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September 23, 1979 (vol. 90, iss. 16) • Page Image 14

… with his own pointy teeth. "A lot of squirrels these days think we older squirrels sell out when we accept hand-outs from students on the Diag. It's just not true," explains Fleming, beating his tiny…

… Arbor's squirrel population has swelled along with increasing student numbers during the past 15 years. Growth has been slow but steady, and has put the Diag housing market on the endangered species list…

…. Most Diag trees house 20 squirrels per year, with a turnover rate that would make any landlord shudder. Moreover, the trees must be shared with birds-nearby nests lower property values by an estimated 20…

… per cent-and bugs. "The housing is atrocious on the Diag," com- plains Jakuboski. "While the Diag is near the student and restaurant garbage bins, it's a ghetto-the Squirrel Ghetto. The older squirrels

… species than ever." The statistics bear out Fleming's words. More than 400 of the brown and gray rodents are expected to inhabit the Diag this fall. Scurrying over sidewalks, scampering down trees, dodging…

… cars on. E. University Ave., squirrels are as important a part of Ann Arbor lore as Shakey Jake and his famous rasp. And yet, who are the squirrels, these funny, furry freeloaders who would take a walnut…

… right from your hand, and maybe your index finger with it? And what, exactly, do they want? "Housing and education, that's what," snaps Dorothy Jakuboski, leader of the Squirrels Unite Now (SUN). "Sure…

… are established on the top limbs, but we younger ones have to suffer next to those birds." Many younger squirrels, however, claim they neither need nor want human assistance, and that conservative…

… elders such as Fleming would be better off as "jelly beneath someone's radials."' EYOND .THE LIBERAL SUN members are terrorist squirrels, including Lance Frye and a de-tailed radical who would be…

… up to a tree and tear it to shreds," Frye boasts. "That'll get those humans-and their little dogs, too!" Squirrels complain that their cancer rate has skyrocketed since they started accepting hand…

March 25, 1979 (vol. 89, iss. 139) • Page Image 7

…- ption on the front lawn; time for those who are not content merely to catch a frisbee, but must bat it around in the air before dropping it to disturb our pastoral Diag. You see how lucky we are: Were…

… this UCLA, we would have spent last week wearing sweaters and whining about the cold. It is sad, indeed, as one crosses the Diag on the way to East Quad for an indoor afternoon of graffiti reading, to…

… see the brazen and foolish squirrel population. They will eat anything offered, and will not run away until actually stepped on. Just imagine a pack of such mammals scampering about while a freshman…

… from Stockwell - who dots her i's with little circles-feeds them granola. What if one of them, either the squirrel or the young woman, has to go out into the real world one day? One shudders to think…

February 08, 1979 (vol. 89, iss. 108) • Page Image 3

…-integrated sorority had 30 immediate openings for interested male rushees. And, naturally, there were more interested male rushees than there are squirrels on the diag. Well, relax, guys. It was all a prank by the Pi…

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