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Colleges’ responses to Nassar The sentencing of ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar made headlines across the world as more than 150 survivors shared stories of Nassar’s abuse. In response, Spartans have turned to activism.

To comfort, empower and listen to students, several colleges at MSU are hosting events, sending letters and reaching out to their students. Here is what each college is doing:


College of Arts and Letters The College of Arts and Letters, or CAL, has held several events with faculty, students, staff and community members. An open College Advisory Council meeting, a staff town hall, and interdepartmental efforts to support student dialogue are among efforts made. The college held an “Open Mic, Open Stage, Open Space” event on Feb. 18 at the MSU Auditorium. The event was solely by and for students, who shared art, performances and expressed themselves in any way they saw fit.

“Let the courage and power of the women who have spoken so publicly and eloquently stand as a model for us. Let us continue to learn. Let us remain open and honest so we can create the university we expect ourselves to be.” Christopher Long Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

College of Human Medicine College of Human Medicine Dean Norman Beauchamp, Jr. set up a new “Culture of Safety” email address to listen to campus concerns and gather feedback. The college offered teal ribbons for sexual assault awareness to members of the college, Geri Kelley, communications director for the College of Human Medicine, said. Also ordered were “no silence” and “speak up!” buttons.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences The College of Communication Arts and Sciences, or CAS, plans to nurture efforts from members of the college, providing small grants to certain ideas. MSU’s deans have discussed initiatives and responses to recent events, Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Prabu David said. The website has been created to help communicate their mission, CAS Senior Communications Director Nicole Szymczak said.

“Adversity forges a new resolve. We must transform our culture. We must champion the voice of women at home and around the world. This campus was built on an ideal to serve. Generations have drawn inspiration from this ideal and we will work to reanimate it.” Prabu David Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities has created a webpage for updates regarding sexual violence and related campus issues, according to an email from Dean Stephen Esquith.

“Our colleges should be leaders on campus, not just during a crisis, but on an ongoing basis.”

College of Social Science College of Social Science, or CSS, Dean Rachel Croson met with several classes and advisers in addition to holding a town hall for students on Feb. 8. Croson created an email address to take more questions from students. She plans to send a document with the questions and counseling resources to all CSS students, Director of Communications for the College of Social Science Rebecca Jensen said. The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, run by Human Development and Family Studies within CSS, is offering its services to any MSU student for free, Jensen said.

Stephen Esquith Dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

College of Veterinary Medicine The College of Veterinary Medicine sent messages from Dean John Baker to its entire community. A town hall was held Feb. 15. The college also has an on-staff counselor available by appointment.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Several departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or ANR, plan to have department-wide meetings with students, faculty and staff. ANR began holding open lunch hour forums on Feb. 19 and 21. There will be another forum on Feb. 23.

“It is my steadfast expectation that all members of our CANR community will always feel empowered to raise their voices — especially when something is wrong — and to know that their words will not fall on deaf ears.” Ron Hendrick Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Education The “March on Hannah,” a protest calling for the resignation of the Board of Trustees and Interim President John Engler, was organized in part by the College of Education Faculty. Dean of the College of Education Robert Floden hosted a town hall for faculty, staff and students on Feb. 6. According to a Feb. 11 message from Floden, the college is compiling a summary from the event to determine how to move forward.

“The College of Education is dedicated to continuing and engaging in conversations to help begin healing and build a culture that’s more trusting, safe and accountable at MSU.” Nicole Geary College of Education Communications Director

Eli Broad College of Business The Eli Broad College of Business is holding town hall meetings for the deans with faculty, doctoral students, MBA students and undergraduate students. The college is also promoting campus resources, such as the college’s restrooms, lounges and community gathering spaces for students needing assistance. The Broad Senate plans to dedicate the 2018 Senior Class Gift to a fund for survivors.





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Joshua King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in 2017.

