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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
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Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
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The State – 04/04/24

Today’s weather forecast is predicting rain and snow in the morning with rain showers in the afternoon and otherwise, mostly cloudy skies with a high of 42 degrees and a low of 31 degrees.


Scooters keep ending up in the Red Cedar River, but they’re staying on campus

Over the past few years, hundreds of scooters and bikes have been pulled out of the Red Cedar River, which runs through MSU’s campus.

Because the river is a natural habitat for wildlife like fish and water flow, and because lithium batteries in the scooters can leak and enter the water, there has been rising concern regarding the health of the river.

According to the city of East Lansing, over 250 electric scooters from the Spin company have been pulled from the river in the last three years. One scooter hot spot is the portion of the river near the Bogue Street bridge.

The scooters have been causing problems on the other side of Grand River Avenue too, according to the city. East Lansing’s city manager requested that Spin’s license be revoked in September 2023.

Then earlier this month, the East Lansing City Council voted 4-1 to revoke Spin’s business license. The city’s motion said Spin had violated multiple city ordinances.

It’s unclear what, if any, effect this ban will have on the Red Cedar. Although the ban on Spin scooters is active throughout East Lansing, the scooters are not banned on MSU’s campus.

Spin has already implemented strategies to mitigate the risk of individuals throwing e-scooters in local waterways, according to a spokesperson.

If an individual is caught throwing a scooter into the Red Cedar River, they would be charged with malicious destruction of property, with anything else being counted as littering, according to MSU Department of Police and Public Safety spokesperson Dana Whyte.

If a scooter with a battery causes any type of environmental hazard, that could be a felony and may be an Environmental Protection Agency violation, Whyte stated as well.


MSU hockey’s Adam Nightingale named as a nominee for the Spencer Penrose Award for National Coach of the Year

After a historic season for Michigan State men’s hockey, the rewards for the past season continues to shower down as head coach Adam Nightingale received a nomination, along with nine other NCAA hockey coaches, for the Spencer Penrose Award for National Coach of the Year. The award is gifted by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

The nominees of the award are representatives of those who have won Coach of the Year in their respective conferences, as well as coaches who have helped advance their team into the NCAA Championships, the same tournament where Michigan State lost in the regional finals against the University of Michigan.

Nightingale was unanimously voted as the Big Ten Coach of the Year after having a historic turnaround during his second season with the Spartans, as well as being a finalist for the award in the 2023 season. His first year at the helm showed an improvement of six wins in a season, and his second season brought seven more wins than the previous season.

The Spartans, under his second season, won both the Big Ten regular season title as well as the Big Ten Tournament title. He brought the team back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012, as well as a win in the tournament for the first time since 2008.

The winner of the award will be announced on Wednesday, April 10 and the award will be presented to the winner on May 1 at the Naples Grande Hotel in Naples, Florida during the awards ceremony.


MSU CIUS’s annual dance show celebrates Indian culture, unity

Michigan State University’s Coalition of Indian Undergraduate Students put on their annual Satrang dance show this past Saturday, at Everett High School. This year’s show was titled “Mayuri,” which means “peacock,” and was meant to impart a theme of vibrant colors, unity and joy.

CIUS members performed a total of eight different dances, showcasing various styles from across India and America. Members practiced their dances for three months to bring the performances of hip hop, fusion, Bollywood and more to life on the stage.

After being introduced with pictures and videos on a projector screen, dancers and choreographers graced the stage in colorful clothing, accompanied by bright lighting, sound effects and energetic music. The auditorium was filled with family, peers and community members who enthusiastically cheered on the performers.

The night ended with a senior dance, performed by the members of CIUS who are graduating in 2024. After displaying baby photos and current pictures of senior members, they filled the stage for one last dance together.

With about 400 members, CIUS is one of the largest clubs on MSU’s campus, and the annual Satrang dance show is their biggest event of the year. Having sold 700 tickets, this years show was another success for CIUS in celebrating dance and Indian culture within the MSU community.


Based on original reporting by Demonte Thomas, Madilynn Warden and Kendra Gilchrist.

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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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