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Before You Were Here The Extremist
A run-in with the locals
In the graffiti-laden alley behind See something that embodies the
The Michigan Theater, I had a run-in Ann Arbor or University of Michi-
with an Ann Arbor element that Uni- ganexperience? E-mail submissions
versity students often forget - local firstname.lastname@example.org.
high school kids.
I was standing alone, writing down covered fifth inside, and the trio took
snippits of graffiti for an item in The off in anticipation of a drunken high
Michigan Daily, when six or seven school sleepover.
black-clad teens streamed into the JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
depths of the alley.
After a few minutes, three of them
walked back toward me, the voice of Taiwanese tensions
one rising over those of the others.
"No, Jeremy," a girl with black- There's nothing that livens up a shit-
rimmed glasses said. "Come with me ty first snow than slow jams and hot
rightnow. Seriously, I am justnotin the pot.
mood for this today." Enabling my friend Peter in his pur-
A boy, presumably Jeremy, protested suit of the steamy traditional Chinese
weakly in a high voice, while the last of and Taiwanese dish (usually thinly
the three kept quiet. sliced meat, vegetables, various sea-
"I'm not kidding!" the girl said. "I food and noodles cooked communally
have to go home now to clean my room in a giant pot), I followed a Taiwanese-
so we can spend the night and get American Student Association e-mail
drunk tonight! Now put the vodka in to an annual hot pot event at someone's
my backpack." house.
The girl leaned over so Jeremy could Dinner was delicious, the soundtrack
unzip her bag and place a paper-bag- seemed to be solely Ne-Yo and the soft-
er side of Chris Brown (or something
along those lines), but the conversation
(though I knew several people there)
was, at times, awkward.
"Are you Taiwanese?" one of the
girls in attendance asked.
Both of my parents were born in Tai-
wan. Girl, I wanted to say, my family
moved from China to the island decades
before Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek
shipped over all those Ming Dynasty
But Peter cut in first, joking, "Ugh,
she's totally from the mainland."
"No, really, I'm Taiwanese," I said.
She looked at me. "You're kidding."
She looked at Peter, then back at me.
"Wait, you're not Taiwanese - you
don't look Taiwanese at all."
Peter gave me an apologetic look.
that getting into a fight about this prob-
ably wouldn't be the best idea.
I tried to suggest to Peter that we
leave, but he wanted to eat more hot
Calculator, book Vandalism at
stolen from Schembechler
Angell Hall Hall
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHERE: Angell Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about noon
WHAT: A bookbag contain-
ing a calculator and textbook
was stolen from a third-floor
classroom between 1 a.m.
and 8 a.m., the Department
of Public Safety reported.
The bag and its contents were
valued at $190. Police have no
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Sunday at about 4:30
WHAT: A hospital employee
reported a bottle containing an
unknown amount of Morphine
was stolen from a nurse's room,
DPS reported. The bottle was
last seen on Nov. 17. Police have
WHERE: Schembechler Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about 11
WHAT: An unknown person
broke a window and illegally
entered the building between
11:30 p.m. on Saturday and
10:50 a.m. on Sunday, DPS
reported. Police have no sus-
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Monday at about 2 a.m.
WHAT: A patient's video game
was stolen from his hospital
room sometime between Nov.
30 and Dec. 2, DPS reported.
The video game was valued at
$59.99. Police have no suspects.
WHAT: Bruce Conforth, an
American Culture lecturer,
will discuss the life and music
of legendary blues musician
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
WHEN: Today from 6 to 7
WHERE: U-Club, Michigan
WHAT: Dongxiao Liu, a pro-
fessor at Texas A&M Univer-
sity, will give a presentation
on women's movements in
China and India
WHO: Center for Chinese
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Room 1636, School
of Social Work
WHAT: A performance I
the University Choir.
WHO: School of Music
WHEN: Today8 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditoriu
* A caption on Page 2A
yesterday's edition of the
Daily incorrectly said RI
sophomore Conor Mend
hall performed at the Al'
Delta Phi on Friday nigh
He performed on Saturd:
* The same caption faile
to mention the event's na
Jamnesty, and the event'
collaboration with Amune
. A article in Friday's ed
of the Daily (Michigan's m
Michaels) incorrectly stat
that LSA sophomore Mic
Spitulnik is a freshman.
Dr. Khalil Shikaki, a professor at randei Uni-
versity and director of the Palestinian Center
for Policy and Survey Research, discussed the
future of democratization in Palestine at a lec-
ture at Rackham Auditorium last night.
A report issued by Japa-
by nese scientists found that
college students on short-term
memory tests, The Associated
m Press reported. According to
Kyoto University researchers,
the 5-year-old chimpanzees
responded faster and more
e on multiple memory tests.
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