“I can come and go from my room as I please. ... If I feel like going to the library bright and early in the morning or hitting up Blaze Pizza at 2 a.m., there’s no issue.” Claire Moore, on living in a single dorm Features reporter See page 8



Times the men’s basketball team won the Big Ten regular season title See pages 6 and 13

Senior gymnast Victoria Huehn high-fives her teammates after her vault routine during the meet against Illinois on Feb. 17 at Jenison Field House. The Spartans fell to the Fighting Illini, 196.350-194.550, on Senior Night. PHOTO: SYLVIA JARRUS


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For a number of aspiring female filmmakers, creative artists and media producers at MSU, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to show their significance in 2018. The movements began last year after a New York Times report alleged years upon years of sexual assault and predatory behavior toward several actresses by film magnate Harvey Weinstein. Shortly after Weinstein’s subsequent fall from grace, actress Alyssa Milano began the now widely-recognized #MeToo, which was started by Tarana Burke. The movement, ushered in by her and other celebrities, has reached millions of women around the world. It is significant to a number of women at MSU. The State News talked to several young women who are currently striving to establish careers in filmmaking, theater, digital production and the creative arts at MSU. For Ilene Gould, Cassandra Perry and Claudia Caceres, three students interested in everything from directing to screenwriting to acting, the movement is needed to hold those in powerful positions accountable.

Ilene Gould

When she thinks of her future career, Ilene Gould wants it all.

Gould is a media and information sophomore with a concentration in film production at MSU. Her three minors — fiction filmmaking, documentary production and music — reflect her deep appreciation for a wide range of media arts. “Something that I’ve always been really involved in is the arts,” Gould said. “As a kid, I was a dancer, involved in theater and music. I played oboe all throughout middle school and high school and in college.” Her love of music eventually led her to the Spartan Marching Band. And when time came for the college-aged Gould to decide on a major, she found her passion for storytelling was also driving her career interests. She loves watching films — everything from old Disney movies she watched as a kid to movies in theaters now. “I realized that film production and storytelling combined a lot of elements that I loved from everything I’ve done — music, dance, writing, video, acting, theater,” Gould said. From that realization, Gould’s vision grew to include her making a name for herself in the world of cinema. As to what she would do if she became a influential figure in the world of filmmaking, Gould noted her interest in resolving the gender pay gap between male and female celebrities. “Something that I’ve always been really pas-

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McKenna Ross Managing editor English junior Claudia Caceres works on writing call sheets for SideShow in the groups weekly meeting room on Feb. 15 at Communication Arts and Sciences Building. Caceres is the coproducer of Side Show, the student run sketch comedy show at MSU. PHOTO: C.J. WEISS

sionate about is gender equality,” Gould said. “That’s always been something that’s really bothered me, and I think that feminism is not just about treating everyone equally, but it’s about viewing everyone equally, too.” Gould, who keeps up with current events in Hollywood, shared her thoughts on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements ushered in by Weinstein’s ousting. “It is a little scary to know that this is the field that I’m going into, and that people who have come before me have dealt with sexual harassment and gender equality issues,” Gould said. “I love that it’s ‘Time’s up,’ because it really is. It’s way too long for women to be exploited in Hollywood and for women to be used … whether it’s for sexual favors or harassment to advance.” Gould said she thinks the movements have a positive impact on her generation of female filmmakers. “It’s really important that we’re making it known now and that it’s happening now, so hopefully by the time that I’m in the industry and other girls are in the industry, that it’s totally gone, that it’s not a problem anymore,” she said.

