Friday, February 28, 2014

Week 10 2064 Preview

Madoka drive through another storm to beat Michigan

Madoka drive through another storm to beat Michigan

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 25, 2064

The Pacific rainstorm continued to pound for another week, and Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi drove past the Michigan Wolverines, 83-7, at the Sakura Bowl in Mitakihara Town, B.C. It was an awful day for quarterback Haruki Takayama who passed for 173 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 79 yards and another score.

That meant that other players had to step up. Halfback Bruno Okuno ran for 219 yards and two touchdowns, halfback Gary Gumede rushed for 177 yards and three more scores and fullback Mike Gray ran for 140 yards and another major. Wide receiver Marcus Stewart caught three passes for 93 yards and wideout Zac Chabangu caught three passes for 44 yards and a score.

Left tackle Jasper Tanaka led the blockers with 12 pancakes and center Ron Nwankwo added 10 pancakes. It was a quiet afternoon for the Magi defense, with middle linebacker Austin and left end Shintarou Okabe having five tackles and a sack each. Novak did add an interception, as did free safety Lea Eino, who returned a pick 53 yards for a touchdown early in the game.

Mitakihara improve to 9-0 and host the Navy Midshipmen next week.


"I was born to be a male version of my mother": Takayama

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"I was born to be a male version of my mother": Takayama

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 20, 2064

One of the things that ticks Mitakihara Magi freshman quarterback Haruki Takayama off is the tendency for some of his fellow classmates to call him Haruhi, as a reference to Haruhi Suzumiya, the wife of former Magi football assistant coach John Kyon Smith. It's something that Takayama does not understand, even though his classmates say that it's just a lighthearted way to mispronounce his name.

"I just don't get it," Takayama said after a rather light practice session at Hakurei Centre. "Why do people call me Haruhi. I'm not Haruhi Suzumiya, I'm Haruki Takayama. Some people are trying to dress me down in broad daylight so that they can argue that I'm actually a girl posing as a guy, when in fact, I was born a man. A real man. But not just any man: I was born a girly man.

"To be technical to you readers, I was born to be a male version of my mother, Haruka Takayama, who is actually one of my mothers. I ended up with the lustful longings of Mama Haruka while inheriting the tomboyish tendencies of Mama Yuu, who I was born out of. It was more of Mama Haruka than Mama Yuu because I have a well-developed physique that I manage every day, through hours of weight training, running and underwater breathing.

"And I was born to have the desires of love that my mothers have. But it was more so Mama Haruka wanting a boy in her image. I lust for girls. I'm a straight ally. I engage in sweet talk and sweet sex with my fiancee Marie, who reminds me of Mama Yuu in a way so much that she looks like a younger version of her, with the twintails and flowers.

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"I don't go to class wearing hair ribbons like Haruhi Suzumiya or Mama Haruka. My hair is trimmed. If I were to wear ribbons, it would be part of a wig. For girls. And I don't wear wigs for girls because I'm not a girl. If I was a girl, I wouldn't be playing on the football team or playing football in particular, even though this year's team has a punter that is a woman. But I don't do punting. I'm a quarterback. A dual-threat quarterback that tends to throw bad passes like they were bridal bouquets.

"So please, I implore you people: please get this through your head. Haruhi is not my name. It's Haruki. With a K. The K is for kiss, because it's the best part of being a lover and a future husband. I'm Haruki Takayama, and I approve of this soapbox."

However, contrary to the clearing of air by the Magi gunslinging young punk, there is proof that Haruki secretly likes being compared to Haruhi. Proof that Haruki secretly likes being compared to...a god. That proof comes from...wide receiver Daiki Deshou Sonoda.

"Don't let his words fool you, he loves his name being convoluted into Haruhi," Dee Dee said. "He knows that Hare Hare Yukai dance, and he does have those tsundere tendencies at times. And who can blame him. His face, his body, his frame of mind...they all parallel that of Haruhi.

