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The price of an American tradition

November 23, 2014 - 6:13pm

American Indian students and faculty say that Thanksgiving, which paints a happy picture of American Indians and pilgrims coming together, brings up a painful history pierced with tragedies that many people don't know anything about. 

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Field hockey program brings in players from around the world

November 23, 2014 - 12:38pm

While MSU student athletes come from many parts of the world, not many teams are as well represented as field hockey. Players hail from countries including Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand.

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MSU football sends off senior class with 45-3 victory over Rutgers

November 22, 2014 - 3:13pm

It was a day that the seniors were supposed to shine, and they did.

On senior day, No. 10 MSU (9-2 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) defeated Big Ten newcomer Rutgers (6-5 overall, 2-5 Big Ten) 45-3.

Senior running back Jeremy Langford ran for 126 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns in sloppy conditions.

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One man's legacy

November 19, 2014 - 6:31pm

Men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo began his time with the Spartans 20 years ago. In this time, the program has had six Final Four appearances, 17 consecutive NCAA berths, an NCAA championship and much more. 

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Student organizations fight to prevent sexual assault

November 17, 2014 - 5:50pm

The It's On Us National Week of Action has served as a catalyst for a much needed conversation.

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Students call for MSU to cut ties with JanSport

November 17, 2014 - 4:09pm

MSU United Students Against Sweatshops, which pressured MSU to agree to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh last year, is now pushing for the university to cut ties with JanSport. 

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Students from diverse backgrounds gain family, skills from multicultural greek life

November 16, 2014 - 6:04pm

When Davina James came to college, she hadn’t found a group in which she felt included.

James, a human development senior, was born in Detroit and moved to Colorado during her adolescence. She returned to Michigan to attend MSU. Throughout all of her life, she said that she had never really found her niche.

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A final bow

November 16, 2014 - 2:15pm

With the final whistle Saturday in College Park, Maryland, it was officially time for MSU’s seniors to focus on one final game at Spartan Stadium.

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MSU football will face Maryland, altered season expectations on Saturday

November 12, 2014 - 5:25pm

At times, football is an unforgiving game.

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Good Eats: Italian offerings either fancy or fast, with budget in mind

November 12, 2014 - 2:49pm

Olive Garden

“I like Olive Garden because they give you salad and breadsticks, and everyone knows that the breadsticks are the best.” — Meagan Cortez, supply-chain sophomore

Taking a more American approach to Italian food, Olive Garden continues to be popular with students around campus.

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Black students continue to let their spirituality thrive in college

November 11, 2014 - 11:40pm

Despite college pressures and a lack of familiar churches in the area, many black students continue to foster their church culture.

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In the business of raising money, MSU is 'playing catch-up'

November 11, 2014 - 12:47pm

MSU's Office of Advancement is a well-oiled fundraising machine. A recently announced capital campaign seeks to raise $1.5 billion. With continued cuts to state higher education funding, officials emphasize there is a greater need for private donations.

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Spartans serve

November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

For student veterans, adjusting to campus life can be difficult. Luckily, there is a variety of resources available for those who have served, and some Spartans are taking the step to help situate other veterans in the area. 

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Ohio State ends College Football Playoff hopes for MSU

November 9, 2014 - 1:53pm

The dream is over.

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Late first half touchdown gives Ohio State 28-21 lead over MSU football at halftime

November 8, 2014 - 10:11pm

A late first half score by No. 13 Ohio State gave the Buckeyes a 28-21 lead over No. 7 MSU at halftime from Spartan Stadium.

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MSU football's Saturday matchup against Ohio State will define season

November 5, 2014 - 5:23pm

Win, and the sky’s the limit for MSU.

Lose, and all of the preseason goals and aspirations are thrown out the window. 

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Recapping the 2014 election: Gov. Rick Snyder wins a second term

November 4, 2014 - 11:35pm

DETROIT — A familiar face will be behind the desk at Michigan’s Capitol Building for the next four years.

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Election called for Gov. Snyder

November 4, 2014 - 9:57pm

DETROIT — The party was over before it even began at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino Tuesday, where Democratic candidate for Governor and MSU alumnus Mark Schauer was announced the loser of the election by major news outlets well before he took the stage.

After a race that was deemed too close to call in days prior, Democratic candidate for Governor and MSU alumnus Mark Schauer lost to incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and gave a somber speech following the loss.

Similarly, Mark Totten, a MSU law professor who ran in the democrat slot for Attorney General, was outvoted by current Attorney General Bill Schuette.

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Everybody's doing it

November 4, 2014 - 5:30pm

According to the National College Health Assessment, most MSU students only have one sexual partner a year, if any at all. So why do stereotypes of an oversexed college lifestyle persist?

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Iron Man

November 4, 2014 - 12:35pm

For all of his career, senior defensive end Marcus Rush has lived in the shadows of the guy opposite of him.

Whether it be five star All-American recruit William Gholston or NFL first round projection junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun, Rush has always flew under the radar earning the title “silent but deadly” by one teammate.

Regardless of not receiving as much attention from national and local media as his teammates, Rush has built a resume at MSU that some would consider untouchable.

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