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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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Week in Review: July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 - 12:52pm

The final candiates for the East Lansing City Council are in, although as of Friday at noon the candidates have four hours to withdraw from the race.

Current East Lansing Mayer Nathan Triplett is trying again for mayor and the other candidates are Mark Meadows, a former councilmember, East Lansing resident and MSU professor Erik Altmaan, MSU graduate Shanna Draheim, MSU professor emeritus John Revitte, 2008 MSU graduate Steve Ross and 2007 MSU graduate Jermain Ruffin. 

Seven candidates have filed to run for three vacancies, and council members Kathleen Boyle and Diane Goddeeris will not be seeking reelection.

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VIDEO: New sweets shop on Grand River is a Mackinaw Island specialty

July 21, 2015 - 1:03pm

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Velvet A candy Story, a new family business on Grand River, officially opened Saturday, July 18, 2015, giving residents a slice of Mackinaw Island here in East Lansing.

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Businesses downtown sink or swim during summer slow season

July 20, 2015 - 12:40pm

It was the morning of June 30 and Derrick Austin stood outside a restaurant on Grand River Avenue, looking up and down the empty summer streets of East Lansing.

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VIDEO: Artists convert trash into sculptures at ScrapFest

July 20, 2015 - 3:31am

Rusted metal, old car doors, and old fence wire may seem like trash to some people but to others it is a work of art.

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Week in Review: July 17

July 17, 2015 - 11:56am

Here are the top stories for the week of July 17.

Meng Long Li was sentenced to one year in the Ingham County Jail by Judge Clinton Canady III for his involvement in the assault of fellow international student Yan Li during the 2014 Chinese New Year at a local karaoke bar.

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VIDEO: Asian Music Mondays brings culture to the airwaves

July 15, 2015 - 3:09pm

Every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m., Impact 89FM brings a variety of music from all over Asia to MSU's campus.

The program, Asian Music Mondays, was called "Asian Invasion" when it was established. Osteopathic medicine student Elise Yoon started working with the program in January, 2010. 

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PACE on patrol

July 13, 2015 - 3:23pm

Sometimes they go by bike, other times they go by car. They’re a familiar sight to students living and driving around East Lansing, and for those who get ticketed, they’re often a source of frustration.

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Common Ground Music Festival closes weekend with spectacle

July 13, 2015 - 10:15am

Common Ground Music Festival finished on Sunday with headliners Empire Of The Sun, The Flaming Lips and Man Man. The bands each played rock music with their own creative twist.

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Week in Review: July 10

July 10, 2015 - 10:38am

In a recent CBS Best in College Sports rankings, MSU was ranked No.

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VIDEO: Dawson and Trice hopeful for a chance to shine in the NBA

July 9, 2015 - 5:03pm

As the Orlando summer league begins to heat up former MSU basketball players Branden Dawson and Travis Trice are trying to find their path in the NBA.

Dawson, of course, is playing for the Los Angeles Clippers summer league team after he was taken with the No.

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Army band and choral ensemble brings patriotism and support to MSU's campus

July 8, 2015 - 3:47pm

The concert band and the soldiers' chorus of the U.S.

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La Bodega to close Friday

July 8, 2015 - 1:24pm

After seven years of business La Bodega, a clothing and retail store located at 619 E. Grand River Ave., will close its doors for the last time at 6 p.m. Friday, store owner Leif Elias said.

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Campus abuzz in the summer with youth outreach programs

July 6, 2015 - 10:07pm

Jessica Steeley

MSU’s campus is packed throughout the academic year with over 40,000 students, but during the summer MSU is host to a younger generation of possible Spartans.

“This season alone, we will have more than 200 groups, [and] 50,000 plus guests, ” MSU Spokesperson Jason Cody said via email.

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Call for Spartan Virtual Choir celebrates 100th anniversary of Fight Song

July 6, 2015 - 1:04pm

MSU is celebrating its fight song's 100th anniversary in 2015 by inviting those in the MSU community to send videos of themselves singing the song to create the first-ever Spartan Virtual Choir.

A video published on July 1 asked viewers to record a video of themselves singing along to the song and upload the recording to

MSU's fight song was composed by cheerleader and civil engineering major Francis Irving Lankey at Michigan Agricultural College in 1915 and most of the words were written by Lankey's friend and fellow MAC student Arthur L.

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