"Mrs. Suzumiya-Smith is an old lady now, but even she told me that Haruki reminded her of her when she was young. Seeing him gives her the drive to keep being optomistic in spite of her age. I even call him Haruhi too. But we all know his real nickname. It's Sakura Trick. We gave him that nickname after he extolled the praises and virtues of girls turning tricks for girls under the cherry blossoms out of innocence and fun. But if Sakura Trick's a bit too long for you neophytes...just call him Haruhi. Because God Knows."

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Week 9 2064 Preview

Mitakihara storm past Stanford, 86-10

Mitakihara storm past Stanford, 86-10

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 18, 2064

For the sixth time this season, Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi competed in a Game of the Week. In a stormy Saturday afternoon at the Sakura Bowl, the Magi went to the air and stormed past the Stanford Cardinal, 86-10. Quarterback Haruki Takayama had his best-ever performance throwing the ball, throwing for 386 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 51 yards and another score in the pouring rain.

Halfback Gary Gumede ran for 118 yards, halfback Bruno Okuno ran for 79 yards and a touchdown while catching three passes for 58 yards and a score, wide receiver Dee Dee Sonoda caught eight passes for 160 yards and a major and wide receiver Zac Chabangu caught four passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Left guard Alex Owusu and right guard Jimmy de Vries led the blockers with nine pancakes each while left tackle Trenton Jenkins added eight more pancakes. Middle linebacker Austin Novak led the defense in tackle with nine tackle and an interception, while defensive tackle Sean Yamashita added seven tackles and thre sacks. Cornerback Tarzan Takagi and free safety Lea Eino also had a pick each.

Mitakihara improve to 8-0 and finish off their October schedule next week against the Michigan Wolverines.



"I'm just a provost, nothing to see here": Shichimiya

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Former Mitakihara Magi offensive coordinator Rikka Takanashi and current Mitakihara University Japan Campus provost Satone Shichimiya at the Madoka Gift Shop on the Japan Campus.

"I'm just a provost, nothing to see here": Shichimiya

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 15, 2064

Satone Shichimiya was named the provost of Mitakihara University Japan Campus, located in Mitakihara Town, Japan, in 2060. A graduate of the university many years ago in 2018, Shichimiya is at the helm of one of the most influential liberal arts campuses in the country and is responsible for reporting the academic concerns of its professors and any discrepancies to the main campus in Mitakihara Town, British Columbia.

It's a job that take a lot of hard work and time, but not one that is high-profile. At least, that's according to Ms. Shichimiya herself.

"It's not an easy job to be in but it's not as high profile as the chancellor or vice-chancellor," said Ms. Shichimiya from her office at Akemi Hall, the counterpart to Kaname Hall on the Main Campus in Canada. "I mean I'm just a provost, nothing to see here.

"But it's a very rewarding experience and one that I have enjoyed after just a few years on the job. I always wondered when I would have that one opportunity where Madoka would give me another chance to shine and help improve the curriculum in the classroom and help open up the possibilities for the students.

"The fact that I'm doing it here in Japan makes it easier and there is no language barrier, since Japanese is my native tongue. I have worked with students who are very insightful, very innovative and inventive about how to improve the way we live, work and play. I've chatted with students who are succeeding in entertainment and sports.

"In addition, I've spoken to alumni who have succeeded in government. One of them, Mr. Makoto Hara, a member of the Class of 2043, is the current Prime Minister of Japan on the side of the DPJ. Another, Ms. Risa Onizuka, is the Japanese ambassador to Korea and she helped mend a lot of burned bridges with our neighbors. Thanks to her, we've had decades of uninterrupted peace and few disputes. The son of PSY, Park Jae-Young, is also the President of the Republic of Korea, which acquired the North after the Kim regime toppled. Progress in the northern parts of Korea has accelerated because many of the students and alumni from the Japan Campus are working to improve the quality of living.

"As for me, I've witnessed a high graduation rate, with 95% of our senior class or higher graduating with a grade of A. We've had very few B's, and only once last year did we have a student finish with a C. In terms of conduct, only five students were expelled from the Japan Campus on academic plagiarism grounds. It's a consistency that I hope will continue, so long as I am the provost of the Japan Campus."

