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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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CAMPUS LIFE
Pride Prom
celebrates
students'
identities

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Michigan Sahana performs an Indian classical dance at That Brown Show at the Power Center Saturday.
Cultural event showcases
South Asianmusic, dance

CSG Commission
holds inclusive
event that provides
prom experience
By EMILIE PLESSET
Daily StaffReporter
About 40 University students
had a second chance to create
prom night memories at the fire-
and-ice-themed Pride Prom in
the Michigan League Saturday
night.
The LGBT Issues Commission
of Central Student Government
sponsored the Pride Prom to proL
vide students the opportunity
to express themselves in a fun
social setting. The Commission
works to improve and promote
LGBTQ student life and pride
throughout the year.
LSA junior Robert Schwar-
zhaupt, the Commission's chair,
said the event is valuable because
many LGBTQ individuals don't
have the chance to experience

prom or dances during in high
school.
"We really wanted to bring
back that tradition and give peo-
ple the space to experience that
prom-cliche kind of dance," he
said.
Although the Commission
was unable to hold a prom last
year, there have been other pride
proms at the University in the
past hosted by other groups.
LSA senior Katarina Evans
said she went to Pride Prom a few
years ago in East Quad, but noted
that this year's prom included
more of the campus community
since it was held in the League.
Many students attended this
year's prom wearing dresses and
bow ties. While students danced
in the center of the room, prom-
goers could also take pictures in
a photo booth.
Music, Theatre & Dance
sophomore Kalia Medeiros, who
attended the event, said it met all
her expectations.
"There's a photo booth, danc-
ing, camaraderie and food,"
See PROM, Page 3A

That Brown Show
blends diverse
genres, disciplines
By NEALA BERKOWSKI
Daily StaffReporter
Saturday, a blur of vibrant
costumes, dynamic music and
harmonious voices filled the
Power Center for the fourth

annual performance of That
Brown Show.
Students performed tradi-
tional and contemporary South
Asian music and dance to a
crowd of over 300 friends, fam-
ily and members of the Ann
Arbor community.
That Brown Show was start-
ed in 2011 by Michigan Sahana,
a group of Indian classical danc-
ers and musicians, as a way to
unite the different South Asian

performing groups on campus
and give them the opportunity
to showcase their talents. The
show also hopes to educate the
University and Ann Arbor com-
munity on South Asian arts.
Engineering sophomore
Shwetha Hariharan, dance
chair of That Brown Show for
Michigan Sahana, said the group
reaches out to South Asian per-
forming groups all over campus
in order to recruit teams for the

show.
"We try to make it as inclusive
as possible, and most years we're
able to get most of the teams to
perform," she said. "Sometimes
they'll have competitions or
other things going on, but we
really want to make an inclu-
sive experience and allow all the
teams to come together because
it is one of the purposes of the
show."
See BROWN, Page 3A

ANN ARBOR
Art students
bring festivities
to Main Street

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estiFools and is intended for children of the
Ann Arbor community. Mark
oolMoon kick Tucker, Lloyd Hall Scholar Pro-
gram arts director and creative
f city's summer director of WonderFool Pro-
ductions, said this event offers
estival season an opportunity for students to
interact with the community.
By EMMA KERR "This just seemed like it
Daily Staff Reporter would allow students a lot more
freedom and give them the abil-
is weekend, Festi~ools ity to work with people from
FoolMoon brought Ann the community, and to then end
r students and residents up showing their artwork to
f winter hibernation and the broader community, so all
Main Street and Washing- of that seemed to make sense
treet to kick off the sum- for getting students more moti-
estival season.In its eighth vated to make more interesting
the signature Ann Arbor pieces," Tucker said.
s once again brought Though the class began as
ies and students alike to a unique opportunity to get
ss the parade of papier- more non-art majors involved
r puppets, including giant in the arts on campus, it has
us faces, ice cream cones evolved into a manifestation of
g "let's spoon," and mon- Ann Arbor's culture, in all of its
and dragons waving over quirkiness and creativity. The
owd. event benefits the entire com-
ops were filled with cus- munity, Tucker said - families
rs and the streets were enjoy the bright puppets and
after a long winter. Art music, local vendors and shops
nts put on the event as enjoy the flooded streets and
.semester project, which See FESTIFOOLS, Page 7A

Matt Dubriel holds a legalize marijuana sign at the 43rd annual Hash Bash in the Diag Saturday.
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Thousands descend on
r i i . .

GREEK LIFE
'Puppies on
the Porch'
raises funds
for charity
Humane Society
puppies help raise
money for literacy
program
By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA
Daily News Editor
Despite rainy weather that
forced the third annual Puppies
on the Porch event indoors, spir-
its were high at the Sigma Chi
fraternity house on Friday after-
noon. In partnership with the
Pi Beta Phi women's fraternity,
the philanthropy event was an
"aww-inspiring" combination of
waggingtails and happyhumans.
For $5, participants had the
opportunity to play with 10 pup-
pies provided by the Lenawee
Humane Society in Adrian, Mich.
There was also a raffle, puppy
chow and hot dogs available to
raise additional money. Half of
the proceeds from the event will
be donated to the Humane Soci-
ety and the other half will benefit
See PUPPIES, Page 3A

Gathering reaches
8,000 amid debate
over pot legalization
By MAX RADWIN
Daily StaffReporter
Ah, spring is in the air ... As
was something else on Satur-
day.

This year's Hash Bash, an
annual celebration of all things
hemp and marijuana, took place
on the Diag and Monroe Street.
Around 8,000 people attended
this year's event, a significant
increase over other recent bash-
es.
The number of attendees at
Hash Bash has increased every
year since the use of medi-
cal marijuana was legalized in

2009. In 2010 and 2011, nearly
5,000 and 6,000 were in atten-
dance, respectively.
Since 1972, individuals in
possession of marijuana in Ann
Arbor have only been charged
with a small civil-infraction
fine. But according to Charmie
Gholson, the founder of Michi-
gan Moms United to End the
War on Drugs, the rally for total
See HASHBASH, Page 3A

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