VIDEO: MSU Dance Club performs ‘Spartan Strong’ tribute dance  

The spring showcase comes around every year for the MSU Dance Club, but this year’s showcase was particularly memorable. Rachel Gross, a junior at Michigan State University, choreographed a dance titled “Spartan Song” in tribute to the lives lost and the students affected by the campus shooting that occurred in February of this year. The piece showcased 56 dancers, all of whom are Michigan State students. 

“I started to think about how I could process what happened,” Gross said. “Dance has just always been the answer for me.”

Ingham County receives update about opioid settlement

Ingham County is one place set to receive settlements after Michigan joined the nationwide lawsuit surrounding the opioid epidemic. 

The lawsuit named Teva Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, CVS Pharmacy, and Walmart Pharmacy for their role in prescribing dangerously addictive prescriptions, knowing the risk to patients.

“It was our belief that there were some bad actors in the medical and the pharmaceutical industry who were overselling very dangerous drugs and were not being responsible about it,” said Todd Tennis, Chairperson of the Human Services Committee.

Flowers and signs lining the sidewalk in front of the Union.

The Spartan community finds strength and unity following Feb. 13 shooting

Though I could have never imagined the pain and fear inflicted on a campus I love so dearly, Michigan State will be remembered for the amount of strength and compassion we showed during our most difficult moments. 

“I want there to be a strong MSU community forever. I want MSU to always be such a pillar in our state and in the national view,” Pipe said. “I want people to look up to MSU.”

One of ten ice sculptures on display during the Ice Safari.

Potter Park Zoo hosts third annual Ice Safari

The sound of power tools travels through the air as ice chips fall to the walkways. Ingham County residents watch in wonder at the Potter Park Zoo as a block of ice is transformed into an icy cotton-top tamarin right before their eyes. The Ice Safari, held Feb. 11–12 and 18–19, is a time at the zoo unlike any other.