The State – 11/08/21

Rachel Fulton

MSUPD expands partnerships assisting with Brendan Santo investigation

Search efforts have vastly expanded to locate missing 18-year-old Brendan Santo, who was last seen leaving Yakeley Hall on October 29.
Now, local, state, and federal agencies are involved in finding Santo.
Efforts have included searches by drone, boat, helicopter and foot, as well as analyzing GPS and cellular data. Foul play is not expected in Santo’s disappearance, investigators said.
The Santo family is offering $5,000 for anyone with credible information to bring Brendan back home.
If you have any information, call MSUPD toll-free at 844-99-MSUPD or email [email protected] You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan at 517-483-STOP.


The University Activities Board, CRU co-host Día de Los Muertos celebration at MSU Union

The University Activities Board and Culturas de las Razas Unidas co-hosted a Día de Los Muertos, or Day of The Dead celebration at the MSU Union on November 4.
At the event students were able to learn about the Día de Los Muertos culture, enjoy authentic Mexican food, get their faces painted, watch performances, and receive a free t-shirt.
The holiday originated in Mexico and is traditionally celebrated on Nov. 2. It’s meant for families to honor and remember their loved ones, and it is a time of joy rather than mourning.


The Founding Fathers are coming to East Lansing: ‘Hamilton’ at the Wharton Center

Award-winning Broadway show “Hamilton” will be coming to the Wharton Center from March 29 to April 10.
The show possesses record breaking amounts of awards such as 11 Tony- Awards, the 2016 Grammy award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets will be available to students to purchase starting November 18.
There will also be a lottery for 40, $10 seats, more details to come closer to the engagement.


Based on original reporting by Wajeeha Kamal, Madison Rose, and Liz Nass. Script by Shakyra Mabone.