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Although MSU is in violation of the state’s fire prevention code for fire and tornado drills in university buildings, they likely will not change practices or be penalized. The Michigan Bureau of Fire Services has no current plans to charge university officials with a misdemeanor for their failure to comply with fire and tornado regulations — a step that has not been taken with any Michigan school, at least in the last 15 years, said Michigan Bureau of Fire Services Deputy Director and Assistant Fire Marshal Tony

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Eat, drink and be merry Stop by one of these Indy joints to watch the game

By Caleb Nordgren and Milan Griffes

Fox & Hound Bar & Grill

4901 E. 82nd St., Suite 900 Price Range: $9-26/meal Menu: sandwiches, appetizers, beer, etc. The MSU Alumni Association holds watch parties here, they should be present for the weekend’s games

Slippery Noodle Inn

372 S. Meridian St. Price Range: $10-30/meal Menu: sandwiches, appetizers, drinks The ‘hub’ of MSU fan activity in Indy

Bru Burger Bar

410 Massachusetts Ave. Price Range: $10-15/meal Menu: the name says it all

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t 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, a full 2 1/2 hours before tickets officially went on sale, human development and family studies junior Faye Van Oostenburg staked out the Izzone office on the third floor of the Union for a chance to see the MSU men’s basketball team face Duke in Indianapolis tomorrow. “It’s (about) the experience,” Van Oostenburg said with a smile. “I have to support my guys.” For the second time in as many years, the Spartans have made it to the Sweet 16. However, unlike last year, the game is only a four-hour drive down

I-69 to Indiana, as opposed to a 29-hour drive to Phoenix. This is the third time in two years Indianapolis has hosted an MSU postseason game. Just 15 months ago, MSU football made the trek down to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game to take on Wisconsin. MSU lost, 42-39. Three months later, the city played host to the Big Ten basketball tournament, where the Spartans earned a trophy at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. MSU fans can only hope this trip to Indy ends more like the latter than the former. ‘Zoned out Van Oostenburg and about 20 others lined up outside the Izzone office Tuesday for a chance to purchase one of

the roughly 40 tickets available through the MSU student section. However, that does not mean the Spartans will be poorly represented. While it can’t compete with Chicago in terms of sheer numbers, Indianapolis is a significant hub for MSU alumni. Rick Doyle, president of the MSU Alumni of Central Indiana, estimated the number of MSU alumni in the Indianapolis area to be “a couple thousand,” and said the association maintains a database of 500 area alumni email addresses. Besides the 40 tickets sold directly by the Izzone, Izzone members also will make the journey south on their own. Brandon Heins, one of the See INDY on page 2 X

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… unless there is another complaint, they do not check back to see if universities have updated their policies Sanfilippo. Based on the state fire prevention code, colleges and universities such as MSU are required to conduct eight fire drills and two tornado drills in each of the residence halls and facilities with classrooms each year, preferably one each month, Sanfi lippo said. University spokesman Jason Cody said the university conducts eight fire drills and two tornado drills in each of the residence halls each year. But, MSU only conducts one annual fire and tornado drill for each other campus building — putting them in violation, according to Sanfilippo. Cody said the university has limited resources, including personnel and time, and chooses to focus on residence halls for fire and tornado drills. “We are to continue to operate as we always have, doing everything we can to protect the safe-

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Right-to-work laws go into effect today — MSU, East Lansing prepare By Kellie Rowe THE STATE NEWS ■■

Michigan’s right-to-work law, giving employees the ability to opt out of joining workplace unions, takes effect today — a change that will affect some MSU and city unions. Although few unions will see immediate changes, this could lead to new means of negotiation between employers and

employees. Contracts in place before today will remain valid until they expire, but several unions created new contracts in the months following the bill’s passage to skirt the effects of the law for a few more years. About 41 school districts and fi ve universities, including the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, approved new contracts before the law took effect Thurs-

“Too bad all of us didn’t do it. What were they going to do? Cut funding to all universities?” Penny Gardner, president of the Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty at MSU

day, according to USA Today. During its Tuesday work session, East Lansing City Council approved four union contracts with unions extending through June 2016.


