Michigan State University football coach Mel Tucker

MSU and Michigan football respond to Saturday’s fight in the tunnel

If you’re a Michigan State football fan, Saturday’s game against the University of Michigan was pretty ugly. What happened after the game was even uglier. A video from ESPN showed Michigan State players punching and shoving a Michigan player in the Ann Arbor tunnel after the game. Both teams used the same tunnel to get to the locker rooms.

MSU Head Coach Mel Tucker said the whole incident is unacceptable. “We are deeply sorry to both universities…the conference, our fans, alumni, supporters and of course all of our student athletes…past and present,” Tucker said in Monday press conference.

Sabrina Seldon smiles outside of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

MSU students get COVID booster shots

Michigan State University students begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster, whether for health reasons or work rules. According to CDC guidelines, people 18 and older who received Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine are eligible for the booster if it has been at least two months since receiving the vaccine.

East Lansing Hot Yoga provides a healing place for MSU students

Patty Sutherland provides support for people in her East Lansing Hot Yoga studio. Michigan State University students say East Lansing Hot Yoga provides a safe place away from academic and social stress. MSU neuroscience sophomore Vidhula Srinivasan has taken at least two classes a week at East Lansing Hot Yoga for five months. Srinivasan said the yoga studio helped her heal from MSU-related struggles, like managing difficult classes, finding her people and overall feeling lost since she wasn’t on campus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m supposed to know what I’m doing, but I still feel like a freshman,” Srinivasan said.

Michigan teachers struggle with transition to full classrooms

Hunter GadwellWoodhaven High School students leave school at the end of the day. Michigan teachers say they are struggling to control classrooms and connect with students amidst the transition from virtual to 100% face-to-face. During the 2020-21 school year, Woodhaven, Taylor and East Lansing school districts gave students two options: virtual or face-to-face learning. Taylor schools had 70% of students opt for virtual learning while Woodhaven had 30%, officials said. Currently, all three school districts are 100% face-to-face, with masks mandatory for students and faculty. Some students are having a difficult time returning to full classrooms, teachers said.