A United Front?

By Megan Kirk

The Black Student Alliance held a program Tuesday evening to discuss a series of recent incidents that have occurred on the campus of Michigan State University.

The emergency town hall meeting, led by BSA President Mario Lemons allowed a platform for students of diverse backgrounds to discuss their feelings toward administration and the situation as a whole.

This past week, a female student had racial slurs written on her Akers Hall door and, in addition to that, a photograph surfaced on Monday of a makeshift noose hanging from the ceiling of the Biomedical building; attached was a black doll. FULLSTORY

The End of Progress?

By Mike Domek & Devyne Lloyd

In November 2008, citizens of the state of Michigan voted to allow medical marijuana. In August 2011, the Michigan Court of Appeals silenced the majority by forcing dispensaries to possibly shut their doors forever.FULLSTORY

BSA’s Conscious Circles: What Does it Mean to Be a Black Student?

By Ashiyr Pierson

What does it mean to be a black student? That was the debate Thursday night at the first of many Black Student Alliance (BSA) Conscious circles (C2), one of three BSA events a month.

Students from different organizations, cultures and races came together in the Multicultural Center (MCC) of the MSU Union to discuss this and other topics. FULLSTORY

Shrimp Farming in Okemos, Michigan

EAST LANSING, MI- Russ Allen, a University of Michigan alumnus is creating an industry that could become as innovative as Henry Ford’s automobile. Allen is looking for a way to build a shrimp facility to breed, grow, process and ship a million pounds of shrimp a year. WATCHVIDEO

Students Respond to New Financial Aid Policy

By Cara Ball

Students expressed mixed feelings about the new financial aid policy on campus. An email sent out by the Office of Financial Aid in September stated that all students receiving financial aid are required to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in order to continue receiving aid. FULL STORY

Sorority Prepares Students for Life, Post Grad

By Cara Ball

For those students preparing for graduation, post-graduate plans are a big concern. Within a matter of months, MSU graduates will ascend upon the working world and be expected to put their degree to good use. What you have done between the time you first set foot on this campus as a freshman, until to the time you walk across that stage and accept your degree will determine if you are ready for life after graduation.

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