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6B Wednesday, Aprl14, 2010 // The Statement
... More Bucket List

Wednesday, April 2010/ h 3B
Things I wish I'd known as a...
Indespensible advice from Daily staffers. We've been through it all, now we share what we've learned with you.

-;-;Sneak an entire set of
utensils out of a University
What better way to outfit your kitchen sophomore year than
on the University's dime? Take a couple of forks on Mon-
day. A plate or two Tuesday. Before you know it, you won't
have to make that trip to Ikea. Ultimate goal: lifta block 'M'
waffle iron.


I he Michigan Men's Hockey team gathers before its game against Michigan State in Yost Ice Arena on Nov.13, 2009.
Attend a Game at Yost Ice Arena

-+Declaring a major is not
the end all, be all of college
life. Take your time to figure
it out.
-+ It's OK to spread yourself a
little thin with extracurricu-
lars until you find something
you really love.
-p But do commit to some-
thing to invest your time
in outside of classes. You'll
make some of your best
friends there.
- Don't try to take all the
prereqs for your major in
one semester. You'll be less
-+ Be aware of distribution
requirements. The later it
gets, the more annoying they
-h There are a lottofaclasses
that fulfill more than one
-- There is no "popular
group" in college. Get over it.
-- Unless you're actually will-
ing to dedicate a lot of time
to a new language, take the
language that you have the
most experience with.
-+ If there's a class you really
want to take but can't get in
to, be persistant. Get on the
waitlist, e-mail the professor.
You can get into almost any
class if you try hard enough.
-+ Ask people to recommend
a really good professor. A lot
of the time, that can make
a class you might not have
looked at otherwise worth
-+ It's not the end of the world
if you live in the dorms two
years in a row.

-+ It's OK to not be employed
upon graduation.
-+ Don't spend the entire year
thinking, "this is the last
time I'll ever...."
-+ Take more classes pass/
fail than you think you want
to. You'll appreciate the deci-
sion halfway through second
-p Take sober photos. You're
going to want to remember
more than just your drunken
exploits when you're older.
-- You'll regret not getting a
yearbook. It's really not as
un-cool as it seems.
-+ Don't let your parents pres-
sure you into applying for
a bunch of jobs you're not
interested in just so you have
a "plan."
- If you're meant to stay
friends, you will stay friends.
-p Law school is not the
-+ And neither is Teach for
-- It is absolutely fine to tell
prying family members you
have no idea what the future
-+ Ask for completely over-
the-top graduation presents.
-+ Future employers will not
care about the C- you got on
that midterm paper, regard-
less of how concerned you
were with it.
-+ Enjoy it.

You've all heard the stereotypes - everyone around the Big
Ten lumps all maize-and-blue fans into the same category.
we're quiet, unrowdy, golf-clappers who sit on our hands dur-
ing games and yawn whenever Michigan scores a touchdown.
My response when someone mentions this to me: "Obvi-
ously, you've never been to a Michigan hockey game."
One step into Yost Ice Arena is enough to make even the
most hardened, sailor-talking ruffians blush and do a few Hail
Marys. The fans are, in one word, brutal.
The student section heckles the goalie, the backup goalie,
the opposing coach, the "ugly parents" in the small section of
fans dedicated to the poor team that happens to be playing the
wolverines that night and, unbelievably, other Michigan fans,
if they're not supporting the team with enough fervor.
And then there's the infamous C-Ya chant, which has caused
thousands of mothers to earmuff their children and was even
featured in an ESPN segment about rowdy fan behavior.
It's not all curse words and heckling, though. These are,

hands down, the most dedicated fans on campus. The Michi-
gan hockey student section isn't like the football one - gone
are the drunk sorority girls who are more concerned with how
their knee-high maize-and-blue stockings look. And unlike
basketball games this year, there's never a bandwagon effect.
Every fan is totally into the game, which is a pretty unbe-
lievable feeling, especially during the second intermission,
when the entire student body dances to that song from the
Blues Brothers.
That's right. Even the intermissions are wild.
It doesn't matter if you're not into hockey - a game at Yost,
specifically against archrival Michigan State, is a must-do for
anyone who considers him or herself a Michigan sports fans.
And I'll bet that, like a Pringle chip, one won't be enough
once you experience the energy of that ol' building on South

Eat soup from Le Dog
at Le Dog
No seating - indoor or outdoor - makes this one for the
brave and stoic only, especially since soup is so much more
enjoyable when it's cold out. But throw on some mittens and
a scarf and suck it up. The soup is totally worth it.

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