Major apartment complex planned for Grand River Avenue near Cedar Village

EAST LANSING, Michigan – The city is welcoming a new development project that will house students for fall 2019. The Hub of East Lansing will be located at 1000 East Grand River Ave. at Bogue Street. Chicago-based Core Spaces LLC is developing the new apartments, which will make Michigan State a more walkable campus by adding student living spaces close to many academic buildings. “I’m really excited about the new apartments coming to that area of campus,” said City Council member Aaron Stephens, an MSU pre-law senior elected last November.

James Madison College strives for diverse faculty and students

Students in James Madison College are disappointed with the representation numbers between white and minority students and faculty members, but James Madison’s Associate Dean Julia Grant believes the college has created an open environment for all students to feel represented. According to James Madison senior Gerena Walker, studying social relations and policy, JMC is not doing its best when it comes to recruiting minority students. Walker believes that James Madison is recruiting students too late into their high school career. She suggested that instead of looking for students in their senior year of high school, recruiters should visit schools during their freshman or junior year just before they begin to consider what college they want to to go and what they want to do. “In my opinion, we don’t do a good enough job recruiting certain identities and we don’t we do it at a good enough rate,” Walker said.

Chinese student organizations move recruitment date ahead due to competition

EAST LANSING – Chao Shen arrives at Bessey Hall early morning one weekend morning in January. He’s wearing a shirt and tie with a stack of evaluation forms in his hand. He is a member of the Chinese Undergraduate Students Association, and he’s here to interview potential new members. Every semester, CUSA interviews candidates to select new members, but this year is a little different: The recruitment is half a month earlier than last spring. One reason for the earlier date is that another Chinese student organization, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, set its recruitment date, one day before CUSA’s.

Spartan aftermath: ‘Sexual assault will not be tolerated on this campus’

After the recent events regarding sexual assault on campus, Michigan State students believe that change starts from within. “With our school in the spotlight right now, we need to use this spotlight to create positive change. So hopefully with this, we’re going to make the statement that sexual assault will not be tolerated on this campus or any campus around the globe,” said junior Mackenzie Mrla. Mrla organized the “March for Survivors and Change at MSU” march which took place on Jan. 26 at The Rock on MSU’s campus.

Creative slider bar brings its 24 different patties to the state capital

LANSING, Michigan – Corktown’s Green Dot Stables has expanded to Lansing, less than a mile from Michigan State’s campus. 

The barn-styled slider bar at 410 S. Clippert St. opened Dec. 14., featuring a new-western atmosphere with small, handcrafted plates, perfect for a quick bite. Jacques and Christine Driscoll, owners of Green Dot Stables, are both MSU alumni who once called East Lansing home. Michelle Rahl, the director of business development at Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the chamber is excited for Green Dot Stables for a number of reasons.

Catholic Diocese of Lansing forms racial diversity task force after student protests


LANSING, Michigan – On October 6, 2017, the Lansing Catholic High School varsity football team ran out on their home field to play against Ionia High School. After pregame warmups, the team lined up for the national anthem. “My heart was beating so fast,” Senior Roje Williams said. “It felt like time around me just stopped.”

Williams and three of his teammates, all starters, locked arms and took a knee as the anthem started. Williams says he could tell the crowd was shocked.