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Move-in day has freshmen thinking about their futures, independence

August 30, 2015 - 4:59pm

For the freshman moving into the dorms, Sunday marked the beginning of a new life. 

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Residence assistants and intercultural aides help students feel at home

August 30, 2015 - 4:19pm

Being a student on campus can be extremely stressful. There’s so much going on in life and it can be overwhelming.

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The 10 feelings all students have when moving back to campus

August 28, 2015 - 1:12pm

It’s that time of year again. Time to pack up all your stuff and move back to school. Leaving your home and your childhood friends behind can be hard, but going back to a place where you have the freedom to do whatever you want makes the transition a little bit easier.

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Allen, Harris and Calhoun named 2015 MSU football captains

August 27, 2015 - 1:35pm

The 2015 captains have been named: senior center Jack Allen, senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun and senior linebacker Darien Harris.

The coaches have no say in the naming of the captains, the captains are named through player voting.

Head coach Mark Dantonio has chosen to stick with a three captain system while incorporating a fourth rotational captain so all of his leaders get the experience.

“I think (the players) did a nice job of picking the three, those guys are all guys that have played a lot of football here and have been in the program for five years," Dantonio said.

After a summer of building chemistry within the team with everything from movie nights to texts letting guys know what to work on, Harris was humbled by his selection.

“It’s a tremendous honor, I told the team after that I’m very thankful, very humbled and honored for this.

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Week in Review: August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 - 12:40pm

Here are the top stories for August 14.

MSU Football held its media day earlier this week, where its goals for the season were discussed.

Despite their recent success, including being ranked No.

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MSU football program sets high goals for upcoming season

August 12, 2015 - 9:07am

Coming in at No. 6 in the preseason rankings, expectations for MSU football have never been higher. Four 11-win seasons in five years, two top-5 finishes in as many years and success on the recruiting trails will do that for a team.

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VIDEO: Great Lakes Folk Festival brings cultural celebration to downtown E.L.

August 10, 2015 - 10:35am

The MSU Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival made its way to Downtown East Lansing Friday, Aug.

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VIDEO: Violin and Piano duo rock MSU's Botanical Garden

August 9, 2015 - 10:13pm

Michigan State's W.J. Beal Botanical Garden hosted its third concert of the summer on Friday, Aug 7, when Oleg and Natalia Bezuglova performed a their duet at lunchtime. 

The Bezuglova's are both graduate students here at MSU and their performance is exactly what organizers of the event had in mind when setting up the Music in the Garden program. 

"This is exactly what we were shooting for on this sort of event," Botanical Technician Pete Murray said.

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VIDEO: MSU Police run test of Spartan Stadium evacuation

August 7, 2015 - 2:10pm

MSU police ran the evacuation, allowing most of the boy scouts on campus for the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference into the stadium and, after a brief exercise, ordered them out in a simulated weather emergency. 

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Week in Review: August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015 - 1:02pm

Here are the top stories for the week of Aug. 7. 

The 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference used MSU as a venue this week, with 15,000 boy scouts foraging onto campus just a week after the scouts voted to allow openly gay leaders. 

Beginning on Monday and lasting until Saturday, the major events included a ribbon cutting where the Goodman Edson Observatory, a museum to the last 100 years of the Order of the Arrow, was opened.

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Members of the Indigenous Graduate Student Collective stage protest on NOAC

August 7, 2015 - 12:35pm

If you've been on MSU's campus this week, you have most likely noticed the presence of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow for their centennial exhibition.

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City Council delays decision on recreational roof ban

August 5, 2015 - 7:54am

East Lansing City Council deferred action on ordinance that would have prohibited the recreational use of roofs at its meeting Tuesday night.

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Campus converted into grounds for Boy Scouts celebration

August 4, 2015 - 12:34pm

Those walking around campus trying to get to lunch in a cafeteria might be surprised to see a huge line filled with young boys and men in very specific scouting attire, or shirts with a city from halfway across the country, represented in force.

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VIDEO: Abrams Planetarium and Broad Art Museum partner for interstellar exhibition

August 3, 2015 - 3:53am

Looking up at the sky at night you can see a lot of stars but not everything you see is what you think it is.

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Week in Review: July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 - 3:11pm

Here's the top stories for the week of July 31.

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VIDEO: State Capitol building dome undergoes historical restoration

July 28, 2015 - 2:56pm

The first major restoration project done to the Michigan State Capitol building in 25 years is currently on time and within budget, according to Christman Company officials, the company in charge of the restorations

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Frequent summer construction disrupts E.L. residents' daily lives

July 27, 2015 - 10:25pm

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East Lansing residents living on Abbott Road between Burcham Drive and Saginaw Street have had to adjust to some new neighbors these past couple weeks after construction on the road section began on June 28.

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Bernie Sanders' message resonates with students

July 27, 2015 - 2:16pm

Bernie Sanders' political campaign has been getting a lot of support from what might seem to some as a surprising group — college-age people.

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Local businesses draw crowd in Lansing for Taste of Downtown

July 27, 2015 - 11:50am

The sixth annual Taste of Downtown took place Saturday, July 25 on the 100 block of Washington Sq.

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MSU’s struggle with retention, affirmative action ban

July 27, 2015 - 9:42am

The standard college dream isn't standard for a lot of folks.

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