Park Planning Team reviews developers By Michael Koury THE STATE NEWS ■■

The city of East Lansing is taking the next steps on six proposals for a site formerly proposed to be a part of the failed, financially unstable City Center II project. After reviewing the qualifications of each proposal submitted to develop the Park District Area, the Park District Planning Area Review Team discussed the low marks all of the developers

received Tuesday at City Hall. The Tuesday discussion raised questions about the face of the developers and how the review team can properly evaluate their qualification and ability to transform their vision of downtown into a reality. Pat Wolf, a member of the Council of Neighborhood Presidents, said he wants the developers to fill in the parts of their proposals they left absent when listing their criteria. “The question is then, how do

you evaluate someone who has essentially provided no information,” Wolf said. Members worried about accountability with the seemingly unclear leaders of the proposals, and Wolf was not the only review team member who expressed concern with the lack of information the developers submitted. “They weren’t necessarily careful about giving full infor-

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House Republicans have proposed legislation to punish universities and municipalities that agreed to new contracts between Dec. 10, 2012 — the day Gov. Rick Snyder signed

the right-to-work into law — and Thursday. The city of East Lansing could face more than $450,000 in state funding cuts, although a provision in the contracts enables the city and the union to renegotiate in case the legislation passes. “We’re going to continue to advocate to the legislature that this penalty is inappropriate and try and get it removed from the budget,” Triplett said

in a previous interview. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said at last week’s Steering Committee that MSU will honor all existing union contracts and currently has none open. Dan Clark, president of the MSU Graduate Employees Union, said the GEU considered recontracting before Thursday, but MSU chose not

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Izzo getting in the zone Head coach Tom Izzo walks to the bus to leave for Indiana for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Breslin Center. The Spartans play against Duke on Friday night. —Katie Stiefel/The State News

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Police brief Former MSU football player avoids jail for drunken driving Former MSU football linebacker and fullback TyQuan Hammock avoided additional jail time for a misdemeanor drunken driving charge after a February arrest for driving and carrying a handgun while drunk. East Lansing 54-B District Court Judge Andrea Larkin sentenced Hammock on Monday to pay $830 in total fines and eight hours of community service, according to police records. Hammock was ordered to forfeit his handgun and ammunition, complete a highway safety education program and attend a drunken driving victim impact panel. Associate Athletics Director John Lewandowski previously said Hammock was arrested within a week after notifying Spartan coaches he would be leaving the football team. DARCIE MORAN

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Numerous parties, Spartan gatherings in city this weekend FROM PAGE ONE

Izzone’s co-directors, said he would be at the game with his family. “I grew up around MSU, my family are all MSU fans,” Heins said. “My grandparents have gone to every MSU Final Four game since 1979.” Oh, the places you’ll go Having made it to Indianapolis, the next question is what to do before and after the game. Or, for those who make the trip without tickets, what to do during the game. That’s where Doyle comes in. Doyle and the rest of his organization will host a watch party for the game at the Fox & Hound Bar & Grill, 4901 E. 82nd St., in Indianapolis. Doyle said the association gathers there for most MSU football and basketball games. There were 50-some MSU fans present for last weekend’s games, he said. After the game, Doyle said he plans to

make his way to the Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 S. Meridian St., for what he hopes will be a celebration. “Even though there’s an opportunity to go to the game, we anticipate a fairly decent crowd (at the Fox & Hound,)” he said. “Our plan would be to head downtown and celebrate the victory at the Slippery Noodle.” The Alumni Association also has pregame boredom covered. The Spartans will hold an open practice this afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium , from 1-1:50 p.m. Doyle said he and some other alumni will be there. Friday, before the game starts at 9:45 p.m., there will be a pep rally from 5-6:30 p.m. at the team’s hotel, the Westin Indianapolis, 50 S. Capitol Ave., featuring head coach Tom Izzo, Sparty, the Spartan Brass and others. The rally is free, but preregistration is required through the MSU Alumni Association’s website. Less officially, Doyle suggested students looking for a younger group to hang out with try the area around Butler University, north of downtown Indianapolis. “There are lots of fun bars in

What comes next In the event of an MSU victory on Friday, the Spartans will play again in Indianapolis on Sunday against the winner of the matchup between No. 1 seed Louisville and No. 12 seed Oregon. Doyle said he hasn’t made any plans at this point — officially or unofficially — for the rest of the weekend, but he suspects Saturday would be pretty quiet. “(There will) probably not be a whole lot of activity,” he said, chuckling. “I suspect everyone’s going to recover on Saturday.” At press time, more than 400 tickets for Friday’s game still were available on StubHub, with prices ranging from $118 to $1,800.

ing assistants) and (resident assistants) that are members that are going to maintain our membership,” he said. “(We are) going to spend a lot more time surveying the membership to get the best contract possible in two years.” Penny Gardner, president of the Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty at MSU and an assistant professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, said rumors of state House Republicans “bullying” and threatening to take away funding if universities negoti-

ate union contracts prior to Thursday stopped her union from recontracting. “It makes me think, ‘Too bad all of us didn’t do it,’” she said. “What were they going to do? Cut funding to all universities?” She said now her union will have to address each member each semester to see if they are willing to pay union dues, and even if they refuse, they still will receive the benefits the union collectively bargains for with the university.

that area,” he said. “There’s so much to do.” For those looking to tour the town, there are plenty of sights to see, he said. The NCAA Hall of Champions is about a mile away from Lucas Oil Stadium, and there are numerous museums in and around downtown Indianapolis.

