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April 14, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 119) • Page Image 4

… answer to all of the world's problems isn't a rally on the Diag or a march on City Hall, nor is it complaining or-writing a newspaper column or anything else so superficial for that matter. And since that…

…'m just being an asshole, you haven't been paying enough atten- tion. Not that I'd blame you. Hoard can be reached at j.ho@umich.edu. LETTER TO THE EDITOR iO Cdlunm st misunertad role, ben of Squirrel

… Club To THE DAILY: Sam Singer's article about the Squirrel Club (Squirrel Huggers, 04/12/05) is thoroughly inac- curate. The first problem with his article is its numbers: He says that our meetings…

… average 50 attendants, which they do perhaps twice a year, but more normallyabout 10-15 people attend (and perhaps five in cold weather). This is noth- ing near the roving band of 50 squirrel

…-feeding students Singer portrays. Numbers aside, the article misunderstands the University ecosystem and our club's purposes. All animals adapt to their surroundings when finding food. The squirrels on campus are…

… depen- dent on student garbage for food - who hasn't seen a squirrel rooting around a dumpster or trash can? Singer's point that squirrels fed by humans are in danger of lacking food during the winter is…

… unfounded, as trash is never absent from campus. However, the Squirrel Club does not like to see squirrels eating trash, and we instead supply the squirrels with a healthier alternative - unsalted peanuts and…

… sunflower seeds. Our efforts do not impact the squirrels' ability to survive: their well- nourished nature is shown by the much larger- than-average size of squirrels on campus. In a further effort for…

squirrel welfare, we deal with a significant number of injured squirrels every year, forwarding them;on to the properly trained animal-rescue staff. Addi- tionally, club members are currently involved in an…

… effort to combat the epidemic of squir- rel mange on campus, which is a skin disease treatable with antibiotics. Singer asks the club to "think of the squirrels." We do so now and will continue to. Jason…

November 14, 2012 (vol. 123, iss. 43) • Page Image 4

… another squirrel to feed. This is what happens on Sundays during good weather for members of the Squirrel Club, like myself. For no more than an hour, I take a hand- ful of peanuts into the Diag and for…

… you gave it. Fat squirrels, skinny squirrels, groups of squirrels, loner squirrels who would rather crouch in the bushes near the Chemistry Building than come onto the Diag proper - getting one of them…

… and a squirrel snaps its head around to look right at me, sitting up on its hind legs. ERIC I kneel, arm FERGUSON extended, as it approaches the peanut slowly but determinedly, loping through the chilly…

… November grass. I accidentally jerk my hand a little to the right, and the squirrel scampers back a few steps in exag- gerated alarm but is not deterred from its quest. It comes right up to me and takes the…

… from its mouth to between its front paws. With practiced precision, the squirrel systemati- cally removes the shell to get at the nutty goodness within, while I grab another peanut and go search for…

… while. Plus, you get to make squirrels happy! Apart from being fun, it can be good for your health to have a lei- sure activity, whether it's feeding squirrels, playing basketball, vol- unteering around…

… a bad mood when feeding a squirrel, with passersby looking at you with a combination of curiosity and won- der and a sleek, grey-furred animal with the fluffiest of tails chowing down on something…

… to try it for themselves. While doing it by yourself is fun, spreading the joy of squirreling with other people can be even more entertaining. There are many leisurely campus activities to try out. If…

… feeding the squirrels isn't your thing, that's fine. It'll mean more squirrels for me, and there's no shortage of other leisurely campus activities that one can partake in. But whether you're stressed out…

…, enjoy small animals or are just plain bored, squirrel feeding is an activity sure to brighten your day. -Eric Ferguson can be reached at ericff@umich.edu. I believe that the ability to make choices is a…

October 14, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 31) • Page Image 2

… pushing something on the street. And then I looked down and saw an old fat squirrel stuck in the middle of the street, barely able to move. Soon after I heard myself joining in chorus with the bouncers…

…, encour- aging the squirrel to keep moving. To this my family just rolled their eyes and went back to debating whether the Mexican or Peruvian hot chocolate was better. SALIMAH MOHAMED COOKIES FOR CHARITY…

… KRISTAOBOYD/Daily A group of sororities encouraged students on the Diag yesterday to decorate breast-shaped cookies for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer fund. 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109…

October 14, 1973 (vol. 84, iss. 34) • Page Image 5

… been out chasing squirrels. any- way, and just decided to drop in. Marta found the dog in the Arb. Stella had just been thrown out of a car, along with two brothers and a sister, abandoned. Marta gave…

… lookisng htack:s the week as ]it was we chose, Stella picked out cer- tain things To Do. What yard to run a circle in, what fence to jump, what porch to sniff, where to relieve herself. Squirrels were one…

… Kippur war in the Mideast spurred local or- ganizations to organize support for both sides of the conflict. Tuesday, a crowd of 7000 ga- thered on the Diag to express solidarity with Israel. T h e y sang…

September 14, 1983 (vol. 94, iss. 6) • Page Image 3

… commission's report, saying it agreed with all the recom- mendations except one which said science and math teachers should be paid more than other teachers. This adventuresome squirrel found the pickings to…

… his liking as he climbed into the lap of LSA Junior Billy Fenster yesterday in the Diag for a snack. Education dean nominated; cuts made final (Continued from Page 1) report stated. FRYE SAID he also…

October 14, 1970 (vol. 81, iss. 36) • Page Image 8

… resembles - - golden retriever, wearing flea collar, IFREEdo FEMALE mCl KITTEN. 652 5.me. old, friendly, good squirrel -chaser. Call 3T7 764-2680 or 764-0782 noon-S p.m. AD2l F'or the largest flare selection…

…, cheap. Call 769-5235. Good location. 13Y38 FOUND - Champaign colored female! kitten, adorable, owner or interested party call 665-5364 or 764-4080. AD66 _i LOST: Blak puppy near Diag. jmarkings on…

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