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The State – 10/06/23

Today’s weather forecast is predicting mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a rain shower with a high of 62 degrees and a low of 45 degrees. For the weekend it looks like it will be lower 50s with clouds and sun mixed throughout both Saturday and Sunday.

A national emergency alert went off Wednesday on phones. Here’s what to know

The Federal Emergency Management Agency tested its Wireless Emergency Alerts, or WEA, and Emergency Alert System, or EAS, nationwide on Wednesday at 2:20 p.m.

The WEA alert broadcasted across all mobile cell phones across the country and sounded a tone and vibration “similar to when your phone receives an Amber Alert.”

“The purpose of the test was to ensure that the systems continue to be effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level,” FEMA said in the release. “FEMA and the FCC are coordinating with… other stakeholders… to minimize confusion and maximize the public safety value of the test.”

It marked the seventh nationwide test of EAS since 2011 and the third nationwide test of WEA.

Mayor’s Youth Commission to be introduced to East Lansing

Broadening the range of the city’s representatives, the City of East Lansing is adding the Mayor’s Youth Commission to their city government this coming November.

Applications for this commission are currently being accepted for a council of nine voting members between the age of 14 and 18. All members must be a resident of the city or attend a school within the city.

The idea for the Mayor’s Youth Commission came from Mayor Pro Tempore, Latin for “for the time being,” Jessy Gregg. The possibility of this commission was in the works for about two years between Gregg and East Lansing mayor Ron Bacon, and is now being implemented before Gregg and Bacon step down from public office.

Bacon said the youth in the community should have a voice in government now because “it’s their future to be had.”

Bacon said giving the youth an opportunity to have their voices heard allows East Lansing to be a more inclusive city.

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center: A place to showcase diversity

Situated in the heart of downtown Lansing, the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center features over 100 Michigan-made artists, all of whose products are for sale, and provides educational and academic opportunities for students across Ingham county.

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center was founded in 1965 by a group of Lansing-based artists who all wished for the same thing: a place to showcase the diverse artistic abilities of their community.

Since 1965, the gallery has seen enormous growth in many areas. Not only have they diversified and widened their range of art to cater to multiple different mediums such as pottery, jewelry, wood-working, and multimedia paintings, but they have also diversified the range of artists themselves.

One constant throughout the art gallery’s history is their desire to make all feel welcome.

Based on original reporting by Daniel Schoenherr, Abbigayle Gabli and Gabrielle Yeary.

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

Here is the MSU Athletic line-up for the weekend…


  • Volleyball will go up against Nebraska at 7 P.M. at the Breslin Center.


  • Volleyball will play again vs. Northwestern at 7 P.M.
  • Hockey will go against Lake Superior State at 4 P.M. at Munn Ice Arena.


  • Hockey will vs. Lake Superior State again at 4 P.M.
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Rachel Fulton, Podcast Director/News Producer
Rachel (she/her/hers) is a junior at MSU studying Journalism with a minor in Broadcasting. She found her love for radio in high school, where she was the News Director and a DJ for 89.5 WAHS Avondale Community Radio. She has been with the Impact since her Freshman year where she has continued as the News Producer for The State podcast and now our Podcasts Director. Her love for radio turned into love for Podcasting as outside of the Impact she is the Associate Producer for Lauren LoGrasso’s award-winning podcast “Unleash Your Inner Creative.” On her free time, Rachel loves to workout, swim, and cheer on her boyfriend Zack who coaches for MSU Football. “Let me fade into flashing lights”

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