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Freeway shooter
to undergo a
psychology exam
The lawyer for a man charged
in a series of shootings on and off
Interstate 96 in Michigan says
his client will undergo an inde-
pendent psychiatric examina-
Attorney Doug Mulkoff told
Oakland County Circuit Judge
Denise Langford Morris on
Thursday that he was in the pro-
cess of arranging the evaluation
for Raulie Casteel.
Langford Morris approved a
request for a pre-trial date, now
set for May 30.
Casteel faces 60 charges,
including attempted murder,
linked to shootings in Commerce
Township and Wixom.
Famous movie
critic Roger Ebert
dies at age 70
Roger Ebert had the most-
watched thumb in Hollywood.
With a twist of his wrist, the
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic
could render a decision that
influenced a nation of moviego-
ers and could sometimes make or
break a film.
The heavy-set writer in the
horn-rimmed glasses teamed up
on TV with Gene Siskel to create
a format for criticism that proved
enormously appealing in its sim-
plicity: uncomplicated reviews
that were both intelligent and
accessible and didn't talk down
to ordinary movie fans.
Ebert, film critic for the Chi-
cago Sun-Times since 1967, died
Thursday at the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago, two days
after announcing on his blog
that he was undergoing radia-
tion treatment for a recurrence
of cancer. He was 70.
Approaching gun
laws provoke high
ammunition sales
Gun enthusiasts fearful of new
weapon controls and alarmed by
rumors of government hoard-
ing are buying bullets practically
by the bushel, making it hard for
stores nationwide to keep shelves
stocked and even putting a pinch
on some local law enforcement
At a 24-hour Walmart in subur-
ban Albany, the ammunition cabi-
net was three-fourths empty this
week; sales clerks said customers
must arrive before 9 the morning
after a delivery to get what they
want. A few miles away, Dick's
Sporting Goods puts up a red
rope after ammunition deliveries
so buyers can line up early to get
a number, averting races up the
escalator to the gun counter. Both
stores are limiting ammunition
purchases to three boxes a day.

Italian priest
stole $5.1M from
Italian police on Thursday
arrested a priest accused of pock-
eting 4 million euros ($5.1 mil-
lion) from a Catholic hospital he
ran and helping run up 600 mil-
lion euros ($769 million) in debts
that forced it into bankruptcy.
Italy's finsancial police placed
the Rev. Franco Decaminada,
whountil 2011was the CEO of the
IDI dermatological hospital in
Rome, under house arrest. They
also detained two other people
while seizing a Tuscan villa that
police say Decaminada built with
stolen money.
The plight of1,500 IDI workers
who haven't received paychecks
for months had prompted Bene-
dict XVI in one of his last acts as
pope to name a delegate in Feb-
ruary to take over the religious
order that owns the hospital to
try to bring it back to financial
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports.

From Page 1A
math. Milligan donates proceeds
from book signings and other
events to sexual violence support
Milligan shared many of his
personal experiences as a sur-
vivor of sexual assault with the
"What keeps us fighting is life
and love," Milligan said.
Many of the onlookers wore
teal armbands to identify them-
selves as survivors of sexual
violence. Counselors with white
armbands were also on hand
From Page 1A
"It is outrageous that such
underhanded tactics be allowed
to undermine the voices of the
Michigan student body," the
petition reads. "This is a student
government election. Lawsuits
should not be an annual tradi-
Another student involved in
the election decided to make use
of the CSG's online petition ser-
vice, too. LSA junior Russ Hayes,
who won a seat in the assembly
with youMICH, submitted a peti-
tion shortly after which calls on
University President Mary Sue
Coleman to officially support
cake, not a party candidate, but
Hayes declined to comment
on the petition, entitled "Cake
is Delicious." The petition iden-
tifies a presumably ficticious
group, forCAKE, who believe
cake has been pigeonholed as a
desert reserved only for birth-
"We demand that the Uni-
versity Administration and
the wider campus community
accept that cake can be tasty
and filling in any form: be it
carrot, bundt, sponge, or even
fruit," it reads.
As of Thursday night, the peti-
tion had fewer than3 signatures,
but signees included Osborn,
Proppe and momentUM's presi-
From Page 1A
dentstoloveto learn, to challenge
themselves, to learn not to be sat-
isfied with finding the answer,
but instead to find the next ques-
tion to ask," Schreier said.
Schreier drew inspiration for
her lecture from the various psy-
chology classes she teaches.
"Teaching psychology has
taught me so much about mak-
ing good choices," Schreier
said. "The knowledge, research
From Page 1A
ending, so April Fools' was the
first day we did it."
Tucker's past experience
with papier-mach helped pro-
vide a jumping-off point for
the course idea. He travelled to
Viareggio, Italy with students
through Global Intercultural

