The State – 01/13/23

Rachel Fulton

Today’s weather forecast is predicting cloudy with a high of 30 degrees and a low of 20 degrees. For the weekend, it looks like it will be mid to high 30’s with with mixes of clouds and sun.

Final: Michigan State women’s basketball falls to Wisconsin 84-80 in overtime

After suffering a 71-64 defeat to the Maryland Terrapins last Saturday afternoon, the Spartans returned to the Breslin Center on Wednesday night eager to get another conference win under their belt.

Despite late comeback efforts from the green and white, MSU failed to bounce back, falling to the Badgers 84-80.

MSU had a sloppy start, collecting four turnovers by the end of the first quarter. The green and white had trouble getting on the board. It wasn’t until three minutes into the game when sophomore forward Isaline Alexander notched the first basket for the Spartans.

Redshirt junior guard Julia Ayrault kept the Spartans on track with a second-chance layup followed by a shot from behind the arc by sophomore guard DeeDee Hagemann.

Wisconsin crept ahead in the second quarter, going 7-15 from the field compared to MSU going 5-13. Despite efforts to tie it up late in the second quarter, MSU trailed the Badgers at halftime, 32-25.

The Spartans got off to a rocky start after the half as they allowed their opponent to take an 11-point lead midway through the quarter.

The Spartans returned for their final quarter hungry for a win. Senior guard Moira Joiner continued to shine on the floor, collecting 20 game points and matching her career high.

Both teams managed to pick up another basket, sending the game into overtime. With five seconds on the clock, MSU needed a three to send the game into double overtime.

Despite strong offensive efforts in the final minute, MSU was unable to capitalize suffering another Big Ten loss.

MSU will head to Ann Arbor Saturday to face the Wolverines in the first part of their home-and-home series.

Water conservation notice in effect for East Lansing and Meridian Township

East Lansing and Meridian Township water system customers are under a conserve water notice.

A main transmission water line at the East Lansing – Meridian Water Sewer Authority, or ELMWSA, was damaged on Tuesday, which prevents the authority from treating water. The damage was reportedly caused by an accidental construction mishap during a project meant to upgrade and improve the water plant, according to ELMWSA Manager Joel Martinez. The construction that caused the damage is being done by the Department of Public Works as well as contractors.

ELMWSA is hoping the restriction on water consumption will only last 24-48 hours and is asking customers to refrain from all high uses of water such as showers, baths, laundry and dishes until further notice.

Currently, safe drinking water is being supplied by the Lansing Board of Water and Light, or BWL. The water source has been transferred to BWL’s infrastructure. Customers are still being asked to conserve water despite the water coming out of their tap that is considered safe due to the fact that BWL is absorbing the water needs of another municipality.

The college student’s guide to navigating conflict resolution

When college students leave the comfort of home for the first time, they subsequently face an unexpected struggle: independently dealing with conflict.

Conflict in college can present itself in many forms. It might look like a roommate that struggles with privacy, lab partners that fail to do their fair share of the assignment or even a professor that gives you a difficult time. Michigan State University has resources available to help students solve these problems.

Rick Shafer of MSU’s Office for Student Support and Accountability said a common struggle with conflict is the misconception that it is an inherently negative concept.

For students looking to initiate a conversation, Shafer said to revolve the conversation around your feelings rather than using accusatory language. A way to do this is using “I” statements in place of “you” statements.

Shafer also advises people to “listen through” anger.

He said resolving conflicts properly can actually be what makes a bond stronger.

For more details and resources, students can visit the Office of Student Support and Accountability’s webpage.

Based on original reporting by Melanie Soverinsky, Maggie George and Jaden Beard.

To end our last episode of the week, here are a few announcements!

Here is the MSU home athletic line-up for the weekend…


  • Wrestling will go up against Michigan at 6:30 P.M. at Jenison Field House.
  • Hockey will play Penn State at 7 P.M. at Munn Ice Arena.


  • Hockey will play Penn State at 7 P.M. at Munn Ice Arena.


  • Men’s Basketball will go up against Purdue at 2:30 P.M. at the Breslin Center.

For our last announcement, there will not be an episode airing this upcoming Monday in respect to Martin Luther King Jr. Day!