City Council Chambers in Mason sit empty before a general meeting.

Mason debates merits of officers in schools

Mason City officials discussed whether a school resource officer should be placed in public schools in the District at its March 20 meeting. The meeting opened with one public comment in regard to the motion passed forth in regard to the installation of a resource officer into Mason Public Schools. The community member approached the stand and discussed their experience with an in-school officer. The experience featured a positive experience with one officer who she found beneficial and a negative experience. Following public comment, council member Rita L. Vogel introduced research on the data on resource officers but said she had not received much information on the specifics in the hiring of said officer.

Inside the Spartan Stadium after the annual Spring Game.

Inside and Behind the Scenes

Michigan State Athletics are known for their performance on the field. Given the national attention their athletes bring to the school, many forget about the process involved in elevating their platform. Behind these athletes and coaches is a team of marketing and communications experts who are constantly looking for new ways to promote Michigan State Athletics to the next level. 

Screenshot of the tweet questioning the judgment of a NYT reporter.

Kicking While Down

On Feb. 13, tragedy struck the Michigan State community in a senseless act of violence that took the lives of three students and critically injured five. News coverage surrounded the MSU campus in the following days. Accompanying the nationwide reporters on campus, thousands of students attended the vigil and paid their respects. Off-campus groups such as churches and restaurants offered their resources to students. 

BAD Brewing features many different kinds of craft beer.

Brewing In Mason

About 20 minutes south of Lansing, you can find a small-town home to a county government and a barrage of small businesses. As you get toward the heart of Mason, the large franchises that surround America come to halt and the locally-owned businesses consume the town’s retail market. Among these shops, you’ll find business owner, Brian Rasdale, who owns Mason’s BAD Brewing Company. Rasdale is a St. Johns native and earned his associate’s degree from Lansing Community College.