The Mystique of Delta Junction, Alaska

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The Mystique of Delta Junction, Alaska

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 14, 2064

Delta Junction is a city in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. According to 2064 population estimate, the number of residents in Delta Junction city area is 1,232. The city is located a short distance south of the confluence of the Delta River with the Tanana River, which is at Big Delta. It is about 160 km (99 mi) south of Fairbanks.

For at least 10,000 years, Athabascan Indians have inhabited portions of the interior of Alaska. Early inhabitants survived by hunting and fishing. The early history of non-native settlement in the area occurred at the river crossing at Big Delta and is found at the entry, Big Delta, Alaska. In 1928 a herd of 23 bison were brought from the National Bison Range in Montana to an area south of Big Delta to provide an additional game species for hunters. Buffalo Center, a small community near the center of present day Delta Junction, was named because of their presence, especially during the winter months. The huge animals were troublesome, and sometimes made landings dangerous at nearby Allen Army Airfield.

The herd is now kept at several hundred animals by the annual issuance of hunting permits. In the early 1980s, the 90,000-acre (360 km2) Delta Junction Bison Range, south of the Alaska Highway and between Ft. Greely and the Little Gerstle River was established; the range is now managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to provide fall habitat for bison to reduce farm depredations and to provide habitat for other wildlife.
During World War II the United States aided the Soviet Union against Germany by sending airplanes and supplies authorized by the Lend-lease Act to the Soviet Union through Alaska into the Russian Far East. The Alaska Highway was built to connect an existing road in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada, with the Richardson Highway in Alaska, a distance of 2,290 km (1,420 mi).

The Alaska Highway met the Richardson Highway at a point 12 km (7.5 mi) south along the Delta River from Big Delta. The place where the highways met became known as Delta Junction. Allen Army Airfield was constructed 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Delta Junction for use in sending supplies to Russia. The Glenn Highway was built from Anchorage to what is now Glennallen, where it met the Richardson Highway. This connection created a motor route between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.

After World War II a U.S. army base, Fort Greely, was built next to the air field. The base and a huge tract of land around it was used for training soldiers for cold weather combat during the Cold War with the former Soviet Union.

In 1957 the Richardson Highway was paved. About this time portions of the Alaska Highway were also paved. The army base and tourism brought on the highways caused a boom in the area's economy and the commercial center of the area moved from Big Delta to Delta Junction. After World War II some people also began farming and raising livestock in the Delta Junction area. This farming required new techniques to accommodate the short growing season and the cold and dark winters of interior Alaska.
Delta Junction was incorporated as a municipality in 1960. Oil was discovered in the North Slope of Alaska in 1968. In 1974 construction began on the pipeline to transport the oil from the North Slope to Valdez. The pipeline construction also aided the economy of the area. Delta Junction experienced a temporary boom similar to the gold rush that resulted in a wave of new residents and businesses in the community. Cost of living during this period was well above the national average due to transportation costs as well as gouging. Prostitution and bars flourished — as did churches and religious communes.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Tanana Valley was designated as a potential agricultural area for Alaska. The state of Alaska then made large tracts of land available to future farmers for purchase. Significant was establishment of the "Barley Project" east of the city. Plans were made to grow barley, ship it to Valdez via a future rail terminal, and from there ship it overseas to Asia. Though farms were established and a storage facility constructed in Valdez, the railroad never came, essentially resulting in the failure of the project. Political pressure and growing costs resulted in the project being defunded upon change in governors. Today, these original farms are primarily used as pasture or for hay production though barley, potatoes, carrots, and even wheat are still grown with limited commercial success. With the availability of a nearby meat processing facility (Delta Meat and Sausage Company), many farmers turned to cattle with limited success. In addition, the area is now known for production of exotic meats such as yak, bison, and elk.