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to review the GEU’s contract, which expires May 2015. Clark said the GEU still is negotiating with the universities and just recently re-acquired a quarterly-pay option. “We have a lot of (teach-



Even if MSU doesn’t comply, school likely won’t be prosecuted FROM PAGE ONE

ty of our students, faculty and staff,” Cody said of how the university will proceed in light of the violation. Sanfilippo said the department does not do regular inspections to make sure universities are following codes appropriately, but will ask for the required documentation of the drills done when they inspect on-campus projects. Not having the required documentation also is a misdemeanor, but Sanfilippo said if a university isn’t following this requirement or isn’t conducting the required amount of drills, bureau representatives typically will explain that this is a requirement and the school will agree to change. He said unless there is another complaint, they do not check back to see if universities have updated their policies. “Usually, we don’t try to go through the process of prosecutions,” Sanfilippo said. “We try to do a learning education piece.” He said although there is no conversation to penalize the university, or others that reportedly also have been in violation of the code, the issue might arise if the state fire marshal is included in an education-based safety task force that Gov. Rick Snyder is forming. Accounting sophomore Daniel Liu said additional fire drills in an academic building might be a good idea to increase student safety, although fewer drills should be conducted than in the dorms and exam times should be avoided. Staff writer Caleb Nordgren contributed to this story.



City finds potential developers have inadequate experience

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mation about the prior projects they had done,” said Doug Jester, chairperson of the Park District Planning Area Review Team. “We couldn’t look at it and give them credit or not much credit accurately. We need more information from each of them.” The review team based their ratings of the developers on numerous criteria, such as their experiences in completing projects of the complexity envisioned for the site, and their history of utilizing high-quality designs and materials in past projects. The ability to build environmentally-friendly structures and meet LEED certification requirements also determined whether developers received full marks in the report. The total criteria points possible for a developer’s qualifications is 65, with the experience of completing complex projects being weighted the most with 20. The report discussed at the meet-

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ing did not review the developers’ ability to access “sufficient capital to complete the project as conceptually proposed, as well as reasonable estimate of project costs and uses of funds,” which accounted for a possible 15 points. Out of the remaining 50 points, all of the developers ranged in between the high 20s to high 30s, with the highest score at 37.3 for Lurvey White Ventures and the lowest score at 26.6 for The Parkside Project,LLC. The comparison will be re-evaluated as team members receive more information on the proposals and the potential developers. The April 10 meeting originally was scheduled for the committee to review and score the proposals, but the meeting now will bring in the developers to answer any unanswered questions. “(We will be) really digging into how they’re going to work together, who’s going to be playing the lead role versus more of a supporting role,” East Lansing Planning, Building and Development Director Tim Dempsey said. “There’s only so much you can put down on paper. I think having people actually have a conversation about it is a different perspective entirely.”

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Free student legal services extended through 2019 By Robert Bondy

Criminal charges Charges for for MSU MSU students Students

Undergraduate Spring 2012, undergraduate students and Graduate graduate students


Free legal services for students who pay student government taxes will remain available through 2019 following a contract with Jeffries & Newton law firm, ASMSU — MSU’s undergraduate student government — and the Council of Graduate Students, or COGS. “I think Jeffries & Newtown have provided outstanding service to undergraduate, graduate and professional students during their stay with MSU,” COGS President Stefan Fletcher said. “They have seen several generations of Spartans come

Minor in Possession Minor possession 264 (43.4%) Open alcohol Alcohol 37 (6.1%)

Total 608 Other offenses 122 (20.1%)

Disorderly Conduct Disorderly conduct 88 (14.5%)

Noise NoiseViolation violation 97 (15.9%)


and go, and I think their knowledge is something that cannot be undervalued.” Both ASMSU and COGS officially renewed a contract with Jeffries & Newton law fi rm a

few weeks ago, continuing a 29-year relationship. ASMSU has been offering the service since 1976 and signed their first contract with Jeffries & Newton law firm in 1984 ,

ASMSU President Evan Martinak said. COGS has been offering the services to graduate and professional students for at least the past 15 years, Fletcher said. Martinak pointed out MSU was the first of the Big Ten schools to have this service, and now almost all the conference schools offer similar programs. The free legal services ASMSU and COGS give to students come from each respective organization’s student tax funds. The law firm provides a wide range of help, from dealing with minor in possession charges to working with landlords on civil

infractions, said Miranda Peek, an associate attorney at Jeffries & Newton. “Most often, right now especially with St. Patrick’s Day, we have a lot of minor in possession charges coming through,” Peek said. “We have DUI’s, a lot of noise violations, especially when it’s warm out and there are outside parties.” While a majority of the cases involve alcohol-related charges, the legal service also gives advice on credit and debit card debt, how to fight a traffic ticket and renting issues. The fi rm will represent students throughout the whole legal process if necessary, but the goal is to get through the

case during the pretrial stages, Peek said. Marketing senior Walter Knapp is one of many MSU students who has benefited from the service. Knapp found himself in a sticky spot last semester when he received a noise violation during welcome week. Knapp used ASMSU legal services to knock the offense down from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction , which he considered important when it comes time for him to apply for jobs. “I would defi nitely recommend it,” Knapp said. “No. 1, it’s free, so what’s the worst thing that can happen? It can only help you out.”

