The 1960’s were a turbulent time for the U.S. In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the Vietnam War snatched many men away from their families. The situation in the country reflected in Lansing, where residents started questioning their lifestyle and MSU President John Hanna found himself waist deep in the war.
Active for more than 500 years, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is one of the most renowned boys’ choirs in the world, and will perform “Christmas in Vienna” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wharton Center. Tickets range from $15 to $47. Until the early 20th century, the group originally sang for the imperial court, the mass, for private functions and state occasions. Today, the choir is divided into four touring sub-groups, each named after famous Austrian composers — Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert — who were at one time associated with the choir.
A student group is teaming up with the MSU’s Institute of International Health to pack and send supply boxes to those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The boxes will contain medical supplies donated by local hospitals, and include but are not limited to gowns, syringes, catheters and surgical equipment. The effort is being headed by Generate Help 2 Heal Generations, a student-founded nonprofit that provides aid to people in poor countries, is heading the effort. Marco Botros, the group’s president, said it’s important to give these resources to those in need, especially after the wake of a natural disaster.
The MSU women’s cross country team placed first overall in the Big Ten Championship on Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind. The women finished the race with 43 points and five Spartans placing in the top 15. Leah O’Connor took second place overall, crossing the finish line at 20:56. MSU’s Katie Landwehr, Lindsey Clark, Rachele Schulist, and Megan Rodgers finished shortly after O’Connor taking fifth, ninth, 12th, and 15th place, respectively.
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