Earning a living by playing video games? It’s happening — if you’re good enough
Elliot Bastien Carroza-Oyarce never listened when people told him he was playing video games too much — and it paid off in the form of a full-time career. As a professional Super Smash Bros. player he does not just sit in basement all day. Instead, he gets to travel around the world playing in tournaments.
Ryan Ferris, an economics student at Michigan State University, recently launched his own sports podcast Ferris Takes, marking another entrant into the rapidly expanding medium. The show plans to focus on all the hot topics going on in the world of sports in the spirit of other popular sports shows such as ESPN’s First Take Show. The first episode, which Ferris released to SoundCloud on March 25, Ferris covers everything from problems in the NBA, potential trades that might occur in the NFL this month and his boredom with the MLB. The podcast will cover a variety of topics. “Before I put the first episode out I was pretty nervous,” Ferris said.
Michigan State enforced a tobacco-free campus beginning in August of 2016. Since then, it’s not the potential of a ticket that has smokers on edge –– it’s the disapproval from stares and comments made by their fellow peers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcrOvA1kBIY
Anywhere between 10 and 12 Newport Menthol 100s will get MSU senior Jacob Hicks through the day. Some of those smoke breaks happen at his duplex on Burcham Street, but some of them happen on MSUs 5,200 acre campus. And despite the campus enforcing a tobacco ban that went into effect August 15 of 2016, that’s not what has Hicks worried.
“It’s either you stand for something or fall for nothing,” said Michigan State University freshman Sam Bryant on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election. Thousands of MSU students feel the same way, with record-high numbers of new student voters registering to vote in this year’s election.
Newly-appointed manager Rebekah Faivor brought about many changes to the DeWitt’s farmer’s market this season, including a food assistance program aiming to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables to the county’s residents.
“The program accepts four food assistance programs overall,” Faivor said. “Which include the Wic project, senior project fresh, double up food bucks and snap (the bridge card).”
All of the programs are funded by the state, except double up, which is funded by the fair food network. Rachel Tindall of Tindall’s Tavern has been selling her body care products at Dewitt’s farmers market for three seasons.
Vendors at the market stress the importance of selling good and natural products at affordable prices. “I sell vegan soaps, body butter and bubble bars,” said Rachel Tindall, body care products vendor at the market for three seasons. “I started making my products because I like a more natural product on my body.”
First-time vendors like Diana Tennes of the Country Mill said their experience at the market has been positive.
“I think it is a nice market, very relaxing,” Tennes said.
It all started with letters inviting four presidential candidates to speak at Michigan State University: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. The invitations, sent by The Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) on Oct. 5, met mixed opinions on social media. Facebook users took to the comments section to express their disapproval of the decision – particularly the invitation of Trump. Controversy grew when ASMSU began removing comments and blocking users, later restored, that criticized the Republican presidential candidate.
By Kaitlin Petrillo
Living In The Ledge Staff Reporter
Grand Ledge has offered a unique way to memorialize and honor loved ones in their community for years. Every April, the Grand Ledge garden club works with people in the area to sell geraniums, memorial plaques, and trees in honor of Grand Ledge residents. The purchase includes the tree, the planting, one year of maintenance, and insurance. “Memorializing a loved one really helps a family celebrate that life,” said Andrea Bregg, the manager and funeral director at McCabe’s Funeral Home. “You realize how fast time goes and I think it can really help the grieving process.