President Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States, leaving some students with reservations about the country's future while others expressed cautious optimism.
Emotions ran high Wednesday afternoon at a retirement ceremony for three East Lansing Police Department K-9s held at the East Lansing City Hall. 54-B District Court housed the festivities in honor of Diesel, Tia and Max, three dogs who very recently ended their service with ELPD.
After changes to the Park District development project's brownfield reimbursement plan were made at the Jan. 10 East Lansing City Council meeting, the long-awaited development yet again faces an uncertain future.
2016 was not exactly beloved among many. In a year marred by epidemics of creepy clowns and celebrity death, perhaps the most virulent plague was politics. “I would say this is the most divisive election at least in my lifetime, and perhaps one of the most divisive elections we’ve ever had,” MSU constitutional democracy professor Ben Kleinerman said. The 2016 presidential election, in which Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, inspired several contentious months of debate and bitterness between parties that does not seem to have calmed. “More extreme partisanship has become characteristic of both political parties, to an increasing extent,” Kleinerman said.
MSU College Democrats President Daniel Eggerding has announced that Gretchen Whitmer will no longer be attending the MSU College Democrats general assembly meeting on Jan.