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8 - Friday, February 2, 2007

The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com i

Love us or hate us,
we're out of your
hair. It's been great
- for the most
part. We could have
done with a little
less hate mail. But
hey, it happens.

Gone! Gone! Gone!

Jared Goldberg
Daily Columnist and Edit Board Member

website and I am so
involved in the redes
this past fall. That w
something I have bee
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iwas a rresnman re
With the exception of Sam Butler, I South Quad dorm ant
think I am the most senior staff member of never forget.
the Daily. Being a fifth-year senior - yes, I This is my one shot
said it - I have seen much during my time pus under my own n
on this campus, and most importantly, at est of brevity I will
this paper. sweet. I hope my ho:
My time at the Daily has been a life- has treated you all as
changing one. I have had my writing chal- that you find someth
lenged, encouraged and, especially in my Finally, to pass alon;
younger days, completely destroyed. But thing I have learned
I've met some extraordinary people here. here: being satisfied i
Remember, true believers, that the Daily having appreciation.
staffers are people too. And we're stu-
To quote Abbie Hoffman on the power Amanda Bu
of youth: "We were young, self-righteous,
reckless, hypocritical, brave, silly, head- Assistant Editorial Pa
strong and scared half to death..And we
were right." You have the power to change For making me unele
the world. Do it. you.
None of my endless reams of wisdom
would have been possible without the
help of many people. Much love for Imran, Matt Kivel
Chris, Emily, "zbream," Suhael, Sam, JzPe-
sick, Zac, Aubrey,Sravya, DanAdams, Dibo, Music Editor
11hnlv.n Wnll nd nil thp nthp I'

proud to have been
sign that we unveiled
vas the culmination of
n wanting to do since
eading the site in my
d it was a project I will
t to address all of cam-
ame and in the inter-
keep this short and
metown of Ann Arbor
well as it did me and
ing in it to love daily.
g the most important
in my last four years
s nothing comparedto
ige Editor
ctably liberal, thank

four years happened within the walls of
420 Maynard St. I made great mistakes,
had great successes and became friends
with some amazing, talented people. To
every Daily staffer past, present and future:
Thank you.
Trevor Campbell
Associate Photo Editor

If you are a conservative student, give the
editorial board a chance; you'll never get
your way, but they give you a nice soapbox
from which to orate. McCain-Graham'O8!
Shubra Ohri
Statement Photo Fditor

write for news; Ashley Dinges for the elec-
tion car bombs; the summer 2006 editors
for all the memorable moments; Andrew
Klein for my first and only Daily point; and
everyone who believes in the work we do
and why we do it.
Much love and best of luck in the real
world. And yes, I do explain it all.
Donn M. Fresard
Editor in Chief
This is the year.
Eugene Robertson
Grandoa Photo



-eneny,- oam ou, an an me omers im
forgetting. Thanks for making me the man
I am today.
Mike Hulsebus
Manaqine Photo Editor

Emily Beam
Editorial Page Editor
Funny what can happen in two years. Peace.
Whitney Dibo
Associate Editorial Page Editor
When I first walked into the Daily, I was
both politically confused and academi-
cally self-conscious. Now, after three years
spent on the Daily's editorial board, I am
a firmly solidified liberal with overblown
confidence in my own ideas. These are gifts
you cannot receive anywhere besides The
Michigan Daily.
And thank you so much to the wonder-
fully talented members of the editorial
board for always challenging my morals
and pushing me to defend my opinions.
Your impact on my college experience can-
not be overstated.
Thank you to Sam Singer and Suhael
Momin for giving me confidence in my
writing, and to Chris Zbrozek and Emily
Beam for teaching me what good edito-
rial writing is. And thanks to Mara, John,
Imran, Amanda, Sam, Jared, Theresa and
all the other members of the edit board
with whom I've argued so passionately
over the last few years.
After writing for the Daily, I have real
faith in a newspaper's ability to change
things. I feel privileged to have been part of
a publication that I know, in my time at the
University, made a difference.
Phil Dokas
Online Editor
It is odd that having been here for nearly
two years my first words to be printed in
the Daily are also likely to be my last.
I am the person who has been lead-
ing the small group of people running the

Well this is it - I've stumbled through
my years at this university hoping to find
meaning. Searching for a better life and
somehow I got tangled up in this publica-
tionthey call The Michigan Daily. Slearned
a lot about music from the people here and
I would just like to thank those who have
helped me along the way. First and fore-
most I would like to thank Joel Hoard for
giving me the opportunity to write for the
Daily - and thoughI hooked up with your
friends at that party freshman year I hope
you forgive me; I was young and stupid.
Next I would like to thank Andrew Gaerig,
for teaching me whatgood music is and why
all of my preconceived notions about music
were wrong. Goodbye everyone, uphold the
traditions of our forefathers.
Christopher Zbrozek
Editorial Page Editor
I was recruited to this paper, one of the
Party's most vital communication organs, in
the dark summer of 2004. The fascist Bush,
a shameless toady for the ruling class, stran-
gled workers at home and abroad. A brave
cadre of young intellectuals spit in the face
of imperialist dogma and committed their
blood to the revolutionary cause.
Those comrades who went before -
Jason, Suhael, Daniel - now carry on the
struggle elsewhere. Others - Sam, Jared,
Emily - continued the fight by my side. Our
successors will lead the people to glory. The
who they are, and they shall be purged.
Two and a half years later, phase one is
complete. Chairman Pelosi is in position.
The insults of centuries can no longer be
endured. Soon the people will rise, and
the jackal Bush and his running dogs will
face the proletarian justice they so richly
Workers of the world, unite!
Bernie Nguyen
Managing Arts Editor
No goodbyes. But good memories, good
times, good friends. Everything I could
have ever hoped for in an extracurricu-
lar, and so much more. Thanks to all my
friends, and my dear roommates, BARI
and 4QA, who have made the last three and
a half years the best ones of my life, and
Tom, who drove me home on rainy nights
and always loved me. To Jeff, who taught
me more than I could learn about journal-
ism and scandalous cinema. Punit, Evan,
Andrew, Kim, Donn, Opinion, my sub-
editors - my life will be less colorful, less
brilliant, now that I won't see you all on a
semi-daily basis. I'll miss you, and every-
thing else about this place, especially the
French fries and the sheer joy of finishing
the page before deadline.
But no goodbyes.
Ashley Dinges
Former Managing Editor
Most of my education during the past

