MSU students and area volunteers are doing their part to better the community in school classrooms as part of the Junior Achievement program. In operation since 1919, the program reaches more than 2.7 million elementary, middle and high school students all over the country and almost 100 countries worldwide. Yen Pham, Junior Achievement program manager and an MSU alumna, said she got involved in order to have a bigger impact on the community and the children. Its a really great nonprofit organization that does a lot as far as teaching kids about businesses and free enterprise, Pham said.
LANSING - Although state and federal government are frequent topics in high school government classes, topics closest to the students are often not discussed. City government issues like how city councils work arent covered in government classes, so its up to the Student Government Days program to fill the void. The program was started four years ago by Lansing Councilmember Sandy Allen as a way to teach high school students about the inner workings of city government. City government impacts people so directly, Allen said.
Tuesday morning, Adam Eisele and his roommates awoke to find a dead squirrel cooking in the small propane grill they keep on the front porch of their Evergreen Avenue home. One of the four cars in their driveway had also been toilet papered. The engineering junior, his roommates and neighbors were a small sect of people who experienced Devils Night in East Lansing firsthand this year. It wasnt really a big deal, he said.
As election day approaches and polls tighten, allegations by Republican U.S. Sen. Spence Abrahams campaign against Democratic candidate Debbie Stabenow report she used taxpayer dollars to purchase voter files.Abrahams campaign alleges Stabenow spent $1,500 of taxpayer money on voter files from Practical Political Consulting, a firm run by Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner.
The federal government is looking to make your rent payments a little easier to swallow, but the deadline is coming up for those who wish to apply. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program will be giving out applications for those who qualify for rental assistance in Ingham County.
Lansing - A small but energetic crowd gathered on the steps of the state Capitol and east lawn Saturday afternoon to protest racial profiling and police brutality.Demonstrators listened to representatives from the black, Latino, lesbian-bi-gay-transgendered and religious communities for three hours as they demanded change and cited specific cases of brutality.The demands included the passage of legislation to outlaw racial profiling in Michigan, which would allow officers who commit these acts to be prosecuted, the creation of a council for community control of the police and a call for the immediate end to police brutality and racial profiling.Demonstrators of various races and social classes came from across the state to participate in the rally.
The sounds of fire engines, sirens and gleeful children filled the air at Fire Safety Day on Sunday at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.The East Lansing Fire Department teamed up with the Phi Delta Thetas and the Kappa Delta sorority to put on the event for the community.Bob Pratt, East Lansing fireman and co-coordinator of the event, said the day went fabulously.It was a great day and we had a great turnout, not only from the community but the Phi Delta Thetas and the Kappa Deltas as well, Pratt said.There have been a lot of activities, the kids got to tour the fire truck and the ambulance and they all got a chance to spray a little water out of the fire hose.Along with numerous activities for children, the firemen got a chance to pass along some key fire-safety knowledge, he said.A working smoke detector doubles your chances of surviving a fire, Pratt said.
Three years ago it seemed odd to buy a car in pajamas and slippers at 3 a.m.But now that the e-commerce boom has hit the automobile industry and consumers garages, it isnt even necessary to leave the house when shopping for a car.Its really about customer convenience, said Leigh Morehouse, the Internet manager for Spartan Motor Mall, 5701 S.