By Meg Dedyne
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter
Boris Hsieh said he looks forward to the downtown Lansing holiday decorations every year outside of his family’s restaurant, AnQi Sushi Express. However, this year the spirit seems to be in short supply. “I always notice what is different about the Halloween and Christmas decorations each year,” said Hsieh. “But the past year’s decorations seem to have been much more vibrant and it seems like there were more of them in past years.”
According to Hsieh there are a lot less decorations downtown this year, including this year’s Christmas tree in front of the Capitol. “This year’s downtown Christmas tree is a whole lot smaller and less pretty compared to the past years,” Hsieh said.
By Meg Dedyne
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter
Cheryl Maloney and her family love watching the Silver Bells in the City parade every year downtown Lansing and according to Maloney, she and her three girls anxiously await the fireworks to go off behind the Capitol building. “The fireworks are a good addition to all of the festivities,” Maloney said. “My family always loves going to watch.” According to Brian Jackson, chief deputy city clerk at the Lansing City Clerk Office, it takes a lot to get approval of this display. The event coordinators need forms, proof of funds and approval from the fire marshal and state police department.
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.
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