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The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
s EVENT SPOTLIGHT: UMMA's Fridays After 5
By Alicia Adamczyk, Weekend Roundup Editor I Photos by Adam Glanzman, Daily Staff Photographer

f you're looking for a
study break this Friday
(or feel weird showing
up at Charley's too early),
the University of Michi-
gan Museum of Art has you
covered.
This Friday marks the
second Fridays After 5
event, where students and
community members can
enjoy all of UMMA's exhi-
bitions and general splen-
dor for three extra hours,
free of charge.
After receiving feed-
back from community
members that said the
normal business hours of
the museum were incon-
venient, UMMA paired
with students in the Ross
School ofBusinessto think
of a creative solution. Co-
merica Bank sponsors the
events, which is the only
way UMMA could afford
to keep its doors open the
extra three hours, accord-
ing to Sydney Hawkins,
UMMA's communica-
tions marketing manager.
Hawkins said the four

scheduled After 5 events
are trials for the museum.
After the July 18 event,
UMMA personnel will
evaluate the success of the
series and determine if and
how it can continue them.
Hawkins said the first
Fridays After 5, which was
held in November, was
popular, leading her to
believe this Friday's will
also be successful. She
also made the distinction
between this event and
the UMMA After Hours
events, which have free
food and a live band for
students.
While Friday's event
will not have giveaways
and entertainment,
Hawkins said students are
still in for a treat.
"It's definitely a good
opportunity for students
who are busy during the
day," she said of Friday's
event. "I think coming at
night adds a little bit of
a different vibe than you
get during the day."

FIVE REASONS
TO ATTEND
FRIDAYS AFTER5
1. Fridays After 5 is FREE,
and the only time UMMA
galleries are open past 5
p.m. this month.
2. You can view works by
Picasso, Monet, Warhol
and Rodin.
3. There are currently
five special exhibitions
on view, including the
spectacular Doris Duke's
Shangri La: Architecture,
Landscape and Islamic
Art. You'll be able to
get a dose of sunshine
and beaches through
the brilliant light boxed
photos throughout.
4. Impress your date with
a dose of culture!
5. The UMMA Store will
be open late as well.
-Sydney Hawkins,
UMMA's
Communications
Marketing Manager

The Midterm
Diaries: A story of
procrastination

to try this
weekend

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5A
CAMPUS
EVENTS
Diversifying UM: Black
Student Activism
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Alumni Center
TheAtre des Bouffes du
Nord: The Suit
7:30 p.m.
Power Center
Images of Identity
Improv Comedy Show
9 p.m.
The Michigan League
.
Men's Tennis vs. LSU
6 p.m.
Varsity Tennis Center
Men's Ice Hockey vs.
Penn State
6:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
Menstruation
Celebration, hosted by
What the F
7 p.m.
Arbor Brewing Company
Swaranjali: Indian
classical music & dance
7:30 p.m.
Michigan League Ballroom
UMix: 21, feat. casino
games & a screening of
'Gravity'
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The Michigan Union
TheAtre des Bouffes du
Nord: The Suit
8 p.m.
Power Center
Men & Women's Track
Silverston Invitational
10:30 a.m.
Indoor Track & Field
Building
A2Share Clothing Swap
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Canterbury House
Women's Basketball vs.
Iowa
1:30 p.m.
Crisler Center
Women's Tennis vs.
Western Michigan
6 p.m.
Varsity Tennis Center
Men's Ice Hockey vs
Penn State

7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
Theatre des Bouffes du
Nord: The Suit
8 p.m.
Power Center
Men's Tennis vs.
Vanderbilt
12 p.m.
Varsity Tennis Center
Men's Basketball vs.
Michigan State
12 p.m.
Crisler Center

Midterm examinations: the
runner up to finals for being a stu-
dent's worst nightmare.
The fol-
lowing is
a running,
commen-
tary of my
thoughts
Monday
night when
an unforgiv-
ing midterm
exam forced
me to cram
BRAD for it the
WHIPPLE next day. It
Daily Weekend is not only
Columnist an insight to
my gradu-
ally decaying
psyche, but also assures those who
are far more prepared than I am
that they will do just fine.
It's 8:04 on a Monday night,
and I sit here at my desk about to
delve into the material for my first
midterm tomorrow, one of the
three dreadfulbeauties that stand
between me and a spring break
entirely dominated by deep-dish
pizza and "couch-potatoing."
I'm trying to make sense of the
notes sprawled out on my desk as
the voice of my GSI, whom I met
with earlier in the day, haunts my
memory:
"After every midterm, I have
students in my office crying. I'm
not trying to scare you, but pre-
pare for the worst results."
Thanks. These are words of
wisdom I really needed in my
most desperate hour. I've never
understood why teachers think
dramatizing a test will put stu-
dents at ease, because it does the
exact opposite ( i.e. causing us to
bury our head in our hands and
feel helpless). Students, just tune
out the fear-inducing words -
they're trying to weed you out.
It's now 8:39 p.m. and I finish
the practice exam with a score
I'm extremely pleased with. Then
again, my GSI said tomorrow's
exam is harder than previous

