It has now been more than two weeks since the seasonal transition into spring, but it seems mother nature did not get the memo. On April 4, the city of East Lansing experiences 27 mph winds, close to an inch of snowfall and temperature reached a high of 33 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 23 degrees. In the week ahead, the cold temperature is predicted to remain steady. According to the 10-day weather forecast, East Lansing is expected to receive two more snow showers between now and April 11. Temperatures will not exceed 50 degrees until April 12.
Michael Lynn, the former quarterback of Lansing Catholic High School, made national headlines last year for taking part in a movement that was made famous by ex-NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick – kneeling during the National Anthem. Because Lynn protested the National Anthem, he was denied a starting role by his coaching staff. Lynn said he was heavily targeted during the football season because of his position. “It definitely put a target on my back,” Lynn said. “I was getting targeted, late hits, I was getting called names and stuff during games.
Chants of “vote them out” echoed throughout the Capitol Building lawn as thousands came to downtown Lansing on Saturday morning to participate in the first ever March for our Lives. The protest was organized by 14-year-old Cydney Jenkins of Farmington Hills in response to the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. The march was aimed at pushing legislators to create stricter gun laws in order to prevent further school shootings and gun violence. In the crowd of protestors was Kara Kurzeja, a teacher at Okemos Public Schools.
The 2018 Deer and Turkey expo, sponsored by Field and Stream, took place from Feb. 16-18 at the Lansing Center. The expo targeted deer and turkey hunters in the Great Lakes area
The event featured over 140 different hunting exhibitor and outfitter booths, numerous seminars, a trophy deer contest and display, chainsaw carving demonstrations, a bow tryout area and much more. It attracts experienced and novice hunters and outdoors people from all over the state. “I just started hunting this year” said Michael Zehnder, a resident of Howell, Michigan.
Lansing Community College hosted its 13th annual Community Health Fair on the morning of Feb. 7 as part of its celebration of Black History Month. The event, which lasted from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., was located in the second floor of the Gannon building in the school’s downtown Lansing campus. Organizations were stationed at tables all down the Gannon building, talking to students and giving away informative pamphlets regarding a number of different topics including heart health, HIV/AIDS, vision screening, hearing screening and more. The fair hosted 19 different organizations, all there to spread information regarding their own cause.