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|1 day 13 hours ago||Dooleys was what is now Scorekeepers on Maynard||
Shut down after decades of underaged drinking violations. Second Chance was around the corner with terrific live music.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Touring the underground steam tunnels that ran under campus||
Nothing really dangerous, but it was scary as heck, and a lot of other strange or drunk people roaming around.
Also breaking into the union from WQ and stealing bowling balls and pins and then rolling them down various WQ halls.
I think I'm now understanding why my grades weren't as good as they should have been.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Then those Williams House girls needed consoling||
and the 4th floor guys were happy to help out.
I think I heard about the quarter barrel story at the BIg House. Was Arv your RA? He was there for like 10 years.
If you ever road tripped to Camp Randall back in the day, they took football drinking to a whole elite level.
|1 day 14 hours ago||You are a brave man. Jokisch was a beast.||
I lived with a basketball player through grad school around this time. Went to Charlies with Wade a few times. He was a good dresser and had a Bear Bryant style hat and was a great , great guy.
On a very tragic note I remember a party at South Quad around that time seeing Roy passed out in a bathroom stall. It took many guys to move him. I thought he had too many beers but sadly found out later it wasn't beer...
|1 day 14 hours ago||Nothing like those IM basketball games made up of||
All State basketball players who also happened to be on the football team.
The strangest dude on my hall was a kleptomaniac from East Lansing of all places. He worked in the Chem lab and I think was the inspiration for Breaking Bad. ANyway he stole all sorts of surgical tubing and funnels and we shot oranges from the middle of West Quad into South Quad causing South Quad to retaliate on Rumsey House, which resulted in all sorts of craziness and perhaps some arrests. To quote Animal House, we were up on the roof saying, " THIS IS GREAT!".
|1 day 14 hours ago||Ed was in another source of a story!||
I was with my buddies at Dooley's going traying (we would order a tray of drinks at a time,lol) and one guy at the next table is flirting with some girl on the top balcony level. Her boyfriend gets wind of this and starts jawing at this guy below. Next thing he goes all WWF jumping off the balcony on to our table and these two guys go at it. All hell breaks loose like a Bruce Lee movie, and I'm stupidly worried about my multiple gin and tonics.
All of sudden both main combatants are levitating due to the fact that bouncer Ed has picked their asses up of the ground. Both guys go from tough guys to scared shitless as he carries them out the door like two loaves of bread. I think he just tossed them outside like garbage, and then my roommate goes to flirt and eventually scores with the girl in the top level.
Dooley's and Second Chance were the source of so many memories.
|1 day 14 hours ago||When did you live there?!||
I was going to type the exact same thing! I lived in WIlliams House from 78-80.
One of my best memories was on my first day in the dorm decorating my room with 100's of SI covers I collected to make a giant mosaic. I was standing on a chair reaching up to tape one cover on the ceiling and this giant hand came over my shoulder to help me and then I hear, " Hi I'm Paul Heureman, nice to meet you". I was a rabid basketball fan and just about shit in my pants. He lived with the Bodnars and they couldn't have been nicer hallmates. Great guy except his son is the OSU tight end.
|1 day 21 hours ago||He is right in this case||
Izzo has over judged his recent recruits or hasn't coached them up much the past couple years. He over coaches like an NBA coaches who wish to be the star of the game - Along with Beilein, Bo Ryan does a nice job of letting is players play imo.
Valenti also said he doesn't want to hear Izzo crying about injuries. Where have we heard that before?
|1 day 23 hours ago||Thank you for posting||
It's always nice to hear the facts. While some of the stereotyping here is wrong, it's hard not to imagine these students as being "entitled".
The fact that a chapter advisor and Prior are doing the right things now after this became a PR clusterfu#K , and not earlier by the SAM President (whose initial e-mail struck many of us as insincere) doesn't look good to a neutral observer.
|2 days 1 min ago||Interesting, but I see RichRod offered||
and they don't have use for "slower" backs most of the time. I'm thinking the Weber courtship is probably a bigger reason? Oh well, it makes for a good soap opera which I'm sure will have more twists and turns.
