Tierra Riddick is a Junior at Michigan State University studying Journalism with a concentration in broadcasting. Tierra is involved in Michigan State's National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) where she serves as the Fundraising Chair. She currently interns with HOMTV as a reporting intern and some day hopes to be an entertainment broadcaster/multi-media journalist for a big network such as E! News, The Today Show, or Good Morning America.
The Lansing Community is implementing new ways to promote safety within their school districts. With recent headlines involving mass school shootings and gun violence, students, parents and faculty members would like to see changes within their communities. Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth said Lansing is taking a stand on gun violence to promote a safer community for children. “So one of the things we instituted after the Parkland shooting in Florida is the ‘Sheriff Safer School Initiative’,” said Wriggelsworth. “What that really revolves around is having our deputies carve out an hour or two out of their workweek to spend in a school that they’re assigned.
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.
The Michigan State University Neuroscience Club held an event at Strange Matter Coffee Co. located in Lansing on Sunday, March 25. The purpose of the event was to highlight and bring awareness to how to keep the brain young and healthy, along with shedding light on mental health. The event was entitled, ‘Sunday Morning Science: Keeping Your Brain Young’. Katherine Hagman, MSU Science Festival Assistant Coordinator, said what she wants people to learn from the event.