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The State – 12/05/23


Today’s weather forecast is predicting mainly cloudy with possible snow showers in the morning with a high of 37 degrees and a low of 24 degrees.


MSU Pavillion hosts Winterland Classic Dog Show

Over 1,300 dogs and their owners gathered at the Michigan State University Pavilion this past weekend for the annual Winterland Classic Dog Show Cluster.

The sounds of barks and blow dryers filled the center as owners pampered their dogs for their big debut, both handlers and K-9’s anxiously awaiting to compete in the ring.

The show, hosted by the Ingham County Kennel Club, has been going on for over 75 years and held in the MSU Pavillion since the building opened in 1996.

With ring after ring of dogs trotting around and rows of grooming tables for mid-show touch-ups, there was also a variety of pop-up shops selling dog treats, beds, leashes and even an Italian-made line of dog hairsprays and shampoos.

Vice President of the Ingham County Kennel Club Nick Little said that when it comes to the criteria for best in show, judges look for a dog that best meets standard of what it was bred to do.

Little said this all ties in to the original purpose of dog shows: to improve breeding stock for specific breeds.

Around 200 different breeds compete in the show, all purebred and all registered with the American Kennel Club.


Starbucks main library location set to open in January following delays

The Starbucks in MSU’s main library is set to open for the spring semester.

Culinary Services announced in a post on the “eatatstate” website that the location would be open for the fall 2023 semester, and signs at the construction site read “construction will be complete by the fall semester,” but construction is still ongoing.

The location is being built in place of the main library’s Sparty’s Market Combo-X-Change, which closed after the spring 2023 semester in order to begin the renovation.

The move to the main library will allow for an expansion of the store and upgrades including mobile ordering and additional product availability.

Also, no jobs have been lost due to the transition. While the Wells Hall location has been closed, staff have worked at the 1855 Place location and undergone training for the library location.


UAB hosts 60th annual arts and crafts show at MSU Union

The seasonal arts and crafts tradition lives on, as this past weekend the University Activities Board, or UAB, hosted its 60th annual winter arts and crafts show in the MSU Union.

The event featured over 125 vendors with different handmade arts and crafts for sale, including Christmas decorations, stained glass sculptures, paintings and consumable goods like baked bread and organic maple syrup.

The UAB, which holds events for students and the surrounding community, is run by MSU students that provide “unique, high quality” experiences that contribute to student growth. This event, which was free to enter, acted to connect the community through arts and crafts while also fundraising for the UAB – as the vendor booth fees were donated to the UAB.

The event stretched four floors inside of the Union Building, allowing an abundance of space for vendor tables, seating and walking room for the public. If guests were hungry, Sparty’s Marketplace was open to feed customers. There was also a plethora of volunteers walking around, offering assistance to any community member in need.

UAB will host an even larger event in late spring. Coinciding with the East Lansing Art Festival, the UAB will invite around 330 vendors to the Union with the goal of attracting an estimated 40,000 patrons. This spring, the event will take place on May 18 and 19. More information can be found on the UAB website.


Based on original reporting by Hannah Holycross, Owen McCarthy and Kaspar Haehnle.

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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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