Kudos to the kid for having his head on straight and being a good citizen. Speaking of Toby Gerhart...
I think Kerridge will have a big season under JH and is an exemplary kid off the field. Stanford was interested in him and he may have gone there if not for a senior year injury. Lots of respect for coachable, smart kids who do it on and off the field.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Not in my house||
|2 days 17 hours ago||Every time Max does something that drives me nuts||
And I want him benched, he does some hustle play that is endearing. The most up and down guy on the team?
|2 days 17 hours ago||Chatman||
|2 days 17 hours ago||Chapman the highest rated recruit||
|2 days 17 hours ago||Petteway is sick or stoned||
Worst game I have ever seen him play
|2 days 17 hours ago||More MAAR||
|2 days 17 hours ago||Insult Mattison and you school dies||
Get Doyle back in though...
|2 days 21 hours ago||Another unfortunate UM frat related news story||
I don't know what to think until we know more ...
|3 days 26 min ago||Today Greece also elected a new PM, Tsipras - Olympiakos||
His radical financial ideas, support for Russia, and his concerns over the European approach to the Ukraine crisis is cause for concern. Two Greek officials told The WSJ that a strongly-worded statement on Russia issued by EU leaders earlier today did not have the consent of the new Prime Minister. Not a promising start, and tensions may further increase should the EU decide on further sanctions against Moscow. On to more important things ; ) Olympiakos have just appointed former Porto head coach Vitor Pereira as their new manager. Olympiakos are back on top of table after their 6th straight win but apparently that was not good enough. I have found most Greeks friendly and laid back until soccer is brought up.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!||
sorry, wrong script... carry on.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Good note||
Perhaps had YOU written the thoughtful apology letter and those actually accountable made sincere efforts to immediately rectify the situation (besides my parents will pay for the damages) this whole thing would be a one day local story?
My sense from the Treetop's GM and others up there is that this is likely the case and they are not looking for this type of publicity for themselves either. I personally would think twice before vacationing up there next January.
|3 days 14 hours ago||@ Belle de Jour||
Dexter. Same is true for the other "A2 burbs" of Saline, South Lyon, Chelsea. Dexter wasn't on your list at all because there wasn't "enough data" but usually rate in the same class with these other good schools. They are all newer schools with college educated parents who are very involved with the school teachers and activities. Dexter was an early adopter with the IB program which has been great. Ann Arbor has taken notice and is getting that program now.
I will stick with my story about taking a tough curriculum if you want to increase your chances of getting into UM, especially early admission, or even a more selective college. In High school you have to take several PE, Art, Civics/Government and other classes which are filler classes. MSU honors doesn't even look at these classes.I think my kids have 4 AP/IB classes with two "filler classes". The UM counselor told us in a round about way that they would rather see an A- GPA with that class list rather than an A GPA with a few less challenging classes. Being well rounded while you challenge yourself like this is a good indicator of time management and potential success.
Listen to the admission counselors of the school you want to go to more than what you hear on a board. UM has specific people assigned to each high school (just like football recruiting) and they are very helpful.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Yeah I meant "had"...||
The new pool is just an insane facilty for a high school. 10 lanes and two giant scoreboards if I remember right from some USA meets? Dexter's pool is like Brownell's - a nice Holiday Inn. They all blend together when you inhale chlorine for years.
My son also plays water polo which is big in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Birmingham but I don't recall ever playing GPN or GPS. Seems like it would be a good fit for them. Lots more fun than swimming, but only a club sport at men's Big10 programs. UM and MSU have good teams and those matches are fought just as hard as other sports are.
|3 days 22 hours ago||D2 recent finishes||
2014: #1 Seaholm #2 Dexter #3 GPS #24 GPN
2013 #1 Holland #2 AA Pioneer #3Seaholm #4 Dexter #13 GPS I think GPN didn't qualify!
