Students hold protest at trustee meeting

On a morning where members of the MSU community they thought they would be a part of a conversation, they ended up in a crowd outside. Inside the Hannah Administration building, the Board of Trustees were making decisions that didn’t sit well with many. 

Lack of funding affects Michigan schools

Twenty-one-year-old Tim Ashley loves his job. “The job was fun, I like being at a job standing up walking a lot it’s better than being at a desk or a chair for eight hours,” he said.  

His mom, Nancy Ashley, never thought he’d be able to hold the job he has today. “Our son Tim Ashley was born in 1996 and he was diagnosed with Noonan Syndrome,” Ashley said. 

Noonan syndrome affects his cognitive and physical abilities. Nancy Ashley credits Tim’s success to the special education programs he receives attending high school, but a recent task force committee determined special education is underfunded by 700-million dollars.

MSU Students Present the 45th Annual Black Power Rally

MSU students used their voices, theatrics, and dances to tell the community how they feel being black in America. “We try to make sure that our message is conveyed in a way that it will move people to ignite change,” Black Student Alliance President Shanika Kidd said. BSA vice president Sarah Fleming, recognizing the chaos over the past couple years, thinks the Black Power Rally can help the community solve some of the racial issues. “I feel hopeless at times, but I also feel like we need to come together as a black community to do what we can to fight these issues,” Fleming said. Racial tension has been constantly rising in the U.S.

“Today it’s really a lot of chaos going on and it’s really not okay,” Black Power Rally performer Amir Franklin said.

Data breach affects 400,000 MSU affiliates


Some criminals walk the streets and others hide behind the internet. These criminals breach security systems in an attempt to damage or steal information. There have been data breaches around the nation corrupting companies and institutions, putting the livelihoods of individuals at risk. Target and Home Depot were breached in 2014 and faced expenses totaling over $33 million. According to Home Depot Inc., 56 million people’s financial and card information was compromised during the attack which made it even bigger than the attack at the Target Corporation.

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Trump wins the race as Michigan keeps counting

By 3 a.m. ET, Hillary Clinton had conceded, Donald Trump had declared victory and Michigan was still trying to find its winner. Michigan remained one of the few states where the winner was undeclared as Trump achieved the 270 Electoral Votes needed to win the presidency. At 8:25 a.m. Wednesday with all but seven precincts in Genesee County, Donald Trump led Hillary Clinton by 12,488 votes.

Meet the candidates for Haslett School Board

Many voters are focused on the presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but they are not the only individuals who will be on the ballot Nov. 8. There are four Haslett School Board candidates and only three open seats. The candidates and residents gathered at the Haslett administration building for a board candidate forum. Each candidate said they would make a great addition to the board for the next six years.

East Lansing anxious about creepy clowns

Clowns normally make appearances at birthday parties and carnivals, but lately they have been roaming the streets, with the intent to scare anyone in sight. East Lansing residents are worried that they could be the next city inhabited by “creepy clowns.”

MSU bikers frustrate pedestrians

When traveling to class, students take advantage of every possible mode of transportation. Biking is one. “I like it, I think it’s a faster way of getting around,” education freshman Heather Mcardle said. “I personally do it because I don’t want to walk to my classes. It takes way too long.”

Although biking throughout campus is a quicker way for some to get to class, it causes frustration for many students.