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Investigation: 285 days of fear and waiting

April 23, 2014 - 11:52pm

She waited six-and-a-half months for the report.

Two hundred one days for four interviews. Her statement, her harasser’s and two witnesses. A 13-page, double-spaced summary.

And while she waited, her harasser lived in the same residence hall. They were in the same class.

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Miracle makers

April 22, 2014 - 11:11pm

Miracles do happen.

Just ask Brett Kast, one of the founders of the Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation.

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Farmers in Training

April 22, 2014 - 6:42pm

lthough most students apply what they have learned in lectures by writing term papers and filling out multiple-choice exams, some students display their knowledge out in the field with dirt-caked hands.

For those studying at the MSU Student Organic Farm, the coursework is dictated by each growing season, and failing an assignment means less food on the table.

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You give me butterflies

April 21, 2014 - 6:05pm

An intricate green vine painted on the cement floor of the horticulture building entices visitors to follow the brush strokes to the colorful, wooden screen door of the MSU Butterfly House.

It is one of many horticulture gardens featured around campus.

The butterfly house, established at it's current locale about 13 years ago, has been a consistent attraction for families and students alike.

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Tribute to Lacey Holsworth painted over

April 21, 2014 - 10:14am

An unidentified group has painted over a memorial at the rock on Farm Lane for 8-year-old Spartan basketball fan Lacey Holsworth.

As of Monday morning, the Rock was covered in a fresh coat of white paint with a message that reads: "Congratulations a hero to someone" in green lettering.

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Star performer

April 20, 2014 - 6:01pm

Applause followed Dennis Foreback to the front of Crunchy’s bar as he took hold of the microphone.

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The final goodbye

April 17, 2014 - 9:16pm

By Geoff Preston



Don’t call it a memorial.

That was what the Holsworth family of St.

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Thousands gather at Breslin to remember life of "Princess Lacey"

April 17, 2014 - 8:53pm

The lights went up in Breslin Center on Thursday night as the family of Lacey Holsworth walked out with former senior center Adreian Payne — Lacey’s "big brother" — leading the way.

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Hunt or be hunted

April 16, 2014 - 7:07pm

No preference freshman Patrick Murray felt a surge of bloodlust as he was walking out of Mason Hall. He had spotted a member of the human resistance across Physics Road, the soon-to-be victim’s status indicated by the orange bandana on her arm.

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April 15, 2014 - 2:48pm


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

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

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

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

April 11, 2014 - 2:24pm

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

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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?

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

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

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'

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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