2012 #1 Dexter #2 Goves #3Seaholm #8GPS #9 GPN
2011 #1 Seaholm #2 Groves #3Dexter #6GPS #10 GPN
this year will be Seaholm, Skyline, Dexter. GPS will be somewhere up there. GPN will be looking forward to spring break.
I learned to swim at Brownell and graduated to the old GPW pool which was the second largest pool in the USA backin the day. Didn't know GPS has a 20 yard pool! So much for 50 yard races,lol.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Thanks for the info.||
I just made my hotel reservations for the HS State Swim championships so this stuff is my life,lol. I am a proud Norseman alum that went to school with some colllege level swimmers, but when I recently looked at what the GPN posted times are, I had to do a double take.
Oh well, can't be good at everything when you are D2.There are too many new sports, and too few real good coaches, that water down most non-elite programs at smaller schools.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Belle de Jour Are you looking to move to Michigan?||
And trying figuring out where is a nice, safe neighborhood with a good school system? Or are you looking primarily at top UM feeder school systems to get into a highly selective college?
My oldest just got into UM from a school system that only 20 years ago was primarily "farmer/townie" based and most kids went to community college. I thought private school was a must but as more yuppies moved in, standards went up, parents demanded more and the school system responded. With strong AP and IB curricula many kids are now going to UM and more recently even more selective schools such as U of CHicago, Washington (St Louis), Stanford, and Ivy League schools.
The UM guidance counselor said to take the hardest clas list you can. Challenge yourself even if it means a lower GPA. Also show leadership in extracurriculars. And finally think long and hard about your essays. These are all more important than school system rank IMO.
I guess the moral is to forget stereotypes (good and bad) and silly surveys and see for yourself what the local high school system offers- you may be surprised in both ways.
|4 days 8 min ago||Where is this going?||
Seems like you are asking quite a bit based on one source which is not very thorough. You are right that the Pointes defintely were like Shaker Heights and still that element remains.
I grew up in Detroit, 7 mile & Livernois during the 60's (talk about a neighborhood changing QUICKLY), and then went to GP schools, including GPN, before going to UM. My mom taught at GPN for 40 years and was very old school. She retired many years ago because the administration was lowering its academic standards. My folks still live in the Woods and I go back and visit frequently. My kids also play sports vs GPS and GPN so I still check those schools out on occaision.
Regardless of this survey Grosse Pointe is a great place to raise kids and I think getting into UM is up to the kid, not the school system. At UM , GPN, or most any school, kids can choose to have great AP/IB type classes or just skate by taking crap classes.
UM also seems to give an edge to legacy kids and GP is loaded with UM alums, so I 'm sure they still send boatloads to UM.
The elephant in the room few are talking about is the influx of families of all color and generally of lower socio economic background, that moved to Harper Woods to gain access to a good GPN school system. GPN does not have the make up of blue bloods that it once had. I probably would have enjoyed it more because I was shocked at the intentional lack of diversity when I moved there from Detroit.
If the auto industry continues to rebound, I believe the Grosse Pointes will continue to be strong. IMO the Ann Arbor/Saline/ Dexter/ Chelsea area dont take a back seat to too many school systems, so it doesn't surprise e to see them ranked higher than the GP schools.
|4 days 9 min ago||This is better stated than my response||
On a sports note, it is funny for me to see a GPN that kicked butt in swimming, Xcountry and tennis back in the day, and not be very good in hoops, be pretty much the opposite now. My daughter's HS team had the pleasure of getting spanked by both GPS and GPN during their recent runs.
I don't know what happened to GPN swimming, but GPS is still pretty good and has a REALLY beautiful facility.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Anyone watching the NHL ALL star game?||
The only two teams that are outscoring UM!
|4 days 18 hours ago||Dexter did have a tornado, but other than that||
it's been pretty nice and boring. Go Dreads!