5 questions with Melissa Palazzolo


Question: What is your favorite quote?

Answer:  “I don’t really know, let’s go back to that.”

Question: What is your occupation?

Answer: “I’m a manager and owner.”

 Question: What is your favorite sport?

 Answer: “My favorite sport is probably skiing.”

Question: What is your favorite hobby?

 Answer: “Gardening.”

 Question: What is your favorite color?

 Answer: “Green.”

5 questions with Staci Knauf

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What’s your favorite part about Williamston?

Well i love the community parks especially when it starts to warm up. A lot of people come out to the parks with their families and it’s always fun.

How long have you lived here?

It’s been about 2 years now.


What’s the best thing you love about your job?

The customers who come in especially the regulars, we always engage in a great conversation when they walk in.

If you could move anywhere else, where would it be?

Honestly somewhere very warm, where i wouldn’t have to worry about my car being extra cold in the morning and scraping the crystals off.

What’s one thing you love about this town?

I love that it’s relatively small and i don’t have to travel far for anything

-Cierra Pryor

5 questions with Lisa Leonard


Question: What is your favorite quote?

 Answer: “When you’re dealing with people, is it honest, is it necessary, and is it going to change the situation?”

 Question: What is your occupation?

 Answer: “I am a floral designer.”

Question: What is your favorite sport?

Answer: “My favorite sport is motorcycling.”

Question: What is your favorite hobby?

Answer: “Gardening.”

Question: What is your favorite color?

Answer: “My favorite color is black.”

5 profile questions with Olivia Prine

Olivia Prine, 25


How long have you lived in Williamston?

I actually live in Mason, but I have been working here for years.

How long have you worked here?

I’ve been working here in this candy store for 2 years but i’ve been teaching dance at the dance studio for 6 yrs.

What’s the best thing about being in this town?

The best thing i would have to say is the people in this building, everyone is just so nice. My co-workers literally make my day everytime i see them.

If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

I would live in Washington because my sister goes to Washington State and the way she describes her experiences makes me want to go. I feel it’s something different which is always fun.

What do you do in your freetime?

In my freetime i sometimes dance, read, and watch movies.

-Cierra Pryor

5 questions with Madison Sarafin


Question: What is your favorite quote?

 Answer: “ ‘To live would be an awfully big adventure’ by Peter Pan.

 Question: What is your occupation?

Answer: “Here at the store I am a cashier.”

Question: What is your favorite sport?

Answer: “I Irish dance.”

Question: What is your favorite hobby?

Answer: “Irish Dancing is my favorite hobby.” 

Question: What is your favorite color?

Answer: “Gray.”

5 Profile questions with Vickie Brown


Vickie Brown, 69

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Vickie Brown resident of Williamston, MI

What’s your best memory in this town?

I have many favorite memories in this town, i just love the local events that are going on. Those are always memorable.

What would your perfect day be considered like?

Well my perfect day would consist of having some coffee in the morning and going for a walk, then spend the rest of the day with my entire family.


What’s your least favorite about living in Williamston ?

I would have to say just the cold winters, other than that the town is perfect for me.

What’s one thing you love about Williamston?

I absolutely love the people, everyone is very welcoming. I have never faced an issue or felt uncomfortable since i’ve been here.

How would you like to be remembered?

As the sweet kind lady that anyone can talk too.

-Cierra Pryor

5 Questions with Rachel Suggate


Q: Why do you love Williamston?

A: “I love Williamston because I grew up here and it’s a close community and I love the people here.”

Q: What makes Williamston the ideal place to live?

A: “Williamston is a great town to live in because it has great schools if you have kids and it has good shopping and it has a nice park and it’s just a nice place to walk around.”

Q: What’s your favorite community event Williamston puts on?

A: “Probably the Jubilee.”

Q: Why is it your favorite event?

A: “It just brings everybody out. Everyone is out and having a good time and everyone is just excited.”

Q: If you could describe Williamston in three words what would they be?

A: “Beautiful, Close and Smart.”

Adults and students encourage their peers to register for the primary election

By Cierra Pryor

EAST LANSING, Mich. – While registering to vote for the primary is coming to a close as of Feb. 8. Students as well as adults encourage their peers to register to vote for the primary election.

Social worker Doretha Porter works at Dochas Inc., a counseling service for young adults, whose office is located in Jackson, MI. Porter works throughout high schools in Lansing, Chelsea, and Jackson.

“Voting is arguably the most civic opportunity given to citizens in the United States,” said Porter. “A part of my job is youth development, we encourage students to register to vote when eligible.The decisions being made now will affect their future because they are the next generation.”

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Millennials’ low polling numbers due to lack of registration

By Caitlin DeLuca

EAST LANSING, Mich. – With the presidential primaries approaching, many citizens are getting geared up to vote. However, Millennials are falling to the wayside due to lack of registration. 

Deanna Kapitanec, MSU sophomore, looks up how to register to vote on a study break.

Deanna Kapitanec, MSU sophomore, looks up how to register to vote on a study break.

According to a study done by New America, a nonprofit and nonpartisan public policy institute, below 40 percent of Millennials were registered to vote in 2012. The rest of the country was just below 60 percent.

One of the reasons many fail to register is that they have no idea how to do so.

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College voters emphasize importance of media in election

By Gabrielle Burbary



Caption: MSU sophomore, Jaclyn Rosenberg, poses for a picture after sharing her thoughts on the upcoming presidential primary elections.

Are you voting in the presidential primaries this year?

The 2016 presidential primary election is being held on March 8. Some students thought that for more millennials to be involved in the election, the media should be more involved and display the information in an easier way to understand and educate them. The last day to register is Feb 8.

“I think that the media doesn’t do a good job of ‘dumbing down’ the information,” said Chrissy Clark, a freshman at Michigan State University. “I think that the media needs to create a way to dumb down the information in order to make the American youth motivated to understand and learn.”

Clark, a political science major at MSU, says that she is registered to vote this year in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois and feels she is educated on the election.

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