2A - Thursday, November 6, 2008
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
Promoting protection on campus
If you've ever walked down
Sooth University Avenue, it's
likely that you've seen the Safe
Sex Store. Although its neon sign
has become a common stop for
scavenger hunt participants, S3
Safe Sex Store has a lot more to
offer than outlandish novelties
for sexual pleasure.
According to the store's web-
site, owner BethAnn Rarmeisool
was inspired to start the business
after volunteering for, children
infected with the AIDS virus
through the Rainbow Connec-
tion, a Michigan non-profit orga-
nizationthat works with children
with life-threatening illnesses.
The purpose of the store is to pro-
vide correct, consistent, sexual
Safe sex educator and retail
clerk Jeannie Hahl aims to deliver
this message and offer her "big
"While going to college, there
are so many opportunities for sex-
ual experimentation," she said.
Hahl said the information
available to students about sex-
ual opportunities doesn't always
come from reliable sources. And
that's where S3 comes in.
"There's a resource like this
around that tells you what con-
dom is most reliable," Hahl said as
In addition to educating the stu-
dent body about sexual health and
helpingcto stop the spread of sexual
diseases, S3 has other objectives.
"The store is also very female-
centered," Hahl said. "We want
to empower women with sexual
information rather than repress-
ing them. We want to make them
In fact, Hahl said S3's best
selling product is the "silicone-
based, super female friendly 'SD
Hahlihad a friend who was HIV
positive, motivating her inter-
est in sexual health. She began
studying child maltreatment and
then shifted her focus to Planned
Parenthood. S3 was a perfect
springboard in that department.
She said she has been working
there for two years.
Hahl is aware that many people
are intimatedto cross the threshold
from the sidewalk of South Univer-
sitycto the store, but she offers kind
words of encouragement to ease
"I usually say, 'We're nice in
here, you don't have to be afraid!"'
she said. "The staff is so warm
and inviting. It's not scary, it's
actually just a cute store."
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Graduation fair Academic
Backpacks taken University
from Chemistry vehicle bumps
Building into motorcycle
WHERE: Chemistry Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about 3 p.m.
WHAT: Four backpacks
were stolen, University Police
reported. Two of the back-
packs were later recovered.
One stolen backpack contained
a laptop worth $1,500. The
WHERE: Lot NC-62, 3231 Bax-
WHEN: Tuesday at about 7
WHAT: A University vehicle
backed into a parked, unoc-
cupied motorcycle, University
Police reported. There were no
WHAT: A fair for graduating
seniors where they can get
information on commence-
ment, buying caps and gowns
and picking out a class ring
WHO: University Unions
Arts & Programs
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
WHAT: A discussion about
how to network when looking
for an academic job
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Student Activities
Building, Room 3200
otner stolen backtpackc Dad a injuries in the accident. ( fia re
cell phone worth $300. Police A o e
have no suspects. Rvlto'tl
Parking garage Rvlto'tl concert
MCard swiped stairwell WHAT: A talk by Pedro WHAT: A concert
A. Sanchez, director of the and jazz musicianI
1 akeTropical Agriculture and theTiktcot$0a
frmiiriy vandalized Rural Environment Program Tickts cs an
1Acclaimed author and
Crichton of "Jurassic Park"
fame died unexpectedly yes-
terday "after a courageous and
private battle against cancer,".
his public relations firm said in
a release. He was 66 years old.
2Michigan sophomore for-
ward Louie Caporusso has
eight goals in eight games
this season, good for second in
the nation. He scored 12 goals
all of last season.
oSPOR MORE, SEE SPORTS, PAGE 5
3 Kenya has declared
today a public holiday
to celebrate the elec-
tion of Barack Obama as the
U.S. president, BBC reported.
Obama's father was Renyan,
and members of Obama's fam-
ily still live in the east African
WHERE: Mary Markley Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:45
WHAT: An MCard was stolen
from Mary Markley Mall, Uni-
versity Police reported. Police
have no suspects.
WHERE: Fletcher Carport
WHEN: Tuesday at about 6 p.m.
WHAT: Three people spray-
painted a wall in the carport
stairwell, University Police
reported. The incident is
at Columbia University, titled
"The African Creen Revolu-
tion Moves Forward"
WHO: School of Public
WHEN: Today at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: School of Public
Health, Room 37SS
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: 3165S. Main St.
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