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At Forum, Citizens Oppose Possible WKAR Spectrum Sale

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It was standing room only last night in a lecture hall in MSU’s Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) Building for the first of two public forums held by the University to address the possible sale of WKAR-TV’s broadcasting spectrum.

New Organization Works to Create "a Better East Lansing"

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Image: Keith Hagen, East Lansing Forward Project

East Lansing Forward was created by a group of community members who came together to discuss issues and opportunities that were facing East Lansing and how they could be improved.

“We all want a better East Lansing,” said Keith Hagen, East Lansing Forward Project Coordinator.

Red Cedar Decision Stirs Strong Feelings in Community

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The ripples of East Lansing Board of Education’s decision to re-open Red Cedar Elementary next fall are being felt throughout the community.

The Board now has eight months to figure out the costs, staffing and student population for Red Cedar. Several Board members expressed their concern about the cost of the plan, and indicated they are prepared to change the opening date if it becomes fiscally difficult to reopen by the fall.

Rally to Condemn Hate Speech Draws Large Crowd

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Rally to Condemn Hate Speech took place last night, and the turnout was loud and large. The median on Grand River Avenue off of Abbot Road was filled to the brim with protestors uniting to condemn the statements made by those who refuse to accept refugees into the United States.

Gifts for All the Spartans in Your Life: It's Not just Block S Sweatshirts Anymore

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Image: notecards from “True Comics” collection at the MSU Library

Are you having a difficult time finding unique gifts for your Spartan fan this holiday season? Wondering what to get your parent, loved one, or friend who can’t fit one more piece of Spartan apparel in their dresser or closet? Look no further than MSU’s campus for some different gift ideas.

Girl Scout Troop Holds Holiday Sale at Marble Elementary

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lilla Wilkinson shows off some of the crafts she has made for the Girl Scout Holiday Sale.

The holiday sale is where 3rd grade Girl Scouts are selling homemade crafts for under $4! It will happen on Tuesday the 15th after school until 7:00PM and it will also be happening on Wednesday the 16th at 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and the last day is Thursday the 17th  at 8:00AM to 8:45AM.

Spartans celebrate with fire following Saturday’s big win

Monday, December 7, 2015

Crowd at Cedar Village, image from Twitter

Saturday night was a big win for the Michigan State Spartans, but not all students ended the evening on a positive note. Eight students were arrested in Cedar Village for alcohol-related violations after students flooded the streets and lit couches on fire to celebrate the Big Ten Championship victory.

ELPD’s Lt. Wriggelsworth said thirteen fires took place Saturday night after the game. The fires occurred in predominantly student-rental areas of East Lansing, including Cedar Village as well as North Harrison.

Holiday Gifts for College Students College Students

Monday, December 7, 2015

As the year comes to an end, parents and loved ones scramble in search of the perfect holiday gifts for college students. Even a semester on campus is long enough to change a person’s taste in music, clothes, and hobbies.

Instead of waiting for the holiday wish list that arrives the day before Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza, or the “but I don’t know what I want this year,” we’ve compiled some suggestions from East Lansing area college students to help guide your shopping.

ELPS Finance Director Reports unexpected Increase in Student Count

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Present: Superintendent Robyne Thompson, Kate Powers, Nell Kuhnmuench, Kath Edsall, Karen Hoene, Hillary Henderson.

Absent: Yasmina Bouraoui, Erin Graham.

East Lansing Public Schools’ student body has continued to grow this year but for only the fourth time in 25 years, its residential population grew as well as its out-of-district students.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Focuses on Unity and Gratitude

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The East Lansing Area Clergy Association will be hosting their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at The Peoples Church of East Lansing Monday, November 23, 2015, at 7:00PM with a reception to follow after the service.

Passport Day on MSU Campus November 18th

Monday, November 16, 2015

Whether you're planning to travel internationally over the holidays, or just an update, the Lansing City Clerk’s Office will offer one-stop passport services on the MSU Campus on Wednesday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU International Center, Spartan Room B.

The Clerk’s staff is partnering with the MSU Study Abroad Office to help MSU students, facult and staff, and the general public to complete the required application and obtain passport photos

ELHS Students Stage Original, Student-Created Theater this Weekend

Monday, November 16, 2015

TBD poster created by Sophie Rutkowski, ELHS student and part of the play's Tech Crew.

From Thursday November 19th through Sunday November 22nd, the theater department at East Lansing High School will be presenting its annual fall show TBD, or To Be Determined.

Downtown Art Projects Reach Fundraising Goal

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Above: Artist's rendition of the plan for the Grove Street Alley

The East Lansing Artist Alleys crowdfunding campaign, which officially ends at 11:59 PM tonight, has reached its $45,000 fundraising goal.

The goal was met Tuesday, November 10, two days ahead of schedule. As of this writing, $46,785 has been raised from 118 supporters. Donations came from local individuals, organizations, and businesses.

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