The search for Brendan Santo continues

Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon. Brendan Santo’s Oct. 29 disappearance has shaken not only Michigan State students but also surrounding communities. Santo was last seen around midnight near Yakeley Hall wearing gray sweatpants, a black T-shirt, Detroit Red Wings hat, and high-top Converse shoes, but there is no footage of him outside the building.

Parents bringing in children 5-11 for COVID-19 vaccine

Parents are bringing in children ages 5-11, now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization Oct. 29, and the response has been positive according to Kimberly Roman, nurse practitioner. “Since we started administering the vaccine, a lot of people have been calling and making appointments. I think it’s good the vaccine is open to children. I don’t agree with mandating it for younger kids, but it is positive that it is available to them,” said Roman. 

East Lansing library eases COVID restrictions, reopens Teen Time

East Lansing Public Library welcomes back students in grades 6-12 for its Teen Time program, which was held virtually during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has recently transitioned back to in-person. The program is held Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Janis Salomon, teen services librarian, says 75 to 100 students take part in the Teen Time program after school every day.

Chief Okemos District Boy Scouts

East Lansing Boy Scouts celebrate centennial

The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 2 of East Lansing, is one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in the state of Michigan. Troop 2 will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Oct. 31, with members of The People’s Church and their greater scouting community. 

East Lansing Public Schools

East Lansing schools make COVID-19 testing easier for students, staff, parents

Putting a stop to increasing COVID-19 cases in schools just became a little easier in East Lansing. With on-site testing readily available to students, parents and staff COVID-19 can be caught sooner, with less exposure. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 within the school system has been one of East Lansing’s top priorities since the outbreak in late 2019.