6B Vednesday, September 28, 2011 // The Statement
ednesday, September 28, 2011// The Statement 3B
news in review
Rarely can a stomach go hungry in this
Main and State Street-bound area densely
packed with a taste bud-tickling grab bag of
eateries. What the area lacks in campus water-
ing holes, it makes up for in dining diversity.
Want some local grub? Ann Arbor favorites
Sava's and Le Dog on State Street and Liber-
ty Street, respectively, pack a gastronomical
punch with some small town flare. Need the
convenience of quick-and-dirty fast food? Pot-
belly, Jimmy John's, Five Guys and other State
Street chains got your back (and your wallet).
For those who are willing and able to break the
bank on a date, perennial favorites like Gratzi,
The Real Seafood Company and the rest of
the Main Street roster will whip you and your
beau something up at a premium. And if that
special someone isn't a carnivore, not a prob-
lem - hit up Liberty Street institution Seva's
for some prime vegetarian eats.
It's hard for other areas of town to go tit-for-
tat with this area's high-flavor spread. True,
famed pie palace Pizza House dominates
Church Street, but longtime veteran Cottage
Inn anchors William Street. And, of course,
burger haven Good Time Charley's holds its
own on South University, but Main Street
brewery The Jolly Pumpkin dishes out top-
notch patties of its own. In short, this area's
unbeatable mix of options leaves the rest pal-
ing in comparison. Should you be scoping out
your food elsewhere, let us kindly point you in
the right direction.
Five of the most talked-
The neighborhood north of the Huron River
offers some of the cheapest off-campus
housing for students. The area just east of
Argo Pond and west of North Campus offers
housing ranging from less than $300 to $700
per resident in the home. Nearby, the neigh-
borhood just north of the University Medical
Campus offers similar prices.
The distance from campus attracts a larger
population of graduate students rather than
undergrads, but the area has a variety of new
and recently updated houses and apartments.
Those who are willing to deal with the longer
commute to campus in exchange for avoiding
the hefty cost of living in the high population
density South Campus area can find afford-
able housing here.
A hile Ann Arbor is certainly a modern
city and students typically stick to the
paved parts of town, our namesake is rooted
in trees. There are plenty of locations on the
greener side of campus: the Diag, the Matthaei
Botanical Gardens, all of North Campus. But
none of these are more popular than the Uni-
versity's very own Nichol's Arboretum. Affec-
tionately known as the Arb, this treasure trove
of nature trails is not just for smoking pot, but
a staple of student life.
The students living between Geddes and
Washtenaw streets in the Oxford area know
this all too well, as they're just a hop, skip and
a jump away from lying in the grass beside the
Huron River, jogging through the fall foliage,
tossing a Frisbee with friends or tray sledding
while procrastinating for fall finals. Summer
months welcome community performances
by Shakespeare in the Arb, which has featured
classics such as "A Winter's Tale" and "Mid-
summer's Night Dream." Nichols Arboretum
also boasts dozens of species of exotic and
native trees, many of which outdate the park's
founding in 1906.
For students who need some nature, the
Geddes and Washtenaw neighborhood will
satisfy your green cravings.
The Scottish government has
asked the United Kingdom to
support the creation of a Scotland-
specific internet domain, scot.
Those in support of the domain
say it will be a source of local
identity for Internet users.
about stories of the week, ranked in ascending order of actual importance
gineers will rappel down A Saudi woman was sentenced Six men were charged with Congress passed a resolution
sides of the Washington to 10 lashes after being found terrorism offenses in the United Monday night to avoid partial
nument this week to check guilty of violating Saudi Arabia's Kingdom. Two of the men are government shutdown. The
cracks caused by last month's law against female drivers, The charged with "preparing for dispute over disaster aid was
thquake, The Associated BBC reported Tuesday. Two other an act of terrorism," including resolved when FEMA announced
ss reported. The inspection is women will stand trial for the traveling to Pakistan to train for it had enough funding through
ected to last five days. same offense later this year. terrorist acts. the end of the fiscal year.
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quotes of the week from the archives
"If they're not doing enough to help the American Unbuckledfreedom
people during a time ofgreat need, then we'll make
sure we have a new Congress."
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, on getting his $447 billion lobs plan
through Congress, which is currently facing a large amount of opposition.
"I wish no ill will against Rihanna and herfriends.
Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a
ALDERMAN ALAN GRAHAM, NORTHERN IRISH FARMER, after
asking production of a Rihanna music video to be stopped on his propertyU Y
because he felt she was dressed inappropriately. ILLUSTRATION BT HANNAH nOW
For most, it's a reflex to buckle up as soon as they get into a car. Few students
today were alive to witness a car without seatbelts, but there was a time when
the r ules the decision to wear a seatbelt was argued as a civil liberty. In fact, the idea
of mandatory seatbelts in cars was a hot political topic in 1985 when The Michi-
gan Daily reported the argument over a pending vote among state legislators that
No. 323: No. 324: No. 325: would determine if seatbelts wouldbe a necessity in cars ("Drivers may be forced
It is acceptable to Feeding the Diag Rain is a perfectly to buckle up," 2/17/1985). Despite significant evidence from studies conducted by
the National Safety Council and the National Highways Traffic Safety Administra-
claim warranty on squirrels doesn't good excuse to tion that demonstrated the safety in wearing a seatbelt, opponents to the bill like the
your phone after make you Snow miss class under Libertarian Party argued it was their constitutional right to choose if they wear one.
checking for texts White. Stay away the claim that you While the Libertarian Party acknowledged the safety in wearing a seatbelt, mem-
bers felt it should not be law. Virginia Copsey, the issues coordinator for the Liber-
in the shower. from wild animals., can't swim. tarian Party at the time told the Daily the seatelt legislation was a "silly, silly issue."
he numbeCrs COURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In feet, the height of the Washington The magnitude of the earthquake that In thousands, the number of dollars of the
Monument. The structure was shaken by shook the Eastern Seaboard last month, current cost to repair the known damages
the Aug. 23 earthquake. J causing cracks in the monument. in the Washington Monument.