Thursday, February 9, 2023

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CITY

Students get hands-on government experience

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 aren’t covered in government classes, so it’s 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.

CITY

Devils Night antics hit local business, residents

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 Devil’s Night in East Lansing firsthand this year. “It wasn’t really a big deal,” he said.

CAMPUS

White House honors U chemistry professor

For discovering uranium-dinitrogen, an MSU chemistry professor will be able to research for years to come without having to worry about soliciting grant funds.Assistant Professor Aaron Odom was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House on Oct.

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Latino group provides support, education for members

While the Organization of Latino Social Workers officially came to campus during the 1999-2000 school year, chairperson Martha Gutierrez said the 16-member group has focused more on raising its name recognition recently. Members of the organization, which addresses the issues and needs of Latinos in the School of Social Work, raised $60 during a can drive at the Oct.

CITY

Greeks head for stadium to play ball

The MSU football team will be at Ohio State this weekend, but Spartan Stadium will still be alive with the sights and sounds of football.Theta Chi will be hosting its fourth annual powder puff football tournament in the stadium from 10 a.m.

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Abraham accuses Stabenow campaign of tax-dollar misuse

As election day approaches and polls tighten, allegations by Republican U.S. Sen. Spence Abraham’s campaign against Democratic candidate Debbie Stabenow report she used taxpayer dollars to purchase voter files.Abraham’s 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.

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Activists address genetics

Is the corn in breakfast cereal safe to eat? What about the shell wrapping that taco?Students, professors, scientists and interested citizens alike gathered to discuss genetically engineered food and medicine Monday night in Wells Hall.The event was planned by the ASMSU Programming Board and featured discussion led by Georgina, the co-founder of Primal Seeds, an activist group from the United Kingdom, and Dee Dee of the Bioengineering Action Network.

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Debate between state House candidates canceled

A State News-sponsored debate between 70th District state House candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Hollister has been canceled. The forum was slated to take place Monday night following a debate between the four major candidates vying for two seats on the MSU Board of Trustees.

CITY

Housing assistance deadline approaches

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.