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Spartans suffer "sickening" loss at home to Minnesota

February 26, 2015 - 11:18pm

In another disappointing home performance for the Spartans, Minnesota stormed into Breslin Center and strolled away with a 96-90 victory.

With his team leading by three points, sophomore forward Gavin Schilling fouled Minnesota junior guard Carlos Morris on a three-point heave with just over two seconds left.

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Men's basketball falls in overtime trap game to Minnesota

February 26, 2015 - 9:52pm

In a textbook trap game, Minnesota stormed into Breslin Center and strolled away with a 96-90 victory.

On what seemed to be Minnesota’s last chance, sophomore forward Gavin Schilling fouled Minnesota junior guard Carlos Morris on a three-point heave.

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One of the greats

February 25, 2015 - 6:03pm

Senior forward Branden Dawson came into MSU with all the hype in the world and, as a result, has had blessings and curses during his career in East Lansing.

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Main Library Special Collections a home for history and quirkiness

February 24, 2015 - 9:15pm

The library's Special Collections boast a vast array of different items ranging from first editions of novels such as "The Great Gatsby" to the first Playboy magazines that were ever released

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Chinese students face culture clash

February 24, 2015 - 12:32pm

As the largest international student community on campus, Chinese students have an experience entirely different from others.

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Sous chef Melissa Martinez mixes it up at The Gallery

February 22, 2015 - 9:24pm

Melissa Martinez, the sous chef for The Gallery in between Snyder and Phillips Halls, was one of the first women to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America's accelerated program and serves as a mentor to student chefs in the dining halls. 

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Shattering the glass ceiling

February 22, 2015 - 3:36pm

When thinking of successful Spartan alumni, it’s usually the athletes who come to mind first. Of those, the men are more likely to be remembered. But MSU is an institute of higher education that has helped many women become successful in a variety of fields.

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Professor Malcolm Magee draws from personal trials to offer wisdom

February 18, 2015 - 5:22pm

From homelessness to a tragic car accident, religious studies professor Malcolm Magee has faced his share of adversity. By sharing his story with the students in his classes, he's able to teach lessons you wouldn't find on a typical syllabus.

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Men's basketball tops Michigan at Crisler Center for the first time since 2010

February 17, 2015 - 11:13pm

Heading into Tuesday night’s rivalry game, MSU’s seniors hadn’t defeated Michigan at Crisler Center in their careers.

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Halftime: men's basketball leads U-M 38-23

February 17, 2015 - 10:03pm

Ann Arbor, Mich. It took MSU five 3-point tries before their first make. But when senior guard Travis Trice sank a triple with 13:46 seconds left in the first half, the proverbial lid came off for MSU.

The Spartans made 5-of-13 3-pointers and shot 59.3 percent in first half against rival U-M Tuesday night and lead 38-23 at halftime.

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Chinese New Year a celebration of family, luck and tradition

February 17, 2015 - 12:43pm

Feb. 19 marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep. Despite being miles away from home, Chinese students are still finding ways to celebrate the annual festival.

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A hospital, a home and a hub for learning

February 16, 2015 - 9:15am

The Veterinary Medical Center, which services a range of animals from cats and dogs to zebras and lions, is also a center for learning for students looking to go into veterinary medicine.

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It's ValenTIME

February 15, 2015 - 3:23pm

After missing a game-winning point against Illinois, junior guard Denzel Valentine found redemption in a 3-pointer against Ohio State — appropriately enough on Valentine's Day.

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Valentine's Day: Denzel Valentine hits late three-pointer to lift Spartans over Ohio State

February 14, 2015 - 2:20pm

It's a Valentine's Day MSU fans won't soon forget.

Junior guard Denzel Valentine drained a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds on the clock to give MSU (17-8 overall, 8-4 Big Ten) the upset win over No.

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Mix it Up! Dance Club provides aspiring dancers with no-pressure dance environment

February 12, 2015 - 1:24pm

When Katie Yekin and Caitlin Karram met their freshman year, both girls knew they wanted to continue practicing dance as each had an extensive background in the art form.

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Students mourn loss of North Carolina Muslim students, reflect on meaning for MSU

February 11, 2015 - 8:20pm

Dozens of people gathered at the Radiology building Wednesday evening for a vigil held in memory of three Muslim students killed in North Carolina.

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Inconsistencies with free throws holding men's basketball team back

February 9, 2015 - 9:08pm

As of Monday, the Spartans are shooting 62.1 percent on free throws — the worst free throw shooting percentage in the Big Ten since the 2004-2005 season.

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Spreading Kindness

February 9, 2015 - 6:37pm

Kindness and courage. These two words personified Charlie Waller. Although Charlie, the son of MSU history professor John Waller, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, from cancer at the age of five, no one could have predicted the impact Charlie would have on the East Lansing and MSU communities.

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Love against the odds

February 9, 2015 - 1:32pm

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day is about love. While many factors play into creating relationships, these couples didn’t let the ideas of gender norms or race affect who they fell for. Here are a few MSU couples loving against the odds.

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Are internships really necessary for your future career?

February 8, 2015 - 4:10pm

For some students, it's a graduation requirement. For others, it's just a chance to learn. But the data is showing that for this generation, internships are taking the place of first jobs.

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