What does the passage of Prop 1 mean for small communities?

It’s been five weeks since Michigan votes decided to legalize recreational marijuana, but Williamston City Manager Corey Schmidt said he does not expect a huge change for community residents. “To the extent that is, if it’s occurring in public, there could be some ramifications there,” said Schmidt. “But as of right now, when I talked to our police chiefs and whatnot, we just don’t expect a huge change.”

With the passing of Proposal 1, all communities who are against it still have the opportunity to opt-out of dispensaries within their city limits. Communities had this ability to opt-out when medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan. The Williamston City Council has been debating this issue for months.

Restaurants feel loss when internationals students leave

Every summer Ginny Cheung makes the decision to close her East Lansing Chinese restaurant for a few weeks to travel. With her largely Asian college student customer base on summer break, it didn’t make financial sense to keep the doors open. But this summer, East Café located at 1001 E. Grand River Ave. didn’t close its doors. “There are still a few students staying for the summer,” she said.

The Harding sisters, from left to right, Priscilla, Elizabeth and Caroline, all play golf. Priscilla and Caroline are members of the Michigan State women’s golf team. Elizabeth is expected to join them next year.

Harding sisters bring sibling bond to MSU golf team

Teammates aren’t always just teammates. Sometimes they’re family. What do the Harding sisters really think about each other and golfing at MSU?Spartan Newsroom sat down with Caroline and Priscilla for extended interviews. 

The Harding sisters’ blood runs deep in the game of golf. Their father and mother were collegiate golfers — Tom played at Michigan State, while mother Joal played at Auburn. The Hardings come from South Lyon and have always been around the sport.

Is my hair included on my resume?

 

Standards for most professional environments, is tailored pants or skirt, blazers and blouses, heels and ties. But is natural hair included on a resume? Most professional employers would agree that hair in a professional setting should be well groomed, clean and in a natural color state. When it comes to men and women with natural, heat and chemical-free hair styles such as afros, dreads, braids, and curls, the question of are you are good enough starts.   

Although, the “big chop” wave is on the rise and natural hairstyles are more embraced today, African-Americans are facing dilemmas in the workplace wearing their natural hair.

Branden Dawson was a member of the Spartans men's basketball team from 2011-2015. He is MSU’s career blocks leader with 142, fifth in career starts, sixth in career steals and seventh in career rebounds.

Former MSU basketball star Branden Dawson reflects on career

From 2011 to 2015, Branden Dawson was one of the key players for the Michigan State University men’s basketball team. A native of Gary, Indiana, Dawson came from little, but he was blessed with the ability to play basketball. He is MSU’s career blocks leader with 142, fifth in career starts, sixth in career steals and seventh in career rebounds. Dawson is also one of just three players in MSU history with 1,000 career points and 100 career blocks, joining Draymond Green and Adreian Payne. Dawson took some time to answer questions about his basketball journey, his motivation and his future goals.

MSU freshman’s legacy lives on with memorial rink

Plymouth, Mich. — On Sept. 19, 2016, Michigan State University freshman Mitchel Kiefer was killed in a car accident on I-96. Kiefer went home for the weekend and was driving back on Monday morning for class when a distracted driver rear-ended him, which caused his car to cross the median and a truck crashed into his car. Fast forward to a little over a year now and Kiefer’s family are trying to end distracted driving and help his legacy live on.

Sexual objectification: Is it a problem? How do we solve it?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — During Halloween in 2016, Sharon Thomas, a human biology major at University of Michigan, was walking through the neighborhood of Cedar Village around 8 p.m. when a man called her from across the street. “He said, ‘Hey, baby, you look fine,’ then he ran over to me from across the road,” said Thomas.  “I didn’t really register what he was doing at the moment.”

Thomas said the man ran up to her and grabbed her waist while complimenting her. She pushed him away physically, but she couldn’t get him out of her mind.