Jonna’s 2 Go to replace 24/7 convenience store, open next week By Michael Koury

Owner E.J. Jonna hopes to renovate the business and sell freshly made subs and pizzas. THE STATE NEWS ■■

A new business owner hopes to transform the site of the former 24/7, once plagued by delinquent taxes and license violations with the city, into a convenience store with fresh food and liquor. The convenience store already is on its way to a fresh start. The East Lansing Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend council grant the business a permit to sell liquor during its Wednesday meeting. The former 24/7 owed thousands of dollars to the city in taxes, suffered from changing hours of operation and was closed for undetermined periods of time. Owners of 24/7 could not be reached for comment, and previously did not return multiple calls requesting interviews from The State News. Anthropology senior Kailey Shelton said although the store was in a convenient location on the corner of Michigan and Grand River avenues, the business gave her an uneasy feeling. “Every time I pass by it, it just has this ominous look to it,” she said. “It’s not exactly a place where I would want to go … it’s kind of shady looking.” Bloomfield Township resident



The closed 24/7 building, located at 210 Michigan Ave., sits under construction for a new business, Jonna’s 2 Go, on Thursday, March 21.

“Most people would look at that store and say, …’It’s a dump.’ It will be a gem when we’re done with it.” E.J. Jonna, Jonna’s 2 Go owner

E.J. Jonna is looking to change the look and perception of the convenience store after purchasing the building and turning it into Jonna’s 2 Go, another convenience store featuring freshcooked foods such as pizza, subs and chicken wings. Jonna said he is aiming to reopen the store with a soft open either next Monday or Tuesday.

Jonna, a Brother Rice High School teacher, said former students of his that now attend MSU asked him to open up one of his locations in East Lansing. When he came across the 24/7 location, he said he couldn’t get any information on the location as it often was closed, but was able to find someone who knew the owner to get a deal done. “We thought it was a great




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location,” he said. “We knew it was a little beat up.” “Most people would look at that store and say, ‘Why would you put money into this store? It’s a dump,’” he said. “It will be a gem when we’re done with it.” Jonna’s 2 Go now will have its liquor application reviewed by council to add liquor to its beer and wine selection. The business also will be adding a new kitchen to make foods such as pizzas

and subs, along with cosmetic changes inside and out. East Lansing Planning, Building and Development Director Tim Dempsey said the city learned about the change of ownership a little more than a month ago. For the business that’s been worn down and suffered from graffiti problems, he’s happy to see the place get cleaned up. “Certainly (the city is) happy to see someone there to invest

some money in the facility,” he said. Shelton said with the new renovations and cleanup going on, the business can be successful, although it will have competition to face with CVS and multiple Quality Dairy locations. “Especially for all the West Circle residents, it would be a really great place to grab a snack,” she said. Staff writer RuAnne Walworth contributed to this report.

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‘The busy trap’

“This is the idea that people in America get so caught up in their schedules they often forget to just take some time to themselves and relax, hence ‘the busy trap.’”



— Holly Baranowsi, State News reporter

e all have things that bother us about the opposite sex. From the clothes they wear to the things they say, sometimes guys and girls just don’t see eye to eye. Here are the top eight things opinion writer Greg Olsen and opinion editor Katie Harrington can’t stand about the opposite sex.




1. You’re horrible drivers:

your dinner.

Speed limits are suggestions, cell phones are either in hand or within reaching distance, and the music is always so loud the sounds of the concerned driver’s car horns can’t be heard.

5. When you say you’re not like “other girls:”

2. You steal our clothes:

I’m sitting at a guy’s house watching a movie and trying to resist the urge to use the bathroom because I know what’s waiting for me in there. The hairs sprinkled all over the toilet seat, the weird white crust in the sink, the bathtub that looks like it came out of a scene from “Saw.” Maybe it’d be best if we were just friends...

Honestly, the girl you’re currently with doesn’t enjoy the things most girls like. And you know this is true. She’s already told you and your friends this … multiple times.

2. You call everything gay, homo or retarded:

“Why didn’t it work out between you and your ex?” “Why did you tweet this two months ago?” “Don’t you think you should have a doctor check out that mole?”

3. When you get too drunk: Want to know what a girl really thinks about you, or maybe even what you’ve done wrong in the past week to tick her off? Share a few bottles of wine and let the battle begin.

