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Dueling columns: What will be team’s legacy? Senior guard Keith Appling Preserving treasures A taste of spring MSU Archives starts fund to save old film footage Temps jump drastically, but it might not be the last of winter campus+city, pG. 3 campus+city, pG. 3 Julia Nagy/The State News | 4/1/14 | @thesnews Sports, pG. 7 Michigan State University’s independent voice h e a lt h signup deadline for insurance marketplace passed Monday By Michael Kransz THE STATE NEWS nn photos by Danyelle Morrow/The State News Political science and pre-law junior Brendan Grace prepares to instruct a squad of eight people during a STX Lane training exercise Saturday at Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Mich. During the STX Lane, the squad leader is given a combat scenario to plan and is then evaluated by fellow cadets. PUT TO THE TEST ROTC members learn new skills during training Political science and pre-law junior Brendan Grace draws out an action plan during a STX Lane training exercise Saturday at Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Mich. By Casey Holland More online … THE STATE NEWS nn C risp snow crunched beneath the boots of the squad of cadets as they trekked through the otherwise-silent forest of Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Mich. Political science and pre-law junior Brendan Grace was at the head of the squad. He had already briefed the eight members on the mission at hand and how See ROTC on page 2 u To watch a video of ROTC students training at Fort Custer Training Center, visit multimedia. International relations and Spanish freshman Matt Giacona climbs under a fallen tree during a land navigation exercise Saturday at Fort Custer Training Center. Although many people enrolled for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace before Monday’s deadline, those still uninsured, including students, might face financial repercussions. The signup deadline for t he new federal healt h insurance exchange ended Monday, although it was extended for those who were unable to finish their enrollment on time because of technical issues with the website, said Caleb Buhs, the public information officer for Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services. If st udents are w it hout health coverage, they are subject to a fine under the Affordable Care Act. Depending on which amount is higher, the fine for a single adult without health coverage for a year is either $95 or 1 percent of their income after $10,150. A little less than 5 percent of MSU students do not have any form of health insurance According to National College Health Assessment Survey data, about 5 percent of MSU students are without any form of health insurance. Most students are covered by their parents’ health insurance, but many of these plans remove the children from coverage when they turn 26. Aside from the fine, those opting out of health coverage also risk other and greater financial repercussions from expensive medical bills, said Kathi Braunlich, communications manager for the MSU Student Health Services, or SHS. “Every year, there are college students who end up dropping out because they can no longer afford to stay in school due to unexpected medical costs,” Braunlich said in an email. “They may not realize that an emergency room trip will likely be at least $2,000, and an overnight hospitalization would be several thousand more.” At age 26, French, lan- See DEADLINE on page 2 u a c ad e m i c s e n t e r ta i n m e n t Supplemental instruction a possibility for students in challenging science courses Column: Go see a drag show By Kary Askew Garcia THE STATE NEWS nn MSU’s undergraduate student government has been working to design a new tutoring program that could further assist students in difficult science courses. Mitchell Goheen, ASMSU’s vice president of academic affairs, has worked with students, faculty and staff to offer additional help for students in Biological Science 161 and 162 and Chemistry 141 and 142. The classes have a reputation of being some of the toughest for incoming students to excel in. The program will consist of student volunteers who have excelled in these “high-risk” courses and require them to attend the lectures and hold additional sessions with enrolled students. The idea was built off of a current student organization, Spartan SI, which provides supplemental instruction for organic chemistry. Pending the program’s success in the fall of 2014, ASMSU will vote on allocating roughly $800 to each instructor for the semester, Goheen said. The stipend averages $10 an hour. The genomics and molecular genetics senior said he was grateful to be part of MSU’s Lyman Briggs Residential College, which gave him the opportunity to work more closely with students and professors — an opportunity many students who are in high-enrollment science courses don’t have. “I know from my own experience that I wasn’t nearly prepared enough … all of a sudden you come to college, you’re learning so much,” Goheen said. “I never learned any of that See INSTRUCTION on page 2 u Drag queen Ace DeVille walks out as the first performer during Showbiz Sunday at Spiral Video & Dance Bar in Lansing. — Emily Jenks, SN See column on page 4

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