The State – 04/07/22

Rachel Fulton

John Mulaney’s ‘From Scratch’ will come to the Wharton Center on Sept. 8

Comedian John Mulaney is coming to East Lansing on Sept. 8, according to an Instagram post from the Wharton Center on Tuesday.

The performance is the first leg of the “From Scratch” tour’s journey into Michigan, with Detroit and Kalamazoo hosting on Sept. 9 and Sept. 11, respectively.

“From Scratch” is Mulaney’s first special since his 2020 stint in rehab and 2021 divorce. Reviews from Philadelphia and Mashantucket describe the set’s tone as blunter than previous Mulaney performances but still managing to feel intimate and lighthearted.

Ticket sales will open Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. on the Wharton Center’s website.

MSU to host a blood drive showdown against U-M

On Thursday, April 7 MSU’s University Blood Initiative, or UBI, will be hosting a blood drive showdown between Michigan State and the University of Michigan, to see which school receives the most donations.

The blood drive will take place from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. All donors will be given a $10 e-gift card and entered for a chance to win a $500 e-gift card for

UBI’s initiative is to spread awareness on the vitality of blood donation.

The need for spreading education and information is crucial due to the current nationwide blood shortage.

It is highly recommended to select an appointment time prior to donating. The blood drive will be located in the study lounge at West Holmes Hall.

Once you arrive at Holmes Hall, you will be checked-in by a Versiti member, and then go through a last-minute screening process to ensure you meet all of the requirements.

Once you’re all checked in, a certified phlebotomist will seat you and then proceed with the blood drawing process.

MSU softball falls to Oakland in second meeting of the season, 10-5

It was a beautiful day for softball as the Michigan State Spartans took the field against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies for the second time this season.

Their first meeting happened on March 20, when the Spartans walked away with a 9-0 mercy rule victory after only five innings, meaning Oakland was on a revenge tour this time around.

It showed when the Golden Grizzlies dished out more than MSU could take and tallied six runs alone in the top of the third inning, serving the Spartans a 10-5 loss on a silver platter.

“One of the things is … you gotta respect the game, or this game will bite you in the butt,” MSU Head Coach Jacquie Joseph said postgame. “We came out and we weren’t nearly (as) sharp on the mound. Give them credit, they hit every single pitch that we missed and they beat us tonight, and that’s just the way it is. They played better on defense and pitched better and hit better, that’s just the way that goes.

Based on original reporting by Drew Goretzka, Selma Cogo and Sara Tidwell. Script by Shakyra Mabone.