Our reporters tackle how students who suffer with anxiety overcome the issues that come with it. We have A recap of the recent Lansing election and a preview of the upcoming firearms season. MSU held it’s 45th annual Black Power Rally. How is different this year? The Spartan Marching band has a special global performance planned for Saturday’s football game halftime show.
CHICAGO, Illinois- The No.1 ranked Duke Blue Devils defeated the No.2 Michigan State Spartans in the Champions Classic 88-81 on Tuesday night. Duke’s senior guard Grayson Allen led all scorers with 37 points and showed the nation he is not afraid of shining on the big stage. Spartans’ sophomore forward Miles Bridges, a preseason National Player of the year frontrunner, had 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Bridges scored 16 points in the second half. The Spartans were outrebounded 46-34 and gave up 25 offensive rebounds.
East Lansing, Mich. – In light of the 317 mass shootings this year, the Michigan Senate approved a bill that would allow Concealed Pistol Licensers to carry in traditionally gun-free zones such as churches or schools. If passed in the Michigan House of Representatives, those with CPLs could undergo eight additional hours of training to receive the certification allowing them to carry in the zones. East Lansing residents are split on the issue. “I can understand why the lawmakers are saying that they want to put that bill out there.
MSU students used their voices, theatrics, and dances to tell the community how they feel being black in America. “We try to make sure that our message is conveyed in a way that it will move people to ignite change,” Black Student Alliance President Shanika Kidd said. BSA vice president Sarah Fleming, recognizing the chaos over the past couple years, thinks the Black Power Rally can help the community solve some of the racial issues. “I feel hopeless at times, but I also feel like we need to come together as a black community to do what we can to fight these issues,” Fleming said. Racial tension has been constantly rising in the U.S.
“Today it’s really a lot of chaos going on and it’s really not okay,” Black Power Rally performer Amir Franklin said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio- No. 13 Ohio State moved the ball with ease against the twelfth-ranked Spartans en route to a 48-3 victory at the Horseshoe. The Buckeyes now sit alone in the Big Ten East with a conference record of 6-1 and control its own destiny, wins against Illinois and Michigan secures a spot in the Big Ten Championship game for the Buckeyes. It is the most lopsided loss in head coach Mark Dantonio’s 11 seasons, passing the Spartans’ 49-7 loss to Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl. “Something happened to us today too, turnovers, not being able to run the ball, not being able to stop the run,” Dantonio said.
MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke completed 18 passes out of 36 attempts for 131 yards and two interceptions.