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Magazine Editor:
Trevor Calero
Editor in Chief:
Jacob Smilovitz
Managing Editor:
Matt Aaronson
Deputy Editor:
Allie White
Designers:
Sara Boboltz
Corey DeFever
Photo Editor:
Jed Moch
Copy Editors:
Erin Flannery
Danqing Tang
Cover Photo:
Max Collins
The Statement is The Michigan
Dily's news magazine, distributed
every Wednesday during the
academic year. To contact The State-
met e-mail calero@michigandaily.
com

TH EBUCKETLI ST
editors' note

Smoke a joint, get high
in the Arb
It's the most beautiful spot on campus and the perfect place
to relax, so this one requires zero justification.You'll probably
run into some like-minded people who would love to share in
your adventure. Just be smart and careful - DPS will mess
your shit up if they catch you.

To our readers,
The thought of printing some sort of
Bucket List issue first popped into our
heads at the start of the winter semester. But what
we originally envisioned was something almost
completely different from what follows on these
pages.
In the beginning, we had hoped to ask Daily
seniors to think of that one thing they had always
wanted to do - maybe it was to Kayak down the
Huron River, or rave on Friday night at the Blind
Pig Soul Club - and then go do that thing and write
about the experience.
We pitched the idea to our outgoing seniors
and, after receiving a less-than-overwhelming
response, soon realized we were going to have to
change our approach if we still wanted to make this
issue a reality.
So, instead of leaving it to our seniors, we opened
up for suggestions from anyone we could think of
- our closest friends, Daily staffers of any age and,
most notably, you, our readers.
After a few weeks, we had a list of about 200
different items that at least someone, somewhere,
had on his or her bucket list. Some of the ideas
were great - you'll finda few of them when you flip
through the magazine - while others were, let's
just say, forgettable.

To say it was stressful to compile the list is a bit
of an understatement. At times we didn't really
know if this would even happen. But through it all,
we learned something about ourselves, something
every one of you will probably realize before you
graduate if you haven't already: this community -
both the University and the city of Ann Arbor - has
more to offer us than we ever could have expected
when we were just starry-eyed freshmen, more
than anyone could accomplish in just four years.
Think about what you'd put on your own per-
sonal bucket list. Maybe a friend has told you about
how awesome it was that night he or she did kara-
oke for the first time and recommended you do
the same. Or maybe every time you hear the bells
of the Carillon ringing from the Burton Tower in
between classes you tell yourself you still have to
go up there to take in the view. But somehow these
things we all promised ourselves we'd do just seem
to slip our minds.
Maybe our seniors weren't as excited as we'd
hoped they'd be to participate in this issue was
not because they are lazy, but, rather, because
the thought of contributing to a bucket list forces
them to come face-to-face with a sobering fact:
that the time they have left at the University is
very rapidly coming to an end. Maybe doing that
one thing, the thing they've always wanted to do,

puts a big, fat, figurative period on their time here
as a student.
There's no way to accomplish everything you'd
like before you leave this place. Quite simply,
there's way too much this city has to offer. And
even if you do try, every time you think that you've
completed your 'list', you'll think of a dozen other
things to add to it.
We don't even begin to claim that our Bucket
List is an exhaustive index of everything a Uni-
versity student should do before graduation. Hell,
some of the items on this list aren't even that seri-
ous; we did try to have some fun with this. But if
anything, what our list does is represent an idea:
that we can't, not one of us, let the time we have
here slip us by.
It might not exactly be the 'best years of our
lives,' as everyone older than us claims it is - actu-
ally, we really hope they aren't right about that -
but, if not the best years, definitely some that offer
us a chance to do things we'd never thought we'd
ever do before.
If we have one thing to say after doing this issue,
it's to please, please take full advantage of the time
you have here. You'll never be able to get it back.
- Trevor Calero and Allie White, Magazine Editor
and Deputy Magazine Editor

Drink only keg beer at a
frat party to get drunk
It'll take you 30 minutes to fill your cup each time. And yes,
there is a decent chance you'll regret it in the morning. But
it's one of the cheapest ways to get drunk as a freshman. or
senior. We don't judge ... much.

- _ Knock on Mary Sue
Coleman's door
it's just ... so ... close. Every time you walk by the President's
house, whether it be in broad daylight or on your way home
from Skeeps, aren't you overcome by the urge to just sneak
up that perfectly manicured lawn and play a little ding dong
ditch?

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~ Men's Glee Club Concert
Last Saturday, the University's Men's Glee Club celebrated its
150th anniversary. The commemorative concert, which packed
Hill Auditorium with more than 400 Glee Club alumni from the
past 67 years and other guests, was the perfect way to check "Glee
Club concert" off mybucket list.
Current Glee members dressed in tuxedos adorned with red
carnations filled HillAuditoriumwithbeautiful harmonies - even
throwing in some dance moves - that resonated off the curved
ceilings of one of the University's oldest performance venues.
The audience at the concert was star studded with the likes of
President Mary Sue Coleman and Athletic Director David Bran-
don.
One of the best parts of the concert included one of the most
unknown aspects of the University - the incredible archive of
"Songs of Michigan." The songs are soaked in U of M pride from
another era of collegiate tradition and left every audience mem-
ber feeling nostalgic for the Michigan of yesteryear.
The concert was the perfect thing to do at the end of my senior
year because it emphasized the amazing talent of Michigan stu-
dents and alumni, and also reminded me that I can always come
back to Ann Arbor.
- ANNIE GORDON THOMAS

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