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Monday, March 18,2013

Fighting discrimination

MSU’s Beyond Coal and Black Student Association join forces

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Tuesday, Nov. 29 — Two student groups are coming together to encourage fellow students and Michigan State University’s administration to start discussing how to address concerns about recent racial and health incidents on campus.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Give elsewhere

LGBT community urges people not to donate to Salvation Army this year

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Wednesday, Nov. 30 — The Salvation Army bell ringers are out once more seeking contributions. And leaders of the gay community are once more encouraging people not to give.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A time for remembrance

LAAN commemorates World AIDS Day by recalling the fallen, continuing the fight

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Thursday, Dec. 1 — Community supporters joined with the Lansing Area AIDS Network today to commemorate victims of AIDS and renew the fight to ensure medical access for all victims worldwide.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Changing the framework

Development framework must be ‘thrown out with the bathwater,’ sustainability guru says

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Friday, Dec. 2 — Progress is usually measured by a country’s gross domestic product, but that framework may not be the best way to live within our planet’s means, the founder of MSU’s Office of Campus Sustainability says.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sleeping elsewhere

Occupy Lansing members will no longer sleep in Reutter Park as part of a compromise with the city

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Saturday, Dec. 3 — Occupy Lansing protesters will no longer sleep overnight in their base at Reutter Park effective tonight, said Aaron Mayfield, a Lansing member who announced the arrangement at a press conference this afternoon.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Anti-bullying bill becomes law

Snyder signs ‘Matt’s Safe School Law’

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Family members, children, legislators and supporters gathered in the Capitol today as Gov. Rick Snyder signed anti-bullying legislation to help protect Michigan students from intimidation and harassment.
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 1635 Vermont Ave., Lansing Owner: Lois Goddard Taxpayer: Lois Goddard Assessed: $27,600 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Every once in a while the simplest structure surprises vertical wood siding at 1635 Vermont Ave.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Former Liebermann’s space has a new retail occupant

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
My Sista s, a boutique featuring everything from shoes and handbags to clothing and jewelry, opens Friday at 113 S. Washington Square and hopes to revive retail in the downtown area, said owner Tina Robinson. It targets the career woman and the woman who likes to look good, she said.
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Thursday, November 17,2011

'We're still here'

Occupy Lansing members say Occupy New York’s eviction has no effect on them

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Thursday, Nov. 17 — Occupy Lansing members are planning to continue their protest in Reutter Park despite the recent evictions of other Occupy movements, a movement participant says.
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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Lewis surprises with election victory

Rachel Lewis breaks out of the pack to claim a seat on the Lansing Board of Education

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Rachel Lewis, 23, the youngest in a field of nine Board of Education candidates, clinched the third open seat in last Tuesday s election with 12 percent (4,291) of the vote. Incumbent Nicole Armbruster won the most votes with 22 percent (7,617) and newcomer Peter Spadafore took the second seat with over 18 percent (6,453) of the vote.
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