ones. I won't fret just yet.
I worked out beforehand,
which I've heard improves test
performance when done con-
sistently. But to be honest, I just
feel more exhausted than moti-
vated, wanting to curl up in a ball
under my covers, especially with
the third polar vortex circulating
outside.
I glance over four weeks of
notes, or, in my eyes, a foreign
language. I find listening to music
helps me concentrate - "his
palms are sweaty, knees weak,
arms are heavy, there's vomit on
his sweater already, mom's spa-
ghetti." OK, maybe not this song.
But I do love Eminem. And spa-
ghetti. I feel fine.
On a completelyunrelated note,
my roommate is playing Xbox
while drinking a 2-liter bottle of
Mountain Dew. There's nothing
more to say about that. There's
also the extremely loud thump-
ing noise in the room above me
like the one you hear in "Jurassic
Park" as water in a glass ripples.
Honestly, being eaten by a T-Rex
sounds a hell of a lot better than
my midterm.
Have you ever spent 46 min-
utes aimlessly scrolling through
various websites? Well I have. It's
9:25 p.m. now, and past my bed-
time. Wait, who am I kidding?
I haven't gone to bed by nine
o'clock since the third grade.
Captain's log: 10:27 p.m. I have
made it through my many pages
of lecture notes, but now, they are
unreadable - stained by blood,
sweat and tears.
Midterms can be the bane of
our existences this next week as
we daydream about the so-soon-
you-can-feel-the-sand-between-
your-toes trip to Florida or simply
being home in your own bed. But
for next week to come easy, you'll
have to hunker down and study
all weekend. Skip going out on the
town, because you have to work
hard to play hard.
Or maybe if you're lucky
enough, a T-Rex will come your
way.

By Alicia Adamczyk and
Emilie Plesset
Weekend Roundup Editor and
Daily Weekend Contributor
If you plan to lock yourself
in your room this weekend
with a mountain of books to
study for an upcoming mid-
term, here are a few study-
break activities that don't

provoking," wrote senior arts
editor Natalie Gadbois it
her review of the film. "The
film risks ridiculousness, but
grounds itself i nuanced and
powerful performances from
the entire cast."
SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 22

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Arbor's snowy tundra. popular books are hitting
theaters in the next few
FRIDAY, months. The film version of
FEBRUARY 21 "Divergent," "the first book
of the popular "Divergent"
ake a study break and see trilogy which takes place
e of the Oscar-nominated in a future dystopian Chi-
s currently screening at cago, comes out March 21.
Michigan and State The- If you're overwhelmed with
. "Philomena," "Ameri- statistics problems or pages
Hustle" and "Inside of a history textbook, take a
'yn Davis" are all show- study break and read a book
and if Daily film reviews for fun before the movie
any indication, any of the comes out. Other popular
e films is sure to enter- books that will be adapted
into movies include "The
(American) Hustle' defies Fault in Our Stars," "The
e by simultaneously Giver" and "The Maze Run-
g heavy and hilarious, ner." So many great literary-
ageous and emotionally to-screen options!
ent, kitschy and thought-

SUNDAY,
FEBRUARY 23
After two weeks of ice
skating, bobsledding and
curling, the Sochi Olympic
Games will conclude Sunday
evening with its closing cer-
emony. Support team USA
by tuning your television to
NBC and invite friends over
to watch the extinguished
Olympic flame, a perfor-
mance by Russian opera
singer Anna Netrebko and a
performance by South Kore-
an musicians to promote the
2018 Winter Olympics in
PyeongChange South Korea.
But in all honesty, you can
forget the concerts - specta-
tors should watch just to see
if the faulty snowflake ring
will open properly this time
(better late than never?).
The ceremony will air live
on NBC at 11 a.m., and will
be replayed at 8:30 p.m. And
if you'd like to extend your
Olympics viewing, the Sochi
Winter Paralympics will
begin March 16.

STAFF PICKS: Midterm Survival

STUDY FOOD to b
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It was Monday night. My
roommate and I were both at
our desks, completely concen-
trated on the work we had put
off all weekend.
I don't believe in psychics
or mindreading, but this was a
legitimate moment of ESP. We
turned to each other at the ex-
act same moment, one thought
on both of our minds: cheesyb-
read.
The first words out of my
mouth were, "regular or feta?"
Regular. "Chipati for sure, any
other sauce?" Ranch. The rest
is history.
As an out-of-state student, I
couldn't wait to try all the new
experiences Ann Arbor had to
offer. Reflecting on my two-
and-a-half years here, no one
experience will measure up to
the miracle that is Pizza House
cheesybread.
A delicacy that can be en-
joyed during the week or ott
weekends, cheesybread brings
people together or comforts an
individual in moments of soli-
tude. It doesn't have a one-size-
fits-all mentality, offering a va-
riety of dipping sauces and the
option to upgrade to a jumbo.
If you need some love,
cheesybread will come in the
shape of a heart. If you happen

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hen I hear fellow Wolver- dows that allow natural light
sigh that they have yet to in and a playlist of tasteful
love or companionship on background music. The staff is
us. I smile and shake my always friendly and the crowd
I've already found it. is usually made up of regulars
who sometimes talk but mostly
- Katie Burke, Managing work quietly. As an added plus,
Editor the shop is rife with electrical
outlets so you can go all day
STUDY SPOT without worrying about charg-
ing your laptop.

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With midterms quickly ap-
proaching, weekend plans of
lying in bed all day and wasting
time with friends are quickly
giving way to long days spent
studying in libraries and coffee
shops. But with students across
campus trying to study, the sec-
ond floor of the UgLi becomes
more of a social gathering
than a work space, Starbucks
is always packed and too loud,
and even the Ref Room fills up
with friends noisily whispering
across the long tables.
Rather than brave these
more popular study spots, I've
turned to my new favorite,
Glassbox Coffee and Juice. Lo-
cated on the corner of Washt-
enaw and South University, this
small coffee shop boasts a wide
variety of coffees and teas, as
well as freshly pressed juices
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