Of the thousands of photos taken by The Michigan Daily’s photographers this year, some shots fulfill their goal, capturing the truth and telling a story better than any thousand-word article could. This year, photos showed the loss of an Ann Arbor legend, the changing shape of campus and how the stoic faces of Michigan sports heroes cracked with disappointment or elation. From the burgeoning primary season to a concert with a message, these images best captured the moments that left a mark on campus this academic year.

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The last standing facade of the Frieze building will be incorporated in the structure of North Quad. The Frieze, a building that students found both endearing and annoying, is a symbol of irreversable changes happening on campus. (JAN. 11, 2008) (PETER SC
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After announcing his decision to retire, Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr was able to end on an up note. At the Capitol One Bowl, the last game of his career, his players carried him off the field after Michigan pulled off a 41-35 win over Florida. (JAN
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A suspicious package found on a University bus caused the Department of Public Safety to close down North University Avenue and call out the bomb squad. The box contained no explosives – just car parts. (NOV. 13, 2007) (ROB MIGRIN / Daily)
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The Michigan hockey team, led by NHL-bound captain Kevin Porter and alternate captain Chad Kolarik, had a banner year. Wolverines carry the Mason Cup off the ice after their CCHA playoff championship win over Miami. (MARCH 24, 2008) (SAID ALSALAH / Daily
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After Engineering student Andrew Myrick fatally shot an intruder in his house near North Campus, many students were concerned at how long it took for students to be alerted. The University has since adopted a text message alert system. (JAN. 16, 2008) (
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After the funeral for Shakey Jake Woods, a local street musician, “Steady Eddie” led a parade of mourners who blocked traffic, sang and played instruments from accordions and whistles to a Play Skool piano. (SEPT. 24, 2007) (CLIF REEDER / Daily)

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