16-year-old Deasia Ray wearing her Everything is Cheesecake ball cap.

16-year-old student combines studies while managing store

Deasia Ray16-year-old Deasia Ray manages her mom’s cheesecake as she studies in high school. When it comes to decorating cheesecakes and managing her mother’s business, 16-year-old Deasia Ray makes sure she puts her best skills forward to satisfy customers who visit Everything is Cheesecake. Before becoming a store manager, Ray worked alongside her mom in their home when she was around 9-years-old. She would sprint from the house to cars, giving out the cheesecakes. When the opportunity came to move the business to a trailer, they sold cheesecakes from a single-compartment refrigerator.

Michigan State students react to midterm election results

On Election Day, students prepared to vote across campus and the East Lansing area at their assigned polling location. Many were first-time voters who stood in line for hours after the polls closed to cast their vote. While Michigan’s election results may have shocked some, first-time voter Astrophysics sophomore Alexis Arndt was not. “I wasn’t surprised about Michigan because I know that it’s turning into a blue state,” Arndt said. “So most of the results were democratic, which I expected.”

Feauture insight from CDC on importance of sex education

Eastern High School provides comprehensive sex education

Due to the increase of sexually transmitted diseases and infections, Lansing Eastern High School continues to provide students with comprehensive sex education

  Eastern High School ensures its students are well-informed about various topics related to sex and sexuality through high-quality teaching and learning because sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise. Understanding attitudes and values about sex can help students navigate relationships with themselves, their partners, and their community while managing their sexual health.  Eastern High School Assistant Principal Catherine Bates said the high school wants to empower students with facts and information to make healthy choices correlated to sex and sexual matters. “We provide it [ sex education course] so that students are fully aware and responsible,” Bates said. “It’s part of health education because we want our students to live a healthy lifestyle.