4. When you pretend like you’re going to pay for things: Let’s be honest. Although you made it a point to show the waitress your debit card, you knew in advance you wouldn’t be paying for


1. Your dirty bathrooms:

6. When you want to know stuff about us. And by stuff, I mean everything:

Guys, say goodbye to every sweatshirt, pair of sweatpants or T-shirt from high school with your name on it you ever owned.

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When guys use the same three words to describe practically everything, they just sound stupid. You’re not Daniel Tosh . Don’t talk like him.

7. When you pretend to like everything we like: I’m not saying we don’t believe you, it would just be nice if you didn’t change the music we put on in the car all the time.

5. When you wear low-cut V-necks: I’ve waited 22 years to find someone with chest hair like yours. I’m so happy you chose to wear that plunging, deep V-neck to the bar tonight. But seriously … have you been stealing my shirts again?

You texted me eight times in a row with no response. Did you really think to yourself, “Ninth time’s the charm,” before you sent that last one?

7. When you wear cut-offs:

There’s nothing more unattractive than a guy crying, slurring his speech or telling you how badly he could kick that guy’s ass at the party. When girls have to endure this, it’s always the moment we think, “I’m not drunk enough for this.”

Seriously though, we’ve seen your bedrooms, too. We just choose to keep our opinions to ourselves.

No, I won’t make you a sandwich.

6. You can’t take a hint:

3. When you get too drunk:

8. When you comment on how dirty we are:

4. When you use the same jokes again and again:

Wow. All those nights at IM Sports-West really paid off. Tell me again which sports you played in high school.

8. You love to say girls always are nagging you: It’s not called nagging; it’s called improving...

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“Colleges must be pioneers of human rights” I guess I need to have moral reassignment surgery before I can support stuff like this. If God brought you into this world as a man, then He intended you be a man and fulfill that role on Earth. Besides that, it is a long standing tradition at that institution that it is exclusively all female, and if you aren’t biologically one then look somewhere else! It’s that easy! How much of our society do we have to breakdown before we are considered 100 percent “tolerant”? Call me insensitive, I don’t care. I don’t claim to hate anyone as God instructs me to love everyone, but you have to draw the line somewhere.


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So maybe it’s time to put urinals in the women’s restroom for those choosing to identify themselves as female while still toting male genitals? Should we remove MSU Ordinance 41.01?


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No 30% “.01 No person shall knowingly enter into, engage in peeping into, open the door of, or knowingly be in any rest room or locker room which has a sign posted indicating or designating that the rest room or locker room is for the use of the opposite sex.” Does this really seem like the exact definition of Wong’s situation, in your opinion?

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veryone is familiar with coincidences. When these all-tooperfect coincidences occur, most people think nothing of them and move along with a dismissing shrug — which is the completely sane and practical thing to do. To my annoyance, these instances of the slightest significance have plagued my thoughts and pestered me into questioning why they occur. It’s led me to deduce that trying to withdraw a truth from a coincidence is counterproductive and detracts from what actually is important. No moment is any more significant than the next one. There have been countless occasions when I’ve felt an

overwhelming spell of euphoria — like the stars have aligned, and something was meant to happen. Getting caught up in this made me invested unnecessarily in the future and created a guessing game as to what else was meant to happen. The realization I reached: The only way I’ll find out what’s meant to happen is if I stop thinking about it. Sometimes bizarre things just happen, and there isn’t a wildly dramatic explanation of their occurrence. Instead of circling around, making assumptions as to what some fanciful coincidence might mean, it is far more exciting to not ask at all and walk forward into whatever lies ahead. Embracing the chaos of the unknown tomorrow unlatches a boundless,

thrilling voyage into the sea any moment and how awfully important it was. It shed light of life. A l low me to elaborate on the spontaneity and opporby examining the miracle tunity that exists in every secof my, and everyone else’s, ond, which is enough to eliminate t he word existence. “boredom” from If my parents nevGUEST COLUMNIST the dictionary. er met, I wouldn’t What I’m have been bor n. e n g a ge d i n at L o ok i ng f u r t he r this very moment back, if my grandis v ita l to t he parents never marvery action I take ried, my parents next, which, in also wouldn’t have turn, affects my been born. next action, and By this logic, my TYLER BURT so on. birth depended on E v e n w h a t ’s each of my ancesconsidered minor tors acting in the exact way they did. Any dis- and trivial, like the shirt you’re crepancy in their behavior, wea r ing today, has some even a slight one, could have influence on your future. For altered the chance of me being instance, let’s create a scenario in which you’re at a party brought into this world. This sparked me to think wearing a shirt of your favorabout what I was doing at ite band.

