Troop 164 rewrites history

“Its hard to tell your children that they can’t do something,” Troop 164 Scoutmaster, Marla Ekola, said. Marla Ekola is penciling in her daughter’s future. Re-writting a tradition if you will. Troop 164 is making history. They’re a part of Scouts BSA, formally known as Boy Scouts of America.

Doctor shortage across the U.S.

For MSU senior Macy Lockhard she’s the first to receive an admission letter to Wayne State University. “For me, I’ve always been someone who wanted to dedicate my life to others,” said Lockhart. Her dream manifested into a reality. However, that reality comes with a price. By the end of the next decade, the U.S. will be short of around 130,000 doctors across the country.

Our future is self-driving cars

It’s hard to believe. “This is running our pedestrian protection systems in real time. And every time we have human either riding a bike, or walk or running you will detect him as a yellow box,” said professor Xiaoming Liu. Liu works behind the scenes on autonomous, self-driving cars. General Motors recently announced they’re reinvesting six billion dollars in self-driving, electric cars.

Two decades later, this MSU fan hasn’t missed a single game

It started with two tickets to a volleyball game 19 years ago. Two decades later, they haven’t missed a single game. Stephanie Russell traded in barbie dolls for basketball and baby dolls for volleyballs a long time ago. “Love, love state,” said Russell. A love for State so big, everything in her room is sparty-filled.

‘Voters Not Politicians’ pushing Michiganders to vote Yes on Proposal 2

It is basically Abby Schwartz’ second career. “It gets a little bit easier each time,” said Voters Not Politicians canvasser, Abby Schwartz. Each week, Schwartz trains her army of canvassers on Gerrymandering. Margaret Tassaro is just one of them. “Gerrymandering is not a flashy subject, so people don’t necessarily know what it is.

MSU marching band holds down the fort at Sparty Statue

It may be considered the most important job during rivalry week and an exhausting one. The MSU Marching band safe guards the Sparty Statue all week long leading up to the big game. In years past, University of Michigan fans have vandalized the beloved-statue in the middle of the night. Sparty Watch is an annual tradition organized by members of band fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi and each night they plan fun events to help pass the time. Coach Dantonio stops by annually to drop off pizza and to thank the band for their service to MSU.

Climate change may affect growing corn, Michigan’s largest crop

It is a pure coincidence for science. Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle just two days after the United Nations released a hefty document on climate change. The United Nations warning that temperatures can not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius within the next decade. “The climate’s not changing because the Planets evolving, the climate is changing because humans are messing with it,” said natural hazards professor, Robert Drost. “We have become so integrated, so powerful, so influential that we are changing the natural course of our planet,” said Drost.

An answered prayer for the Lansing Mall

“It’s something that started out as a hobby and ended up as a business,” said owner of Lansing Athletics, Al Salas. Thirty years later and Lansing Athletics still hasn’t gone out of style. “Well, we have seen a couple of changes within the past ten years, and one of them has been online shopping,” said Salas. Salas probably prays that he can keep his store open in a mall these days. “Here in the Lansing mall, we probably have about 25 percent vacancy,” said Salas.

MSU Muslim students seek more places to pray and reflect on campus

Imagine choosing between completing a moral duty in public or ignoring the duty for the sake of security and safety. A choice that many non-Muslims may not understand. A choice that Muslim student Batoul Sadek faces when deciding whether to pray in a public space on Michigan State University’s campus or to ignore the number one commandment given by God. God commands reciting from the Quran five times a day, and three of those prayers usually occur during work and class schedules for Sadek. Sadek’s favorite study spot is at the MSU library and chooses to pray within the rows of book shelves or privately next to her desk.

Decade-long petition for Women’s National History Museum moves through U.S. House

In honor of National Women’s Month in March, an active petition has been signed and shared in search of a home for a museum dedicated to women’s history at the National Mall. National Women’s History Director and CEO Joan Wages issued a statement Monday regarding a step forward for a public-private partnership with Smithsonian. Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ed Royce (R-CA) introduced bill H.R. 19 to the House of Representatives on March 30, Wages said the bill was named after the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The National Women’s History team said this is a huge success, however, the bill may change throughout legislature. “It is very important to show people all of the amazing things women have done throughout history.” said Diana Morce, who minors in women and gender studies at MSU.