Monday, October 25, 2021

Hannah Engelson

Recent Articles


A burrow for donated books

The Book Burrow in the basement of the Downtown Lansing Library started out small when it opened in the 1970s. It slowly expanded and now has more than 2,000 square feet of floor space containing more than 70,000 books.


Living City

Betty Allen said she never experienced anything as wonderful as the kindness shown to her by some MSU students. Two groups of 12 MSU students painted the 72-year-old New Orleans resident’s home during an Alternative Spring Break, or ASB, trip.


Rocking out with family

When business and psychology sophomore Meaghen Murray first came to MSU, she was excited for a new beginning. However, she realized she left more behind than she thought.


Sign of the Times

Chris Schmidt is on a budget for Halloween this year. He has been unemployed for 18 months during the past three years, along with his wife, Heather. “Basically we’re limited, with all of our children, on what they’re going to be able to do for Halloween,” Schmidt said.


Sign of the times

In addition to working five days a week at Oaklawn Hospital as a phlebotomist, LaDosha Washingon, 23, braids hair. “Doing hair, it helps to make the ends meet,” Washington said. Making house calls as well as working out of her home, Washington, a Lansing resident, uses the extra money she earns from braiding hair to help pay student loans and continue her education at Lansing Community College. Washington’s business model is direct.

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