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Before You Were Here
A bilingual food fight
PREPARING FOR V-DAY
While sitting in my German
class today, the hysterical depart-
ment head, carried in a large bag
of plastic food. Odd, I thought, as
he plunked it down on the desk. He
had a brief conversation with my
instructor in German, chuckled,
and walked out.
Class continued as usual until
about halfway through when my
instructor grabbed the large bag and
dumped it all over his desk. He then
began throwing the plastic food
items at us, occasionally and franti-
cally referring to the flying produce,
fish and ice cream as "Mein Mitta-
gessen!" ("My lunch!").
Twenty some-odd pieces of plas-
tic food whirled around the class-
room. As we all shouted out the
names of incomingtrauben (grapes)
and hackfleisch (ground meat), I
simultaneously had to duck flying
pieces of brokkoli and eier (eggs) for
fear of direct contact.
At the end of class, my professor
requested we return our food to the
West Quad card W
reader swiped fo
WHERE: West Quad of
See something that embodies the you-know with the female anatomy
Ann Arbor or Un of Mich- while she prodded my body with
igan experience? E-mail submis- cold istruments.
sions to firstname.lastname@example.org. "Your ovaries are the size of
M&M's," she said, poking them from
front of the class. Being creative in outside my abdomen. "Is it weird I
interpreting the insutrctions, one told you that?"
student threw his pute (turkey) at "No?" I said. "It's just they look
our instructor. Following suit, over proportionally much bigger in dia-
20 more plastic pieces of food flew grams?"
in an assault towards our instructor. Artist renderings are off, she
He covered his face with his arms said. Ovaries range from the size :
while wailing once again, "Mein of M&M's to large grapes. Also, the 4
Mittagessen!" birth control pill causes ovaries to °
REBECCA DISBROW shrink, reducing the chance of ovar-
ian cancer in women who take it.
Informative exams "Hm, that's interesting," I said to
the woman who was using my com-
I recently went to University pulsorily naked body for a personal-
Health Services for an annual pap ized anatomy lesson.
smear, a quick but demeaning pro- People say UHS lacks the com-
cedure involving almost complete forting, personal touch of a private
nudity and metal stirrups. physician, but I left reassured that
Past physicians who've done the birth control has shriveled my ova- Ann Arbor
service have kept small talk to a ries to the size of raisins so I prob- er hop, Ic
minimum, but my UHS gynecolo- ably won't get ovarian cancer. in prepara
gist seized the chance to play did- JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN ing holiday
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r resident Megan Keefer of the University Flow-
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tion for Valentine's Day. Keefer said the upcom-
y is one ofthe shop's busiest days ofthe year.
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WHEN: Monday at about 4:10
WHAT: A housing officer
called to report the card swipe
was removed from a vending
machine in West Quad, the
Department of Public Safety
said. Police have no suspects.
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Sunday at about 11:55
WHAT: A person unaffiliated
with the University was found
trespassing in the Hospital
cafeteria, DPS reported. The
subject was escorted off of the
property by Hospital Security.
WHERE: Weill Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about 7:50
WHAT: A water leak in the
attic of Weill Hall caused minor
damage to the building, DPS
reported. Police said water leaks
are common in campus build-
ings during the winter because
of the cold weather.
WHERE: Biomedical Science
WHEN: Monday at about 12:05
WHAT: A fire alarm was
intentionally pulled in the
buildling, DPS reported.
Investigating police found no
WHAT: A presentation by
Kinesiology Prof. Victor
Katch about healthy choices
and exercise options for stu-
dents. There will be a salsa
dance demonstration from as
well as drawings for fitness
WHO: Alpha Epsilon Delta
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League,
WHAT: An orchestra and
choral performance conduct-
ed by School of Music Profs.
Paul Rardin and Andrew
WHO: University Philhar-
monia Orchestra and the
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
WHAT: A chance for stu-
dents to explore career paths
in nonprofit enterprises
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 2 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
. A graph in yesterday's
edition of the Daily (Backup
plans) stated that 3,002 gradu-
ating students voted to hold
commencement on the Diag.
In fact, 3,002 students total
voted in the survey.
* In the name edition, an
article (Southern rap duo
thrives on new beats) incor-
rectly said that rap group
Clipse uses original beats.
Several of the beats on the
mixtape were sampled from
Jay-Z, LOX and others.
" Please report any error
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Google announced yester-
day its 2008 International
Model Your Campus Com-
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can design a virtual version
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mation on the contest, visit
Before it was made illegal,
the state of Michigan man-
dated forced sterilization
for 3,786 of its residents. Uni-
versity employees performed
some of these sterilizations in
the University Hospital.-.
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