“I came in and I realized that the one thing I was really interested in was film and movies, and I just always have had a real connection with them and the way that they tell stories,” Perry said. To her, a media and information senior with a minor in film studies and fiction filmmaking, cinema represents a medium she can use to discover the individuality of different people. “I’ve just always been really inspired by the kind of humanity that comes out in film, and I like that it was kind of a medium where you can just explore people, in the same way that psychology is, but film is such an isolated thing,” she said. Perry, who is set to graduate this year, said she mostly wants to be a part of the creative building process in the film industry, though she’s also happy to be anywhere. “I’ve always thought of myself as the kind of person who would be happy just doing anything,” Perry said. “You know, supporting anything in movies. I’d always want to be part of the production set, that kind of vibe, where you’re either like a director, or a cinematographer, a writer — anything where you’re in that kind of development stage.” Cassandra “Cassie” Perry Like Gould, Perry has also kept her eyes on When Cassie Perry transferred to MSU, she came to recognize how much she appreciated the heart the current crisis overshadowing Hollywood. “It’s a common conversation between a lot and passion that goes into filmmaking. of my friends and I,” Perry said. “The #MeToo movement and the #TimesUp movement are about having some sort of consequence for the actions that are made and making those things aware.” Perr y said the movements are something she cares deeply about. Hearing the allegations against Weinstein and numerous other celebrities made Perry realize the presence of a trend in cases of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. “What’s unique or different about media positions and film positions is that there’s this strange type of power that comes involved,” Perry said. “It’s not even the same. It’s similar to like, a CEO taking advantage of someone.” Perry noted that victims of sexual assault and harassment should know they’re not alone. “It’s good for women and men to know that they’re not alone, that this happens to so many people, not only in the media but just in the world, everywhere,” Perry said. “It’s important Media and information senior Cassandra Perry sets up a for those stories and those c-stand in Studio D of the Communication and Arts and issues to be at the forefront Sciences Building on Feb. 14. PHOTO: ANNIE BARKER of the news.”

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“What’s unique or different about media positions and film positions is that there’s this strange type of power that comes involved. It’s not even the same. It’s similar to like, a CEO taking advantage of someone.” Cassandra Perry Media and information senior

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“I love that with this movement, these celebrities are raising money for women who are more like waitresses or doing underpaid jobs who have had to deal with sexual harassment. That’s what you should use your platform for.” Claudia Caceres English junior

“I love to write.” Claudia Caceres said she switched her major to English for that very reason. “I adore writing,” Caceres said. “I don’t just want to act. I want to create stories and scripts for families, younger people.” Caceres, an English junior with minors in fiction filmmaking and theater, also has an adoration for film production. And while she grew up loving films, she said there was a special emphasis on one such medium — animation. “I adore animation,” Caceres said. “Animation is a way to make a movie that is so unmatched that you can’t stop yourself. There’s so much you can do. I guess you could say it really molded my dream, creativity-wise.” Reminiscing on her childhood, Caceres said she wants to direct or produce films for today’s children who are just like the ones that she grew up with. “Kids are so smart,” Caceres said. “They’re not given enough credit on how smart they are. And they need smart movies.” She said she keeps up with all that transpires in Hollywood, including the celebrities she views as role models. And, like many, Caceres was stunned when it was revealed that Weinstein — a professional in his industry and an easily recognizable name — had allegedly manipulated and sexually harassed women for years. “I’ve been very much following the coattails of it,” Caceres said. “The thing that also was just so powerful about this movement is when the thing about Harvey Weinstein came out. And it was like, a snowball effect.” As the news made waves, Caceres said her parents contacted her via FaceTime out of concern. “They were like, ‘Oh my gosh, Claudia. We are so nervous about you going into this industry,’” Caceres said. However, despite the call and concerns, Caceres, said she is not afraid to enter into said industry. “But this happens in any industry,” Caceres said. “My dad is in the military, and so he knows. He has had to deal with dumb instances of this kind of stuff happening.” She said she’s supportive of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. To her, the concept of utilizing social media, along with celebrities using their platforms to usher the movements along, are excellent. “The great thing about social media is that things spread like wildfire,” Caceres said. “You know, it just goes. Also I love that with this movement, these celebrities are raising money for women who are more like waitresses or doing underpaid jobs who have had to deal with sexual harassment. That’s what you should use your platform for.” Caceres said she also feels the movements have become a stepping stone those in the film industry can rely upon. “I feel like this movement has been very eye-opening that we as women … We’re done. We’re finished,” Caceres said. “This is something to expand upon and to learn from and to make sure this stuff doesn’t happen.”

