The State – 10/10/22

Rachel Fulton

Today’s weather forecast is predicting sun with a high of 65 degrees and a low of 47 degrees.

FINAL: Michigan State falls 49-20 to Ohio State in fourth consecutive loss

Michigan State football extended its losing streak to four with a 49-20 loss against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Spartans put up a fight early but collapsed on both sides of the ball relatively quickly.

Redshirt junior quarterback Payton Thorne threw for 131 yards and one touchdown as well as one interception. He was also sacked four times before leaving the game towards the end of the third quarter.

One of the bright spots in the loss was redshirt senior wide receiver Jayden Reed who has been playing through a freak injury in which he collided with a bench on the sidelines and required stitches a few weeks ago. He connected with Thorne several times and finished with 67 yards and a touchdown.

The Spartan offense took the field first and came out looking as if they might strike quickly.
Thorne completed a 20-yard pass to Reed for the first down in solid field position. After a few unsuccessful plays, Thorne attempted to throw to Reed once again, but the pass was intercepted by third year safety Lathan Ransom, one of three defenders covering Reed in the end zone.

A scary moment happened toward the end of the first quarter when freshman safety Jaden Mangham, who just recently stepped into a starting position with the team, suffered a head injury on a hard tackle. He stayed down on the field with the medical staff until the cart was brought out. According to ESPN reporter Holly Rowe, he was transported to Sparrow Hospital via ambulance for further evaluation.

In a bit of a déjà vu moment from MSU’s last home game, redshirt sophomore quarterback Noah Kim was subbed in, in the fourth quarter and came up with a 25-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Montorie Foster Jr. Kim’s touchdown pass was MSU’s first of the second half and cut the lead to 19.

The Spartans ultimately suffered a 49-20 loss, their fourth straight. They remain home this week to take on the Wisconsin Badgers.

MSU joins other universities in attempt to stifle abuse survivors’ Title IX suits

MSU signed a brief aimed at keeping sexual abuse survivors from being able to file a lawsuit against universities.

This brief supports Ohio State University’s appeal against a court’s previous decision to allow survivors to take the university to court. The survivors and universities disagree on defining the scope of Title IX and the timeline to file a lawsuit.

OSU is calling for an en banc review, which is rare. This review asks that all 16 judges in the Sixth Circuit review the case to prevent it from moving forward.

The amicus brief supporting OSU, which was signed by six other midwest universities and filed on Oct. 3, came after a years-long legal battle between OSU and survivors of sexual abuse by former university physician Richard Strauss. A 2019 investigation found Strauss sexually abused at least 177 male student patients.

According to attorney Rocky Ratliff, who is representing one of the other survivor groups and is a survivor himself, the university is arguing in favor of the occurrence rule, which would give survivors two years after the injury to file a lawsuit.

OSU and other universities in support of this review want to stop the survivors from extending the time to file a lawsuit, so in response, it asked for a rehearing.

“Michigan State University joined the brief because there is now confusion and uncertainty among the courts and universities within the Sixth Circuit regarding Title IX’s rules and scope,” University Spokesperson Emily Guerrant said in a statement. “Clarification is needed not just for Ohio State in this particular case, but for all universities subject to Title IX.”

The brief came as a shock to Ratliff. He first heard about the brief from a Facebook group with other survivors. He said he couldn’t believe the brief had actually been filed. It took Ratliff several phone calls with other group members to realize that the brief was real, and he immediately went to his office to read it.

Ratliff said although the rehearing will likely be unsuccessful, the universities’ decisions to file the brief are still harmful, inflicting more trauma on survivors.

A broke college student’s guide to shopping sustainable fashion

Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to break the bank. If you are looking to be more environmentally conscious without spending a fortune, look no further.

Visiting a local thrift store is one of the most popular ways to shop sustainably. Thrift stores provide access to large selections of secondhand clothing for low prices, and give old clothes a new home, preventing them from ending up in landfills.

“I really like (to thrift) because it’s not only super affordable, but it’s also really good for the environment,” environmental engineering sophomore Serena Westcott said. “There’s always good options you can find if you look hard enough.”

Shopping at a thrift store can be a larger time commitment and require a little bit of digging. However, satisfaction of discovering the perfect outfit from the racks of clothing can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

Thrift stores also end up with a wide range of items from decades past, that have stood the test of time.

There are several thrift stores in the East Lansing area including Goodwill, Kellie’s Consignments, St. Vincent De Paul, and more.

When shopping sustainably, it is important to not only pay attention to where you shop, but also what you are shopping for. Not all clothes are created equally.

Another way to practice sustainability is to choose clothes made out of sustainable, ethically sourced materials that will last for a longer duration of time.

Fast fashion can be extremely tempting and if you’re trying to save money, it’s easy to fall victim to it. However, if you’re careful about what you purchase, shopping sustainability can be just as budget-friendly.

Based on original reporting by Jenna Malinowski, Amalia Medina and Jaden Beard.