Experience for Undergraduates
(GIEU) and with two artists
from New York who are part
of the Super Concept Monsters
company. His intent was to
learn the art of cartapesta, or
"One of the things they do
the night before a big festival
(in Viareggio), is they make
these little lanterns and ... the
villagers light the lanterns,"
Tucker said. "I knew it'd be dif-
ferent in Ann Arbor, butI want-
ed to see how it would work in
the form of a downtown city
Tucker brought the spirit of
cartapesta to the University.
After working on a project for
another event in the Michigan
Theater, he realized that the
creatures and creations could be
turned into luminaries.
"There were limited things we
could do in the theater," Tuck-
er said. "So, we were trying to
keep everything we had made
in the audience, and there was
limited lighting, so we thought
'we'll light up the pieces from the
inside,' and so we started down

ready to support survivors in
need of assistance or just some-
one to talk to.
Sabra Briere, a Democrat on
the Ann Arbor City Council, said
the event encourages individu-
als to feel a sense of control over
their lives.
"Take Back the Night is about
you feeling powerful," Briere
said. "It's about you feeling in
charge of yourself and in charge
of your surroundings and not
frightened of strangers or your
best friend's boyfriend."
Law student Carlyn Williams,
a Take Back the Night volunteer,
said she joined the organization
after the 2012 event.
dential candidate, Nick Swider.
As some students prepare for
student government court cases
and file petitions that require
no response, other students are
making headway on their cam-
paign promises.
Business junior Scott Chris-
topher said he has already been
in talks with E. Royster Harper,
vice president for student affairs,
to set upa meeting. While Chris-
topher said the CSG president
can. accomplish more than an
average student, he will present
three points of his platform to
He has identified two of
the most important points of
his platform as improving the
Counseling and Psychological
Services and adding a "blue-
light button" to the University
of Michigan app, which would
alert University Police of a stu-
dent's location in the event of an
Christopher said he is still try-
ing to decide what the third goal
he presents to Harper will be, but
has been asking students around
campus fortheir input.
Christopher said he and his
campaign team noted actions
by other parties for which com-
plaints could have been filed, but
didn't report them as they would
have had no effect on the out-
come of the election.
Still, he realizes why forUM
and youMICH have chosen to
grapple in court, and noted
and theories we learn about fit
together so well with how we
desire to lead happy, healthy and
productive lives."
As a part of her award, Sch-
reier was also granted $1,000
to donate to the charity of her
choice. She chose to contribute
to a program that allows children
in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
to visit Camp Michigania - a
Alumni Association sponsored-
camp in northern Michigan - a
for a week with their families.
LSA junior Kayla Walters is
in Schreier's social development
this path of research and devel-
opment, making what ended up
being these characters made out
of wire and tissue paper, and lit
from inside."
This year, close to 170 students
willbring25lpuppetstothe festival,
boasting their creations high above
the streets. But along with stu-
dents, community members out-
side of the University have started
bringing their own monsters and

sculptures to the event. Wonder-
Fool Productions hosts workshops
during which anyone can craft
their papier-machd masterpieces.
"People can come and make
their own luminaries," Tucker
said. "That's really the amazing
thing to see - the whole town
gets excited, comes together
to make the pieces and comes
together again to present them to
the rest of the community."
The students and the people of
Ann Arbor will see each other's
work for the first time on Sunday.
"We meet on the street on the
first time on Sunday. We haven't
seen theirs, they haven't seen
ours; it's a really nice energy,"
Tucker said.
Along with FestiFools, the
third annual FoolMoon on Fri-
day will host a slew of artists and
activities to kickstart the Festi-
Fools weekend.
"We needed a fundraiser as
well as something that would be
interesting to go to," Tucker said.
"FoolMoon became the thing
that we said, 'we'll have sponsors
jump in the mix for this one."'
Sponsorsofthe festival include

"I thought it was a great expe-
rience to really raise awareness
about such a prevalent issue,
especially on college campuses,"
Williams said.
Williams added that joining
the organization has increased
her awareness of the prominence
of sexual assault and how many
people have been affected by sex
"It's really opened my eyes
to how common sexual assault
is, which is awful," Williams
said. "It's raised my awareness
to that and also realizing the
amount of comfort that we can
give victims by showing our
that these hearings seem to be
a product of an election code
that encourages suits to be
"I understand both sides of
the coin," Christopher said. "I
understand the incentives which
are built into the process after the
elections are over."
Nonetheless, he said the more
protracted the fallout from the
election, the less respect stu-
dents will have for student gov-
"I think at this point, each
individual has to make that
decision on their own by saying,
'Can I make more change within
CSG? Is this worth fighting for?'
" Christopher said. "That was
something I weighed and said,
'You know what? The hearings
and stuff probably won't change
the outcome for me. If they
would, how much damage would
be done by this, would it hurt me
more than help me?"'
Despite the combative nature
of the complaints and their ensu-
ing appeals, Christopher said he
thinks the newly-elected repre-
sentatives and executives will get
"I know there's a lot of emo-
tions involved right now and I'm
hoping that once it dies down we
can start working together," he
said. "I truly believe both sides
want to, but when candidates put
100-plus hours into getting elect-
ed, then they don't get it, that is
class this semester. She said Sch-
reier's note to "protect your per-
manent record" resonated with
"I was expecting her to say,
'Don't send weird things on the
Internet,' and, 'Don't cheat,' but
I thought it was cool that her
real focus was that your perma-
nent record is what you see in the
mirror," Walters said. "That is
the key: whether you can look at
yourself in the mirror or not and
know that you made good choic-
es. I don't think you can go too
wrong as long as you've got that."
Grizzly Peak, which produced
a special brew for the festival
called FoolBrew. The proceeds
go to WonderFool Productions
and are used to fund the annual
FestiFools weekend.
"We were getting reduced
funding from the University,
and I didn't want to sell out Fes-
tiFools; I didn't want to have to
go out to get sponsorships for
the individual companies' names

