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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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Looking the part

April 6, 2014 - 7:05pm

This past weekend was a time for Elsa and Anna from "Frozen" to enjoy a meal with Sherlock Holmes. It was an opportunity for Pokémon trainers from across the country to compete in battles, and for Deadpool to draw in crowds for a hip-hop dance party.

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Happy hours

April 3, 2014 - 6:38pm

A night out in East Lansing can mean anything from a escape to Ireland to Long Island Iced Teas strong enough to keep customers buzzing all night.

It can mean belting out show tunes to a crowded room or munching on salty crack fries that are as addicting as the name implies.

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Obama: Higher wages would help students

April 2, 2014 - 7:40pm

ANN ARBOR — President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan on Wednesday to rally support for raising the federal minimum wage, a change he said could drive down student loan reliance.

In front of hundreds of students, many of whom had camped overnight earlier in the week to receive their admission tickets, Obama addressed what he called a need for fair wages in America.

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Obama visits Michigan, speaks about raising minimum wage

April 2, 2014 - 4:36pm

President Barack Obama gave a speech at the University of Michigan on Wednesday to garner support for raising the federal minimum wage.

Obama addressed a crowd of students, many of whom had camped overnight to receive a ticket, about the need for fair wages in America.

“The economy increasingly has folks at the top doing really well,” Obama said.

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For the love of spuds

April 1, 2014 - 8:11pm

David Douches spends his days at the office surrounded by Mr. Potato Heads.

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Put to the test

March 31, 2014 - 6:06pm

Crisp snow crunched beneath the boots of the squad of cadets as they trekked through the otherwise-silent forest of Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Mich. 

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