The Spartan Newsroom sat down with Michigan State University football player Gabe Sherrod shortly after he had sent a series of tweets supporting national protests against police brutality of African-Americans. The defensive end’s statements came the day after Tulsa police released video of a white female police officer fatally shooting Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man who was not armed. That weekend, at the Wisconsin game, Sherrod was among several football players who raised a fist in protest during the national anthem.
What started as a kneel during the national anthem by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest the treatment of African-Americans in the United States has since inspired athletes across the country to join the movement.
This includes student-athletes at Michigan State University.
In this week’s episode of Focal Point, we have full coverage of the election aftermath. We talk to experts on how Donald Trump pulled off a big upset for president and we find out how many students are coping after rooting for a Clinton victory. Also, many protests have broken out across the country, including right here in East Lansing.
It’s not every day you see a Spartan and a Wolverine side by side, but on the eve of the heated rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State, the two schools come together for one common purpose – to celebrate the life of Alex Powell. Diagnosed with cancer during his senior in high school, Powell continued to dream of becoming a Spartan. “I worked with Alex when he was a student here. To create kind of the best scenario for him as he was working through cancer treatments at the same time,” Disability Specialist Shani Feyen said. “He really really wanted to be a Spartan.”
The former Applegate Driving Range in Meridian Township will become a 23-acre park, with the start of construction planned for early 2017 and the debut expected in 2019. Located in the northern Haslett area off Lake Lansing, Towner Road Park aims to attract as many residents as possible.
By Zachary Mitchell
Listen Up Lansing Staff Reporter
Lansing runners got their annual shot at the Color Run in downtown Lansing on July 9. Runners believe that this is a great way to support people to stay healthy, and have fun at the same time. The Color Run is a very large event and it has increased significantly in the past year. They have hosted over 225 events in more than 30 countries in 2015. “I think that the paint being used in the run just brings out more excitement and fun.
OKEMOS — With girls’ soccer season getting ready to start and football just months away, Okemos High School is trying to prevent and control concussions like never before. Okemos High School Football Head Coach Jack Wallace tries his hardest to make sure his players don’t get concussions during the game and also during practice. “The level of concern is very high for concussions in todays society,” Said Wallace. “My personal level of concern is very high for concussions because they happen so much in contact sports. There are times when players get concussions and were never aware of it before the symptoms let them know they had a concussion.