Local haunted house raises money for charity

What looked like a typical off-campus house from the outside was nothing but typical on the inside. MSU students turned their house on Gunson Street into a haunted house to raise money for charity. It took sixteen helpers to create this makeshift haunted house. It took them days to move furniture out and replaced it with an elaborately decorated house. “This is our haunted house we started it last year to raise money for the hurricane relief in Puerto Ricco and it was kind of a success so we decided to do it again this year,” Collin Tefft said.

MSU hosts annual Rocky Horror screening

Michigan State’s University Activities Board hosted the annual screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show last Friday, October 26th. Students anticipated the exciting show as they waited in line for hours dressed as their favorite character from the retro film. The screening featured a shadow cast, prop bags for the audience and free popcorn. It also featured a giveaway, and the student who won the costume contest received two tickets to a Wharton Center play. UAB co-director, Legan Rose, was one of the mastermind’s behind organizing the thrilling event.

WATCH: Trumps wants to alter the 14th amendment, Border Patrol arrives, and Halloween safety tips.

This week on the Spartan News Update: President Donald Trump says he plans to alter the 14th amendment which grants citizenship to U.S. born residents. U.S. soldiers arrived with equipment at joint base San Antonio. There was a school shooting threat at a Minnesota high school. Rocky Lombardi impresses audience in his first start bringing up questions at who will start against Maryland. An underwater costume contest occurred in Florida.

Watch Focal Point: Overview of ballot issues, a popular app creating unrealistic expectations and more

On this week’s Focal Point News, an overview of issues on November’s ballot. Plus we have an update on a student who was killed a few weeks ago. Fraternity’s ban hard alcohol above 15% at Greek life events. MSU played its biggest rival, University of Michigan, twice this past week. Those stories and more on this week’s Focal Point.

Longtime conservationist follows Whitman’s advice for a good life

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LANSING — When Tom Bailey was just 17 years old, he flew to Washington, D.C., and testified before the Senate Interior Committee on wilderness policy for Isle Royale. Bailey had learned that a proposal by the National Park Service would exclude large areas of Isle Royale National Park from designation as wilderness. He became a member of the Michigan Student Environmental Coalition and worked with others to create an alternative that included the entire island. That was in 1972. Four years later the proposal was approved and signed into law.

MSU student wins trip to 2018 NYFW

Chantel Booker has always seen herself as creative. It was no surprise that her creativity would land her somewhere big… the Big Apple! “I’ve always been different,” said the 4th year Apparel & Textile Design student. “I even had an art based curriculum in high school.”

MSU Museum looking for volunteers

The MSU Museum is looking for docents, or volunteers, to lead group tours and explain artifacts and exhibits to visitors. The museum is a Smithsonian affiliate which means it has received its stamp of approval from the Smithsonian for being a good museum. They also trade specimens with each other throughout the year. Even though this is an unpaid position, it offers many educational benefits like access to the many educational books in the docent library, learning from the exhibits themselves, and working with children and other guests. “I’d like people to be outgoing, but mostly we’d like them to just be passionate.

Watch Focal Point: An MSU student shot, a new place for students to deal with mental health and more

On this week’s episode, an MSU student was killed last week, we have more on the developing story. Plus, it’s flu season, but there’s another creature that can catch the disease, too. Also, a new place has opened for students to talk about mental health. The marching band is protecting Sparty from unwanted visitors from Ann Arbor. In sports, we have a preview of the most anticipated game in the state.

As viewers cut the cord, HOMTV seeks new revenue streams

As government access television, HOMTV since its inception has provided content to the community. Through the broadcasts of government meetings and coverage of community events the station has provided information to the public. However, HOMTV now needs help from the community as it launched its sponsorship program. “We are launching, a soft launch if you will program sponsorship opportunities, so organizations, community members, businesses they can sponsor a HOMTV program to continue programming…” said Brandie Yates, HOMTV executive producer. Haslett, Meridian and Okemos television or as its better known by, HOMTV launched the program due to a loss of cable funding.