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Council Capsule: September 21, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Above: Signage along a park trail as presented in a City memo related to Council’s discussion of the bike parkways program.


Each Wednesday, ELi brings you “Council Capsule,” a run-down on what happened at East Lansing’s City Council the night before. You won’t find this service anywhere else. Want to keep it going? Then make a tax-deductible contribution right now.

Pickleball Keeps East Lansing Residents Active

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Walking away from a conversation with Ruth Beier, one thing is certainly clear: the East Lansing City Council Representative loves Pickleball. But many might be left wondering, what Pickleball is.

ELHS Boys Soccer cruises to 4-0 win over Holt, improves to 4-0 in conference

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Andrew Person throws the ball in during the first half of a conference game against Holt High School

The Trojans scored one goal (Zach Lane) in the first half and the other three in the second half (Josh Wolfinger, Quinton Hay, and Ian Carroll respectively) as they cruised to a 4-0 win over the Holt Rams.

Starting a new year of high school: It's Complicated

Monday, September 21, 2015

The passage of Labor Day and first snap of cold weather mean one thing for students across the state of Michigan: back to school.

As alarms are set, assignments are hurried through, and backpacks are packed, the return to school is different for each student. Right here in East Lansing, I found a vast diversity of thoughts on coming back to the hallowed halls of ELHS.


Ann About Town: How to Maru

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

“It’s like eating sushi in a forest,” I remarked to Captain Carnivore as I looked out at a large conifer.

Updated: Consent Workshop for Teens Offers Education, Fun and Open Dialogue

Monday, September 14, 2015

Update: The following message was posted this morning on the ELHS Students for Gender Equality public Facebook page: "the event Party with a Purpose: A Call for Consent, is changing a bit. Originally the event was to be held at ELPL. However protesters have heard about the event and have been harassing the library, threatening to protest. (The library has been supportive of us, so no worries there.) However, in an effort to create a safe environment where everyone will feel comfortable we have to switch venues.

ELHS Men’s Soccer: Meet the Captains

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The East Lansing High School Men’s Soccer team captains. From left to right: Chris Wallace, Quinton Haye, Ian Carroll, and Zachary-Michael Lane

Mixed Response to Improvements in Chesterfield Hills

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Walk through the Chesterfield Hills neighborhood and you will notice some changes underfoot. These include new curbs and ramps, newly paved streets, and sidewalks added to traffic circles and triangles.

Between the new curbs and ramps, though, many sidewalks remain in a state of disrepair.

Fall Welcome: Community Perspectives

Monday, August 31, 2015

There has been a noticeable increase in the energy and activity in East Lansing over the past few days, as MSU students have begun to move back into town. With their return comes Fall Welcome (formerly “Welcome Week”), a term that brings fond memories to some and less fond memories to others.

Your ELi: Town and Gown

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The author on graduation day 2006 with Chris Marshall (in red cap) and his housemates.

The students are back.

Depending on where in East Lansing you live, that may just mean that there are longer lines at Meijer. If you live where I live, it’s different. Because I live on a street where we are the only permanent residents, and every single other house is a student rental.

City Council Candidate Profile: Jermaine Ruffin

Monday, August 24, 2015

East Lansing City Council candidate Jermaine Ruffin has been a resident of East Lansing for over a decade and is a graduate of MSU. Married with three children, Ruffin works as a Placemaking Project Specialist with the State of Michigan with a focus on assisting communities statewide with promoting and leveraging their unique attributes to retain and attract residents.

EL Rewind: Howland Co-Op

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ever wondered what that giant blue house on M.A.C. Avenue is all about? ELi's Emma McGinn has the answer.

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