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New café supplies healthy foods

LANSING - Students who like to eat roasted garlic greens can relish their taste buds at a new restaurant opening in the Frandor Shopping Center. The Better Health Café, located within The Better Health Store, 305 N.

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Olin lights up awareness week

Jonathan Kermiet says students need to be much more aware about the dangers of tobacco use. Lucky for the Olin Health Center health educator, Monday kicks off Tobacco Awareness Week.

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Israeli soldiers share experiences with U

Noam Zissman is a second lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Force Infantry, and he says he’s currently fighting not one, but two wars while he serves his country in the battle with Palestine. One war, he says, is in the field while the other one is against the media that many feel says Israel has already lost the battle. Zissman and Moran Kalinsky, both 20-year-old military officers, were at the Union on Wednesday night to answer questions from the MSU community and other guests about what life is like in the midst of a bloody battle. Kalinsky is a first lieutenant and a deputy commander of a basic training base.

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Polar bear joins campaign against global warming

Even mild temperatures didn’t keep a mammoth polar bear from making an appearance behind Wells Hall on Thursday afternoon. In an effort to inform students about the threats of global warming and the United States’ position on the Kyoto Protocol, ECO members stood with a 17-foot inflatable polar bear to attract attention. “We’re out here trying to get signatures on a petition to encourage President Clinton to take a stronger stance on global warming,” said Gabriel Sanchez, a sociology sophomore and member of ECO, an MSU student environmental group. The Kyoto Protocol is a climate-change treaty that requires a worldwide reduction in carbon dioxide.

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ASMSU could fund facility renovations

The fate of ASMSU’s campaign to help fund renovations to the university’s intramural sports facilities will be in its own hands tonight.A proposal to further the project is up for consideration by the undergraduate student government’s Student Assembly.“We are at the end result of phase one,” said Kendall Sykes, ASMSU Student Assembly chairperson.The second phase of the plan would enable ASMSU to consult with architects, seek different methods of funding and perform student surveys to get a better idea of renovation cost estimates.Rick McNeil, assistant director for Intramural Sports and Recreative Services, said one method of funding used throughout the country is the implementing of student fees.

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Hospitality Business Career Expo features workshops, seminars open to all majors

Last year, hospitality business graduate student Jona Houghtaling needed a summer internship. But instead of scouring the classifieds for a minimum wage job, she attended the School of Hospitality Business Career Expo where she landed eight interviews with companies she was interested in, and was able to pick the one she liked best. “It absolutely helped me,” Houghtaling said.

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Spartans help classes, community with Junior Achievement program

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. “It’s a really great nonprofit organization that does a lot as far as teaching kids about businesses and free enterprise,” Pham said.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.