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Monday, March 18,2013

Exploring options

MSU promises a move to renewable energy sources starting in 2014

by Nicole LaChance
Friday, Sept. 9 — As the number of students attending MSU increases, so does the demand for resources like food, housing and electricity. Now the university must decide how to power it all.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Protesting for peace

Silent walk and vigil opposes 10 years of US involvement in Afghanistan

by Nicole LaChance
Friday, Oct. 7 — Quess and Bill Derman were two of about 20 protesters that rallied together this morning opposing the War in Afghanistan.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Penn State scandal

Paterno in clear legally but perhaps not ethically, local sports law expert says

by Nicole LaChance
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno fulfilled his legal obligation in the university’s sex abuse scandal, a local professor of sports law and torts said today.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Job Fair

MSU students connect with potential employers

by L. Edward Street
Thursday, Sept. 8 — New college graduates are not immune to the unemployment crisis that has Lansing clocking in at a 9.2 percent unemployment rate, so Michigan State University gives current students a chance to get ahead by offering a variety of career fairs.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Race for Ele’s Place

MSU Homecoming Race raises funds for children's center

by L. Edward Street
Thursday, Oct. 13 – On Sunday, dozens of Lansing locals and revved-up Michigan State University students kick-start MSU’s homecoming week with the Spartan Sprint 5k run and walk race. But the story doesn’t end there. Ele’s Place, a Lansing-based healing center for grieving children, will receive the proceeds from the event, orchestrated by the MSU Residence Halls Association.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Racial tension among students: Has it changed?

Michigan State alum Ernie Green reacts to recent MSU racial issues

by L. Edward Street
Monday, Oct. 17 — Nearly 30 years after it was built, Little Rock Central High School unexpectedly became the centerpiece of the 1957 Little Rock Integration Crisis. Nine African-American students known as the Little Rock Nine were denied entrance to the school in defiance of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering integration of public learning facilities. Sixteen-year-old student Ernie Green was one of those nine students. Green will return to Lansing for the semi-centennial anniversary homecoming celebration of his MSU fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, this Saturday at the Causeway Bay Hotel.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Just another runner's perspective

Turning limitations into possibilities

by Gale Fischer
Wednesday, Oct. 5 — If you are a marathon runner, October can be a month in which goals are met, dreams come true and memories are made.
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Monday, March 18,2013

All I want for Christmas

The gift this columnist wants can't be bought

by Gale Fischer
Monday, Dec. 5 — The holiday season can be a time of contradiction. Thanksgiving Day brings with it the official start of the holiday season, a time traditionally set aside for counting our abundant blessings. The following day, Black Friday, ushers in the season of giving and receiving. I don’t mean to come off as cynical, but in the course of 24 hours we go from giving thanks to wishing for more.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Just Another Runner's Perspective

Mile 26

by Gale Fischer
Friday, Nov. 4 — I watched a friend run the Detroit Marathon a few weeks ago with friends. We set up camp at the 8.5-mile mark. Our friend greeted us, having completed a third of her distance, with an energetic smile and a hug for everyone. After this, we went to mile 26 to watch the first runners come in. It was thrilling to see the leaders finish, and I imagined the pride they must be feeling. After watching the first five runners make the final turn, we went to the halfway mark to cheer our friend. She greeted us with the same exuberance, looking as if she could run all day.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Just another runner's perspective

Who is your mentor?

by Gale Fischer
Achieving our resolutions relies heavily on the commitment, focus and resolve of us as individuals. Beyond this individual drive however, many have mental, physical and spiritual help from others in achieving their desired outcomes.
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