The State – 11/12/21

Rachel Fulton

Attorney General Dana Nessel apologizes for drinking too much at the MSU-MU game

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel outed herself for some bad decision-making at the recent Michigan-Michigan State football game.

The UM graduate attended a tailgate on the MSU campus, but she made a big mistake by not eating first.
Nessel said she learned the hard way that MSU tailgates tend to have more alcohol than food.

Nessel went on to share a photo of herself slumped in her seat at Spartan Stadium with a UM cap over her face.
After powering through part of the game, Nessel said friends convinced her to head home

And quote ‘to prevent me from vomiting on any of my constituents.’ END QUOTE
She said she is only human, but still wanted to apologize to Michigan residents for the mishap.

MSU professors create documentary honoring deported veterans

A documentary made by two MSU professors will debut on WKAR on Nov. 16.
“American Exile” follows the journey of two brothers, Valente and Manuel Valenzuela, who volunteered to fight in the Vietnam War, only to have 50 years pass and then be told they would be deported due to a run-in with the law decades earlier.

Professor John Valadez is the director and producer of the documentary and Professor Carleen Hsu is the editor and producer.
Hsu said the purpose of the documentary is to highlight the issue of veteran deportation.

She said that a majority of Americans are unaware of the issue and do not realize how race plays a critical role in deciding who does and does not stay. She said the majority of the veterans who are deported are Latinx, African, or Asian.

The federal government’s policy of deporting veterans was reversed on July 2, when the Biden administration announced it was forming a way for deported veterans to return to the country.

MSU Football prepares for Maryland with new mentality

After suffering their first lost of the season last week against Purdue, the Spartans hope to rebound against the Maryland Terrapins.

The Spartans hope to get back on track as the turn into the home stretch. With key games at Ohio State and at home against Penn State with large implications on the race to the B1G Championship as well as the College Football Playoffs, the Spartans hope to get back on track this weekend.

The Spartans have also been dealing with the injury bug. Key players such as kicker Matt Coghlin, wide receiver Jalen Nailor and offensive tackle Jarrett Horst, all missed last week’s game.

Based on original reporting by Sheldon Krause, Dan Netter, and Sam Sklar. Script by Shakyra Mabone.