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10/16/2017 - 9:17pm Yates

Yates is pretty nice. On top of cider and doughnuts, they have other vendors that sell arts and crafts, corn on the cob, pumpkins and hot dogs, among other things. There's also a nice trail in the back. I agree that it gets crowded on Saturdays, though.

I've never been to Blake's, but I've heard good things about it. You probably can't go wrong with either.

12/06/2015 - 2:02pm Common Misconception

This is a common misconception. I've traveled all over the country this year, and just like us, they have alumni all over the place, too. I can personally confirm that I've passed by pro-Sparty watch parties at bars in both Chicago and Boston (I forget the name, but there's a bar near Fenway Park that hosts most of their gatherings). Just google watch parties though their Alumni Association - you may be surprised. Although we have a larger network with plenty of watch party offerings across the country, Sparty is capitalizing on their recent success in both football and basketball to grow their influence.

11/28/2015 - 10:34pm Another Perspective

I'm highly introverted by nature and growing up, I honestly was never all that loud or rambunctious.  Turns out, it's an awesome trait to have when I have to focus to solve a really tough problem.   But, yes, it has its downsides, too - one of which is that I may appear disinterested at times by those around me during a really big game against our arch rival.

I can tell you this, though:  my heart is in the game and the team.  At times, I can be vocal (i.e. during the phantom "roughing the kicker" penalty today).  Other times, I'm quiet because I'm focusing on the play and making a bunch of calculations simultaneously in my mind.  I like analyzing the tactics the coaches employ.  I enjoy doing a quick risk assessment in my mind to figure out the optimal play.  Sometimes, I just want to soak in that amazing feeling of being in Michigan Stadium on a Saturday afternoon to watch Michigan Football. 

Our fanbase, like many in college football, is diverse.  Some folks are quiet; some are loud.  We might just be experiencing the game in different ways.  And, honestly, I think that's ok.

The other option is to turn away fans by disparaging them for not fitting the mold of a "perfect gameday fan".  Personally, I'd rather welcome people in than turn them away. 

Really, big picture-wise, we're pretty good.  We come to games in record numbers.  We pull together when a member of the community needs help.  We care about the welfare of our student athletes and generally frown upon the use of tactics that undercut them (i.e. pulling the scholarship of an underperforming player).  We still pull in high television ratings.  We support the Athletic Department by buying tons of merchandise.  Fans of other teams (even our rivals!) generally don't have to fear for their safety to come watch a game in Ann Arbor.  Maybe we're not the rowdiest bunch when our team is losing by 20+ points, but things could be worse.

10/11/2013 - 10:47am Thanks!

Thanks for putting in the time to write these posts.  I also enjoyed reading them.  These students put an insane amount of hours into preparing for this race.  They also are great representatives of the University.  I look forward to your updates on the ASC.

10/03/2013 - 8:46pm 30-17

Michigan 30, Minnesota 17

04/27/2013 - 10:29am Focus on the Features

I would focus less on the "brand" and more on the features that are important to you, as well as the overall performance of the system. Lenova, Acer, Apple, and HP - to name a few - all have good laptops out on the market right now.  None of them are perfect in all categories.  Think of how you want to use the system. Prioritizing your needs will ultimately lead you to the best laptop for yourself. While a lot of users are saying to go with Apple, I went with a HP ultrabook back in February and am extremely happy with it. Also, I agree with another poster that Costco has the best deals that I've seen on warranty.

06/08/2010 - 11:41pm Check out the front page

Check out the interview on the front page of the site.  

04/29/2010 - 8:38pm Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison was my roommate at Orientation.  How's that for a first day on campus? 

03/01/2010 - 11:13pm My list

My list would be Forcier, Molk, Woolfolk, Roh, and Martin

02/19/2010 - 9:14pm The Four Seasons

"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by The Four Seasons

I remember they played that song after the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1997. Whenever I hear that song now, I think back to that championship.

02/19/2010 - 8:51pm As bad as the Northwestern game was

As bad as the Northwestern game was, I watched the last ten minutes from center field (3rd or fourth row), right behind our players. It's the closest I've ever been to the players and the field during a game. It was an amazing experience to an otherwise miserable game (and season).

As far as the game I wish I had been at: Wisconsin 2008. It was one of the only games I missed that year, and it turned out to be the best one.

02/18/2010 - 10:13pm haha

Haha, wow, small world. I was in symphony orchestra as well (violin). I graduated in '05. My brother was concertmaster in '02.

02/18/2010 - 9:06pm Me too

Me too :) I think we're also good at men's soccer...but yeah, no football championships unfortunately :( (although, my graduating year, our band was really good haha)

02/11/2010 - 8:21pm Yeah

Yeah, I think that student speaker went on to become a Rhodes Scholar. I also thought he did very well.

02/09/2010 - 12:07am Even Smaller World

We were in the same class, same semester. My group sat next to your group in the lab haha. We did Mechanical Frogger.

02/08/2010 - 8:33pm I think we have a winner

Haha, I think you win. I should have taken "Exploring Your Major" lol :-P

02/08/2010 - 8:24pm I second ertai's statements

I second ertai's statements. A class like that actually exists. I knew several friends who lived in the Duderstadt Center because of 470 and 427 (and, yes, I mean they actually slept in the lab at night instead of going home...this latest for at least a month, if not longer). Of the two, EECS 427 is considered the tougher one, but both are in their own category in terms of workload.

Personally, I took EECS 452 for my major design, which took up a fair amount of my time, but not as much as my friends in 470 and 427. To those who took 470 and 427 (and passed), you have my utmost respect.

02/08/2010 - 8:01pm I think it depends

Personally, I think 281 depends on the semester. If you took it Fall 2007, you really had to put in a lot of work because the prof took projects that were designed to be done in a group and made everyone do it individually.

Having said that, I took it the following semester and although it was easier, I still put a good amount of time into it lol

02/08/2010 - 7:33pm Mark Brehob

I nominate Mark Brehob, professor in computer engineering, for EECS 373.