This might prompt a mutual fan of the band to initiate a conversation with you, which could lead to infi nite possibilities. Most likely, you’ll talk for five minutes and disperse, never to speak again. But something incredible could happen, too. You could acquire a lasting friendship, a job opportunity or a connection to someone else. Or maybe you’ll hate each other’s guts and get into a raucous fight. Anything could happen. The point is, something as seemingly inconsequential as the particular T-shirt you wear on one day can be a critical part of shaping your future. It’s incredible the way these minor decisions we make slowly amount to something significant.

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In this way, ever y thing seems more purposeful and makes all good and bad into a wholesome essence of being. Because when you look back and connect the dots, there ultimately could have been no other path to your present state of consciousness. What I can say as a final note is no part of life should be overlooked, and there is abundant opportunity in every second. When things are right, they happen. And in equal measure, when something’s not meant to be, it doesn’t happen. There doesn’t need to be an equation to it all. So, instead of dissecting what is meant to happen and overanalyzing coincidences, I simply open my eyes, look around and employ myself in what lies at hand.





Hunting, fishing costs to increase in 2014 By Kellie Rowe THE STATE NEWS ■■

Spartan hunters and fishers might see an increase in efforts to keep nature beautiful in the Mitten, but it could come at the expense of up to $10 more in license fees. Michigan Senate committees have been discussing Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to increase the cost of hunting and fishing licenses detailed in his 2014 budget recommendation. Snyder said the increase would generate about $18 million annually. The estimated millions in additional revenue assumes license sales will decrease about 7 percent from fee increases. The goal is to give the extra money to the Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, for improved conservation efforts, such as hiring additional officers, increasing public land management and repairing infrastructure. Snyder’s budget document states his administration hopes to create a licensing model “simple to utilize, fairly priced for all customers and efficient for the department to administer.” A license to hunt deer with a firearm or archery currently costs Michigan residents $15 and

would increase to $20 under Snyder’s recommended changes. The governor’s budget also proposes charging for an additional “base” license for any hunting or fishing, which will cost Michigan residents $10 and nonresidents $150. Shawn Riley, an associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, said raising license fees in other states hasn’t caused a drop in hunting and fishing participation. He said like with any other fee increase, Michiganians will “grumble at first,” and feel better about paying the extra money when they see what they could gain from the additional revenue, such as improved stream access or healthier fish populations. Riley said the DNR steadily has been receiving cuts throughout the years and needs the money to maintain conservation efforts. “People want more and better services — we have to have revenue in order to pay for that,” he said. MSU Fishing Club President Rob Nowicki spends the fall, spring and summer seasons fishing almost everyday in lakes and ponds across Michigan. According to the DNR, a restricted season-long license, which allows fishers to catch everything but certain fish spe-

cies, would increase from $7 to$15 and a nonrestricted season-long license will drop from $28 to $25. Under the new budget proposal, the $15 basic fishing license for Michigan residents would be eliminated and all fishers would have to buy a $25 license, although it would be a seasonlong pass. Compared to the rates he’s seen during his travels to other states for fishing competitions, Nowicki said Michigan’s fees are fairly inexpensive. Michigan’s fee is about the median for fishing license prices in the U.S. — the highest fee is in Kansas at $57.50 and the lowest fee is in Hawaii at $5, according to Bridge Magazine. Nowicki said it would be good to keep hunting fees lower because the state’s in need of more hunters to keep Michigan’s deer population at bay, but new fishing fees won’t keep him out of the water. “I love fishing so much, I wouldn’t mind paying a little extra if they raise fishing fees,” he said. “I think it kind of depends on your love for the sport.” The proposed license fee changes are still under discussion and would not take effect until March 1, 2014.

A FRESH, SPRING Haslett resident Sarah Rodriguez gets her hair done by stylist Mary McCord at Changes Hair Design, 1640 Haslett Road in Haslett, Mich., Wednesday. McCord has been a licensed cosmetologist for more than eight years. JULIA NAGY/ THE STATE NEWS



Hans Schroeder, Lansing Community College student and member of the Student Leadership Academy sorts food Wednesday at the Greater Lansing Food Bank Warehouse. ADAM TOOLIN/THE STATE NEWS


T he idea began w it h music, MSU football and charity. When Brian Pentland , a professor in the Broad College of Business, spent his MSU football Saturdays singing and strumming his guitar raising money for the Greater Lansing Food Bank last fall, he knew his pastime had more potential. “The trick (was) to get local singer-song writers that are never going to be on iTunes … (and) create an avenue for them to get some visibility and also raise money for the food bank,” he said. Pentland had the idea — iTunes for the Food Bank — but he didn’t know how to cultivate it until he became a client of students enrolled in an information technology project management course who helped create the nonprofit We Sing For Food , which launched this semester. We Sing For Food is a start-up student organiza-

