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What’s Inside: Night  Owl:  A  Safe  Ride  for  Off-­‐ Campus  Residents………..……..…..……  1    

Building  Strong  Bones……..….…….……2    

Campus  Safety:  Frostbite……..…....….2


Street  Parking  in  the  Snow……..……..  3    

Real  ResoluGons…………………..…..……3    

Health  &  Safety  OpportuniGes  ...……4    

BudgeGng  Your  Money……………..……4    

BeaGng  Colds  &  the  Flu……………..……5    

Wolverines  Come  up  Wingless..………6    

Job  OpportuniGes  with  BTD  Team..…6  

Welcome Back!

Hello  Off-­‐Campus  Students!     We  at  Beyond  the  Diag  hope  you  all  enjoyed  your  =me   off  of  school  and  the  holiday  season.  As  you  get  back   into  the  swing  of  the  semester  with  classwork,  friends,   and  organiza=ons  we  wish  you  the  best  of  luck!       Don’t  forget,  the  drop/add  deadline  is  January  28th.     The  semester  is  s=ll  young  and  the  new  year  has  only   just  begun!  Use  this  =me  to  take  advantage  of  the   many  exci=ng  things  the  university  has  to  offer,  check   out  some  cultural  performances,  aPend  the   Mar=n  Luther  King  Symposium  events,  go  to  a  musical,   join  a  new  organiza=on  that  sounds  interes=ng,  or   head  out  to  main  street  to  a  new  restaurant  you’ve   never  been.  Celebrate  Be  sure  to  stay  warm  by  layering   up  as  you  commute  to  your  ac=vi=es  on  and  off-­‐ campus.       This  month’s  edi=on  outlines  some  important   informa=on  about  parking  in  the  snow,  the  new  off-­‐ campus  bus  route,  new  year’s  resolu=ons,  as  well  as   safety  =ps  to  keep  in  mind  during  the     Michigan  winters!        


Stay  Warm  and  Go  Blue!   MaP  Lonnerstater  and  Emily  Lus=g   Beyond  the  Diag  Program  Assistants  

Night Owl: A Safe Ride for Off-Campus Residents                                          

There  is  a  new  form  of  late  night  transporta=on  for  students  who  live  off-­‐campus,  the  Night  Owl.   Brought  to  you  by  the  Central  Student  Government  and  the  Interfraternity  Council,  the  Night  Owl  is  a   bus  route  specifically  designed  to  serve  students  living  off-­‐campus  with  routes  that  go  through   several  of  the  most  populated  neighborhoods  such  as  East  University  and  Oxford  Housing.  It  runs   every  Thursday,  Friday,  and  Saturday  night  from  10pm  un=l  3  am.       The  route  uses  exis=ng  AATA  and  Michigan  bus  stops  to  be  more  convenient  for  riders.  The  idea  of   late  night  transporta=on  to  off-­‐campus  neighborhoods  was  sparked  largely,  in  part,  to  the  crime  on   and  off  campus  late  at  night.  In  addi=on  to  CSG,  several  departments  in  the  university  including  the   Dean  of  Students  Office  were  concerned  by  the  high  number  of  crime  alerts  (many  of  which  occurred   in  off  campus  neighborhoods  while  students  were  walking  home  late  at  night)  so  they  wanted  to   provide  an  addi=onal  safe  alterna=ve  to  walking  for  students  who  lived  off  campus.       Although  the  bus  does  not  service  all  of  the  off  campus  neighborhoods  and  cannot  drop  you  off  at   your  front  door  like  the  services  provided  by  SafeRide,  this  bus  route  is  s=ll  convenient  for  off-­‐ campus  residents.  Not  only  does  the  Night  Owl  run  later  than  several  of  the  other  late  night   alterna=ves,  but  it  is  free  and  travels  further  from  campus  than  other  similar  services.  The  new  route   just  launched  at  the  beginning  of  this  semester  but  undoubtedly  it  will  become  a  fixture  in  the  off-­‐ campus  community.  A  picture  of  the  route  map  is  shown  above,  and  for  a  complete  map  and   schedule  click  here.   Picture  courtesy  of   h.p://­‐arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/night_owl_bus_route_now_availa.html    

       Contributed  by  Jadee  Pope  

Building Strong Bones!

  Did  you  know  that  you  can  maintain  your  bone  strength  (especially  important     in  your  later  years)  by  doing  exercises  that  work  against  gravity  and  are     weight-­‐bearing?  Things  like  jumping  rope,  playing  tennis,  walking  uphill  quickly   or  even  standing  on  your  bicycle  pedals  when  riding  are  good  “bone  builders.”      

