The State – 04/04/22

Rachel Fulton

MSU’s Muslim Students’ Association hosts a workshop on Ramadan

MSU’s Muslim Student Association hosted a workshop on Ramadan to help Muslim students know what resources are available to them and options for how to celebrate on campus.

Ramadan is a month long celebration and one of the five pillars of Islam. It is observed as a time for fasting, prayer and reflection. It began at sunset April 2 and is observed through the start of the new moon at the end of the month.

At the workshop, students were asked to reflect upon the holiday, asking how students celebrate or what their goals for the next month are.

The students association has seven on-campus prayer and reflection rooms available.

Additionally, prepackaged breakfast foods and dinner options will be available in dining halls for students observing Ramadan.

Max Christie declares for NBA draft while maintaining college eligibility /Walk-ons Davis Smith and Peter Nwoke enter the transfer portal

Max Christie announced via Instagram Friday that he will be entering his name into the NBA draft.

He did not sign with an agent, allowing him to maintain his college eligibility should he choose to return to play.

Christie has until April 24 to withdraw his name from the draft should he choose to continue to play in college.

MSU walk-ons Peter Nwoke and Davis Smith entered their names in the transfer portal last week as well.

Smith, a sophomore, walked on freshman year and earned a scholarship spot for this year. He is the son of MSU legend Steve Smith.

Freshman walk-on Nwoke entered his name in the portal earlier last week as well.

Nwoke did not play at all this year, whereas Smith played for an average of 1.5 minutes in the 12 games he played in.

MSU journalism graduate starts career as a stylish nail tech

A Michigan State journalism graduate realized quickly after graduation where her true passions lie: doing nail art.

Audrey Porter does her clients’ nails out of her home-based business.

She originally applied to and pursued jobs in the public relations field, but preferred doing nails. She said she’s “Always had a thing for cosmetology,” and that she’s been consistently doing nails for more than a year now.

She said many of her clients came to work with her after a special she hosted for Valentines Day. That kept her busy throughout the full month.

Now, she works to make sure her clients are comfortable with her.

In the future, she hopes to open a joint shop in Detroit with her brother, who cuts hair.

Based on original reporting by Julian Stainback, Jared Ramsey and Terriyanna Gregory. Script by Shakyra Mabone.