By Rene Kiss
MI First Election
Students pass by The Rock on Farm Lane and see a blue tent with a group of people standing out front. One of them stops a student walking by and says, “Hi we’re Students for Sanders, are you registered to vote?”
Students for Sanders East Lansing is a student political organization at Michigan State University. With bi-weekly meetings, weekly phone banking events and voter registration drives, the organization aims to bring attention to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and to get more students involved with the election. Students for Sanders president Aaron Stephens established the organization in August 2015.
The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 election in Michigan is Oct. 11.
A Mason School Board committee was trying to decide if adding an extra section of kindergarten would solve the overcrowding issue. All three of the elementary schools will exceed capacity for the 2016-2017 year; there will be 484 students for a building designed for 405, according to Mason Public Schools.