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September 07, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 141) • Page Image 27

…I COMMENTARY The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - Fall 2005 -5B * Squirrel huggers SAM SINGER SAM 'S CLUB OCTOBER 14, 2004 There's a reason I shy away from the squirrels in the Diag. It…

… and God knows what sorts ┬░of squirrel-on-squirrel debauchery. The room was ravaged. Hidden under a blan- ket of empty shells, the carpet and the once- orderly food corner were barely recognizable. Other…

… traces of foul play - from my com- forter to my keyboard - spread far and wide. Squirrel pellets, the last vestiges of the lavish banquet, had been peppered about the room. How they got in was unclear. The…

… room, equipped with four walls and a ceiling, had always appeared closed off to the outside world. What mattered was that they wouldn't be coming back. No squirrel in the right mind, I was told, would…

…, and the room was rigged with metal cages and rectangular sheets of super glue. It may have looked like a war zone, but it was squirrel- proof, and we slept easy. Cut off, the invaders grew sloppier and…

… insist on coming back? So I sucked it up and did some homework. It wasn't the most interesting research, but I think I found some answers. Did you know squirrels don't hibernate? It's the truth. Much like…

… harsh winters< that make the foraging and hoarding periods,i which typically take place in mid-to-late fall,s so critical. A successful foraging season willt strongly correlate with a squirrel's capacity…

Squirrel Club. Founded in1 2002, the organization boasts a member-i ship of more than 350. It convenes weeklyt (in groups of about 50) during warm monthsi and less often over the winter, to feed on- campus…

squirrel populations.c I know what you're thinking, and you're right: the act of feeding a squirrel, in-and-of itself, isc harmless. The problem comes, however, when the process is streamlined - in this case…

…, whenc fifty kids walk around campus every weeki showering squirrels with food supplements.I Though undoubtedly well intentioned, club gatherings may have profound impacts on the- behavioral patterns of…

September 29, 2005 (vol. 116, iss. 1) • Page Image 16

… animals in my neigh- borhood. TMD: Oh yeah? What kind of animals do you feed? R: Uh, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, muskrats ..., TMD: Wow, you've seen musk- rats? R: Yeah, you know, just anything along the…

… the fear back in Michigan squir- rels? R: "Students for putting the fear back in Michigan squirrels?" TMD: Yeah, I think they're too intimidated by the squirrels because they grow so huge. R: Students…

… to live in a place called Squirrel Hills, so I'm used to squir- rels of all sizes. TMD: Wow. R: I'm serious. I really did live in a place called Squirrel Hills. TMD: That's excellent. Did you ever…

…'re familiar with all squirrels, right? R: Well, I don't know that many squirrels. I know the ones in my backyard and the ones in- Squirrel Hill ... I used to know a few squir- rels in Arizona, too, in the Grand…

… Tetons, so I guess I know all the squirrels, too. TMD: That's impressive. All right, well look for this on Thurs- day. R: OK, bye. By Austin Dingwall t nowhere else but a college campus can you find…

… such a lash of architectural style trying to meld into a collective whole. When planned, these dis- tirctive buildings can act wonder- fully together. Anyone sitting on a shady spot on the Diag lawn can…

September 11, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 6) • Page Image 2

… EFFORT It was a aunny day and S was walking through the Diag eating an organic granola bar. S saw a squir- rel burrowing a few feet away from me and made some clicking noises at it. S lowered my hand to…

… bar in my outstretched hand, the nugget of food perched about a centimeter away from the tip of my finger so the squirrel could see what IShad to offer. Surprisingly, it stood upright and took a few…

… steps my way, sniff- ing for a potential snack. Atthis point, I usuallyget scared and back away - or the squirrel does, but it showed no hesitation. As it neared, I noticed it had kind of a crazed look in…

… its eyes. I Ishould have just set the food down, but S really wanted to see if it would follow through. The squirrel walked right up to my hand, but instead of sitting and taking the food off my…

… finger with its paws, asSI thought it would do for some reason, it opened its mouth and cbomped down on my finger. And it had really sharp teeth. S stood up, but the squirrel con- tinued to pursue me. S…

… wasn't bleeding, soSI figured S was OK. I don't hold it against the squir- rel; it wasn't being vicious or any- thing. But next time S see a hungry squirrel, 511l keep my distance. ARIKIA MILLIKAN Panic…

September 04, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 1) • Page Image 2

… determined mega squirrel inthe Diag. Plenty of theories abound, but no one knows exactly why our squirrels are CRIME NOTES so fat, aggressive and eerily human- like. Still, it being Ann Arbor and all, I like…

… frightened, and one of them, startled, tripped and stubbed his toe on the sidewalk. "Dude, I think it's a squirrel," one said as the creature retreated under a car. They must have been freshmen. It was only…

… Welcome Week, but the men outside my window had already met the Ann Arbor squirrel. We all remember our first encoun- ter. It might have been an acorn to the head or a standoff with a particularly…

… in the state until I found our baby a home. A woman 35 minutes away already had 40 raccoons, nine squirrels, 16 dogs and 10 cats, but she'd take him. Three months later, I still think about that…

