Grand Ledge reacts to high school bomb threats

A bomb threat at Grand Ledge High School, coupled with similar threats made against surrounding area schools, resulted in multiple active Shelter-in-Place and evacuation situations within the last two weeks. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, students and staff at the high school in Grand Ledge sheltered-in-place after reports of a bomb threat reached the school’s administration. The threat was found written on a bathroom wall. Grand Ledge High School sophomore Anne-Marie Latourette said the school entered into the Shelter-in-Place while she was in her second-hour class period.

Grand Ledge library engages young students through books and other activities

The Grand Ledge Area District Library acts as a learning center for young children by holding different events and activities that promote reading and literacy. Every week, the Grand Ledge Area District Library has a different event for children, like a preschool storytime, a literacy celebration and an animation station. Each activity promotes reading and enhances literacy. Jean Fellows, the program coordinator at the library, said she created these different events for children in the Grand Ledge area through bringing and sharing different ideas in conferences and among the other library staff and volunteers. “When our new director arrived, she really wanted us to look for underserved populations,” she said.

East Lansing High School aims to educate community on diversity

Experiencing microaggression can be viewed as a “death by a thousand paper cuts,” said Dr. Jessica Garcia, an intercultural education specialist at Michigan State University. With multiple different definitions coming from multiple different perspectives, the basic definition of microaggression is a statement or action that is indirectly or unintentionally discriminating against a member of a marginalized group.