COVID-19 creates further financial burden: Will relief come?

While Congress and the White House put overturning the election ahead of COVID-19 relief, college students against across the country are waiting and struggling.

What would they do withe the money? Pay rent, pay down bills, be able to pay tuition to stay in school or get career-related exoerience.

Bailey Park reopens after renovations

East Lansing community members have been able to return to Bailey Park after a ribbon-cutting ceremony reopened the park on Oct. 23.

Bailey Park is north of Grand River Avenue and south of Burcham Road neighboring the Liberty Hyde Bailey Center.

Exterior of gym

Crunch Fitness trying to keep members safe amid rising COVID-19 cases

With coronavirus cases in Michigan increasing, a personal trainer at Crunch Fitness of East Lansing said it is making sure that proper measures are being taken to slow the spread.

Macy Bittner, one of the newest additions to the Crunch Fitness personal trainer team said, “I think that we are doing the most that we can and being safe in the gym especially with the 25% capacity rule,” Bittner said. “It’s really hard to come into close contact with other people in the gym because our facility is so large.”

East Lansing schools release draft of reopening plan

Community members waiting to hear about a plan to return to in-person instruction at East Lansing Public Schools won’t have to wait any longer. A draft reopening plan along with health safety protocols for in-person learning was released Oct. 11. 

Two public members playing tennis at an empty East Lansing High School campus on Oct. 16. The district chose to continue remote learning through the end of Oct.

Remote learning frustrates, delays East Lansing parents

Parents wondering when East Lansing students can resume in-person learning hoped to get an answer in a School Board meeting held via Zoom on Sept. 28. They were disappointed.

One was school board candidate Joshua Barber.

“I thought there would have been a plan at this last meeting,” Barber said. “It seems like we would have made some progress at this point. There’s a lot of families out there that are hurting right now and their kids are, too.”

During her report, Superintendent Dori Leyko announced that a plan would be brought to the Board Oct. 12.