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.

MSU bouncing back from Larry Nassar scandal

It’s been just about a year since we were riveted to our televisions as hundreds of survivors told their story of sexual abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar. Now, Michigan State is making sure that something like that never happens again. President, Lou Anna K. Simon, stepped down in January, and the university felt pressure to change how sexual assault is handled. Look now, and you’ll find people working hard to fix the problems. Debra Martinez is one of those people. “I really enjoy making a change,” Martinez said.

Life Chain brings attention to abortion

On the first Sunday of October every year, thousands of individuals throughout the U.S. support millions of babies that are aborted with an hour of prayer. This year, they were on Grand River and Hagadorn holding up signs to protest, talking about how adoption is an underused option as an alternative to abortion. Members of the moment explained that a classroom of children get aborted everyday. Many believe that this is a problem in the United States, stating that its something worth fighting for. “A whole elementary school full of children are aborted every single week in Michigan, multiply that across the whole country, I think that is something that needs to change,” Life Chain member, Ed Rivet, said.

Watch Focal Point: College voters expected to be the highest, MSU is trying to reduce food waste and more

On this week’s episode of Focal Point News, college voter turnout is expected to be the highest in any midterm election. Plus, a Democratic candidate came to campus to hear the concerns of students. In campus, an MSU program is weighing how much food the nine dining halls are wasting. The homecoming parade was a success, we’ll look at how it went. In sports, we recap the loss against Northwestern and what the football team is hoping to do against Penn State.

In wake of Larry Nassar, some East Lansing residents concerned about ‘rape culture’ at MSU

Following the Larry Nassar sentencing in January, there have been many discussions in East Lansing concerning rape culture at Michigan State University. Concerned community members shared their thoughts regarding this issue after the Nassar allegations blew up in the media. Kintla Striker, an East Lansing resident, owns her own yoga studio and has worked with many sexual assault survivors through yoga therapy. “I have been writing to the university for years about the number of sexual assault survivors that I see who feel unsupported and who feel too afraid to speak up at the university and about their care of sexual assault survivors,” said Striker. Striker explained that she has seen this issue for years, and that “the Nassar issue just blew it up.”

DeWitt residents go all-out for Halloween

Trick-or-treating wasn’t the only Halloween activity on DeWitt’s to-do list for the holiday.  DeWitt takes Halloween to the next level by incorporating a weekend-long house decoration contest into the festivities. “It’s to really thank the people in the community for going all out and decorating at holiday time,” said Loretta Spinrad, from the DeWitt Area Chamber of Commerce.  “So, we have a contest to get other residents to go out and look at the decorations.  We award winners basically to say thank you.”

“Some of those houses that are decorated are phenomenal,” said Spinrad.  “Some of these people go all out, and it’s just unbelievable where are this stuff comes from and how much they’ve invested in this.  Some of them have smoke, lights, moving objects, and sound.”

This year only 10 houses were entered into the contest. This number is a decrease from the previous year, which was 18.  However, the lower number of houses in the contest didn’t take away from homeowners showing their Halloween spirit and taking part in the festivities.  DeWitt Residents, Arlyn and Stuart King, have fully embraced the contest and are intending on taking home the prize this year. “We love Halloween,” said Stuart King.  “Halloween brings the community together, and I was hoping the contest would help bring people through.”

The Kings’ yard is one of the most creative, with everything being built by hand.  The props and characters in the haunted house move via electric motors and tell a creative story to go along with it to make it even more unique. “I think a really fun part of Stuart’s creations is that they are unique,” said Arlyn King.  “You can’t purchase them anywhere because they come out of his imagination.  A lot of the items are found items, and we find things that people threw out and we incorporate it.”

“We chose the theme haunted house,” said Stuart King.  “Once that was selected, then it was a matter of making it all happen.  Every year is something brand new.”

Across town, another home is showing the Halloween spirit by going with a pirate theme this year.  Jack and Pat Crick have incorporated a coffin, a jail cell, and even gallows in their creation.