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EL Library #BlackLivesMatter Event Spurs Racism Discussion

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This Sunday afternoon, MSU’s 60/50 project sponsored a Black Lives Matter (BLM) event at the East Lansing Public Library. The program included a two-hour community conversation about both the BLM movement itself and the ideals of its participants: racial equity and respect.

High School Boys’ Water Polo Team Qualifies for Regionals for the First Time

Thursday, October 29, 2015


The combined water polo team of East Lansing and Holt High Schools (HOTEL) has qualified for Michigan Water Polo Association’s Regional tournament for the first time ever. Regionals will be held October 30 and October 31 at Saline High School. HOTEL faces Ann Arbor Pioneer, the number-four ranked team in the state, at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. If HOTEL wins the game on Friday, they will qualify for a spot at the MWPA state tournament for the first time in the co-op’s history.

Portrait: Afrika Graves

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Part of Eli’s focus on our community is paying attention to the people in it: Not just those in positions of power who make decisions that affect us all. Not just those whose actions draw attention to themselves or their causes, but to the people whose presence become part of the fabric of a community. In this series, Eli highlights people in East Lansing who contribute to the “good life” to our community in every day ways.

Ann About Town: The Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Spartan Hall of Fame Café is off the beaten path for many East Lansing residents, but it more than makes up for the distance by being the most intensely Spartan place outside MSU’s own borders.

Staying Safe in East Lansing: Be Aware, Trust Your Instincts

Monday, October 19, 2015


Julia Liggett, a freshman at MSU, hardly worries about getting home safely, even at night.

“Yeah, I feel safe. Even by myself. There’s still people out at night. There’s people everywhere, if I was by myself or something, somebody would help me.”

Would they?

Unfortunately for Liggett, science argues she might not be as safe as she believes.

The bystander effect is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when a group of people realize someone or something is in need of help, but assume another witness will give aid.

Firecracker Spark Spreads

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Photo credit: Jena McShane of McShane Photography (provided by The Firecracker Foundation)

Beginning at midnight on Oct. 20, Tashmica Torok is asking sexual trauma survivors to participate in a social media event called, "Why I Told". Survivors can share what inspired them to tell their story, and hopefully encourage others to tell their stories.

Green and White Turns Orange and Black for Safe Halloween

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The leaves have changed color, stores have stocked their shelves with cider and candy and Pumpkin Spice lattes have reclaimed their place in your mug. Halloween is just around the corner, and East Lansing has plenty of activities to occupy the Spidermen and Queen Elsas of your family.

Families are invited to visit Safe Halloween from 5pm- 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will take place on M.A.C. Avenue between Elizabeth and Burcham, and the area will be closed to traffic.

Council Candidate Forum Draws Large, Engaged Crowd

Thursday, October 1, 2015

From left to right: Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, Mark Meadows, Steve Ross, Jermaine Ruffin and Nathan Triplett

It was a full house for last night’s City Council Candidate Forum at the Hannah Community Center. The event was organized by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Lansing Area, and moderated by LWV member Camilla Davis, of Dewitt.

Eli on Earth: Run with the Salmon on the Red Cedar!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Gier Park School "Salmon in the Classroom" release. Photo Credit: David Kenyon, Michigan DNR

Coho salmon are slowly swimming their way back to East Lansing and the public has the opportunity to run with them during the “Red Cedar Salmon Run,” an annual 5K on Michigan State University’s campus.

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