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The State – 11/06/23

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MSU football seniors take first conference win of 2023 on Senior Day

The seniors of Michigan State football have been through quite a lot since coming to East Lansing. From the highs of a 11-2 season to the lows of two coaching changes, they were able to end their home careers in the confines of Spartan Stadium on a 20-17 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday afternoon.

For interim head coach Harlon Barnett, this was his first win at the helm of the program in the seven weeks he’s been in the position. Although they didn’t win by 62 points like his team did when he was a player in 1989, he feels that this Senior Day win as a coach was more rewarding than winning on the field.

“Everybody’s hugging and saying ‘I love you,'” Barnett said. “They’re hugging you and dancing and all that kind of stuff, so it was great. I know it was only the first win and we understand we have another game to play, but it was something to celebrate for our guys with all this adversity that we’ve been through throughout the course of this season. It was very joyful.”

The Spartans will be in Columbus for a chance at a major upset this upcoming Saturday night in a primetime matchup against the top-ranked Buckeyes.

MSU classroom lock policy follows some recommendations, disregards others

MSU does not plan on installing automatic locks in classrooms, going against a recommendation from an outside firm’s review of MSU’s response to the Feb. 13 campus shooting, MSU Department of Police and Public Safety spokesperson Dana Whyte said.

While the university is in the process of upgrading its security software from Siemens SiPass to Genetec Synergis, installing more security cameras, and hiring more officers — all measures that the Security Risk Management Consultants’ review recommends — the recommendation to upgrade thumb-turn style classroom locks to storeroom function locks is not being followed.

For recommendations on lock types, storeroom function locks automatically lock doors, whereas thumb-turn style locks have to be manually locked from the inside.

Though the review recommends MSU use the automatic locks, MSU has been installing thumb-turn style locks. Whyte said these will be used to complete the project.

With the news security operations center, Whyte said the Security Operations Center, or SOC, will include the access control system for campus buildings, the ability to send MSU alerts and the ability to monitor the campus surveillance system.

For more updates about campus safety, you can visit this article on The State News website.

MSU club spreads magic throughout Lansing

For all four years of college, civil engineering senior Olivia Pauls has maintained two personalities: a student and a princess.

As one of the founding members of Royal Encounters, Pauls has spent many days taking on the persona of various Disney princesses to bring joy and magic to children through the Greater Lansing community. The club, which was started by Pauls’ cousin in 2020, has worked with organizations across Lansing to host events for children in need to meet their favorite princesses and superheroes.

Pauls, the club’s current president, said the goal of the club is to provide children facing medical issues or family issues the opportunity to just be children and enjoy the magic of meeting their favorite characters.

On the day of an event, Pauls meets up with her fellow club members to put on their wigs, makeup and costumes together. Once she’s ready, she is no longer Olivia the Michigan State senior; she is a real-life Disney princess.

Royal Encounters partners with organizations like the Capitol Area Down Syndrome Association, local libraries, Impression 5 and A Kid Again. Pauls said her favorite memory was at a moment at A Kid Again event where she recognized a young girl and was able to surprise her by asking her about things she remembered from the last time they met.

Based on original reporting by Nick Lundberg, Owen McCarthy and Vivian Barrett.

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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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