In 1971, the George Parks Highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks was completed. This highway followed the railroad route and was a shorter route for motorists traveling between Anchorage and Fairbanks than the Glenn and Richardson Highway route. Many travelers used the new highway, bypassing Delta Junction. In 1977, pipeline construction ended. The Cold War also ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. These events caused a decline in the economy of Delta Junction. During the 1990s and 2000s, immigrants from the former Soviet republics came to the area, significantly changing the makeup of the local population.

Fort Greely was included on the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list in 1995. From 1995 to 2002, Fort Greely was gradually re-aligned through a gradual drawdown in both military and civilian personnel. Once BRAC was complete in 2002, Fort Greely remained open but was staffed with less than 100 military and civilian personnel. During this time the remaining workers were either associated with public works functions or the Cold Regions Test Center, which continued testing on the installation. Headquarters for both the Cold Regions Test Center and the Northern Warfare Training Center moved to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks in 2002. Base housing and numerous surplus buildings remained vacant, though the Army continued heating and maintaining them.

Re-alignment of Fort Greely resulted in heated discussion throughout the Delta Junction community over a proposal to site a privately operated state prison within surplus buildings on Fort Greely. Eventually, the City of Delta Junction entered into a contract with Allvest Corporation to operate this prison. Plans for the prison eventually fell through. Allvest Corporation subsequently sued Delta Junction for $1 million for breach of contract.

Shortly after BRAC was complete, the United States government announced plans to build a missile defense installation at Ft. Greely. The installation was then divided into two parts operated by two different commands — U.S. Army Garrison Alaska and Space and Missile Defense Command. The main post retained the name Fort Greely and is operated by the Space and Missile Defense Command. Outlying range, training and impact areas were absorbed by Fort Wainwright and were renamed Donnelly Training Area.

From 2002 to 2005, Delta Junction experienced an economic boom similar to the pipeline days as Fort Greely became fully operational again and the missile test bed was constructed. National firms such as Boeing, Bechtel, and Brown and Root, as well as regional firms including Chugach opened up offices on the installation, under contract to the government. Construction of the Pogo Gold Mine just north of Delta Junction, near the Goodpaster River, also contributed significantly to the economic fortune of the city. Mineral deposits near Tangle Lakes, south of Delta Junction, will likely result in additional development of mining in the area.

James Stanley out nine more weeks with abdominal tear

James Stanley out nine more weeks with abdominal tear

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 13, 2064

The prognosis on Mitakihara Magi fullback James Stanley is not very good. There was speculation that his abdominal tear suffered in Week 4 against the Alabama Crimson Tide was going to heal, but it has not. Stanley will be out nine more week, meaning that he will not be available until the bowl game at the latest.

Mitakihara is bowl eligible after their 77-28 victory over UCLA last week. The loss means that freshman fullback Ricky Akaminko will be the backup for the remainder of the regular season, shouldering part of the load for now-starter Mike Gray.

"This was a very unfortunate injury that he suffered," Dr. Nao Midorikawa, Magi Football team doctor, said at a press conference outside Mitakihara University Hospital. "James is currently going through a long series of rehab session to help heal his abdominal faster, but the natural healing process takes time. With the advances in technology, we are confident that he will make a strong recovery just in time for the season finale."

Mitakihara host the Stanford Cardinal this week in a match that could determine the BCS picture at the midway point of the season.

Week 8 2064 Preview

Madoka lay down the law on UCLA, 77-28

Madoka lay down the law on UCLA, 77-28

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 11, 2064

Quarterback Haruki Takayama threw for 221 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 107 more yards as Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi defeated the UCLA Bruins, 77-28, on Saturday night at the Sakura Bowl in Mitakihara Town, B.C. Halfback Bruno Okuno ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and halfback Gary Gumede ran for 118 yards and another major.

Wide receiver Dee Dee Sonoda had four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown to lead the receivers. Three other receivers also caught a pass for a touchdown, as Takayama and backup Brad Parham threw to nine different receivers on the night. Right tackle Gary Breckinridge, the Magi's offensive captain, had 14 pancakes to lead the blocking, while center Ron Nwankwo added 13 and right tackly Andy Adusei added eight more.

