2 - Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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Before You Were Here
BUTTERING HIM UP
The air was brisk. The sky was
blue. A few days ago, it was spring,
and the whole campus seemed to
Outside Alpha Delta Phi, frater-
nity brothers raking sheets of ice
out of their beach volleyball court
talked of "sweet" parties of the
past and dreamed out loud of the
others soon to come.
Meanwhile, down South Uni-
versity Street, Martha Cook girls
had another bout of spring fever.
In their dormitory's grassy yard,
a trio shed their coats and rolled up
their jeans to their ankles. Took off
their shoes and romped through
the mud. Realized it wasn't really
a great idea but pretended to have
Martha Cook girl or fraternity
brother, sun-dress wearer or flip-
flop bearer, the feeling was the
same: Spring was here. And if not,
we were going to force it.
A fiery wake up
When I'm woken up at 3:30 a.m.
on a Friday, I expectbigthings. And
by "big things" I mean a friend call-
ing from county prison, or some-
thing. Instead, the vacant house
next door was being consumed by
flames. Markedly more exciting.
My attention, though, was split
between the house and the crowd.
Drunk people are funny, but drunk
people in front of fires are funnier.
The juxtaposition of angst (one
of my housemates was buckled over
crying because she was so scared
our house was going to catch), glee
("Fierce dude, fierce!") and awkward
couples who hit it off at the bar but
weren't quite expecting...this...was a
little like seeing a child being born.
Overwhelming, but beautiful.
When my neighbor remarked,
"I've never actually seen a fire
hydrant being used, except for poor
people bathing," just as firefighters
trooped inside my front door, I con-
sidered my loss of sleep worth it.
No pants party
Saturday, I was parked in a lot
near the Union waiting for my friend
to finish an errand. Bored in the car,
I noticed in my rearview mirror two
guys - definitely drunk - playing
hacky sack near the Regent's Plaza.
Standard fare for campus activi-
ties - except for the fact that their
clothes were strewn across the pave-
ment near them.
Hopping, juggling and kicking
around in nothing but boxers and
shoes, these guys had serious skills
and little shame. It took a good five
minutes for my friend to return, and
that was enough time to watch the
The boys got dressed and walked
away, and I drove off thanking soci-
ety for inventing pants.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Talk on union Rm 2022
WHERE: Thayer Street Park-
WHEN: Saturday at about 9:45
WHAT: The driver's side
window of a Pontiac SUV was
found shattered, the Depart-
ment of Public Safety said. A
laptop was stolen from inside.
Police have no suspects.
WHERE: Willard Street
WHEN: Sunday at about 12:50
WHAT: Police issued a minor
in possession to a student who
was "very intoxicated," DPS
WHAT: A talk by Richard
Trumka, the secretary-
treasurer of AFL-CIO about
America's economy and the
Graduate Rmployees' Orga-
nization's possible strike at
WHO: Institute of Labor and
WHEN: Today from 2 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
WHAT: A discussion with
Art and Design Prof. Jim
Cogswell about his mural
in the South Thayer Build-
ing. The painting is titled
"NOTHING TO SAY."
WHO: Institute for the
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Thayer Building,
Showing of film
on war crimes
WHAT: A screening of "Win-
ter Soldier," a film about war
crimes in the Vietnam War.
Veterans from the war in Iraq,
the Gulf War, the Vietnam
War, and World War II will
be present for a question-and-
answer session to follow.
WHO: Anti-War Action
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Mason Hall, Room
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a white skirt blown upwards to
show the label.
Scooter Vaughan skated in
hockey practice yesterday
after missing all of last week
to recover after surgery from a
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yesterday to hear its first
case in 30 years, the Associated
Press reported. It will decide
whether the government can
ban "fleeting expletives" and
deem it indecent when some-
one accidentally says the word
"fuck" on live television.
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found broken hospital
WHERE: Bursley Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about 5 a.m.
WHAT: A housing security
officer was checking the build-
ing when he found a window in
the dorm's game room broken
from the inside, DPS reported.
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WHERE: East Quad
WHEN: Sunday at about 10:40
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having trouble breathing and
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