"Being Not-Rich at UM" Guide

"Being Not-Rich at UM" Guide

Submitted by wildbackdunesman on April 18th, 2018 at 7:09 PM

A UofM student created a guide for students at UofM that don't have a lot of money on how to find deals, get good jobs on campus, etc..  You can find her guide here - LINK.

I certainly wasn't poor, but I wasn't rich either.  I often meet fellow UofM graduates and as we talk they rattle off a dozen or so of their favorite Ann Arbor establishments and I always feel a bit ridiculous as I never have been on the inside of most or even all of the places that they go on and on about.

I simply couldn't afford to eat out a lot.

About 20 years ago when I was living in West Quad they didn't serve dinners on Sunday evenings.  So my roommate and I would grab loose change and walk up State Street to a place that I think was called "State Street Liquor," because they had a special on Sundays where you could buy an entire extra large cheese pizza for like $5.  We would pour the free crushed red pepper seeds all over it in the store and then take it back to the dorm room.  I thought it was pretty good and it was a lot of food...half the pizza could stuff me and for just $2.50.

Does anyone have any other tips for those currently at UofM that don't have a lot of money?

Way OT: NYC poop sitting on a train in Alabama

Way OT: NYC poop sitting on a train in Alabama

Submitted by Yo_Blue on April 18th, 2018 at 9:49 AM

In keeping with the recent spate of OT threads, I thought this was as interesting as most.  It appears that New York has been taking advantage of cheap land in Alabama and sending trainloads of their poop there.  Someone got an injunction against the dumping (pun intended) and as a result a trainload of crap has been sitting in a rail yard for a couple months.  Locals are suffering pretty badly stating that it smells like death.

LINK

Humor is in the eye of the beholder, but poop humor is universally funny (unless you live in Alabama).

OT - Question for mgoScientists on a quiet night

OT - Question for mgoScientists on a quiet night

Submitted by Magga Saraivah on April 15th, 2018 at 10:28 PM

The US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured. During this attack, would not a lethal cloud have been released that may pose a serious risk to civilians? 

What about it, you chemical weapons experts? Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked?

 

OT: Stinging Article about Engler's "Leadership"

OT: Stinging Article about Engler's "Leadership"

Submitted by Togaroga on April 14th, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Article on Yahoo discussing the ridiculousness of Engler's behavior before and during the most recent Board Meeting.  I believe outside pressure is necessary to force change.  The media can keep this nightmare in the news cycle long enough to force politicians and voters to enact real change...starting with cleaning house at the top.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/ridiculous-larry-nassar-board-meeting-mich…