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Bio-dreams

July 27, 2014 - 1:20pm

The MSU Student Greenhouse Project envisions a tropical oasis for students in the heart of campus.

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MSU's dirty jobs

July 22, 2014 - 10:52pm

Despite the growing role laboratory research plays at MSU, not all jobs at the university involve lab coats and sterile tabletops. To keep campus running and advance agricultural education, MSU still has its fair share of employees who get down and dirty in their work.

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Student band jams out for last time

July 19, 2014 - 11:51pm

The band, which has been performing shows throughout the mid-Michigan area for about three years, announced this set as the beginning of a hiatus.

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MSU to pull students studying in Israel as conflicts continues

July 16, 2014 - 4:41pm

Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities. 

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Abrams Planetarium to receive birthday upgrades

July 16, 2014 - 9:34am

As a result of its 50th birthday celebration in February, the Abrams Planetarium will be receiving an upgrade. Its 20-year-old DigiStar 2 projection system will be replaced by a DigiStar 5, a two-projector system with clearer images creating a more accurate representation of the night sky.

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Rock 'N' Roll takes over day five of Common Ground

July 13, 2014 - 4:11pm

Saturday’s Common Ground lineup drew from an eclectic lineup to congregate around a classic standby — good old rock 'n' roll.

Opening the afternoon was the psych-rock outfit Chappo, a band that encapsulated the day’s lineup with a set that alternated between airy and uptempo but whose sounds always remained expansive.

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Common Ground comes to a close

July 13, 2014 - 1:19pm

From the tie-dye clad concert-goers who attended reggae and rock ‘n’ roll Wednesday, to the country singers who donned cowboy hats on Thursday, Common Ground Music Festival brought something for the music lover in everyone.

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Big Sean, local acts highlight hip-hop-themed day four of Common Ground

July 12, 2014 - 12:36pm

Day four of Common Ground was filled with hard-hitting beats and passionate assaults on the mic.

Big Sean, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly and Ace Hood highlighted a hip-hop themed Friday at Common Ground.

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MSU soccer players face off in summer league

July 9, 2014 - 1:48pm

MSU has players and coaches, both former and current, on National Premiere Soccer League teams throughout Michigan. Team members who play together during the fall and spring find themselves on opposite sides of the field during summer, creating friendly rivalries.

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Back home, preparing for a big stage

July 6, 2014 - 2:46pm

The lineup of Lansing-based band Squirrel Shaped Fish consists of the usual components of any band — guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard, drums — but the Thursday before their debut at Common Ground Music Festival, they traded in their drums for pots and pans.

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Coming home

July 1, 2014 - 9:39pm

Packing for, preparing for and financing a study abroad program can be difficult, but for most students the hardest aspect of studying abroad comes at the end of the trip — returning home.

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Loving from afar

June 28, 2014 - 8:24pm
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FRIB to have significant economic and scientific draw

June 25, 2014 - 12:47pm

The long-awaited construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, is under way on campus and will soon be be home to the nuclear research of both national and international scientists intent on making discoveries to help them understand new aspects of nuclear science.

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Visitors overwhelm greenhouses to see corpse plant, hundreds in line

June 24, 2014 - 3:49pm

The west range of the Plant Science Greenhouses has been overwhelmed by visitors eager to see the rare-blooming corpse plant Tuesday afternoon, creating a line estimated to be between 60 and 90 minutes in length. 

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Summer Solstice Jazz Festival brings color and music downtown

June 22, 2014 - 1:50pm

“The very first Summer Solstice Festival was held at midnight at Erickson (Hall) Kiva,” jazz pianist and MSU professor of music theory Ron Newman said. “Everybody would come over on campus and they started at midnight on the 21st for the solstice. We played all through the night.”

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Underground steam tunnels provide heat and history to MSU's campus

June 18, 2014 - 1:36pm

As students trek to class during the seemingly endless winter months at MSU, they may experience a fleeting moment of relief as they pass over a small circle of salvation from the frigid cold.

That circle is a grate that provides a glimpse into an underworld of warm, interlocking steam tunnels responsible for distributing heat to campus buildings.

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Selfies: the portraits defining the digital age, for better or worse

June 15, 2014 - 2:13pm

In the digital age, selfies are everywhere, but experts disagree about whether their ubiquity is a positive influence.

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Dairy Foods Awareness Day celebrated at Capitol with free ice cream, dairy products

June 11, 2014 - 2:41pm

Michigan Dairy Foods Association has sponsored Dairy Foods Awareness Day at the Capitol for more than 20 years. The association’s primary goal is to spread awareness of the health benefits of milk and dairy products.

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FIFA World Cup, soccer unites MSU students

June 11, 2014 - 1:35pm

Whether it’s 32 countries competing in the World Cup or a group of domestic and international students playing a pick-up game, they speak a common language that transcends any barrier. It’s a mixture of finesse, passion and sportsmanship — and it’s called soccer.

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Farmer's Market's first Sunday brings improvements

June 8, 2014 - 3:43pm

Improvements included the resurfacing of the parking lot, a permanent performance area, twice as much bicycle parking, walkways, basketball hoops and new landscaping.

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