Workouts that work for college girls

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In college, women feel the pressure to be perfect. Instagram is swamped with fitness girls with the perfect bodies and the idea of achieving that in college seems impossible. The gym can be intimidating for a female especially for someone who is just beginning to delve into fitness. Sitting at every machine for a good five minutes to read the description on how to properly use a machine can be nerve wracking and no one wants to be the person walking around the entire gym unsure of how or where to start.

Shelby King: Finding body peace

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Shelby King, a senior at Michigan State University and a former bodybuilder struggled with extreme dieting, binging, excessive exercise and food obsessing since her sophomore year of high school. Body peace is something that most young women struggle and strive to find in their life. Women can find it early on in life, others take years and for some….well, they never find it. King grew up in an unhealthy home.

Veganism in college: Is it doable?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — People associate veganism with these three things: It’s expensive, it’s not maintainable and it’s not enjoyable. These preconceived notions have deterred people from trying out this diet. College students who are typically on a tight budget and schedule are subject to hesitation with these things in mind. But in the recent years, veganism has been on the rise and those notions have been challenged.

Stereotypes can hinder support for eating disorders

EAST LANSING, Mich. — When most people think of eating disorders, stick-thin women with their ribs showing under their skin is the image that comes to mind. Of the 8 million people in the U.S. who are affected by eating disorders each year, a majority of those won’t fit that mold. Males as well as females who don’t appear emaciated are often times overlooked for eating disorders. “Although awareness is increasing regarding that fact that boys and men also suffer from eating disorders, males are often reluctant to seek help due to the assumption that eating disorders are a ‘girl’s disease,’” said Karen Giles-Smith, registered dietitian nutritionist.

Living as a minority in Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge is a city where the predominant race is white. With only 5.56% of the population being minorities, Grand Ledge senior Desirae Storball said she doesn’t really fit in. “I’ll go to events, and I’ll feel like I’m apart of the picture of it but then when I think about it, I’m like oh, I’m not really standing and talking with all these people,” Storball, who is African-American and Caucasian, said. “But, you can feel that your presence isn’t really wanted sometimes.”

Storball said she has encountered uncomfortable experiences in class. “It just made me feel really uncomfortable because the way the people were talking about racism in the past, they were making jokes about it, and then I said something,” Storball said.

Meridian Township City Hall expects historic turnout

Meridian Township Clerk Brett Dreyfus said that, based on the morning voter turnout, this election could have the largest voter participation ever in the township. “The largest (turnout) we’ve ever had was in 2008. (In) 2012 it dropped off because it was a re-election campaign, but this year it might actually surpass 2008,” Dreyfus said. “We had a 73 percent voter turnout in 2012 and so we were told by the state to expect upwards of 80 percent turnout,” Dreyfus said. First-time voter Leonardo Abbrescia said his experience at his poll was exciting.

More on Donald Trump Jr.’s rally at MSU

Donald Trump Jr. visited East Lansing on Wednesday afternoon to campaign for his father. Anti-Trump protestors gathered in front of the rally, raising awareness to the issues of race, gender and immigration in the GOP candidate’s campaign. You can see more images, videos and tweets from the event below.