Many  U-­‐Move  Fitness  classes  are  also  good  bone  builders.  Consider  some  of  the  new  high  intensity   interval  training  classes  where  you  get  a  mix  of  both  cardio  and  bodyweight  exercises.  In  a  30  or  45-­‐ minute  class  you  get  plenty  of  high  impact,  and  up  and  down  movements  in  short  bursts  followed  by   periods  of  recovery.      

Winter  exercise  classes  begin  January  13.  Each  semester,  you  can  try  many  of  U-­‐Move’s  classes  for  free   half-­‐hour  sessions  the  first  week  of  the  semester  to  meet  the  instructor  and  get  a  sample  workout.  The   Free  Sample  schedule  is  on  our  homepage.  You  can  also  find  more  informa=on  about  specials  there  and   a  link  to  the  registra=on  page.  Make  sure  to  take  care  of  your  muscles  and  BONES  this  winter!     Contributed  by  Sheila  Calhoun,  Assistant  Director  U-­‐Move  Fitness    

Campus Safety: Frostbite    






   Frostbite  is  the  most  common  injury  that  occurs    from  being  outside  in  the  severe  cold.    







 Here  are  some  Gps  to  avoid  frostbite:  -­‐  Protect  exposed  skin!    -­‐  Wear  a  hat  to  avoid  heat  loss  from  the  scalp    -­‐  If  you’re  out  in  the  cold  for  extended  periods  of    =me  stay  ac=ve  to  maintain  body  warmth    -­‐  Dress  warmly,  and  in  mul=ple  layers  




    Here  are  some  common  signs  of  Frostbite:     1.  The  feeling  of  “pins  and  needles”  followed  by  numbness   2.  Hard,  pale  and  cold  skin  that’s  been  exposed  to  the  cold  for  too  long   3.  Aching  or  throbbing  in  the  affected  area   4.  As  the  affected  area  thaws,  it  may  be  increasingly  painful  and  red   5.  Blistering      

If  you  believe  you  may  have  frostbite  seek  immediate  medical  aPen=on.  For  more  informa=on  about   how  to  prevent  and  treat  frostbite,  click  here!     Photo1  courtesy  of  h.p://­‐savory-­‐planet-­‐snowmen-­‐and-­‐sunshine/     Photo2  courtesy  of    h.p://        

Contributed  by  Emily  LusRg,  Chair  of  the  Campus  Safety  and  Security  Commission      

Street Parking in the Snow                        




 With  numerous  winter  storms  already  working  their  way  through  Ann  Arbor  in  the  past  two  months,  ques=ons  have  arisen      regarding  parking  on  the  streets  during  and  aier  the  snow  has    come.  The  city  has  declared  there  to  be  three  types  of  snowfalls:    light,  heavy  and  snow  emergency.  During  a  light  snow  of  up  to    four  inches,  parking  is  not  affected.  Once  a  heavy  snow  of  greater    than  four  inches  occurs,  all  salt  and  plow  trucks  are  u=lized  to  clear  the  streets  of  the  city.  Car  owners  are  encouraged  to  remove    their  vehicles  from  the  street  so  that  they  are  not  plowed  in  and    so  workers  can  do  an  adequate  job  of  removing  the  snow.      However,  it  is  not  required  that  they  be  removed  from  the      streets,  during  a  heavy  snow  event.    

The  only  =me  that  parking  restric=ons  are  put  into  effect  is  during  a  Snow  Emergency,  which  must  be   declared  by  the  city  administrator.  It  is  during  these  =mes  that  cars  will  be  put  on  an  odd/even   schedule.  This  means  that  on  certain  days,  cars  will  only  be  allowed  to  park  on  a  certain  side  of  the   street.  These  rules  do  not  apply  during  the  hours  of  8:00  p.m.  and  12:00  midnight  so  that  residents  can   move  their  cars  to  comply  with  the  next  day’s  schedule.  Cars  not  in  compliance  during  a  Snow   Emergency  will  be  Gcketed  and  towed.  Residents  are  welcomed  to  call  the  Snow  Desk  at   734.794.6367  as  well  as  look  at  the  Ann  Arbor  Snow  Removal  Webpage  for  updates  and  more   informa=on.      