Punit Mattoo
TV/New Media Editor
Sorry to all my engineering friends who
had to hear me mutter Paris Hilton jokes
to myself while writing my columns in
class. I hope outside of the letters calling
for me to learn some manners and respect
babies, people derived some joy from caus-
tic insults only slightly above the quality
of Jay Leno monologues. I know I did. The
odd group of friends I made here over the
past four years all gave me something com-
pletely different and gave me the LS&A
education I missed out on. Thanks to Kim,
you're from Troy and made me realize how
much I need to defend Detroit. Llloyd?
Pizza House? Evan? The most obnoxious
person I've met at Michigan and also the
most intelligent. Nobody else can put me
in a chokehold while lecturing me on Per-
sian poetry and Wrestling storylines, and
I hope that'll still happen in the future.
Bernie? The constant happiness was pain-
ful at first, but I finally realized that it
helped me trough the dreadful nightsides.
Jeff? It was fun taking care of you; I'll take
the girls you introduced me to as a thanks.
Rachel? I should've listened to you a lot
earlier. This Amanda girl, she's a hot bitch.
Anne Joling
News Editor
These past few weeks have given me a
glimpse of what life will be like without
the Daily, and it's been wonderful. That
said, I've also realized what it means to be
out of the loop and away from my friends.
My hope is that this will not be a final
Karl, your ceaseless energy and com-
mitment to the Daily are both impressive
and inspiring. Good luck and take care.
Anne, you are beautiful, intelligent,
Dutch and also named Anne, and I feel
privileged to call you my friend. Let's make
our lunch dates a regular thing.
Tina, I'm happy to have been given the
chance to know and work with you.
Grossman, Kelly, Mek, Wally, good luck
in the upcoming semesters, I know the
paper will thrive under your leadership.
Have fun, keep the editor parties alive and
take care of each other.
To the Daily as a whole I leave you this
advice: Don't walk home alone after dark.
John Stiglich
Daily Columnist and Edit Board Member
I want to thank the Daily's liberal ide-
ology for pissing me off to the point that I
felt compelled to volunteer for the edito-
rial board so I could infect the page with
occasional sanity. Over the years, I grew
to respect colleagues that I neverthought I
would and I have harvested what I hope to
be lifelone friendshios with old adversaries.

Rajiv Prabhakar
Daily Columnist and Edit Board Member
I still remember the day when I first
joined the Daily. I was completely sur-
rounded by people who seemed to know
anything and everything about current
affairs, politics and the University, and
there I was - an 18-year-old freshman
who just came to this country the previ-
ous month. There were few times when I
felt more out of place than I did right then,
and I literally had to force myself to keep
coming back to the Daily over the next few
Oftentimes, especially during my first
semester, I had almost nothing to con-
tribute to the all-knowledgeable editorial
board, butI still enjoyed just sitting in and
listening to all the discussions and debates.
Before I knew it, I was the one telling all my
friends about the latest happenings at this
University - at times, I still have trouble
believing that I'm now a columnist here.
Being in the editorial board and watching
everyone debate their various beliefs was
intellectually stimulating in a way thatnone
of my classes were. To anyone out there
who's thinking of writing for the daily: just
do it. You'll have the time of your life.
Ali Olsen
Avz+ss+ id las fFdit+n


David Tuman
Editor de Fotozrafia




Forest Casey
Associate Photo Editor
The happiest moment of my life came
to me in the backseat of a Ford Taurus on
assignment for the Daily. I was sitting in the
backseat cavern I'd made with backpacks of
equipment and our full collection of suits
and ties that made us look more like kids than
through Canada,tailgatingthe
Canadians. The walls of my cave were lit
by the D2H's display as I lookedthrough hun-
dreds of photos from the floor of the-Demo-
batteries died.
Oh, how we had to lie, to cheat and flat-
ter our way into the gates of the DNC. How
David convinced Carl Levin and then Michael
Moore to give up their passes for us. How
Suhael flirted with the girls at the press cen-
ter, buying us one more day, a few more hours
inside. We were hungry.We were foolish.
HowI fought my way into the convention
center, then up the hierarchy of access pass-
es, down to the ground floor, and finally right
next to the stage. For a few days, we were in
the center of the most importantnews of the
world. And Igot the photos. Every last one of
them. Every smile and salute and tear. I cap-
tured them all.
See GOODBYE, page 7


Carissa Miller
News Reporter and Editor
It seems almost futile to try to put into
words why I am thankful for the years I
spent at the Daily. Unique experiences,
resume booster, talented people, a second
family ... blah blah blah.
So, to keep it relatively short and drunk-
enly comedic, I would like to thank:
everyone in news for allowing me to
embrace my inner nerd; everyone in arts
for helping me feel semi-cool even though I


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