September 23, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 12) • Page Image 1

… about 640 people in the larger dining area and an addi- tional 70 people can find seating in the dining area upstairs around the Victors plaza - so room for See DINING CENTER, Page 3A LGHTS OUT Squirrel

… yesterday evening was brought on by an unlikely culprit. Most University buildings on the Central and Medical Campuses were left in the dark just after 6 p.m. yesterday when a squirrel shorted a transformer…

… individu- als to remain on NOTEBOOK their parents' health care plans until the age 26. If the resolution passes, MSA willeducate the studentbody about the legislation during an MSA Diag Day and will provide…

September 29, 2000 (vol. 111, iss. 1) • Page Image 4

… course, you can read it any season, but it finds a special fit near the Diag, among the students, squirrels and r leaves. And without question autumn ushers the best movies into theaters, exposing the gar…

… and child- ish behavior. ERIN GUTENSCHWAGER Diag protests shouldSASOPHOMOR not impede students . . Daily editonial page RE from the Diag preachers to the displays we werej exposed to this week, it is…

… University with such excessive and disturbing messages is not necessary. If you don't want to be a part of a picket ine - don't be. If you are certain of where you; stand and you are sure that no Diag

… care less about the anti-abor- tion display in the Diag. Frankly, I was too busy reading the sports section to even bother looking at the photos. I do consider it extreme to give the entire Diag

… too much. I thoroughly support protests and dis- plays in the Diag. Other groups however get their message across with out taking us so much space. The preachers have their signs and displays but they…

… in no way impede me. This however is way to excessive and extreme. I wonder how much it'll cost me to rent out the entire Diag, erect fences so that no one else can get through, so that I can practice…

… women free: protect the right t" need two articles on choose." As I passed the Diag, this was the at least an unbiased chant that I heard, protesting the anti-abortion we obviously can't display. Since I…

… alive, and abortion actively prevents life from ha ests in the Diag on pening. I find it ironic that the same peope not to walk through who support getting "equal access" to higher use I knew what I…

…- Diag. I have a new slogan for this campus to am of assembly and chant: "Keep humans alive, protect the right to ny humble opinion, ife " uL;c tig a ^st p tortat To THE DAILY: The Daily editorial staff…

… unex- pected pregnancies? I did not see the prote Monday. I made it a point that area of campus beea would see would disturb through the Diag on Tuesd plays regarding pro-life iss ed" by the Students…

September 08, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 1) • Page Image 53

… playing Frisbee in the Diag. You want to join them and soak in the warm sun, but you have a huge exam to study for. The idea of locking yourself in the UGLI all afternoon seems worse than failing your first…

… early fall, looking to break away from Ann Arbor's busy urban life, and it'sthe perfect place to experience Michi- gan's four seasons. In the spring, wildlife such as squirrels and rabbitsromp through…

diag central campus At the center of campus, and in many ways at the center of the Michi- gan experience, the Diag will take countless forms during your time here. The long, grassy expanse with criss…

…- crossing sidewalks is surrounded by campus buildings, punctuated on one end by the Hatcher Graduate Library and at the otherby the Rackham Grad- uate School. The cemented paths originated while the Diag was…

… still a pasture (outhouses and all) that students and faculty would use as a shortcut to go between class buildings. When the weather is temperate, the Diag is consistently populated with members of the…

… University community. You'll see people studying in the grass, throwing a Frisbee around, playing music and openly sharing opinions. The brass block "M" in the center of the patio section of the Diag is full…

…. There is always something happen- ing on the Diag: things spontaneous and small, like a few musicians strum- ming acoustic guitars, as well as social gatherings like "Hash Bash," acelebra- tion of…

… marijuana and Ann Arbor's lax pot laws held on the first Saturday of every April. Chances are you'll have a reason to walk through the diag at least once a day. Don't pass it up, especially when the weather…

… sizes for both men and women and are ideal for the next Hash Bash demonstration on the Diag. The warehouse also carries a wide array of cold-weather accessories for those brisk Mich- igan winters. The…

September 09, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 2) • Page Image 40

…'ve fed the squirrels on the Diag, I'm not getting home until five, six o'clock, and then, jeez, here's the part that really sweats my gears, I've got way more than one hour of work to do. Try four hours…

… much of the Diag, but also with the original Museum of Modern Art. Initially, I was disgusted by the costly muse- um addition. On top of the issues I had with the incongruity of the building, it…

… transformed a grassy, shaded area of the Diag into an enormous concrete walkway. "Why don't we just lay con- crete over the entire Diag?" I thought. Out with natural settings, in with modern design. Those 80…

September 08, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 1) • Page Image 26

… matter how abstract or unique your interest is, at the University those hobbies have been turned into clubs and groups that easily can be joined. For instance, if you find squirrels, especially the fuzzy…

… bunch of shirtless guys show off their subpar volleyball skills in the front "yard." "I swear, every time I see a Fiji in his little Fiji hat, there's a 50 percent chance he's on the Diag, collecting…

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