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Being ordinary doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
One of the newest exhibits to the MSU Museum, “Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts,” was designed to introduce everyday individuals who have done exceptional work in cultural form.
Dancers, musicians, storytellers and occupational artists from all over the country are being recognized for their work in the folk and traditional arts and are winning awards for their achievements.
“The individuals are not well-known outside their community,” said Marsha MacDowell, co-curator of the exhibit.
Andy Milad spent his Friday night in the sculpture garden of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, flailing his arms and passionately kicking his leg out whenever his drummer dropped a beat.
Milad, an Arts and Humanities junior and lead singer of the band Wayne Szalinski, performed with the other three band members at the museum's concert Friday.
The concert and exhibition was held at the museum to welcome back students and give a performance space for student-run bands Wayne Szalinski and The People's Temple.
As one of 131 American Indian students enrolled at MSU, French senior Sean Patrick works four jobs, pays his own bills and faces the looming payback of student loans after graduation.
“I am completely on my own,” said Patrick, who is not officially recognized by an American Indian tribe, but is co-chair of the North American Indigenous Student Organization, or NAISO.
In this week’s Features podcast, desk members discussed "Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World":http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2111975,00.html list.
Staffers discussed several people who made this year’s list, such as fashion designer Sarah Burton and actress Tilda Swinton.
Controversial bills that would provide more requirements for voters and third party registrants remain stalled in a House committee after legislators heard testimony about the bills in the Redistricting and Elections Committee on Tuesday morning.
Several advocacy groups testified against the bills, including representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
It’s official. The time has come for me to leave the angst, recklessness and naivete of my teenage years behind.
Last week I had a birthday. I turned the big 2-0.
After opening its first store only 11 years ago, Apple might soon hold the same value as the more than 200-year-old White House.
Combining acrobatics, contortionism and other stunts into one original show, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will take the stage at Wharton Center on Thursday.
Seniors from the mid-Michigan area came to East Lansing Friday for the Ingham County TRIAD Senior Prom. In addition to enjoying a formal dinner and a live band, local senior citizens danced the night away with their dates and local law enforcement officials.
For years, David Mead cruised throughout the tri-county region on his bike. Now, he delights in helping people in need do the same.
Mead — a Lansing resident — has volunteered his time to various bicycle repair programs in the area for more than a decade.
“It’s satisfying to see people get bikes — it’s a recycling effort,” he said.
A rummage sale fundraiser for an East Lansing 2-year-old boy with brain cancer will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in The Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River Ave.
Although she doesn’t attend church, Easter still is an important holiday to Lauren Barszewski— it is an opportunity to spend time with family, a rare occurrence for the advertising junior since going to college.
Psychology senior LaShonda Windham was a sophomore in college when she first began to identify as an LBGT individual. And she couldn’t have done it without MSU’s lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community.