and the individual puppets,"
Tucker said. "I used to work
for the Michigan Thanksgiving
Parade where everything was a
commercial, and everything had
a pric oni 'n omayae

'Hijabis' talk
about identity
in America

'Hijabi Monologues'
provides humorous
take on meaning of
head covering
andDaily StaffReporter
After organizers were forced
to turn patrons away due to
an overcrowded Rackham
Amitheater, Thursday night's
performance of "The Hijabi
Monologues" started with two
words: "I'm tired."
"I'm tired of being the rep-
resentative for a world religion
every time I go outside," LSA
junior Zeinab Khalil said in her
opening line.
Khalil's monologue was
the first of 14 performed by
undergraduate and graduate
students, recent graduates, pro-
fessionals, Muslims and non-
Muslims. The goal of the night
was to take the focus off the
hijab and onto the hijabi - the
woman wearing the headscarf.
"The Hijabi Monologues"
calls itself the "inverse" of
Eve Ensler's "Vagina Mono-
logues" - taking a similar for-
mat to the feminist play. But
instead of focusing on making
a normally private topic pub-
lic, the play talked about the
individual meaning of being a
Muslim woman in modern U.S.
society. Actresses performed
pieces about serious topics like
the death of a son, but also told
more lighthearted stories, like
the fun of taking a cat named
"Sexy" to the vet.
"We're basically trying to
normalize women who wear
the headscarf," said Rackham
student Imaan Ali, one of the
performers. "We have the same
worries; we have the same
crushes on celebrities if we're
young. We suffer the same way;
we cry the same way; we laugh
the same way."
Public Health studentAmena
Qureshi, a performer at the

event, said popular media and
misinformation can perpetuate
stereotypes about women who
choose to wear the hijab, but
events like the "Monologues"
can begin to open up conver-
sation about the relationship
between religion and identity.
"We're just as educated and
motivated as any human being,
but we also choose to show our
religionblatantly andhonestly,"
Qureshi said in an interview.
But the monologues weren't
all about the discrimination
women who wear a headscarf
often face. Topics touched on
football games and ineffective
pickup lines, seldom mention-
ing the hijab itself.
"None of the stories actually
discuss it or discuss wearing it
per se as much as they discuss
worries that really bring out
the idea of this complex human
being," said Rackham student
Nama Khalil, director of "The
Hijabi Monologues."
After the intermission,
Kahlil and her co-director,
LSA sophomore Mobashira
Faroogi, introduced the begin-
nings of their new project: "The
Kufi Diaries," pitched as a male
version of "The Hijabi Mono-
logues." The event will simi-
larly be comprised of stories
by University students. A kufi
is a traditional hat common in
many Islamic African nations.
Thursday's performance fea-
tured the first two kufi stories,
but Faroogi said they hope to
stage a performance of a com-
pleted production in Fall 2013.
LSA freshman Shukria Fai-
rooz said she particularly
enjoyed the humor in the play,
especially in the monologue
titled "Shy Girl" about a quiet
hijabi who ends up beating up
a boy after he was rude to her.
The Muslim Engineering
Students' Association, the Mus-
lim Students' Association, the
Center of Engineering Diversi-
ty and Outreach, and Rackham
Student Government sponsored
the free event.

It's only $10.
Purchase it at 420 Maynard Street with
exact change or check only, please.

a price on it and a company name,

so I wanted to avoid that com-
mercialization with FestiFools."
Joining Grizzly Peak's Fool-
Brew is a variety of events sched-
uled for the evening, including a
Roving Shadow Puppet Perfor-
mance by puppet artist Patrick
Elkins, luminary hair styling by
Orbit Hair Design and a live per-
formance by Theo Katzman and
Dan Henig.
After Friday's festivities, Sun-
day's parade will start at 4 p.m.
and bring to life the creations of
students and community mem-
bers alike.
"The audience here in Ann
Arbor is pretty sophisticated, so
they can get away with trying out
with pretty complex ideas, not
needing to dumb it down or pre-
tend it's just for children," Tucker
said. "A lot of people don't like to
go into museums; a lot of people
can't afford to go to a theater. We
wanted it to be accessible."



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