MSU experiences a week of crimes

It’s not too often the MSU community gets crime notifications… but this week has been different. On Saturday, a student reporter their backpack was taken from the East Mcdonnel Hall dorm room, including their laptop, when no one was there. Police said the student later found his missing belongings. On Tuesday, a burglary occurred in the Human Ecology building.

Lansing gets first logo, parking app

Lansing is getting a makeover. In his recent State of the City address, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor revealed a new city logo and an upgrade coming to the parking system. The logo, designed by Lansing-based Redhead Design Studio, shows an “L” that mimics the three iconic smokestacks in REO Town that help make up the Lansing skyline. Pop-up shops have appeared around the city selling merchandise with the new logo. “We’ll do more pop-up shops, hopefully an online shop sometime.

He is wearing a tan blazer and dark washed pants. He is reading his poem out of a journal and into a microphone. There is a blue curtain behind him.

Poetry Room open mic features thoughts on Good Fortune

In Lansing, there is a place where authors, poets and musicians alike are welcome to perform during the second week of each month. The Poetry Room was founded in 2017 by Masaki Takahashi and Grace Carras when the two joined forces with the Robin Theater “to create a series of open mic events that would excite the masses and bless the ears of patrons with tasty poetry.”

Climate change may be cause of polar vortex

The Midwest was afflicted by the polar vortex Jan. 29-31. Wind chills broke records as they ranged from 20 to 60 degrees below zero in some areas. There is no official explanation for this phenomenon. However, one popular theory links it to the warming of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Portrait of George Lahanas

East Lansing approves raise for city manager, building heights

The East Lansing City Council approved a raise for City Manager Lahanas on Feb. 12, following seven years of pay restricted by city finances. His new annual salary will be $167,000. When Lahanas was hired as manager, his salary was in a range that would move up as long as he had good evaluations. Councilmember Ruth Beier said, “Unfortunately for Mr. Lahanas, we had severe revenue problems immediately, and he was never allowed to move within the range.