On Sunday, June 28, over 50 residents of the Lansing/East Lansing area gathered in remembrance of the tragic events that transpired recently in Charleston, VA.
Lansing resident and Michigan State Alumna Crystal Michelle was a main organizer in creating the event, “Say Her Name/Pray for Charleston,” and she said she did it as a way to bring the community together to mourn an event she felt disheartened by.
Imagine a loved one is in the hospital and you aren’t allowed to see them, or the government threatens to take your children away just because you have different beliefs and feels than “majority."
Muslim students are fasting during the holy month of the Islamic calendar, which is called Ramadan. For some international students, the difference of observing the holy month in the U.S. presents a challenge.
Gerald Scott graduated from MSU in 1980 and he still uses CDs instead of downloading music. On his day off of work, the now-Warren resident found himself in his old college town shopping around for CD’s and other things when he realized that Flat, Black & Circular as well as Curious Book Shop are the only stores left in downtown East Lansing from when he was in school.
The 19th annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival on June 19-20 featured musicians from all over the world and provided pivotal experience to youth jazz players.
The festival was presented by the City of East Lansing, MSU College of Music and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts; with artistic direction from the director of Jazz Studies at MSU, Rodney Whitaker.
“My favorite part is really hearing everybody perform, that’s what this is all about,” said Whitaker.
Lansing Mitten Mavens Roller Derby took an unexpected victory against the Bath City Roller Girls on Saturday night.
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The Board of Trustees raised tuition for upper and underclassmen for the sixth year in a row and banned smoking on campus effective August of 2016.
For graduate students of most colleges, the tuition will increase 4 percent, or $26.75 per credit hour.
Another set of approvals included extending the contracts for athletic director Mark Hollis, men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo, women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant and men’s ice hockey coach Tom Anastos by a unanimous vote.
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