The month of March is not only for basketball. March is reading month. So for Amy Lauerman’s fifth grade class at Thurston Elementary, the students have their own march madness bracket. However it is filled with books. “The whole idea of March is trying to get kids interested in books, and reading new books,” Lauerman said.
EAST LANSING – Anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts plague Michigan State students at a higher rate compared to other universities, according to a new report from Keeling and Associates. But while thousands of Spartans suffer, the campus counseling center remains “critically” understaffed. Music education major, Shannon Moore, knows this first-hand. “I’ve always been a really anxious person,” said Moore. “My professor suggested that I go to the Counseling Center, but when I got there, [the counselor] was like ‘Oh, well, I won’t be able to see you for another couple of weeks.’
East Lansing — Meet Cam Holding, head coach for MSU’s club lacrosse team. Who is giving back to the game he loves by coaching Michigan State, yet Holding is still living his own dream playing professional lacrosse. Holding was drafted in 2011 National Lacrosse League Draft and helped team Canada to a gold medal in the 2014 World Championships. “That was my favorite moment,” Cam Holding said. “Winning gold and wearing team Canada on my chest.”
A new grant from Governor Synder will help Michigan State combat sexual assault.
The 38-thousand dollar aid will go towards the MSU Bystander Network, a group that empowers people to take action if they see signs of sexual assault.
The network is working on an educational seminar for upperclassmen that they want to implement by the Fall 2017 semester. The class will build on the sexual assault workshops mandatory for incoming freshman. “It’s taking it a step further and building on that education,” says Leah Short, MSU Bystander Network project coordinator. When it comes to recognizing assault, Sergeant Andrea Munford of the Michigan State Police Department says that it’s important to trust your gut. “A lot of times, [people] may not recognize it for what it is, but they know they have a bad feeling about it,” said Munford.