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What does the average college student spend on?

State News Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 2:53pm

We had two of our reporters track their expenses for a month.

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Staying alive

State News Top Stories - April 18, 2015 - 7:27pm

For the first time, the humans defeated the zombies in MSU's annual Spartans vs Zombies competition. We sent a reporter into the campus-wide battle.

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State News Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 3:10pm

All-American junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has saved himself a spot in MSU history.

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Increasing eSports competition shows its viability as a career path

State News Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 8:03pm

The face of eSports is changing across the world, with the first university adding it to their athletic program.

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A guide to sex in the dorms

State News Top Stories - April 13, 2015 - 1:39pm

One extra-long tall squeaky bunk bed located inside of an 11-by-11 concrete rectangle, lit by a single large fluorescent light, on the same floor as hundreds of others — welcome to the pleasures, thrills and torments of dorm sex.

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Lack of information, protection main causes behind STIs

State News Top Stories - April 12, 2015 - 3:33pm

College students are prone to thinking that whether they’ve had a one-night stand with someone they met two hours ago at Rick’s American Cafe, or they’re in a committed, long-term relationship, they are immune to sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

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Designing awareness

State News Top Stories - April 12, 2015 - 1:45pm

Two MSU students organized a fashion show to tell the stories of sexual assault survivors through the mediums of clothing and fashion.

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A double life

State News Top Stories - April 11, 2015 - 11:24pm

In the classroom, they look just like any other student. But when they go home, student mothers face a whole different set of challenges.

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Psychological conditions, not just weight, affect eating disorders

State News Top Stories - April 8, 2015 - 7:07pm

As an 8-year-old girl, Jane was encouraged by her father to go outside and play, not for fun, but with the goal of maintaining a healthy weight.

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Completing the cycle

State News Top Stories - April 8, 2015 - 12:07am

It's a continuous cycle. The Student Organic Farm plants crops that are harvested for the MSU dining halls. Then the waste from those meals is composted and used as fertilizer for the next batch of crops. 

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Popular accounting professor to retire after 15 years of teaching

State News Top Stories - April 7, 2015 - 12:42pm

Accounting professor Charles Bokemeier is described as "passionate" by his colleagues and influenced many of his students.

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Remembering Michael Rush, the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

State News Top Stories - April 5, 2015 - 10:07pm

Director. Priest. Husband. Brother. Artist.

These are just a few words family and colleagues would use to describe the late Michael Rush, founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, who passed away last week after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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State News Top Stories - April 5, 2015 - 2:45pm

Nobody expected a No. 7 seed to make it to the Final Four. But Saturday night was the end of the championship run for the Spartans, with an 81-61 loss to Duke.

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Marching four-ward

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 7:35pm

A tale of two halves: MSU defeats Louisville, 76-70, during overtime. The Spartans are now advancing to the Final Four — head coach Tom Izzo's seventh run.  

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One weekend, two rowdy celebrations in Cedar Village for MSU basketball victories

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 5:07pm

Bagels and cereal thrown in the air, crowd surfing, a naked man and an inflatable Sparty on the first floor outside his window — that was the atmosphere at Cedar Village after the MSU basketball victory over University of Louisville on Sunday afternoon.

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See you in Indy: An improbable group of Spartans are off to the Final Four

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

In the ultimate survive and advance scenario, MSU escaped two dangerous free throw misses at the end of regulation to pull away for a 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville.

Freshman forward Marvin Clark checked in for junior forward Matt Costello with 2:21 left in regulation and little did he know the role he would play.

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Student organizations educate peers about different cultures

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 4:43pm

MSU is home to an abundance of religions, ethnicities and cultures. Some students are doing all they can to promote their customs.

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Halftime: MSU trails Louisville 40-32 in the Elite Eight

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 3:13pm

Syracuse, N.Y. — It was a competitive game for much of the first half, but a late scoring drought by MSU could endanger its Final Four dreams.

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Louisville stands between MSU and the Final Four

State News Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 4:48pm

Syracuse, N.Y. -- MSU head coach Tom Izzo will square off against a Pitino-led team for the second time this year, but with a Final Four berth at stake, this one will mean a bit more.

The Spartans dropped a home game to Minnesota and head coach Richard Pitino in February, and on Sunday at 2:20 p.m., MSU will face Richard’s father and Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame member Rick Pitino.

Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals (27-8 overall, 12-6 ACC) have surged in the tournament, despite the dismissal of guard Chris Jones in late February.

The Cardinals escaped in their first tournament game with a two point win over UC Irvine.

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Elite Eight run has been led by upperclassmen

State News Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 2:10am

A year after losing three key pieces of its puzzle, MSU has clawed its way right back to where its season ended last year.

The Elite Eight.

An improbable yet not infrequent tournament run has been conducted by upperclassmen.

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