Michigan State University women’s basketball Head Coach Suzy Merchant stepped down from the position permanently after leading the team for 16 seasons. Watch for highlights from her career at MSU and the motivations that pushed her this far.
“It's nice to see a community come together after something so tragic,” Bonczynski said. “To know that there is this presence here — good times, bad times, anytime — it's encouraging and it does provide a lot of hope that we can heal in the future.”
“I’ll try to arrange (the flowers) in a way that's beautiful,” collections assistant Matt Chansler said. “Because once they're dry, they hold their shape like that forever … so that people will forever know what happened.”
Students arrived on campus on Feb. 14, 2023, bouquets in hand - but the flowers weren’t for their valentines. This Valentine’s Day there was no sense of normalcy. The streets on campus were quiet and the majority of the cars were media outlets or police vehicles. The flowers? For Brian Fraser, Alexandria Verner and Arielle Anderson, the three students who were killed, and the five unnamed students who were seriously injured, in the mass shooting at Michigan State University the night before.