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The Spartans pose with the Big Ten championship trophy after the game against Illinois on Feb. 20 at the Breslin Center. MSU defeated Illinois 81-61 and claimed a share of the 2018 Big Ten title. PHOTOS: ANNIE BARKER


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he decision to live in one of MSU’s single-person dorm rooms during my sophomore year was a long-deliberated one. It’s not like I have anything against living with other women my age. Sure, I am by no means a socially graceful person (in terms of social skills, mine are the equivalent of Sheldon Cooper’s or Mr. Spock’s), but I do think it’s great to build strong relationships with other students. I’ll even admit as a freshman, I was fortunate enough to share a dorm room with one of the sweetest girls ever. I knew I wanted to live on campus during my sophomore year, too. When the time came to choose a living space, I found that I liked North Neighborhood, known to many as MSU’s version of Hogwarts. As a result, I currently live in Campbell Hall. Campbell offers a variety of permanent single rooms, meaning you can choose to live in a room that’s been specifically designated to one person only. But as I found out, you don’t have to choose a permanent single to live alone. If you’d like, you can opt to purchase a double room on campus (ordinarily meant to be shared by two students) as a single for yourself. I can’t say how other residents feel about their single rooms, but I function well in my own tidy hobbit hole. I’ve found not having a roommate is pleasant for several reasons. I’m a journalism major with a minor in film studies. A quiet work environment is necessary for when I make important calls regarding any news stories I’m writing for classes or my job. In addition, I watch movies and then write obnoxiously long, complicated essays about them for my minor. It’s a relief to know that I won’t bother a roommate when I try to do either.

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Features reporter Claire Moore’s single dorm room in Campbell Hall. “As corny as it sounds, I am true to myself by living alone,” Moore said. PHOTO: CLAIRE MOORE

I can come and go from my room as I please, absent of the fear of disturbing a sleeping or working roommate. If I feel like going to the library bright and early in the morning or hitting up Blaze Pizza at 2 a.m., there’s no issue. Living by yourself would also prevent the occurrence of … Ahem, “awkward situations” created if your roommate happened to have a significant

other. As corny as it sounds, I am true to myself by living alone. If I want to kick back after a long day by blasting the soundtrack to Hamilton: An American Musical, watching a Star Wars movie for the thousandth time or eating an ungodly amount of pizza rolls, I can without worrying someone will pass judgment on me for doing so (Okay, so maybe my atrocious singing and the

fact I regularly practice with a lightsaber would make anyone think I was a little wacky). But in all seriousness, the understanding is still there — I can thrive when I don’t have to worry about what anyone thinks of me. The decision to live the entirety of my sophomore year alone did come with two consequences: cost and isolation. The latter is of more importance to a student’s well-being. I’ve found despite the perks of living by myself, I’ve experienced a lot of loneliness this year — something I definitely thought wouldn’t happen to me. Last year, if my roommate and I had a bad day, we could vent to each other about it when we returned home. We tag-teamed in our coursework, especially in the 8:00 a.m. freshman math class we quickly realized had been a mistake to enroll in. Oh, and I certainly miss her whenever I think of the times we’d go buy groceries, get slushies or eat dinner together. Doing those things alone is not the same. So yes, living alone surely isn’t for everyone. If you are a social person with no problem making new friends, a roommate will likely be good for you. You’ll have someone to talk to about everything from your class workload to your significant other, if you have one. If you happen to be placed with an exceptionally nice roommate, you may even have a friend for life. Conversely, if you prefer to spend much of your time alone, then you’d probably thrive in a single room. The ability to live by yourself, especially if it makes you feel more comfortable, is well worth the extra cost of investing in a single room — just be wary that you aren’t allowing yourself to be consumed by loneliness.

