Local entrepreneur says key to success is time management

There are 24 hours in one day. The dilemma that some people face is that they find it hard to maximize their time in that 24-hour span. For Akeem Croft, time management is a major key to having great success in life. Croft serves full time as the Brody Neighborhood Community Director at Michigan State University, the on-campus advisor for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and United Brody Black Caucus, and an instructor in the College of Education on campus. In addition to the jobs he works during the day, Croft also drives for Uber and Lyft when he is not on the clock.

Meridian Township helps those in need

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Meridian Township residents are living below the poverty level. For those who are struggling, Meridian Township has many resources and programs for families in need. One is Meridian Cares. Darla Jackson is a human services specialist for the Meridian Cares program. Jackson helps families with finding shelter, covering utilities, rent to avoid eviction and even help with medications and furniture.

Meridian Mall looks to avoid the growing list of dead malls

Think back to the days you rode with your parents and friends to the mall, excited to finally buy that cool new pair of shoes or an outfit. You were greeted with the smell of warm pretzels at the food court and the sound of cheerful kids running around in the play area and arcade. The mall was the town’s hotspot, and now they’re closing faster than ever. Meridian Mall now battles the struggle of losing stores to online shopping. Dead — or malls with a high vacancy rate — are often due to advances in technology, online shopping and delivery services.

“If you wanna know me, ask!” Chinese student organization deals with cultural stereotypes

On April 7, Humans of East Lansing, a Chinese student-run media platform that explores stories in the community, hosted an event titled “If you wanna know me, ask!” at the East Lansing Public Library. The purpose of this event was to break barriers and misunderstandings between community groups. The event divided people into four roundtables and invited people from various cultural backgrounds to talk to each other.  

 

 

“Just don’t be afraid to learn about other people and ask about what other people are interested in.