6B Wednesday, 30, 2011 // The Statement
WednesdayMrc 30, 2011 // The Statement $B
news in review
Obviously any time the
president is going to visit your
town, it's a huge production. We
got the opportunity to send two
photographers, and I was very
fortunate to be one of them. Just y
walking into the stadium and
seeing what's usually this football
Mecca turned into this huge,
elaborate media production8
with strategically placed lights
to highlight features of the '
president's face and gigantic,
newly constructed TV screens,k
and just how orchestrated
everything was, was a fascinating
Five of the most talked-about stories of the week, ranked in ascending order of actual importance
Robert Gibbs, who left his post as
White House press secretary in
February, is reportedly deliberating
a communications position with
social networking giant Facebook.
His salary would likely be in the
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder
approved a bill on Monday that
reduces the length unemployed
workers are eligible for state ben-
efits from 26 to 20 weeks. Snyder
said the bill will allow the unem-
ployed to seek federal benefits.
Last weekend, Rolling Stone Officials in Japan reported on
published photos and an article Monday radioactive water leaking
on a U.S. Army "kill team" group from its Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
of soldiers that allegedly killed Power Station, which was damaged
unarmed Afghan citizens for sport. from the March 11 earthquake and
The Army issued an apology on tsunami. Increased plutonium
Monday. levels in soil were also found.
In a speech on Monday, President
Barack Obama defended American
military intervention in Libya, citing
the prevention of civilian deaths
as an impetus for involvement.
Obama promised to reduce U.S.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: President Barack Obama delivers the commencement
address to the class of 2010. (SAM WOLSON/Daily); Members of the University's syn-
chronized swimming team practices their routine. (SALAM RIDA/Daily); Former Michi-
gan football coach Rich Rodriguez's Michigan apparel being auctioned offat the Salvation
Army. (JED MOCH/Daily); Michigan rowers Ashley Kroll and Felice Mueller won gold in
the 2,000 meter race at the World Championships in Belarus. (JAKE FROMM/Daily);
People dressed as Stormtroopers walk in the GatorBmowl parade in Jacksonville, Fla. on
New Year's Day. (JAKE FROMM/Daily); LSA sophomore Eric Olivero shaves his beard
after participating in No-Shave November. (ANNA SCHULTE/Daily); A member of the
University's parkour club practices his skills. (MARISSA MCCLAIN/Daily).
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quotes of the week from the archives
"I kind of thought the promotion was ajoke atfirst, Board game blasphemy
but as things picked up, I realized it was working."
FABIAN LEVY, HAMILTON, MONT. RADIO SHACK MANAGER, on the
store's ongoing promotion that guarantees a free gun with purchase of
"I didn't think this was such a big deal, butI will tell
you, it's turning out to be a very big deal because
people now are calling mefrom all over saying
please don't give up on this issue."
DONALD TRUMP, BUSINESSMAN AND PROSPECTIVE PRESIDENTIALar
in an ABC interview during which he urged President couEsy uF D'iO cHANG
Barack Obama to release his birth certificate.
Board games can be straight-forward or they can be baffling. Shoots and Lad-
ders? Classic elementary fun. Cranium? Too damn difficult (what do you
the rules expect from a title like that?). Put "Ghettopoly" in the latter group - not
for its intellectual merits, but its polarizing premise. The logo on the box should
be a big enough hint: "a cartoon of a black man holding a gun and a 40 oz. bottle
No. 327: No. 328: No. 329: of malt liquor," as The Michigan Daily reported ("Game catches heat for content,"
Limit yourself There are only It's too late to start 10/16/2003).
State Street institution Urban Outfitters was one such retailer to carry the game.
to two vending three weeks left. a real relationship. Unsurprisingly, this did not go unnoticed - Erin Johnson, NAACP campus chapter
machine items per You probably Summer fling president, perhaps summed up the incongruence the best: "This is really disturb-
day. Candy is not should attend that season has ing that stores would sell stuff like this especially so close to a diverse campus like
this.' The game was later pulled nationally (no word if the store carried creator
dinner. 9 a.m. class. commenced! David Chang's other "-opoly" parodies like Thugopoly or Hoodopoly).
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SCOURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESC
Weeks unemployed workers in Michigan will Percent of unemployed Michigan workers Billions of dollars in federal loans
be eligible for federal benefits under Republican seeking a job for more than one year. This that Michigan has recieved to fund
Gov. Rick Snyder's recently signed legislation. is the third-highest number in the nation. employment benefits the past two years
Ipolwed Eric into the bathroom and snapped photos as
t No-Shave November beard slowly disappeared.
It wa'one of those fun photo opportunities where you get
a chance to be in on an event that you would otherwise
never witness yourself. Eric's beard was a part his:
identity, and I snapped it as he slowly shaved it away.'
-Anna Sc ulte