Kacie Kefgen brings her kids to Harrison Meadows Neighborhood Park almost every day and runs nearby trails three times a week. Kefgen, who lives in a neighborhood near Northern Tier Trail, is one of many East Lansing residents who regularly take advantage of park and recreation sites in East Lansing. “We can see how many people use the trail from our house,” said Kefgen. “Even in the cold part of the winter, especially on the weekends, you will see people running and walking their dogs.” While many residents enjoy the local parks and trail systems, maintenance of these areas is a shared responsibility. According to Tim McCaffrey, director of the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts, the majority of park maintenance is the responsibility of the city organization, but volunteer work plays an important role.
While the MSU community works to heal from sexual assaults by Larry Nassar, students and faculty alike are looking for a person to bring about change, hope and a new way of life for the university. MSU sophomore and Nassar survivor Kat Ebert, said she hopes to do exactly that. “Yes, it was horrible. “But, I feel like it has helped me find my calling. I want to help other people, and I’ll do whatever it takes.”
— Kat Ebert
Ebert said that the counseling resources on campus are very limited, especially now that demand has become so high.
|Capital News Service By AGNES BAO LANSING – Although homeless college students have access to various types of assistance, many are reluctant to be identified as homeless because of stigma, experts say. “There is a sense of denial about what … Continue reading →
|By BAILEY LASKE Capital News Service LANSING – A bill awaiting Senate action would make it harder for people under 18 to misuse potentially dangerous nitrous oxide — better known as laughing gas. Commonly known as “whip-its” — small metal … Continue reading →
|By RILEY MURDOCK Capital News Service LANSING — The number of pedestrian deaths involving railroads is rising. Trains killed or injured 19 trespassers in Michigan last year, though the number of vehicle-train accidents fell. Deaths on segments of a railway … Continue reading →
It’s only February, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43 states have reported widespread flu activity and influenza-like illness. During the 2016-2017 flu season, only 44.2 percent of Michigan residents were vaccinated against the flu. That puts Michigan in 33rd place in the country according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In DeWitt, The Hometown Pharmacy along with the Sparrow Medical Center are trying to educate the community on the flu and the importance of getting vaccinated.
Kaitlyn Smith, the head pharmacist at Hometown Pharmacy, has seen more people come in for flu shots than have actual cases of the flu. She believes the process, which is free of cost and only takes a few minutes, to be a game changer in fighting the flu and keeping you healthy.
|5 counties with the highest suicide rate 1 Alcona 2 Ontonagon 3 Oscoda 4 Lake 5 Iron 5 counties with the lowest suicide rate 1 Leelanau 2 Ottawa 3 Washtenaw 4 Gratiot 5 Clinton Source: Centers for … Continue reading →
|By CRYSTAL CHEN Capital News Service LANSING – In Michigan, one person dies by suicide about every six hours. That statistic puts the state right in the middle of a national trend. Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death among … Continue reading →
The Capital Area Humane Society, which primarily serves the Lansing area, takes in more than 4,000 animals per year at its shelter in Watertown Township.
LANSING — February 7 was the National Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day in the United States. Every year individuals and organizations across the nation participate in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. Many people with STIs have no symptoms. Without treatment these infections can lead to major health problems such as not being able to get pregnant (infertility), permanent brain damage, heart disease, cancer and even death. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is a virus that causes defects in the human immune system. The Ingham County Health Department held free HIV testing for someone who needed help on February 7.
If one more case of Hepatitis A is found in Clinton County, it will be declared emergency status