Heather’s Dance Company strives to be a positive institution in St. Johns

By Cydni Robinson
Clinton County Staff Reporter

ST. JOHNS — Heather’s Dance Company is an institution that sets itself apart from the rest when it comes to representing themselves. This company at 221 N. Clinton Ave. is Christian-based with the motto “Praise God through dance,” always making sure to represent God in the most pleasing way. “Dance can create community through shared experience, whether it be in the classroom or in a more public environment.

Lansing’s hip-hop community is building a foundation

By Isaac Constans
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter

Like it or not, hip-hop is stating itself as the youth’s genre throughout the country and in local communities. And while Lansing might not exactly be a landmark city for profuse artistry, the importance of rap is tangible in Lansing, and it is only growing. In Lansing, local hip-hop can serve as a serious source of income for the artists who rely on a dedicated, musically inclined fan base to buoy their careers. For fans, the scene is a consistent source of entertainment and a frequent hub for nightlife. “I really enjoy it,” Scotty Bell, a lifelong Lansing resident and longtime follower of Lansing hip-hop, said about the local scene.