Andy Schor

Lansing budget would power all city buildings with 100% renewable energy by July

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor proposed a plan March 25 to use 100 percent renewable energy for all city government buildings. This would make Lansing the first city in Michigan to do so. Part of his budget proposal included a plan to buy renewable energy credits from the Lansing Board of Water and Light. “We decided that the city of Lansing should be a leader and should purchase renewable power,” said Schor. “We looked at our budget, and we made this a priority.”

Councilmember Peter Spadafore commended Schor.

Gregory Eaton: The man who never misses a Super Bowl

At age 79, Gregory Eaton keeps a very busy schedule. He is an entrepeneur, business owner, and lifelong sports fan. Growing up in Lansing provided him with countless sporting event experiences that led him to where he is today, being a member of the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club.

The Soup Spoon Cafe: A Lansing breakfast favorite

The Soup Spoon Cafe is considered to be one of Lansing’s top rated breakfast destinations. Receiving rave reviews on websites like Yelp, Facebook and more, the menu and ambience provides an experience that keeps customers coming back. Here is an inside look into a morning at The Soup Spoon.

Ali Easley: More than a coach

Crown Boxing Club sits just a few minutes outside of East Lansing. The gym is run by veteran coach and area olympic representative, Ali Easley. The gym is home to several high intensity circuit style boxing classes offered by Michigan State University. But Easley does far more than teach students the fundamentals of boxing. The gym is also home to a program known as H.A.W.K. (Help a Willing Kid). Easley gives back to kids in impoverished situations from the Lansing area by providing them with his expertise in the sport and giving them a purpose at the gym.

Students, citizens brave single digits to march for women

“Hey hey, ho ho, gender bias has got to go!” chanted a crowd of more than 100 protestors at the January 20 Lansing Women’s March. The protestors met at the MSU Union on January 20 and braved single-digit temperatures. Flanked by Michigan State University Police, the protestors marched from the Union to the Hannah Administration Building. Demonstrators were marching in support of many causes, among them women’s reproductive rights, workplace equality and equal pay, advocacy for victims of sexual assault and LGBTQ+ rights. They were also marching to protest President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration and the proposed border wall.