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The Associated Students of Michigan State University, or ASMSU, passed a resolution to support the implementation of wireless network access in non-traditional areas of all residence halls before the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. ASMSU supported a resolution for the "implementation of Wi-Fi in MSU residence halls" on Dec. 7, 2017. The resolution argues individual wireless access systems are expensive on top of other educational expenses, and that students should be able to study on campus with the expectation their location will have access to a wireless network. Currently, there are 15 residence halls of the 27 on MSU's campus that require students to purchase their own wireless router because they can’t connect to MSUNet 2.0 or 3.0, MSU's main wireless networks. "The student experience has evolved over time, where necessities have included books, computers, and, increasingly, wireless internet access," according to the bill. Jack Person, a representative for the Eli Broad College of Business, said it is unfair to require

students who live in a dorm room without a wireless network to purchase their own router. “It’s an added cost, on top of the immense cost we’re already paying to be students that doesn’t need to be there considering that the university has made a move to bring this effort to us, of having Wi-Fi in all of the residence halls,” Person said during discussion about the resolution. Rob McCurdy, MSU’s chief information officer, said in an email that in response to ASMSU’s resolution, Wi-Fi will be installed in Shaw and Emmons halls during spring break. For the remaining residence halls, Wi-Fi will be installed during the summer. “We are excited to improve the student experience and appreciate the partnership with the students, specifically ASMSU,” McCurdy said in an email. “Education does not stop at the classroom doorway; it should be accessible everywhere. This is an important investment in student success.” Person said students, especially those who are still adjusting to a college workload, should be able to do homework and study in the comfort of their own dorm room without having to pay extra for a wireless router. Read more at

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Seniors reflect on collegiate careers, look to Madness BY CASEY HARRISON AND MICHAEL DUKE SPORTS@STATENEWS.COM

For three graduating players on the MSU basketball team, Tuesday couldn’t have been better. The No. 2 Spartans (27-3, 12-2 Big Ten) defeated Illinois 81-61 to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular season championship, the eighth under head coach Tom Izzo. The team’s 27 regular season wins is now the most in program history. The win puts MSU in a position to finish lone atop the Big Ten with a victory against Wisconsin on Sunday. However, it also marked the last game senior Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr., fifth-year Gavin Schilling and graduate transfer Ben Carter would play at the Breslin Center. To celebrate the feat, a banner was raised and the Big Ten Championship trophy was presented to the team — just the way the seniors wanted it. “It means everything,” Carter said. “We set out to accomplish certain goals at the beginning of the season, and this was the first of them. To have at least a share and to do that on senior night is everything we looked to accomplish when we were putting in work.” Nairn, Schilling and Carter each started for the first time this season, which was suggested by sophomore Cassius Winston, who had started all 29 games until Tuesday. Of the 41 minutes played between the three seniors, the most nerve-wracking came with under a minute remaining: when they were called to the bench one last time at the Breslin, but first kissed the Spartan logo at midcourt to a standing ovation. They checked out and let the underclassmen take their place on the floor — and symbolically taking their reign with them. “I dreamed of kissing the Spartan head and having the opportunity to raise the banner, the trophy, and having my mom here, my teammates — it was an unbelievable experience,” Nairn said. “I couldn’t handle it. For real. I was trying to. With the magnitude of the game and what was at stake, with it being my last time playing here, that was the hardest game I have ever played in.” The sentiment was shared with the other seniors. Admittedly to them, it’s difficult to fathom their careers as student athletes are nearing an end. Carter: He might have spent the least amount of time as a Spartan, but Izzo said he thought Carter spent the longest kissing the Spartan head. “I thought he’d kiss the floor and the 15,000 fans,” Izzo said. “He sure deserved his time — he had six years. He’s going on Medicare next week, so he’s been here a long time.” Carter, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound native of Las Vegas, first arrived to East Lansing last season. After playing two seasons with Oregon, Carter sat out in 2014-15 and transferred to UNLV, where he played in 22 games before he suffered a knee injury that ended his season in January. He transferred to MSU, but missed the 2016-17 season after he suffered another knee injury on the first official day of practice. He was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA last May. “I’ve looked back on my college career and as far as my on Ben Carter, graduate transfer and forward the court success, it on the MSU men’s basketball, poses for hasn’t really panned a photo. PHOTO COURTESY OF MSU out the way I enviATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS sioned,” Carter said. “But with that being

