| July 26, 2019
Record water levels are threatening Great Lakes surfing. They are swallowing some surfers favorite beaches and changing how the bottom of the lakes affect the water above. Still, some surfers say that the high water could make accessible previously unsurfable stretches of lake shore.
Hoping to ease the pressure surrounding SAT testing, high schools in the Haslett, Okemos and Williamston areas have implemented preparatory programs to increase student confidence levels.
A visit to the College of Communication Arts and Sciences topped the itinerary of Marc Lacey, national editor of The New York Times, who would spend the rest of his weekend in Detroit, meeting with 22 of the newspaper’s correspondents.
MSU Mastercard Fellow Gloria Nzeka and ComArtSci Dean Prabu David interviewed Lacey, asking about reportage of Africa, press responsibility, among other topics.
On this edition of Focal Point, get a preview of VIM Magazine’s new cover. Also, volunteers create survival kits for students in need. Learn more about how an MSU study is showing how marijuana use may have some benefits. These stories and more on this episode of Focal Point.
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For 18 years, East Lansing and Michigan State University have joined forces to provide to encourage its residents – permanent and temporary ones -- to read. The One Book One Community committee selects a book for incoming Michigan State University freshmen and the local East Lansing community to read.
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For 23 years, the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival has brought live jazz music and education to the East Lansing community, showcasing both nationally recognized and local artists. The 2019 festival served more than a gathering of bands.
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Life can be hard. While school teaches you math, science and writing, it may not teach you financial planning, finding and enrolling in health care, or even sewing a button.
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This summer, Delhi Township residents will have a new place for water sports and hiking. Construction has just begun on a new watercraft launch and fishing dock that will be called Esker Park, just northeast of the roundabout at Cedar Street and Holbrook Drive in Holt.
The township’s Downtown Development Authority will oversee the project and provide most of the $1.18 million needed to complete it. According the the authority, the township received a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and $180,000 from the park and trail fund. For access, the project includes a bridge over the creek just west of Cedar Lake will have a bridge built over it.
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LANSING— Recently, Lansing has adopted a new trash collection policy that will benefit residents, workers and the environment. According to Lansing’s website, the change was initiated to increase trash collection efficiency, to reduce driver injury, to prevent animals from entering trash bags and to avoid wear and tear on roads caused by garbage trucks.
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“This is Ingham County's best-kept secret,” said Stephanie Schafer, owner of Jem-Lot Dairy in Westphalia, Michigan. Shawhaven Farm in the midst of its 10th annual lamb festival this month.
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Williamston locals deliberate about what is missing in Downtown Williamston. From Sunny Side Up Café to the Sun Theater and D&W Fresh Market, city officials brainstorm about what other businesses might be missing in downtown Williamston, Michigan.
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LANSING—On July 8, Lansing Residents United (LRU) gathered at city hall to protest against police brutality within the city and to hear the concerns of the community. The protest was organized after a video surfaced weeks ago of a Lansing police officer assaulting a teenage girl for resisting arrest.
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As the mental health movement in America continues to gain traction, more people want to learn the best way to care for their loved ones who show signs of mental illness. Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties offers mental health first aid training.
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