Photo:  h.p://­‐content/uploads/2011/02/salt_truck_l.jpg     Contributed  by  Jonathan  Bickmann      

Real Resolutions

Deciding  on  New  Year’s  resolu=ons  can  be  a  difficult,  but  ul=mately  fulfilling  task  as  we  self-­‐reflect  on   our  past  year  and  challenge  ourselves  to  become  bePer  and  more  conscien=ous  people.  Resolu=ons   are  much  easier  to  keep  when  they  come  from  a  personal  desire  to  improve  a  por=on  of  our  lives,   rather  than  a  cliché  societal  standard  of  what  the  new  year  ought  to  bring.  Thus,  while  the  Intramural   Building  and  Whole  Foods  get  their  rush  of  January  pledgers,  this  year  I  am  challenging  myself,  and  you,   to  think  about  more  than  merely  the  exterior  of  our  2014  selves.  And  while  I  cannot  predict  what  this   may  mean  for  you  personally,  I  hope  that  sharing  some  of  my  own  resolu=ons  might  allow  you  to  break   out  of  the  ‘New  Year’s  resolu=ons  standard,’  and  think  about  some  of  the  real  solu=ons  to  becoming  a   happier  person  in  this  new  year.     —  Let  go  of  toxic  people  in  my  life,  people  who  do  not  support  me  or  make  me  a  bePer  person   —  Learn  to  appreciate  myself,  and  to  treat  myself  with  the  respect  and  care  in  which  I  treat  others   —  Speak  and  conduct  myself  with  more  confidence  and  less  apologe=cally     I  know  as  a  gradua=ng  senior,  I  am  hoping  that  2014  will  bring  a  great  many  changes  and  new   experiences.  Wishing  all  of  you  an  equally  momentous  year  from  Beyond  the  Diag.      

Contributed  by  Anastasia  Tkach  

Health & Safety Opportunities      




 Sunday,  February  9  •  2‒4  pm  I  Michigan  League  Ballroom      $15  early  registraGon  by  February  7  or  $20  at  the  door  





 Come  out  and  support  the  Zumbathon®  which  benefits  the  School    of  Kinesiology’s  KidSport  Summer  Camp  program  scholarship  fund,    allowing  disadvantaged  youths  to  stay  physically  ac=ve  this      summer.  


Early  registra=on  can  be  paid  by  credit  card  online  using  Ac=vity  #320109-­‐01  or  in  the  U-­‐Move  Fitness   office  located  at  3064  in  the  CCRB  with  cash/check.  Bring  a  water  boPle!  Many  door  prizes  and   giveaways!    For  more  informa=on  visit  the  U-­‐Move  Fitness  page.     IMPACT  Self-­‐Defense  Program    -­‐  February  21,  22,  23  &  September  19,  20,  21    

IMPACT  Self-­‐Defense  of  Chicago  is  a  non-­‐profit  organiza=on,  commiPed  to  ending     violence  and  building  a  non-­‐violent  world  in  which  all  people  can  live  safely  and     with  dignity.  By  teaching  self-­‐defense,  they  provide  the  tools  to  help  prevent,     minimize,  and  stop  violence.      

For  more  informa=on  and  details  about  requirements  for  par=cipa=on,  visit  the     Dean  of  Students  website.  If  you  are  interested  in  applying  for  a  spot,  you’ll  find     the  applica=on  here.                    Managing  expenses  and  seung  up  a  budget  takes  effort,  especially  aier  a  post  holiday  cash  influx,  but    if  done  correctly,  the  benefits  outweigh  the  =me  invested.  Crea=ng  a  budget  not  only  helps  you  save     money,  but  it  will  also  help  you  stay  on  track  of  your  saving  goals.  Here  are  some  helpful  =ps  to    maintaining  a  balanced  budget.           Figure   o ut  your  monthly  income;  it  is  important  to  know  how  much  money  you  have  coming  in!  Next,              determine  how  much  you  spend;  iden=fying  your  essen=al              purchases  and  those  that  are    expendable.  You  can  differenGate              the  spending  into  three  categories:  fixed  expenses  ,  commiPed              expenses,  and  discre=onary  expenses.  By  organizing  future              expenditures  you  will  help  clarify  which  ones  can  be  cut  down.              Finally,  look  at  the  commibed  expenses  and  figure  out  if  there              are  alternaGves  that  cut  down  on  the  cost  but  provide  the    same              benefits.      

Budgeting Your Money


Saving  is  key  to  commiung  to  your  budget  and  while  it  can  seem  difficult,  remember  that  there  are   many  ways  to  help  you  reach  your  goals  and  to  s=ck  to  your  budget.  Go  step  by  step  and  you  will  be  on   your  way  to  a  budge=ng  lifestyle!          

Photo  courtesy  of  h.p://­‐for-­‐holidays.jpg    

Contributed  by  Jenny  Lee    

Tips for Staying Healthy: Beating Colds & the Flu

  Get  Vaccinated:     Geung  a  Flu  vaccine  may  be  your  best  defense  against  geung  influenza.  In  addi=on  to  protec=ng   against  the  seasonal  strains,  the  vaccine  now  protects  against  H1N1,  which  is  causing  some   individuals  to  become  severely  ill.  Some  years,  the  flu  vaccine  can  be  up  to  70%  effec=ve  in   preven=ng  illness  in  healthy  children  and  adults.  Flu  vaccines  can  also  reduce  the  severity  of   symptoms  if  you  do  get  the  flu.  However,  the  vaccine  is  only  for  the  influenza  virus  and  has  no  effect   on  colds.  The  vaccine  can  be  purchased  at  UHS  for  $44,  CVS  for  $32,  and  Costco  for  $15,  but  prices   may  vary  depending  on  your  insurance.    

