Emily Elderkin is a broadcast journalism major and Spanish minor at Michigan State University. She is proficient in Adobe applications such as Premiere, Lightroom, and Photoshop, as well as Final Cut Pro. She is also adept in many social media platforms. Her work has been published by the Spartan Newsroom and NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids WOOD TV8. She expects to graduate in 2020.
Puzzle pieces clicking together and dice clattering on tables were drowned out by the sound of children’s chatter. East Lansing Public Library created an alternative to vacationing this spring break for kids in the area. Youth services librarian Eva Weihl has been with the library for three years. She said this weeklong spring break program has existed for as long as she has worked there. “All of these events are self-directed and drop-in,” said Weihl.
The high school band battled giant speakers that were blasting music. The gym was full of students and parents watching in anticipation, cheering for their favorite teams. It was the championship game of the 50th floor hockey season at East Lansing High School. ELHS finished its annual, six-week floor hockey season March 26. Tom Cleary said that floor hockey is a long-standing tradition that has lasted more than 50 years. He has been involved in the annual event for the last 30 years.
The music program is growing and changing within the walls of East Lansing High School. Parents and students said that, while the school has great facilities, it is the directors that make the music program phenomenal.
After a year filled with trips to and from Washington, D.C., balancing schoolwork and attempting to find time for a social life, 16-year-old Ajah Montalvo is finally showing the world what she has been up to. Montalvo is a junior at East Lansing High School, and has just released the first single off her debut extended play record. The song is “DMT”, and the music video, which already has more than 3,000 views on YouTube, features fellow ELHS students dancing and singing to the catchy tune. By age 2, Montalvo, sitting in her car seat in the back of the car, was humming along to songs. At 9, Montalvo found a passion for performing.
East Lansing High School opened the curtains to its Spring Musical on March 16. Opening night was met with a full auditorium, as tickets were sold out. Director Adam Woolsey doesn’t see the success stopping there.
Ingham County students joined thousands from across the country in a March 14 school walkout to commemorate the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacred in Florida and to lobby for school safety and gun control.