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5K to benefit Ronald McDonald House

On March 22, the Ronald McDonald House will be hosting a “Run for the House 5K.” The event will raise funds for the house, which is in Lansing and serves families of children being hospitalized. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with MSU student and Piper and Gold interns Beau Hayhoe and Sydney DeLage about the run.

 

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Thrift Store Gala coming to Reo Town

Reo Town is nestled just outside of Lansing. It used to be home to the R.E. Olds Motor Company and has maintained its distinct identity ever since. Its dynamic culture is rich in the arts, with a collection of diverse restaurants and retail. On March 29, it will be rich in Burlesque at the 1st Annual Reo Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with Reo Town Commercial Association President Ryan Wert about this unique event.

 

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Tourism continues to rise in Michigan

Michigan has become a place of tourism with its unique landscape, diverse culinary experiences and peninsula appeal. Impact’s Abbie Newton spoke Michigan State University tourism expert and assistant professor in the Department of Community Sustainability Dan McCole and Associate Professor in the Department Sarah Nicholls about how Michigan tourism will continue to rise.

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The Pact – #22 – 3/17/14

With only a three-member panel of Fino, Faith and Lou, MSU men’s hockey, the Detroit Red Wings and the Pistons are the three topics on The Pact’s table this week.

With the Spartans’ regular season coming to an end this past Saturday, The Pact discusses the hockey team’s disappointing season, what the future of Anastos should be, how this team will perform in the Big Ten tournament and who should start in goal in game one on Thursday against Ohio State.

The panel rounds out the St. Patrick’s Day show with heated discussions about the playoff hopes of both the Red Wings and the Pistons.

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MSU student entrepreneurs connect artists and buyers with Folyo

Michigan State University senior Victoria Bujny took her education beyond the classroom when she, Caitlin McDonald and Ashley Brimley started their own business: Folyo. Folyo helps student artists sell their work to buyers. Impact’s Abbie Newton had Bujny on Exposure to talk about the business and about being an entrepreneur in college.

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Smartphone usage at night decreases energy levels the next day

Michigan State University professor in the Department of Management Russell Johnson studied the impacts of using smartphones at night. He and his colleagues found that smartphone usage before bed can actually decrease energy levels the next day. Impact’s Abbie Newton spoke with Johnson on Exposure on Feb. 25.

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