Even with MSU out, March Madne$$ bring$ green to Okemo$

By Tamar Davis
The Meridian Times Staff Reporter

OKEMOS — March in Okemos can be a month full of gifts. Traffic is heavy, bars can be crowded, floors are sticky from beer being wasted, all because of March Madness. March Madness is the month students, alums and townspeople alike represent their school with pride. This is the time for fans travel to their favorite bar, buy a cold beverage, alongside a nice light meal and cheer for their favorite college basketball team to win as many games possible. Owner of Buddies Pub and Grill Terry Lynn explained why March Madness is so important for the people of the community and her business.

Local MLK Commemorative March Pushes Forward

On Martin Luther King Day the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity led its annual commemorative march in honor of Dr. King. Dr. Lee June,the commemorative speaker of this year’s event, reverberates words of empowerment through frosty February winds.  He explains the importance of the tradition and how work still needs to be done.  Dr. King’s fight for complete equality continues to this day. Marches are used to symbolize progress until finally reaching a desired goal.