Know  how  it  Travels:   •  Influenza  is  highly  contagious  and  easily  transmiPed  from  coughing  and/or  sneezing.   •  Flu  may  be  transmiPed  one  day  before  symptoms  develop  and  up  to  five  days  aier  you  get  sick.   •  Colds  are  transmiPed  by  touching  surfaces  that  have  cold  viruses  on  them  and  then  touching  your   eyes  or  nose  or  by  inhaling  cold  virus  par=cles  from  the  air.   Know  the  Symptoms:     Symptom   Cold   Flu     Rare   Characteris=c:  100-­‐102°F;  lasts  3-­‐4  days       Fever       Headache   Rare   Prominent       Slight   Usual;  oien  severe     General  Aches,  Pains     Fa=gue,  Weakness   Mild   Can  last  up  to  2-­‐3  weeks     Never   Early  &  Prominent     Extreme  Exhaus=on     Stuff  Nose   Common   Some=mes     Usual   Some=mes     Sneezing   Common   Some=mes     Sore  Throat     Chest  Discomfort/Cough   Mild-­‐  Moderate;  Hacking  Cough   Common-­‐  can  become  severe     PrevenGon:   §  Do  not  touch  your  mouth,  nose,  or  eyes  without  washing  your  hands.   §  Do  not  share  food  or  other  items  and  other  things  that  go  in  the  mouth   §  Alcohol  does  not  kill  germs  quick  enough  to  make  sharing  safe.   §  Encourage  roommates  to  cover  their  mouths  with  a  =ssue  when  they     cough  or  sneeze  and  to  dispose  of  the  =ssue  themselves.     §  No  =me  to  grab  a  =ssue?  Cough  or  sneeze  into  the  inside  of  your  elbow     §  Avoid  sharing  personal  items  like  toiletries,  towels,  and  pillows.   §  Get  proper  rest  and  good  nutri=on  to  improve  resistance  and  bolster  immunity.     For  more  informaRon,  visit  these  informaRon  sources:     •­‐and-­‐flu/is-­‐it-­‐a-­‐cold-­‐or-­‐flu     •   •  h.p://­‐and-­‐flu/cold-­‐guide/keeping-­‐catchy-­‐infecRons-­‐contained          









 Contributed  by  Alexander  Blaty  

Wolverines Come up Wingless While  Michigan  football  suffered  through  an  up-­‐and-­‐down  season  filled  with  heart  breaking  losses  and   anxiety-­‐filled  victories,  Wolverine  fans  entered  the  bowl  season  hoping  for  an  early  holiday  gii  in  a  win   versus  Kansas  State.  Unfortunately,  before  the  Wolverine’s  took  on  the  Wildcats,  star=ng  quarterback   Devin  Gardner  was  ruled  out  with  a  broken  foot  from  the  Ohio  State  game.  That  meant  that  true   freshman  back-­‐up  quarterback,  Shane  Morris,  was  called  on  to  be  the  starter.             Maize  and  blue  fans  in  Tempe,  Arizona  and  across  Ann  Arbor  groaned  in  unison  as  the  Wildcats  handily   outrushed  and  out-­‐passed  the  Wolverines.  The  Wildcats  on  the  other  hand  dominated  on  offense,   scoring  on  their  first  three  possessions  while  their  defense  did  not  allow  a  touchdown  un=l  a  three  yard   Fitzgerald  Toussaint  rush  late  in  the  fourth-­‐quarter,  when  the  game  was  already  out  of  reach.       Shane  Morris  looked  very  sharp  at  =mes,  par=cularly  in  the  first  half  where  Morris  completed  15/19   passes  for  121  yards.    The  problem  for  the  Wolverines  was  that  they  could  not  finish  off  drives,  sePling   for  field  goals  at  22  and  26  yards  kicked  in  by  MaP  Wile.  Michigan  finished  the  football  season  with  a   7-­‐6  overall  record  and  has  won  only  one  bowl  game  (2011  Sugar  Bowl)  in  the  last  six  years.  However,   Michigan  fans  are  s=ll  op=mis=c  and  ready  to  root  for  the  Wolverines  in  the  2014-­‐2015  season.      

Contributed  by  Aaron  Sanfield  

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