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Penn State sweep Offensive decline MSU hockey team beats Nittany Lions twice over weekend Women’s basketball falls to Penn State with lack of offense Dancing with the students Aspiring ballroom dancers compete Music and Spanish sophomore Sarah Brzysk and music education sophomore Andrew Allmon Casey Hull/The State News | 1/21/14 | @thesnews sports, pG. 6 Michigan State University’s independent voice sports, pG. 6 features , pG. 5 Globe Trotter e n t e r ta i n m e n t juicy j makes late entrance to concert at auditorium Freshman forward Gavin Schilling lands at MSU after traveling the world community MSU kicks off service pledge asking for 110 volunteer hours By April Jones By Simon Schuster THE STATE NEWS THE STATE NEWS nn nn When rapper Juicy J took center stage Saturday night at the MSU Auditorium, the eager crowd — who waited more than two hours for him to grace the stage — was more than ready. Opening Juicy J rappers Fowl, Ahmad & Warhead, Bootz Bub and Sincere led the concert off with original pieces, and the MSU chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity also performed a step show. But by 8:30 p.m., the impatient audience heckled the rappers and yelled for Juicy J to come on stage. After the opening acts finished, it was quite evident the rapper still was not ready to perform. Filler music blasted through the auditorium until Juicy J finally took stage. Although the concert was set for 7 p.m., the rapper was scheduled to take the stage at 9 p.m, said Michael Kutzback, the founder of Peezy Promotions. Juicy J finally took center stage at 9:20 p.m. and performed for about 40 minutes. Kutzback said Juicy J was driving to MSU from Detroit and got to the venue later than expected. Once he was on stage, Juicy J kept thousands of attendees on their feet dancing, singing and smiling through the entirety of his performance to make up for his late arrival. The rapper started off the concert with the high-energy song “Stop It” and continued the night with his well-known songs such as “Scholarship,” “Bounce It,” and “Smokin’ Rollin.’” English senior Sean O’Brien said he enjoyed the concert, but was thoroughly disappointed with the short performance. “We paid $40 and we saw 40 minutes worth of Juicy J,” O’Brien said. Kalamazoo resident Candice May said despite his late arrival being a bit irritating, the rapper delivered an exciting show. “It was entertaining and energetic,” May said. The rapper teased the crowd by taking selfies with front row attendees and asked the crowd where the single ladies would party after. “It’s just fun to be with your The German-ator Gavin Schilling’s journey to East Lansing was longer than most. He was born in Germany and moved to Strasbourg, France for eight years before settling down in his mother’s hometown of Chicago. He can speak French, German In years past, MSU and student organizations have devoted Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to community service, drawing hundreds of student volunteers to give back to the Lansing area. This year, the university forwent the day of service, instead banking on an initiative officials hope will bring the community more lasting dividends. Launched on Monday at the MSU Union, the initiative, entitled “What’s Your 110?,” challenges students, faculty and staff to pledge to complete 110 hours of community service throughout 2014. The number 110 comes from MSU’s Project 60/50, a yearlong “community conversation” about civil rights inspired by the anniversaries of two landmark events: the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The goal is to have 1,000 Spartans take the pledge, said Renee Zientek, the director of MSU’s Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Citing statistics on the value of volunteer time, Zientek said 1,000 volunteers would equate to the MSU community contributing more than $2 million in volunteer time to the Lansing area. “We thought it would be really good for students to volunteer alongside faculty and staff, rather than just on their own, to be part of a bigger MSU community,” Zientek said. “We wanted also for the students to meet more community partners and to make a longer commitment to doing something, rather than just a couple of hours on MLK day.” The event invited local nonprofit service organizations to the Union as part of a volunteer fair, where community members were able to learn more about the organizations present and sign up to receive information about service opportunities. Although 39 organizations were listed as community partners for the event, 15 of the tables remained empty. Zientek said she didn’t know why the organizations hadn’t shown up to the fair, but speculated that they perhaps did not have representatives to send or had conflicting service activities on the holiday. The student organization Into The Streets usually coordinates the MLK Day of Service, but partnered with the Center for See SCHILLING on page 2 u See SERVICE on page 2 u Danyelle Morrow/The State News Freshman forward Gavin Schilling goes up for a shot while defended by North Carolina forward Joel James on Dec. 4, 2013, at Breslin Center. The Spartans lost to the Tar Heels, 79-65. By Zach Smith THE STATE NEWS nn I t’s minutes before tip-off in Champaign, Ill., and Lisa Schilling is sitting inches from her TV, waiting for her son’s name to be called. See JUICY on page 2 u Gavin Schilling, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound freshman forward, only sees the court for five minutes against the Fighting Illini, but it doesn’t matter to his mother — she’s as excited as anyone else decked out in green and white. “I feel like I want to be right there in the stadium,” she said. “I’m nervous. I’m screaming, I’m clapping and yelling. All the things that you may see me do Stu de nt gove rn m e nt at the game, I do at home.” c o m m e m o r at i o n ASMSU allocates $25K to event Students honor memory of MLK addressing the stigmas of failure By Olivia Dimmer THE STATE NEWS nn MSU students soon will have the opportunity to witness an educational event aiming to erase the stigma associated with failure. ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, has allocated $25,000 from its Special Projects fund to host Failure:Lab, a storytelling event that allows spectators to listen in on strangers’ stories of failure. The student government hopes to be able to recover their invest- ment in this event through ticket sales. Failure:Lab, which previously has performed shows in Grand Rapids and Detroit, invites wellknown, successful people to share intimate stories of personal failure in their lives. The storytellers are not allowed to explain how their failure helped them later achieve their goals, but must instead focus on how failure is a normal component in reaching success. Jonathan Williams, co-founder of Failure:Lab, has been brainstorming ideas of bringing nota- ble alumni into the event as a way to localize the event to a campus environment. The event is meant to reduce the fear many people have of taking a risk and falling short, Williams said. “Failure:Lab is an honest conversation about the struggles behind success,” Williams said. “All the time, we are told we need to try new things. Failure:Lab aims to push back on the stigma and fear of failure and get people See FAILURE on page 2 u From left, human development and family studies senior Christian Dorma, journalism education senior Brittany Roden and human development and family studies senior Brittany Dooley listen to Ernest Green, of the Little Rock Nine, speak to the marchers Monday at Beaumont Tower. — Erin Hampton, SN See the story on page 3

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