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Survivor

State News Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 2:48pm

Victim.

It’s not a word that comes to mind to describe Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, the Senate Democratic leader and the first woman to lead a caucus in the Michigan Senate.

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Holding onto hope

State News Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 7:16pm

Every roadblock has been met with prayers. Benefit dinners and concerts have been held. Donations are still rolling in to help MSU alumna Stacy Blakeslee and her family.

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Gary Harris leaving MSU for NBA Draft

State News Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 5:16pm

MSU sophomore guard Gary Harris is forgoing his final two seasons and heading to the NBA, according to a release from the MSU athletics department.

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Nachofest draws crowds of peaceful partiers

State News Top Stories - April 13, 2014 - 4:43pm

Ever since his freshman year, anthropology senior Ryan Reed has been a fixture at NachoFest.

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Students United marches to Capitol to protest tuition hikes, other issues

State News Top Stories - April 11, 2014 - 2:24pm

Playing flutes, drums, violins, trumpets and wielding a sign portraying MSU President Lou Anna K.

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#LoveLikeLacey

State News Top Stories - April 9, 2014 - 6:46pm

Many little girls dream of being princesses. St. Johns, Mich., resident and Spartan superfan Lacey Holsworth got to live it.

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Save the date?

State News Top Stories - April 9, 2014 - 5:23pm

By the age of 4, genomics and molecular genetics senior Zachary DeRade could sing along to every word in “The Sound of Music.” He could dance along, too.

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Lacey Holsworth, companion of Adreian Payne, dies

State News Top Stories - April 9, 2014 - 9:32am

Spartans and MSU basketball fans are mourning the loss of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, who died early this morning after a long battle with cancer.

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Taking the stage

State News Top Stories - April 8, 2014 - 8:57pm

The Greek community competed in MTV Night, an intense dance competition Tuesday night at the Breslin Center as a part of Greek Week.

MTV Night, also known as Bar Night, is an intense, technique-based dance competition that is an integral part of Greek Week, a philanthropy event that brings sororities and fraternities together to raise money for Relay for Life.

Months before Greek Week begins, the names of one sorority and one large and one small fraternity are pulled out of a hat by Greek Week coordinators.

Fourteen teams of three are created, and each team unites to raise money for a charity and get points.

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Budget leaves officials 'cautiously optimistic'

State News Top Stories - April 7, 2014 - 8:02pm

Multiple members of East Lansing City Council have used one word to describe the financial strategy of the city following the economic recession this past decade: patience.

This year, it might finally be starting to pay off.

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Looking the part

State News Top Stories - April 6, 2014 - 7:05pm

This past weekend was a time for Elsa and Anna from "Frozen" to enjoy a meal with Sherlock Holmes. It was an opportunity for Pokémon trainers from across the country to compete in battles, and for Deadpool to draw in crowds for a hip-hop dance party.

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Happy hours

State News Top Stories - April 3, 2014 - 6:38pm

A night out in East Lansing can mean anything from a escape to Ireland to Long Island Iced Teas strong enough to keep customers buzzing all night.

It can mean belting out show tunes to a crowded room or munching on salty crack fries that are as addicting as the name implies.

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Obama: Higher wages would help students

State News Top Stories - April 2, 2014 - 7:40pm

ANN ARBOR — President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan on Wednesday to rally support for raising the federal minimum wage, a change he said could drive down student loan reliance.

In front of hundreds of students, many of whom had camped overnight earlier in the week to receive their admission tickets, Obama addressed what he called a need for fair wages in America.

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Obama visits Michigan, speaks about raising minimum wage

State News Top Stories - April 2, 2014 - 4:36pm

President Barack Obama gave a speech at the University of Michigan on Wednesday to garner support for raising the federal minimum wage.

Obama addressed a crowd of students, many of whom had camped overnight to receive a ticket, about the need for fair wages in America.

“The economy increasingly has folks at the top doing really well,” Obama said.

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For the love of spuds

State News Top Stories - April 1, 2014 - 8:11pm

David Douches spends his days at the office surrounded by Mr. Potato Heads.

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Put to the test

State News Top Stories - March 31, 2014 - 6:06pm

Crisp snow crunched beneath the boots of the squad of cadets as they trekked through the otherwise-silent forest of Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Mich. 

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Empty-handed

State News Top Stories - March 30, 2014 - 6:06pm

NEW YORK — It’s been said over and over again – this MSU team has never been to a Final Four.

They were 40 minutes away from one on Sunday in “the city that never sleeps,” but MSU said goodnight to their season as they fell 60-54 at the hands of UConn.

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UConn knocks off MSU in Elite Eight

State News Top Stories - March 30, 2014 - 4:37pm

NEW YORK — It’s been said millions of times – this MSU team has never been to a Final Four.

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Hot shooting gives Spartans halftime lead

State News Top Stories - March 30, 2014 - 3:14pm

NEW YORK — MSU is one step away from a trip to the Final Four, but they came out flatter than a four-day old soda. However, the Spartans dug their heels in late in the half to snatch the lead from UConn and head into the locker room with a 25-21 lead.

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