said, I’ve taken everything as a lesson and I’ve learned to look at things differently. I don’t have any regrets.” After six years of working in the classroom, Carter is aiming toward his master’s degree in kinesiology. His collegiate career might not have gone as planned, and his time at MSU may have been short-lived, but hoisting up a March Madness trophy in San Antonio would be worth it for Carter. “When I came here I had a goal to win championships, and that was one of the main reasons why I decided to come in the first place. And to be able to contend for that is a dream come true,” he said.

Senior forward Gavin Schilling (34) hugs assistant coach Mike Garland during the game against Illinois on Feb. 20 at Breslin Center. The Spartans defeated Illinois 81-61 and were crowned the 2018 Big Ten Champions. PHOTO: ANNIE BARKER

Schilling: Schilling didn’t have to stay. Schilling, a 6-foot-9 forward who was born in Germany but grew up in Chicago, was MSU’s most experienced player heading into this season. He played in 100 games for MSU before being granted a fifth year of eligibility, but has been benched in favor of freshman standout Jaren Jackson Jr. this season. “It’s a pretty bittersweet feeling, I guess,” he said prior to the game. “It’s going to be an emotional night for me, thinking back on all the memories I had and the ups and downs I encountered.” Schilling, who started 33 games and shot a team-best 58.2 percent from the floor his sophomore season when the Spartans went to the Final Four in 2015, missed all of last season with a knee injury. But to Schilling, the team matters more. “He has embraced his role, too, you get young guys like Jaren starting in front of him,” Izzo said. “There could have been a lot of dissension and complaining, you just haven’t seen it at all.” Leaving MSU was never something Schilling said he considered, and even though injuries might have set his career back, he has a chance to bring another National Championship to East Lansing. And even though it meant he wouldn’t play as much, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. “I’ve always tried to look at the positive side of things,” Schilling said. “Even through how bad it is, I try to always look at the positive side of things. … Now I’m able to play this year and make an impact this year is something I was looking forward to ever since I was injured, making that happen made me really grateful.” Schilling said he’s unsure what the future holds for him, but he wants basketball to be a part of it. Schilling graduated with a degree in advertising and is finishing a master’s degree in French, one of three languages he is fluent in. “Right now, I’m just focusing on my present,” he said. “Being able to have a degree in my pocket is something that can stick with me, and I’ll be able to use it in the future.”

Michigan State,’” Nairn said. “It was so exciting for me because nobody who I grew up with is doing what I’m doing.” Since his first year at MSU, Nairn has developed a close bond with Izzo, who said the senior’s abilities transcend the basketball court. “I have a feeling he’s going to want to get into motivational speaking. He’s going to want to do something that shares himself with as many people as he can touch,” Izzo said. Go to statenews. com to read the full story on the men’s basketball seniors.

