17th Annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity fashion show gets creative

The Zeta Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has been on Michigan State’s campus as the first black organization for 70 years. The Alphas put on a fashion show every year that everyone looks forward to, especially this year. This year was the 17thannual fashion show and made a drastic change in locations from Demonstration Hall to the Breslin Student Events Center. The theme of this year’s fashion show was “The Restoration: A New Civilization.” The show focused on three different chapters for the show which were the Before, the Now, and the Rebirth.

Hair and skin problems? Some MSU students think it’s in the water.


Students moving from the metro Detroit area to Michigan State University’s campus freshman year experienced many adjustments. Whether they went from never sharing a room to having a roommate or catching a bus for the first time, having to adjust to the water in their dorms probably never crossed their mind. Although a water quality report in 2016 confirmed that the water on MSU’s campus was safe, students think otherwise due to the color of the water and effects they think it has had on their hair and skin. Senior Kayla McNeal, who lived in Holmes hall her freshman, year experienced firsthand effects she attributes to the water. “The water seemed to make my skin extremely dry,” said McNeal.

Experts discuss fashion trends for the upcoming season

As the weather changes, the trends in fashion change as well. Every year there are different styles and brands that people become attracted to. Fashion stylist Taviana Myles studied fashion design and merchandising at Wayne State University in Detroit. “I’ve always loved fashion and thought I wanted to be a designer until one of my professors made me realize that I had a stronger passion for styling,” said Myles, who goes by “Tavi.” Tavi has assisted clients for fashion shows, photo shoots and special events.

Lash extensions: Everything you should know as a client or an aspiring lash technician

Whether you are getting lash extensions for the first time or want to get into this trending beauty industry, there are a few things you should know. Women’s interest in finding ways to lengthen their lashes with a lash extension technique was started in the late 1800s. There are different ways to accomplish fuller, longer lashes whether it is by mascara, false lashes or the latest technique of lash extensions. The current technique of lash extensions consists of single hairs being attached to existing eyelashes with a medical grade adhesive, according to Sugarlash Pro. These eyelash extensions come in different styles, lengths, colors and materials.

Students find potential causes and ways to control acne breakouts


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, affecting at least 50 million people every year. Acne usually occurs during puberty and usually affects adolescents and young adults. Acne can be caused by  factors such as overactive oil glands, hormones, emotional stress and foods with a high glycemic load as well as sweets. In a non-scientific Spartan Newsroom poll of 70 people on Twitter, 44 percent between the ages of 16-26 stated they thought eating greasy food, sweets or drinking soda caused an acne breakout every time they digested these foods. Nine percent said their diet does not cause an acne breakout and 47 percent reported that sometimes it does. Sarah Bradford, 18, from Southfield, Michigan, is one of those people who watches what she eats due to acne breakouts from particular foods.

Sweetie-licious Bakery Café features award-winning pies

DEWITT – Got a sweet tooth or craving an award-winning pie? Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in Downtown DeWitt has you covered. Sweetie-licious was established in 2002 by Linda Hundt and has been thriving since. Winning national and regional contests as well as being featured on Food Network and the Today show. The bakery is known for their pies which has definitely been a popular item.

Ex-MSU basketball star joins with B Strong Fitness, opens second Conquest Fitness

Conquest Fitness has expanded by recently opening their second location in DeWitt and will have a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, February 23 from 3 – 4:30pm. Former MSU basketball player, Andre Hutson, started Conquest Fitness opening its first location in Bath in 2012. Later B Strong Fitness and Conquest Fitness joined together in opening their latest location in DeWitt. David Mollitor and Dr. Pat Quain were the owners of B Strong Fitness and merged with Andre Huston to open another Conquest Fitness and brought on the fourth owner, Scott Gillespie. “They’ve [Mollitor and Quain] always had this vision to add the sports performance end of it,” Michelle Mollitor said.