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Archive for September, 2012

A Medley First Month’s Work

I’m not necessarily a fan of posting in this fashion, but I feel its important to mark progress. It’s been more than a month since I started interning for AnnArbor.com, the experience has been incredible. The best part of the job is working a lot, and the variety of stories isn’t so bad either.

Many people are curious about the difference between reporting for web or for print publication. To me, I still wake up and go to work with a handful of assignments to shoot. People get their news in a timely fashion. Also, because there are no space constraints on the web, we publish a lot of images, maybe too many, but you won’t see me complaining. I do miss opening a paper in the morning to see what I did yesterday. Ann Arbor News transitioned to a web-based publication in 2009. There are print additions on Thursday and Sunday.

Five-yeal-old Zackariah Bennett plays in a bounce house at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival on Friday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Kids play at Riverside Park during the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival on Friday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Olympic Swimmer Allison Schmitt talks to a massive crowd at the Summit on the Park in Canton, MI on Tuesday. Schmitt won five medals, three gold. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

People watch a group of cyclists ride antique bicycles in the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Parade on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I Annarbor.com

Eleven-year-old Arthur Su programs his lego robot, Shoverbot, at the Ann Arbor District Library on Monday. Arthur has participated in lego robotics events before and his team came in fourth. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Four-year-old Ypsilanti resident Christiana Jackson jump ropes at the Parkridge Community Center Summer Fest on Saturday. Chairman of Parkridge Community Center Summer Fest Anthony Williamson says the event is a way for the community to get together and support education and resources. Williamson says Summer Fest has grown from last year and he hopes it will continue to get bigger and better. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Members of Stadium/Budget Towing and the road commission remove boxes of liquor by hand in order to flip the semi truck back over. Stadium/Budget Towing Employee Billy Salamey (right) said they had been working for four hours. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Saline junior Taylor Whitling sets a ball against the Huron River Rats on Tuesday. Saline lost in three games 25-22, 21-25, and 20-25. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Pioneer sophomore Lydia Krienke celebrates after winning a point on Tuesday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline tight end Willy Clark cools himself off on the sidelines in the first half on Thursday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Ypsilanti defensive back Jacob Simmons disrupts a pass intended for Saline running back Gage Hammond on Friday. The Saline Hornets defeated Ypsilanti 49-14. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A cookie sandwich is prepared at Bona Sera in Ypsilanti, MI on Tuesday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Charlotte Hildebrandt, six, learns Anglo-American dance with her family and others at the Dancing in the Streets Festival on Sunday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

People dance in the streets of downtown Ann Arbor on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Donna (right) and her granddaughter Alex, two, enjoy bubbles in the intersection of Washington and Main on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A pairing dances the foxtrot on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Students get off a bus at Abbot Elementary during the first day of school Tuesday morning. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Ann Arbor resident Hugh Gallagher looks at books on a shelf at the Kerrytown BookFest on Sunday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Pioneer senior quarterback Aedan York puts on his helmet in the first half against Saline on Friday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Fans watch the football game between Pioneer and Saline high schools on Friday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Saline marching band cheers during the game against Pioneer on Friday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Mike Cisler adjusts one of his remote control planes in Ypsilanti on Sunday. More than 100 model planes could be seen at the event. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

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No. 19 Michigan Eases by Air Force 31-25

The Big House is… Big. Not only have they filled fans in the stands with 100,000+ people for more than 200 consecutive games, but there are a lot of people on the sidelines. Between cheerleaders, bands, ESPN dudes, and whole bunch of other spectators, It is a chore trying to find a spot to shoot from. I found myself peaking through legs and over shoulders more than I ever have before. Regardless, still a fun atmosphere. I’ll start it off with a self-portrait.

The reflection of Michigan Stadium in UM senior Noah Balsmeyer’s glasses before the game on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

An Air Force hawk at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A member of the Michigan color guard looks toward the field at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Senior quarterback Denard Robinson runs downfield for a 79-yard touchdown on the second play of the game against Air Force on Saturday. Michigan leads at halftime 14-10. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Air Force linebacker Alex Means puts his helmet on in the first half at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Michigan defense tackles Air Force quarter back Connor Dietz on Saturday. Michigan won 31-25. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Linebacker Jake Ryan after he tackled Air Force quarter back Connor Dietz at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Linebacker Desmond Morgan tackles Air Force wide receiver Ty MacArthur at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Wide receiver Jeremy Jackson is unable to hold on to the ball at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Senior quarterback Denard Robinson makes a move against Air Force defense at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan tight end Devin Funchess catches a ball without a shoe for a gain at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Air Force Head Coach Troy Calhoun at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Air Force lost to Michigan 31-25. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Senior quarterback Denard Robinson jumps into the stands in celebration after beating Air Force 31-25 at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Senior quarterback Denard Robinson jumps into the stands in celebration after beating Air Force 31-25 at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

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Welcome to the Big House, Watch Party Style

I had a pretty good first experience in the Big House, the fans not so much. The University of Michigan invited students to Michigan Stadium to watch the season opener against the previous national champs, Alabama. Pretty much the entire freshman class showed up. The Crimson Tide defeated the Wolverines 41-14.

University of Michigan students enter Michigan Stadium to view the season opener against Alabama on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A UM student takes a picture upon entering Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

First year masters student Be Tejaswi meets with friends at Michigan Stadium to view the game against Alabama on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan junior Meredith Ambinder stretches out on stage to get a picture of the speaker on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan junior Nick Van Dijk throws a football in one of the pregame activities in the stadium on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan students rally in a chant before viewing the game on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Student group Dance to Excess performs before the game on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Michigan student sports her socks on the field on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan senior Molly Harwood laughs on the field with friends before viewing the game on Saturday. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan Stadium during the student watch party on Saturday. The event was open to all students and involved pre game activities and fun. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Senior Tracey Brown uses a poncho to stay dry while watching the second half of the game against Alabama on Saturday. Michigan lost 41-14. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com


Slack Liners

I’ve been slacking posting to the blog lately, but I happen to stumble upon some slack liners on my day off. I figured it was worth posting online. There’s a pun in there somewhere.

EMU sophomore Andy Bihn performs tricks on Wednesday. Slack Lining is the act of balancing on a rope tied between two points, almost like tightrope walking.

EMU students slack line on their time off Wednesday.

EMU freshman Zoey Styrk tries slack lining for the first time Wednesday. Styrk was walking by when she decided to give it a try.

EMU freshman Khalil Bocssi attempts to slack line for the first time on Wednesday.

Andy Bihn practices his balancing Wednesday. Bihn says he tries to slack line as much as possible.