It was an average night for the Magi defense, who made the basic plays but didn't go all out on UCLA, which surprised even the home fans. Nevertheless, there were a few strong showings from some players. Defensive tackle Sean Yamashita and right end Dakota Okabe had eight tackles and two sacks and both cornerback Kelvin Davis and free safety Lea Eino each had an interception.

Madoka improve to 7-0 and return to action next week for a blockbuster showdown with the Stanford Cardinal.


The Mystique of Dawson City

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The Mystique of Dawson City

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 7, 2064

The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in Yukon, Canada. The population was 1,845 at the 2061 census. The area draws some 60,000 visitors each year. The locals generally refer to it simply as "Dawson", but the tourist industry generally refers to it as "Dawson City" (partly to differentiate it from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, which is at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway).

The townsite was founded by Joseph Ladue and named in January 1897 after noted Canadian geologist George M. Dawson, who had explored and mapped the region in 1887. It served as Yukon's capital from the territory's founding in 1898 until 1952, when the seat was moved to Whitehorse.

Dawson has a much longer history, however, as an important harvest area used for millennia by the Hän-speaking people of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and their forebears. The heart of their homeland was Tr'ochëk, a fishing camp at the confluence of the Klondike River and Yukon River, now a National Historic Site of Canada. This site was also an important summer gathering spot and a base for moose-hunting on the Klondike Valley.

Dawson City was the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush. It began in 1896 and changed the First Nations camp into a thriving city of 40,000 by 1898. By 1899, the gold rush had ended and the town's population plummeted as all but 8,000 people left. When Dawson was incorporated as a city in 1902, the population was under 5,000. St. Paul's Anglican Church built that same year is a National Historic Site.

The population dropped after World War II when the Alaska Highway bypassed it 300 miles to the south. The damage to Dawson City was such that Whitehorse, the highway's hub, replaced it as territorial capital in 1953. Dawson City's population languished around the 600-900 mark through the 1960s and 1970s, but has risen and held stable since then. The high price of gold has made modern mining operations profitable, and the growth of the tourism industry has encouraged development of facilities. In the early 1950s, Dawson was linked by road to Alaska, and in fall 1955, with Whitehorse along a road that now forms part of the Klondike Highway. In 1978, another kind of buried treasure was discovered when a construction excavation inadvertently found a forgotten collection of more than 500 discarded films of fragile nitrate filmstock from the early 20th century that were buried in and preserved in the permafrost. This historical find was moved to Library and Archives Canada and the US Library of Congress for both transfer to safety filmstock and storage.

The City of Dawson and the nearby ghost town of Forty Mile are featured prominently in the novels and short stories of American author Jack London, including The Call of the Wild. London lived in the Dawson area from October 1897 to June 1898. Today, Dawson City's main industries are tourism and gold mining. Gold mining started in 1896 with the Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek discovery by George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim Mason (Keish). The area's creeks were quickly staked and most of the thousands who arrived in the spring of 1898 for the Klondike Gold Rush found that there was very little opportunity to benefit directly from gold mining. Many instead became entrepreneurs to provide services to miners.

Starting approximately 10 years later, large gold dredges began an industrial mining operation, scooping huge amounts of gold out of the creeks, and completely reworking the landscape, altering the locations of rivers and creeks and leaving tailing piles in their wake. A network of canals and dams were built to the north to produce hydroelectric power for the dredges. The dredges shut down for the winter, but one built for "Klondike Joe Boyle" was designed to operate year-round, and Boyle had it operate all through one winter. That dredge (Dredge No. 4) is open as a National Historic Site of Canada on Bonanza Creek.

The last dredge shut down in 1966, and the hydroelectric facility, at North Fork, was closed when the City of Dawson declined an offer to purchase it. Since then, placer miners have returned to the status of being the primary mining operators in the region. There are 8 National Historic Sites of Canada located in Dawson, including the "Dawson Historical Complex", a National Historic Site encompassing the historic core of the town.

