Focal Point Fall 2014 [Show 2]

A fire at Chandlers Crossing in East Lansing has displaced dozens of residents. Michigan elections are right around the corner, and voters need to be aware of polling changes. And, Batman and Superman recently made a visit to MSU’s campus. Some students got to be extras in the movie. Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Micayla Robertson, Tyler Clifford, Focal Point

Focal Point Fall 2014 [Show 1]

A new Capital region taxi authority could allow for easier access for drivers and riders between East Lansing and Lansing. Trowbridge Plaza is getting a facelift. Find out how businesses are faring during the construction. And, former Spartan and ESPN personality Jemele Hill was the Grand Marshall for this year’s homecoming week at MSU.

Focal Point Spring 2014 [Show 5]

An 8-year-old girl who touched the lives of people around the world is remembered by hundreds on MSU’s campus. The anniversary of the Boston bombings has marathoners preparing to head back to the starting line. And, drastic weather this winter is making for a harsh allergy season in Mid-Michigan. Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Focal Point Spring 2014 [Show 4]

Gay couples recently married in Michigan can now receive federal benefits, but are still not recognized by the state government. Changes to the CATA bus system could make an easier commute for many residents from East Lansing to Okemos. And, gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly popular, even for those without celiac disease.  

Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Opening round of Holt Hammy Talent Challenge begins

by Ethan Merrill
Holt Journal Staff Writer

Buddies Pub and Grill was host to the opening round of the second annual Holt Hammy Talent Challenge, an event aimed at displaying local talent and raising money for the HOLT Scholarship. About 60 area residents were inside the banquet room at Buddies on Feb. 25 to enjoy the music, dancing and food provided by the Hammys. The contest was free to enter, and participants of all ages performed 15 acts throughout the night. Judges rated each act on: Vocals, appearance, stage presence and overall performance.

Focal Point Spring 2014 [Show 3]

A recent false alarm of a gunman at Michigan State has many people concerned about their safety, and what to do in the event of a future threat. Ticket scalping may be decriminalized in the State of Michigan, allowing more people to legally sell tickets above face value. And, the Spartans are on a winning streak, having made it past the first round of the NCAA tournament, after recently winning the Big 10 Tournament.  

Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Focal Point Spring 2014 [Show 2]


A new bill proposed may give unpaid interns in Michigan the same protections as other paid employees. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon gave her annual State of the University address, giving some students reason to speak out against the administration. And, a suspect has been arrested in connection to the death of MSU student Dominique Nolff. Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Focal Point Spring 2014 [Show 1]

President Barack Obama traveled to Michigan State University to sign the Agriculture Act of 2014. A shooting just of of MSU’s campus has some worried for their safety. And, many people are getting last minute flu shots due to the recent outbreak going around Mid-Michigan. Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Focal Point Fall 2013 [Show 5]

MSU fans are gawking at the chance to make the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988. Local businesses and shoppers in East Lansing are taking advantage of great deals on Green Friday. And, Pope Francis is putting faith back in people across the nation. Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Focal Point Fall 2013 [Show 4]


The anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination has one former politician recalling his time with the former president. One grocery store in East Lansing could be closing to make way for new development. And, campus is bustling with talk of the long awaited movie sequel that just came out.  

Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.