Students sign leases for next school year

EAST LANSING, Mich.- It’s only six weeks into the fall semester at Michigan State University, but students are already looking into housing options for next year. Freshmen who just arrived on campus have settled into things and are making new friends. However, they now have to decide where they want to live for next year, who they want to live with and it has to be done fast. If not, all the houses and apartments will be leased. “It is a little bit of pressure to have to choose so early in the year when you don’t know what you’re going to take next year and who your friends are going to be,” MSU freshman Sarah Presley said. 

Presley wants to live with someone who doesn’t attend MSU, her friend goes to community college back home but will transfer next year.

He moved to the U.S. for a better life; his parents never got the chance to follow

97-year-old Polish immigrant Irving Griffel came to the United States at 18,  leaving his family and the old country for a better life. But when WWII broke out, his family never got the chance to follow. It was 1938. Irving Griffel was just 18 when he arrived in the United States. It had been a long journey from his native Poland to the new land that started years prior.

Hall of Justice celebrates anniversary with food and friends

A celebration for the Michigan Hall of Justice’s 15th anniversary had a surprising turnout for the organizers, vendors, and guests that attended the event on Oct.06. The hall was celebrated with food trucks parked out in front of the building, serving employees and other guests from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Laura Stoken, the Manager of Constituents for the Office of the Governor, said the event was a testament of the love and support for the people that work in the building. “We’re here to support the Hall of Justice and congratulate them on [the] 15th anniversary of occupying this gorgeous building,” Stoken said. The Michigan Hall of Justice is the headquarters for the state’s judicial branch of government, having courtrooms for the Michigan Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. Lynn Seaks, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Supreme Court, said there were more people than they had anticipated.

Sand wasps at McCormick Park Playground can’t be chemically treated

The weather outside has been quite a delight for Michiganders for the beginning of fall this year with slightly warmer than average temperatures according to The Weather Channel, but with great weather brings insects. The stinging kind. According to the city of Williamston’s website sand wasps at McCormick Park playground have been spotted and the area has been treated with non toxic, natural repellent, but this is nothing new for the city. Director of Public Works Scott Devries said the wasps are near the playground every year but this time it seems like more of a problem. “They’re a species of wasps that do not make a nest that have lots of wasps in them, it’s a single solitary little tunnel they make,” Devries said.

Register by Oct. 10 to vote on Nov. 7

Deadline to register for the Nov. 7 election is midnight, Oct. 10. Register by filling out a voter registration form for your city, township or school district. There are multiple ways to find, complete and submit voter registration forms. In East Lansing, a big income tax issue is on the ballot. Ingham County and Mason schools have tax issues, too.