Asian Culture Club unites Okemos High, community

 

The ACC is the Asian Culture Club at Okemos High School. The organization brings all races together and volunteered in the Chinese New Year celebration at Meridian Mall. Although the organization’s members are just high schoolers, they bring positive energy to their high school and to the community by welcoming everyone together for equality, and learning about one another. Gaelin Zhao is the president of the Asian Culture Club and is currently a junior at Okemos High School. Since joining ACC his freshman year, he’s enjoying being a part of the organization.

VFW posts in Clinton County offer veterans a chance to share their experiences

By Nathaniel Bott
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter

According to the Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, there are approximately 4,900 veterans of foreign wars currently residing in Clinton County. In fact, the veteran population is dwindling, as projections will drop below 4,000 veterans in the next 10 years. Arguably the most important community program for veterans, despite their downturn in numbers, upon their return to the United States are VFW, or Veterans of Foreign Wars, posts. They are establishments that allow veterans to get together and share their common experiences. “They do a lot of things as far as events, different veteran type of events, like things for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, all types of community activities,” Joe DiGiovanni, a certified Veterans Service Officer for the American Legion said.

MSU Withholds Student Government Funding

After MSU requests ASMSU, the schools student government, to transfer their financial accounts on campus the organization votes to deny the request resulting in their funds being withheld. The university says the request is supported by past audits ASMSU see’s otherwise. Focal Point’s Cortni Moore tells us why.