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3D printing studio at local library made available to public

State News Top Stories - May 21, 2015 - 3:20pm

The East Lansing Public Library Maker Studio 2.0's 3D printers have drawn interest from people of all ages and walks of like, including students, parents and a local artist. 

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Student a cappella group releases single off upcoming album

State News Top Stories - May 20, 2015 - 11:38am

Last night, the Spartan Sur a capella group released a single off of their first album, “Surround Sound.”

Neuroscience junior Bhavya Thaaman said the group has been working on the album for three months.

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Decathlon athletes push physical endurance to limit

State News Top Stories - May 19, 2015 - 12:36pm

While spectators see the effort athletes put in on competition day, Ehrhardt said it’s important to realize there are countless hours of training spent beyond that, all in an effort to be competitive in each and every individual event. At times, Ehrhardt also said it can be difficult to find a balance when training for all the events, as it can sometimes take an entire month to get just one of the 10 events down. ap

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GEU has history of disagreements with university over wages, benefits

State News Top Stories - May 18, 2015 - 10:12am

When most students were frantically cramming for their exams the last week of Spring Semester, a dedicated group of activists and negotiators were fighting for what they believe was appropriate compensation from the university.

It wasn't professors or other faculty. It was teaching assistants.

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MSU women win Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championship

State News Top Stories - May 17, 2015 - 7:17pm

As MSU senior track star Leah O'Connor rounded the corner and head into the homestretch of the 5,000 meter finals at the 2015 Big Ten Track and Field Championships on Sunday, the hometown crowd at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing, Michigan rose to its feet and roared.

They'd seen and heard a lot from her this weekend.

O'Connor won the race and crossed the finish line in a time of 16:03.98, and that was it.

She'd done it.

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Women tied for first; Men in fourth, after day two of Big Ten Track and Field Championships

State News Top Stories - May 16, 2015 - 9:24pm

After day two, the MSU men's and women's track and field teams continue to impress at the 2015 Big Ten Track and Field Championships. 

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Regulars give What Up Dawg? ceremonious and somber closing

State News Top Stories - May 13, 2015 - 8:11pm

When it was all said and done, it was the sense of belonging which reeled devoted customers back in. The sense that despite hectic college life, there were friends willing to share the dark stumble home with each other after a night out.

And these friends were never more than a $2 coney dog away.

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E.L. man found guilty but mentally ill in murder of neighbor and pharmacist

State News Top Stories - May 12, 2015 - 1:26pm

Taylor was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had a history of mental breakdowns with homicidal intentions, resulting in his being hospitalized several times, a state psychiatrist revealed in court Monday.

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Baseball takes fifth straight Big Ten series win

State News Top Stories - May 11, 2015 - 11:34am

The Spartan baseball team (31-19 overall, 13-8 Big Ten) took two of three game against Penn State (18-28 overall, 6-14 Big Ten) over the weekend for the teams fifth straight Big Ten series win.

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Recent alumni share sentiments on graduation

State News Top Stories - May 8, 2015 - 7:26pm

Recently graduated students express their sentiments on leaving MSU and share their favorite college memories.

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Trae Waynes drafted alongside other Spartans to NFL

State News Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:01pm

For the 49th consecutive year a former MSU football player heard their name called on NFL draft night.

This year started off similar to last years draft as a Spartan cornerback was taken in the first round.

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Biggest headlines of the last four years

State News Top Stories - April 29, 2015 - 12:38pm

We take a look back at some of the biggest stories that broke while the class of 2015 attended MSU. Congratulations, grads!

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Student body builders balance strict regimens with college life

State News Top Stories - April 28, 2015 - 3:35pm

Whether it's a means to get active or a desire to enter competitions that is driving them, student body builders have every moment of their daily routine planned out.

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Same-sex marriage enters US Supreme Court, stirs local reaction

State News Top Stories - April 28, 2015 - 11:45am

On Monday night, more than 100 people participated in a vigil hosted at the Capitolka to show support to same-sex couples who married in Michigan. The next day, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing the cases of same-sex married couples from Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky.

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Program records set in multiple sports this year

State News Top Stories - April 27, 2015 - 12:54am

Men's basketball and football weren't the only programs that their players go far last fall and this spring.

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MSU student groups and governments seek change, look to grow

State News Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 10:06am

On campus there isn’t a single voice claiming to represent the students of MSU and the issues they care about. There is a chorus.

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Spring game draws 48,000 people to Spartan Stadium

State News Top Stories - April 25, 2015 - 5:17pm

Kaden Moore stood on the practice fields behind the Duffy Daugherty building with his friends and father Saturday morning, stargazing at the players running various drills. 

Kaden was one of the 1,700 attendees at the annual youth clinic, hosted by the football program to provide children aged 12 or younger an opportunity to participate in activities on the same field as their heroes do. 

Before the players strapped up the helmets and shoulder pads for the annual spring game in front of the general public, they donned their jerseys and sweatpants, avoiding the cold while also enjoying the time they had with the younger ones.

It wasn't just the kids who got a kick out of meeting the likes of Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook, the parents, with their cameras and autographed footballs held at their sides, took in the 90 minutes of excitement while standing next to future NFL stars, including some local players from their home town. 

"Kevin Cronin is a Traverse City boy, so we taught him in school, and we got a picture with him," Scott Moore of Elk Rapids said.

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Nothing but net: 72-year-old MSU alumnus challenges all

State News Top Stories - April 22, 2015 - 10:01am

James E. Cummings Jr. is a familiar face for anyone who frequents the IM Sports-West courts.

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Stories of survival

State News Top Stories - April 20, 2015 - 9:11pm

Three survivors, who were sexually assaulted off campus, shared their on campus experiences of substance abuse, self-exploration and growth, which shaped them to be the survivors they are today.

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Be Spartan Green student projects better campus

State News Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 4:23pm

Every year, the students of MSU are working to make campus a better and more environmentally friendly place.

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