Week 7 2064 Preview

Mitakihara run past Washington, 80-14

Mitakihara run past Washington, 80-14

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
October 4, 2064

Quarterback Haruki Takayama threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 103 yards and another score as Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi ran right past the Washington Huskies, 80-14, on Homecoming 2064 at the Sakura Bowl. Takayama's backup, quaterback Brad Parham, saw significant playing time and threw for 109 yards and two majors while rushing for another touchdown.

Halfback Bruno Okuno ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns, halfback Gary Gumede rushed for 88 yards, wide receiver Dee Dee Sonoda caught six passes for 125 yards and a score and wideout Jason Saka caught six passes for 79 yards and two majors. Right tackle Andy Adusei had 16 pancakes to lead the blocking while center Ron Nwankwo added 13 pancakes.

This was a quiet day for the Magi defense, but they did have some bright spots. Middle linebacker Austin Novak led the team in tackling with nine tackles, right end Dakota Okabe had six tackles and two sacks and free safety Lea Eino had an interception in the win.

Mitakihara improve to 6-0 and return to action next week against the UCLA Bruins.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mitakihara Homecoming 2064: Your City. Your Team.

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Mitakihara Homecoming 2064: Your City. Your Team.

By Kotone Noda
The Daily Magi
September 29, 2064

This week, Mitakihara University is once again celebrating a tradition that goes back five decades plus: it's Homecoming Week. This year's theme is "Your City. Your Team." Marie Ikeno, the fiancee of freshman quarterback Haruki Takayama, is this year's Homecoming Chair. Ikeno is a freshman marine biology major.

"It's pretty straightforward as to what this theme is," Ikeno said at the promotional event at Madoka Square. "This is Your City, Mitakihara, and the Mitakihara Magi are Your Team. Of course, the Mitakihara Town Sports Club dispute that but there is nothing to dispute about, since we share the same resources and a number of staff at the Sports Club are Madoka alums.

"We call on all alumni to return to M-Town and embrace their city and their team once again. This will always be Your City and Your Team because as a student, you were a part of watching the magic unfold and this week, we want you to see it again."

A number of events will take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the Washington Huskies on October 4, 2064 at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by City, TVA Sports, ESPN, NHK and BBC.

The Schedule is as follows:
(all times in PT)

Tuesday, September 30
8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Archbishop John Tschernik
Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville

12 p.m. - Homecoming Registration Opens - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

All Day - Museums: Spend the afternoon visiting one of the Mitakihara Museums. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport.
* Nissin Museum of Ramen, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Hayao Miyazaki Museum of Art 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., miyazaki.madoka.ca
* Mitakihara Museum of Puella Magi, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Museums open all day Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday

Madoka Garden: Find your peace of mind visiting the Madoka Garden, located next to the Madoka Chapel. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport. Open 6 a.m. to sunset, all week.

Libraries: Admission is free at the following locations with your Homecoming Passport:
* Yuuki Library, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Saito Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Exhibit at Saito Library: The Countdown to the Canadian Bicentennial. 
Exclusive Exhibit at Saito Library (18-over only, show proof of ID): The Mystique of Yuri.
For more information, please visit the Saito Library website.
Libraries open all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

1 p.m. Classes: Participants are invited to sit in on a variety of undergraduate classes:
Classes TBA, see University Web Site

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Mizuhashi Library Tours
Take a guided tour of the Mizuhashi Library at the Mitakihara School of Graduate Studies. Tours will meet at the reception area inside the front door and will leave at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Space on each tour is limited.

3 p.m. - Open band practice
Mitakihara Director of Bands, Dr. Alex Cochran-Pierce, holds a special band practice with members of the Marching Ultimates, the university's marching band.

3:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society
The Society/La Societe is the premiere student-run organization that is dedicated to serving the Mitakihara University community and is owned and operated by the Mitakihara Associated Students. Tours are conducted in English, French and Japanese.
1. Mitakihara General Tour
2. Beyond The Campus: A Tour of Madoka Square, The Dorms and More
3. Touring the Madoka Garden: Something for Everybody
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

4:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society/La Societe
1. Mitakihara Athletic Facilities
2. Madoka Architecture: Always Bold, Always Beautiful - The Legacy
3. Madoka Garden Tea Ceremony (refreshments provided)
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

5 p.m. - Nonaka House Association's Postmeridie Lecture and Award
Honoring Olympian Gabrielle Daleman
Presentation of Award, Hozuki Ferrari, Vice-Chancellor of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, October 1
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Mitakihara University Glee Club Concert
Tickets required: $50 for adults, $35 for students and $30 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Thursday, October 2
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot

7 p.m. - Mitakihara University Rugby vs. Korea Men's National Team
Battle for the Arrow Of Light, Sakura Bowl Stadium. Tickets required: $70 for adults, $50 for students and $30 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

5 p.m. - Men's Water Polo vs. USC
The Amagami Campus Pool

7 p.m. - Men's Handball vs. Alaska Fairbanks
Urobuchi Fieldhouse, Akagi Court

7:30 p.m. - Sprint Football vs. Mansfield
Tatsuya Kaname Field at Mitakihara Stadium

Friday, October 3
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. British Columbia
Battle for the Cup of Life. Exhibition, Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid

Approx. 8 p.m. - Pep Rally at Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid
Following the Women's Volleyball game vs. British Columbia, the 2064 Mitakihara Magi Football Team will be introduced. Speeches by head coach Tatsuya Kaname, offensive team captain Gary Breckinridge, defensive team captain Richard Aquino, athletic director Shizuku Minami and university chancellor Honoka Kaname will be made.

9 p.m. - Evening activities
Visit the Inu Daruma Pub or your favorite restaurant at the Campus.
The Meeting: Special gathering for Roseluck Arrow Boosters and Men About Town at McGann's, cash bar @ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 4
6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Dorms - Passport holders are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast at the dorm of their choice. Pay at the door (cash please), cost is $15 per person.

7 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Cardinal William Harris
Roman Cathoic Archdiocese of Portland

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Homecoming Headquarters and Registration- Rei Ayanami Field
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

9 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. UMBC
Hirasawa Field

11 a.m. Women's field hockey vs. Marquette
Rei Ayanami Field

12 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Virginia
Hirasawa Field

12 p.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-Washington football game. The Madoka Tailgate Area will be located inside Stade Sakura Bowl Gate 10. Cars can park here for $45, payable on-side. Tailgate is permitted for 2 hours prior to kickoff and for one hour following the game.

3:30 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the Washington Huskies. A block of tickets for Madoka Homecoming is currently reserved through the Mitakihara Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are required and cost $35 each, children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

12 p.m. - 4th quarter - Homecoming Barbecue
Barbecue in the Stade Sakura Bowl Parking Lot, Gates 6-9. A voucher for the "Ika's BBQ Fan Zone" is included in your Homecoming registration price. Please be sure to check-in at the Homecoming registration desk to receive your meal ticket. Drinks will be sold separately on-site. A variety of family a children's activities will be offered in the "Fan Zone," including face painting, music, sports games, prizes and raffles.

6 p.m. Women's Ice Hockey vs. McGill
Battle for the Sis Puella Magica Cup. Exhibition game, MetroTech Shanarena

8 p.m. - A Symphony Dedicated to Life On The Streets
Presented by the Mitakihara University Philharmonic (MadoPhil), Tsukino Centre.
Ticket Required: Regular: $50.00, $40.00, $30.00;
Students: $30.00, $25.00, $20.00; Seniors (65+): $25.00,
$20.00, $15.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Sunday, October 5
9 a.m. - Mitakihara 10K Run/Walk for Life
Get ready to put on your running or walking shoes and take a cruise around the different places on campus and in Mitakihara. The route starts at Magia Quad and will weave around the city before ending at Madoka Square. Registration is $75.00 ($45.00 for students with ID, $20 for seniors) at the Magia Quad tent from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Refreshments and medals will be provided at finish line.