Residents React to VP Debate Using Social Media

By Justin Anderson

Old Town Lansing Times Staff Writer

 

The Vice Presidential debate evoked strong emotions Thursday from an increasingly social media savvy population in Old Town. The debate between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan took place Thursday, Oct. 11, and included topics like taxes, foreign policy, and Medicare. Social Media’s Role

Social media is playing an increasingly larger role on the voting population in the current election. As many people turn to social media sites to gather information about the candidates and their policies, it is becoming less important for people to be available to watch political debates precisely at the time they are aired, said Old Town visitor Robert Bergen.

“I didn’t watch the debate on Thursday when it was on,” Bergen said.

A Close-Knit Community

By Justin Anderson

Old Town Lansing Times Staff Writer

 

LANSING – Past robberies at Spin Bicycle Shop in Old Town, Lansing have brought small business owners in the neighborhood closer together. Owner of Spin Bicycle Chad Cottom, said that about two years ago, his Shop in Old Town was broken into, and a loss of an undisclosed amount of merchandise was stolen. “We were broken into successfully once,” Cottom said, “A second attempt was made but they didn’t get in.”

Spin Bicycle has been in business for about five years, and is currently in its third year in its new location, Cottom said. Cottom, whose wife owns Art and Soul Photography next door, said the robberies have helped bring the owners of the local shops closer together. “A while ago, someone broke a window on my wife’s shop next door, and a cook from Sir’s pizza saw and chased him down the bike trail,” Cottom said.