tion that grants working Michigan musicians visibility while donating to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. With every $1 donated, an individual can download a free original song from a Michiganbased musician or 10 songs for $7, said media and information senior Ron Brown. Brown is one of three ITM 444 students who helped establish the project. But students with We Sing For Food are not the first Spartans to work with the food bank, said Kim Gladstone , a Greater Lansing Food Bank development manager. Most of the bands featured on the site play folk, bluegrass and alternative-rock music, Brown said. The site showcases songs by Pentland — also known as Doctor Decade, The Whiskey Pickers and The Kodaks, among other artists. Students in the project management class led by Constantinos Coursaris, an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, were paired with “clients,” such as Pentland in this case, to help actualize their requests. The class basically is a supervised

internship in the information technolog y specialization, Coursaris said. Brown said many other projects involved database creation or other technical projects. “I was just really drawn to this one,” he said. “It was a start-up — so wide open, so much we could possibly do for it.” Since the nonprofit’s Facebook, Twitter and Bandcamp pages offi cially launched on Friday, We Sing For Food has raised $52 for the Greater Lansing Food Bank and has posted seven original songs from different musicians, Pentland said. Brown and Pentland said they wanted to fundraise for a cause that is universal, such as the community food bank. Gladstone said although Michigan’s economy is improving, there still is a high demand for food bank services, because many people are underemployed and earn lower wages than they did before. “We’re ver y happy to be involved in it; it seems like this is going to be a great initiative,” she said. “This is a unique project this group is doing.”

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Thursday students are welcome to dress in semi-formal attire for the Spring Fling dance from 8-11 p.m. at the Wonders Hall Kiva. Students are encouraged to bring cans of food, which will be donated to the MSU Student Food Bank. The dance will have a prom-like feel, including a DJ and a place to have photos taken. The MSU Live On street team will be talking to students at the dance about living on campus. The event is free, and food and beverages will be provided. ISABELLA SHAYA


Keep your eyes on the size MSU experts recommend students eat what they want, as long as they consume in moderation By Isabella Shaya

Dining hall meals

(Nutrition information of food pictured is bolded)


Rather than thinking pizza is unhealthy, and salads are the only nutritious options in the dining halls, many meal options in the halls experts say are a healthy choice for students. Students looking to eat healthy on campus should have no problem, according to MSU experts and Culinary Services. Gina Keilen , culinary coordinator and dietitian for MSU Culinary Services , said the diverse food options and build your own choices allow students to choose how healthy or unhealthy to eat. “Ever yone has dif ferent nutritional needs,” Keilen said. “We like to supplement and try to give things that will complement each other, and (that) doesn’t mean you can’t pop to another venue.” Eric Batten , certified executive chef for the Gallery at Snyder-Phillips halls, said the meals offered are meant to complement each other, eliminating the need to add other options. He said an entree salad usually is popular and a full meal in itself. Keilen said students in dining halls are given a portion of food, but it might be more than a serving. She said it’s important for students to keep in mind the serving sizes they already know, such as a domino for an ounce cheese, when eating in the dining halls. All nutritional information

Nutritional information for residence hall meals is available online at nutrition for students to review

Holden Dining Hall BREAKFAST Egg, bacon and cheese biscuit: 5.25-ounce sandwich, 422 calories Scrambled eggs: 4 ounces, 245 calories Cheese omelet: 4-ounce omelet, 233 calories Hard cooked eggs: 1-2-ounce egg, 27 calories Cheddar sausage links: 2-1-ounce links, 186 calories Hash brown patty: 2 ounces, 95 calories

Gallery at SnyderPhillips halls

Brody Square


Pho Bo soup: 17-ounce bowl, 695 calories


Loaded baked potato soup: 4.5-ounce bowl, 180 calories

Fish of the day: 1 ounce, 0 calories (unknown)

Mushroom barley soup: 5-ounce bowl, 72 calories

Steamed Michigan broccoli: 3 ounces, 23 calories

Black bean cakes: 2.5-ounce cake, 60 calories

Parmesan roasted potatoes: 2.25 ounces, 122 calories

Mango salsa: 1 ounce, 16 calories

Sunny asparagus tapenade: 3 ounces, 62 calories

Tarragon chicken: 5 ounces, 156 calories

Shrimp stir fry bar: 6 ounces, 111 calories

Spinach and Artichoke Israeli couscous: 4 ounces, 401 calories

Sweet and sour sauce: 1 cup, 195 calories

Capri vegetable saute: 3 ounces, 71 calories

for residence hall meals is available online at MSU Culinary Service’s Eat at State website. Diet specifics can be organized by age, gender, dining hall and can eliminate allergies and food preferences. Ronda Bok ram , Student Health Services staff nutritionist in the Health Education Department , said she advises against looking up nutritional information online. Instead, students should eat how much they feel they need to consume. “The other thing to keep in mind is not how you eat every day, but how you eat over time,” Bokram said. “People should worry less about what they eat, and then

“People should worry less about what they eat, and then they will be more able to eat a wide variety of foods.” Ronda Bokram, Student Health Services staff nutritionist in the Health Education Department

they will be more able to eat a wide variety of foods.” Bokram said the amount of calories one person should eat changes each day and depends on the person’s gender, age, size whether they are nutritionally eating what they need and sometimes ethnicity and genetics might have a role. “(It’s) not important to focus on a number,” Bokram said. “We know then we are hun-

gry, we have that ability (to) know.” Keilen said there is no one dining hall which offers more food options than others, and all the neighborhoods contain the same foods, just broken up in to different dining halls. Check out a few options of meals above students might encounter in the dining halls, with their serving sizes and calorie counts.