Then-freshman guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr. speaks to media during men’s basketball media day on Oct. 28, 2014, at Breslin Center. STATE NEWS FILE PHOTO

Nairn: Picture playing basketball on a court filled with broken glass, covered in dirt because of the abandoned building beside it. Picture having to shoot the ball into a crate with no backboard attached to it. Nairn experienced these circumstances firsthand. Standing at 5-foot-10 and playing a sport predicated on height, Nairn knew at an early age the odds were against him, and have been throughout his entire basketball journey. That journey started in Nassau, Bahamas, where he showed off his speed and sprinted up and down those dirt-filled courts. “Where I’m from, kids don’t get the opportunity to do what I’ve done in their lifetime,” Nairn said. At just 13 years old, Nairn left his family and moved to the U.S. to attend school and pursue his hoops dreams. When Nairn first arrived at MSU in 2014, he said he couldn’t believe how far he had come from his humbling upbringing in the Bahamas. “When I was a freshman and I walked in there and saw my picture, I sent the picture to my mom and I was like, ‘I’m at T H U RS DAY, F E B RUARY 2 2 , 2 01 8

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PyeongChang is currently the center of the world, hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics and showcasing some of the best talent in winter sports the world has to offer. As the 2018 Winter Olympics continues, Team USA has a Spartan competing on the men’s ice hockey team for his first-ever Olympic games in PyeongChang. Current USA forward and former MSU ice hockey teammate Jim Slater made his Olympic debut on Feb. 14 in the team’s first loss of the games to Slovenia in a 3-2 defeat in overtime. “I feel very honored and privileged to be representing Team USA and MSU in this year’s Olympics,” Slater said in an email. “Anytime you can represent Team USA anywhere, it’s the utmost respect and privilege.” He scored his first goal of the

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Olympics Feb. 20 in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic, which effectively ended Team USA’s chances of playing for a medal. Slater played in East Lansing from 2001-05, and played in the NHL for 10 years — six with Atlanta Thrashers and four with the Winnipeg Jets. He’s currently playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland. Before the Olympics, the 35-year-old represented Team USA in 2002 Freshman forward Jim Slater goes up for the U.S. National Ju- against U-M junior center Mike Cammalleri nior Team and in 2006 during Oct. 6, 2001 game at Spartan and 2012 for the Men’s Stadium. The game was tied 3-3. National Team. STATE NEWS FILE PHOTO To Slater, playing in the Olympics brings different feelings Go to to read the compared to the other international full article on Slater’s experience at tournaments he has played in. the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Dambo, Colley bring international experience to women’s basketball BY JOSHUA CHUNG JCHUNG@STATENEWS.COM


raveling across the world, packing your bags and having an opportunity to playing Division I basketball is what many young athletes aspire so that they can pursue their dreams of playing professional sports. Redshirt sophomore forward Nathy Dambo started her life in Fort-de-France, Martinique — a small island in the Caribbean — before heading to San Mateo, California. There, she was recruited by head coach Suzy Merchant. “I left Martinique at 14 and then I went to France,” said Dambo, who’s played in four career games as a Spartan. “So I was already used to being without my parents, I guess, which was a hard transition for me.” Dambo attended Junipero Serra High School under head coach McKensey Hadley. Under Hadley, she was named 2013-14 Renaissance Academy Girls Basketball Player of the Year and earned 2013-14 Southern Section AllLeague Girls Basketball Harbor. “I was already in California, I attended high school in California, so I was already good with the English part,” Dambo said. “Fortunately, I made friends right away so the transition wasn’t really that hard for me.” At 11 years old, Dambo picked up her first basketball and started playing pick-up with her siblings, where she immediately fell in love with the game. Dambo said the level of play is different in France compared to the United States. Rules are different and certain foul calls that would be called in American basketball would not be called in France. Dambo likes both styles of play, but prefers the way the French play a little more. She considers WNBA star Sandrine Gruda one of her favorite players to watch, who was born in Martinique. “We found (Nathy) in California, and one of my assistant coaches had a friend who was coaching out there and said, ‘Hey, there’s a couple big kids out here’ and we were looking for a big late,” Merchant said. “She actually hadn’t been playing her whole high school season because she was out with some transfer rules. So we went and watched her practice a few times and she was a big-bodied kid.” Redshirt sophomore guard Shay Colley began her life in Brampton, Ontario, before beginning her collegiate journey to MSU. “I mean, I live right across the border, so there’s not too many differences,” Colley said. “Other than Toronto is faster than Michigan here, so when I came here I adapted pretty well, so it

