With Michigan housing several automotive manufacturing plants, the state looks to expand into the world of vehicle electrification.
“If we want to continue to expand ourselves as a species, we need another way to power and transport ourselves around, a cleaner more sustainable way of doing it, because we’re just going to run out of gas at some point,” said Steve Radosevich, geometric modeler for Rivian.
General Motors Co. is one of the manufacturers making Michigan a hub for electric vehicle production. The GM factory in Orion Township is set to become one of the company’s main electric vehicle manufacturers. The plant, which originally produced Chevrolet Malibus and Pontiac G6s, will now build all-electric trucks.
Editor’s update: On May 3, voters in the East Lansing school district approved a $129.7 milli0n bond proposal essentially renewing the same rate they have been paying since the adoption of a 2016 bond issue. According to the Ingham County Clerk, the vote was 8,960-3,639. That is an approval rate of 71%.
For her final project in Journalism 410, Samantha Sebestyen produced a video, “Behind the mask,” documenting how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced almost every aspect of students’ lives. Among her peers, she saw mental health issues rise because of the many months of isolation and the additional layers of stress that negatively affected already chaotic lifestyles. “In the past two years, college students have had to deal with the pandemic on top of continuing their education,” Sebestyen said.