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Nachofest draws crowds of peaceful partiers

State News Top Stories - 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

State News Top Stories - April 11, 2014 - 2:24pm

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

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MSU prof earns NSF CAREER grant

MSU News - April 11, 2014 - 11:04am
MSU's Rick Wash is the recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development grant, one of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious and competitive awards for junior researchers.
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Spartan Basketball Reacts To Lacey Holsworth's Passing

MSU News - April 10, 2014 - 12:59pm
Michigan State basketball lost one of its greatest supporters late Tuesday night when Lacey Holsworth passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. In a relationship that first started away from the spotlight and cameras, and later was initially documented by Big Ten Network's "The Journey", Holsworth developed a special bond with Adreian Payne. Holsworth was at Payne's side on Senior Day, and then again as she helped cut down the nets after MSU's victory in the Big Ten Tournament. As MSU advanced through the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Holsworth captivated a nation as her story was told through numerous outlets, including Good Morning America and The Today Show. Just last week, Holsworth was in Dallas as Payne competed in the College Slam Dunk contest and then joined him as a celebrity judge for the high school slam dunk contest.
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State News Top Stories - 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?

State News Top Stories - 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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Remembering Rwanda

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 2:59pm
"What was your favorite place?" I got asked that a lot when I returned from traveling to 11 countries in eight weeks for the MSU President's report last year. Anyone who knows me well knows I hate making decisions and picking favorites. (Right now my husband is laughing). I can tell you a bunch of my favorite movies, but don't ask me to pick just one. Same with songs, bands, television shows, actors, meals, ice cream flavors-you name it. I just can't choose. The same went for my trip. The places were great, but the experiences in each place were absolutely amazing. There is no way I could ever pick just one place. Or even one experience. It's like picking a favorite child-which I actually can do. My first-born is my absolute favorite, hands down. She also happens to be my only. So let me get back to the question about my favorite place. Though I still can't choose, my answer has always been that I was most surprised, in a good way, about Rwanda. Before my trip, thinking about Rwanda brought up images of a horrible genocide, poverty, despair and tragedy. I would guess that's how many people think of it. I knew that MSU had projects there, but for the most part, in my head it was still a scary, dangerous, ugly place.
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MSU Student Food Bank teams up with Meijer to tackle campus hunger

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 10:54am
For the third year, the MSU Student Food Bank is teaming up with Meijer's Simply Give pantry donation program, and donations made to the grocer's Okemos store will be double matched on April 11 and April 12.
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Laura Apol: The Power of Writing in Rwanda

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 10:09am
The Rwanda I encounter here, in Kigali, is very different from past years. There are no beggars or sellers on the streets; there are new high rises, glass, traffic lights, street signs, a spiffy new 24/7 bus service. The young people are vibrant, and hopeful. It's good.
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Lacey Holsworth, companion of Adreian Payne, dies

State News Top Stories - 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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Justin Rito: Echoes of the past

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 8:09am
Like an echo in a grand concert hall, the tragic stories of Holocaust victims continue to reverberate, and Justin Rito is listening.
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The keys to success

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 7:09am
A music performace student practices at the Residential College of Arts and Humanties theater on April 6, 2014. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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Taking the stage

State News Top Stories - 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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Percolating peace and prosperity

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 2:59pm
MSU's Dan Clay is Rwanda's Juan Valdez. But unlike the fictional Valdez who merely trekked through Colombia with a mule laden with bags of coffee beans, Clay helped nurture the seeds of Rwanda's gourmet coffee industry, thus giving the African nation a strong economic shield to protect peace and prosperity.
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MSU Debate finishes in top 16 of National Debate Tournament

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 2:32pm
The MSU Debate Team finished in the top 16 at the National Debate Tournament, which ended Monday.
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Women's Day of Service to take place April 12

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 2:07pm
MSU students, faculty, staff and community members have the opportunity to volunteer at various local agencies for a Women's Day of Service from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 in East Lansing and Lansing.
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Good sports: MSU alum sports reporters return to coach students

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 12:19pm
Some of sports journalism's best, who also happen to be alumni of Michigan State University, will return to campus this Thursday to take part in the second annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic.
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Budget leaves officials 'cautiously optimistic'

State News Top Stories - 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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Ingredient safety center to be located at MSU

MSU News - April 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and MSU, today announced the establishment of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.
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