How many schools can say they have a flag on the moon? I only know of one - MICHIGAN - from the all-Michigan Apollo 15 mission!
I propose that "Man on the Moon" by R.E.M. would a great song to be piped in during a long time out. It's no "rawk" song, but I still think it could really pump up the crowd.
"If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon..."
1. Is there a flag? I don't know. Nor does the daily. Quoting a friend:
"Is the Daily right? Is there no Michigan flag on the moon, as it claims in Debunking the moon myth (03/29/2006)? Maybe, but it is also responsible for spreading the story about the flag. Most recently in an article titled The right stuff (02/14/2006) the Daily states the Michigan flag was famously planted by the Apollo 15 crew. Again, in University Alumni Association courts larger classes, (10/22/1998) it is mentioned that there is a Michigan flag on the moon. The Daily follows this article with another article in the Friday Focus section (11/20/1998) that says the rumor about the Michigan flag on the moon "cannot be confirmed."
It seems like the Daily cannot make up its mind whether there is a Michigan flag on the moon. It has flip-flopped its view on multiple occasions, each time within a two-month period. Regardless of whether we have a flag on the moon, I would not leave it up to the Daily to inform me of such information. Clearly, the integrity of the Daily's reporting is not up to par. It was not even capable of accurately quoting me in Wednesday's article. Due to lack of evidence, this myth is plausible."
2. As a current UM student, I can verify that most students - the ones that aren't stuck under rocks - know about the Apollo 15 mission.