Sudden loss of sports stirs feelings, emotions, values

The Coronavirus pandemic has practically shut down the world and society is facing it with the loss of one of its greatest attractions. Sports give society an anchor during difficult times. This time, sports are not there. The world of sports has been placed on pause and changed the everyday life of many people. To Emily Carless, student-athlete at Western Michigan University, it means the loss of a potential championship.

COVID-19 panic buying is like for storms but with a twist

People dealing with COVID-19 uncertainty are turning to
panic buying. In the Chicago suburbs, that often occurs when snowstorms come. In the coronavirus instance, panic buying includes staples bought during a snowstorm, but also sanitary items that are not usually in high demand.

East Lansing begins campaign for full Census count on March 12

Elena ShklyarCensus Complete Count Committee

Ragine Head works for the Census Complete Count Committee in East Lansing. Photo Credit: Ragine Head. This year, the U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the national Census that
occurs every 10 years. The Census is a federally mandated headcount of everyone
living within the United States. The first Census
was conducted in 1790 and the founding fathers deemed it valuable enough to make
it a constitutional mandate.

MSU Museum’s Teal Talks give survivors a platform

Images from the “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” exhibit. At the Michigan State University Museum, a series of Teal Talks is being hosted in the “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” exhibit. These talks take place on the second Friday of every month for an hour.  

The museum opened the exhibit in April 2019 to provide a healing and learning environment to raise awareness regarding sexual violence. The talks provide a forum for community members, students, staff and faculty all over campus to participate in facilitated conversations led by scholars and advocates about the exhibit and the important issues it raises,” said Elesha Newberry, campus outreach specialist.

Blue Owl Coffee focuses on supporting community, building relationships

Blue Owl Coffee shop looks like your typical coffee shop on the outside, but on the inside, it is quickly noticeable that it stands for so much more than just cappuccinos and muffins. Located in multiple cities in Michigan, the Reo location in Lansing on 1149 S Washington Ave, offers something unique. “At first, I came here to sing on a Monday night and was nervous, as I was not confident in my musical ability,” said Lyn Sawicki, the 73-year-old regular performer who participates in the Blue Owl’s weekly open mic night. “It is such a wonderful atmosphere, everyone is so encouraging and supportive, I was shocked and refreshed. This shop helped me reconnect with my music.”

Every Monday night, Blue Owl hosts an open mic night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. customers on a first-come, first-serve basis with 15-minute slots per person.