun than you. It takes will power to make it all
the way to the library withoutstopping for a brew.

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