wasn’t that bad coming.” Colley is a transfer from University of South Carolina and Pittsburgh, and has a team-high 12 points per game. In 2015, Colley was considered one of the top recruits in the nation. She attended St. Edmund Campion Secondary School. Colley led the team in a pair of regional championships and received a gold medal in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association during her time there. Colley has prior experience with the Canadian National Team, where she spent four seasons. Colley helped assist Team Canada to a second-lace finish at the 2014 FIBA U18 Americas Championship and gained attention when she dropped 21 points against the U.S. in group play. “When I was little, I would go to the gym and watch my dad play a lot,” Colley said. “I just always wanted to be around the basketball court dribbling, doing whatever I can. I watched it all the time. “I wouldn’t say I played with Barbie or toys a lot. I was watching, playing and focusing on basketball.” Colley said growing up, Canadian-born NBA star Steve Nash was one of her heroes. There has also been in recent years as many stars have come from Canada including Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis and Tristan Thompson. Colley said there is no significant difference when it comes to the style of play between Canada and the U.S. Many players come to the U.S. to play AAU, attend prep schools, and attend the universities Colley said. “Basketball is very popular in Canada,” Colley said. “It’s on the rise, and for females it’s growing. Keeping the sport around, keeping it interesting for the younger players to grow up in, and just making sure it’s fun to watch and fun to be around.” Merchant said the team heavily recruits in Canada. One thing she appreciates about Canadian players is they have a really inclusive mindset and thrive in situations where everybody is getting along and everything is going well. Merchant said Colley is extremely engaged in the team’s dynamics, nd making sure if there is conflict, it needs to be resolved and so team chemistry can always be high. “I like international kids a lot because I think, just in general, I think they’re extremely appreciative and grateful kids,” Merchant said. “They don’t always have access to things like this where they’re from. I think those are really good lessons for our American kids, to be honest. It’s always more, more and more in our culture.”

Redshirt-sophomore Nathy Dambo (11) takes a shot on the net during the game against Oakland on Nov. 13, 2017, at Breslin Center. The Spartans defeated the Grizzlies 95-63. PHOTO: ANNTANINNA BLONDO

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The artist behind the counter: Art store clerk freelances his talents Sorrow’s work now doesn’t stray far from his undergraduate years. He still focuses on printmaking and illustration and does freelancing Inside the Kresge Art Center on MSU’s cam- focused on illustration. “I have illustrated children’s books, most pus resides the art store, where students come and go to purchase equipment for their classes recently I have done illustrations for the New or projects. However, some students might be York Times,” Sorrow said. “I have always illusunaware of the artist behind the counter, ring- trated, I’ve been a cartoonist my whole life. ... Since I was a kid, I’ve always done art.” ing them up. Peter Shutt, a studio art senior who has worked Casey Sorrow, an MSU alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in studio art, started working at with Sorrow for the last three years, has seen a the art store as an undergraduate student and variety of Sorrow’s work throughout his employsoon took over management of the store after ment at the art store. “Casey and I are actually really great friends he graduated in 1999. Sorrow initially came to MSU with an English now. Even just outside of the art store we love major and a minor in film studies, however, he to talk about comics and cartoons or just art in general,” Shutt said. graduated with a degree in art. Shutt said Sorrow’s style is unlike his own. “My main focus was painting, but I also delved pretty strongly into printmaking,” Sorrow said. Images of illustrations on his website show a variety of animals, people and ot h“Casey and I are actually really great friends er things in unique style. Some of his now. Even outside of the art store we love art designs are on to talk about comics and cartoons or just art craft beer labels, like in general.” Uncle John’s Cider. “He draws mostly Peter Shutt creatures and monStudio art senior sters ... he is more BY CHARLES BENOIT


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