Dup-Dup app takes off

A new social media application startup in Okemos, Michigan is beginning to gain traction and popularity among teens and millennials. Only about 40 days since its official launch, this company has garnered over 250 registered users. Dup-Dup is a simple way to ask and answer questions, help others, be someone’s hero, and share with the entire world who your hero is and how he or she has impacted you.This application enables users to follow their friends, family, and like-minded heroes, while enjoying the interest based curated feed fueled by A.I.  and CEO, Saquib Khan. “Our goal is to create something meaningful, to help each other, and have fun doing it,” said Saquib Khan (Buddy), CEO of Dup-Dup. Khan had the vision of Dup-Dup mid summer 2018.

First-ever female Scout group co-hosts pancake breakfast

Young Scouts—including the first cohort of a female Scout group in Okemos—were put to work early Saturday morning at 2|42 Church, 2600 Bennett Road in Meridian Township, greeting hungry faces at the door and serving empty bellies hot pancakes.

Ted Ferris, a former Scoutmaster of Troop 164 in Okemos, said leadership training is a big part of Scouts, and young members run most of the events.

Okemos places in Great Lakes Science Bowl

It’s been nearly 13 years since Okemos High School’s National Ocean Science Bowl team finished near the top of the Great Lakes National Science Bowl. The Okemos team has been celebrating all week their second place title. The NOSB is a regional academic competition held in Lansing, Michigan, where teams of high school students from all over compete for the regional title. Dave Chapman,  a science teacher at Okemos High School, has coached the group for over 15 years. “Mr. Chapman has put his life into this school and team,” said Adam Lacasse, an NOSB team member.