The State – 10/30/20

Lacie Hudson, Case deKoning

Last week, President Stanley announced that the 2021 spring break was canceled and that there would be three days throughout the semester for a mid-week break. Now, Stanley announced in an email on Thursday that an additional day will be added, making it a total of 4 days off.

Although President Stanley added days with no classes, four days off doesn’t equate to having a spring break. The 2020 spring break lasted nine days, if including weekends.


The 57th General Assembly of the Associated Students of Michigan State University, or ASMSU, hosted their longest meeting of the session on   Oct. 22. In the five-hour meeting, the assembly passed seven bills.

The bills removed the $3 Safe Ride student tax for the spring semester, addressed anti-discrimination, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory grading, and Student Faculty Staff Hearing Board cases.


At her press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talked heavily about the upcoming election and voter intimidation.

Stating to: “Schedule time in your day to fill out your ballot and to take it in. Make sure your friends and your family and your neighbors do the same. Voters will be able to cast their ballot with confidence and know that your voice matters and will be heard. Election results will take more time than usual due to the dramatic increase in absentee voting.”

Early voting is still available in Michigan, and residents can turn in ballots to their local city clerk offices up until 8 p.m. on election day. The date to register to vote online has passed, however voter registration is still available in-person at a city clerk’s office.