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The State – 11/15/23

Today’s weather forecast is predicting some clouds in the morning which will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon with a high of 60 degrees and a low of 37 degrees.

Interim President Woodruff addresses concerns that MSU lacks support for marginalized students

Michigan State University Interim President Teresa Woodruff responded to student concerns that there is a lack of support for marginalized student populations on campus in an email sent to students Friday.

The email comes following several student groups on campus expressing that they do not feel adequately supported by the university.

In her statement, Woodruff emphasized what she said are MSU’s values: “collaboration, equity, excellence, integrity and respect.”

MSU students say sirens, safety alerts can be triggering following campus shooting

The Feb. 13 campus shooting at Michigan State University impacted students and the community in many ways. For most, the grief and shock they experienced created trauma that still lingers.

Many students have realized that common noises and other daily occurrences they previously didn’t pay much attention to have become triggers, or anything that causes a person to relive past trauma.

Pre-law sophomore Nicole Garrett said before the shooting, the sounds of police sirens didn’t bother her, but now, it makes her uneasy.

Garrett said it isn’t just sirens that remind her of Feb. 13, but also emergency alerts she gets on her phone.

Even though some time has passed, Garrett said, the anxiety she gets when seeing or hearing these triggers has stayed consistent.

For those struggling with trauma or mental health and are seeking help, MSU offers counseling services that can be scheduled at caps.msu.edu and their crisis line can be reached at 517-355-8270.

East Lansing Film Festival’s opening night features documentaries, shorts ahead of week-long activities

The East Lansing Film Festival, or ELFF, has officially started and is taking place in Meridian Mall’s Studio C! Celebration Theater through tomorrow, marking the event’s 26th anniversary.

During the festival’s opening night last Friday, community members filled the theater with complimentary popcorn and brochures explaining each film in hand, after walking a small red carpet to get inside the theater – a mirrored appreciation for the movie-watchers and their support for the independent films.

ELFF founder and director Susan Woods was in attendance, answering questions and providing relevant information to the audience about each film.

In its 26-year existence, the ELFF has evolved from a four-day event on campus in Wells Hall to an eight-day event at Studio C! Celebration Theater as more and more people come every year.

This year’s festival includes 27 shorts, or films under 90 minutes, separated into three groups – six documentaries and three features.

Based on original reporting by Owen McCarthy, Hannah Holycross and PJ Pfeiffer.

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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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