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What fashion trend do you never want to see again?

“What is that guy wearing?…” We’ve all seen them, students who roam about campus as we cringe in disgust. On a daily basis we witness the many fashion faux pas our fellow Spartans commit. Five brave students have stepped forward, willing to rescue the fashionably challenged, and acknowledge several trends they never want to see again. COMPILED BY BRY TANIE KILLEBREW | SN

“Oh, pajamas and sweatpants. They are not made to go to class in. Sports wear is made to go to the gym, not class.” Alejandra Loaiza Finance sophomore

“The whole UGG boot, (The) North Face thing, it’s still ongoing but it needs to stop.” Ryan Quenneville Genomics and molecular genetics senior

“I do not want to see girls who have their hair long on this side and short on the other. I hate those and Crocs.” Darrell Smith Criminal justice junior

“I’m not a big fan of the claw nails or dress(es) that are really cut out.” Nabila Khan Premedical freshman

“Neon pants, they just look tacky.” Taylor Hall Education sophomore





After months of anticipation, Common Ground Music Festival finally has announced part of its lineup. The annual festival, which runs from July 8-14 in Adado Riverfront Park, will play host to Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five on July 8. Although performers have not been announced for July 9, 10, 12 and 14, Little Big Town, The Avett Brothers and Frontier Ruckus are on the agenda as well. Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five made Common Ground a stop on their “Last Summer on Earth” tour with Guster. Barenaked Ladies released their 10th album, “All in Good Time,” in 2010. Ben Folds Five, led by eclectic songwriter Ben Folds, has become an icon within alternative music. The group formed in 1993 and toured throughout Europe, Australia and the U.S. in 2012. Frontier Ruckus partially is made up of MSU alumni, with frontman Matt Milia hailing from Metro Detroit. The folk band has toured across the country and often returns to Greater Lansing to play shows at The Loft. Tickets can be purchased as daily or weekly passes online. For more information, visit BY KATIE ABDILLA

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As a Spartan, former basketball player Maurice Ager was known for his high-flying dunks and formidable backcourt with then-teammate and current Phoenix Suns player Shannon Brown. Now that his playing career is finished, Ager has moved into the next phase of his career: designing beats and occasionally rapping under his nickname “Moe Ager.” As a kid, Ager said his mom exposed him to a lot of older music, which developed his love for it. He later joined his elementary school’s glee club. “I was in the glee club from third to fourth grade, and a lot of songs that we would sing were old Motown songs, so that’s how I got started with music,” he said. He started producing music during his senior year at Crockett High School, in Detroit, and continued into his college days. “I was doing a lot of stuff, especially for the college kids on campus,” he said. “I was doing something for the little local artists; I worked with big artists such as 3rd Degree.” MSU alumnus Dan Dugger, who is a close friend of Ager and serves as his man-

ager, said Ager always had a natural gift in music. “It took off when people actually realized he’s not just an athlete who plays music, he’s a musician that happened to play sports,” Dugger said. Ager produced music as an NBA player as well. When he wasn’t in practice, Ager would produce music in his home studio. Though he didn’t make any songs with his NBA teammates, he has done music with former MSU basketball player Morris Peterson. “He dibbles and dabbles in music,” Ager said. “I’ve worked with him in the last year or so — give him some traction, develop his rap skills.” Ager’s single, “Forever I’m a Spartan,” and his debut album, “Moe Town,” can be found on iTunes, Inc. and his website, Dagger said that “Moe Town” separates Ager from the countless other basketball players who have dallied with music. “Moe’s legitimate, and I think we’re seeing it now with the album,” he said. “It’s impressive when you realize that Moe wrote the lyrics and produced most of the tracks. It’s not cosmetic; the tracks have depth.” Ager said hip-hop and basketball often go hand in hand. “It’s one or the other when you’re grow-


Former MSU basketball player, Maurice Ager, has turned his jersey in for a career in the rap music industry.

ing up,” he said. “Most players come from an urban society, and they listen to hip-hop. You listen to hip-hop going to the game. Can’t have one without the other.” Kinesiology sophomore Nick Clark, who is a self-proclaimed Maurice Ager fan, said he’d love to check out Ager’s music. “I love rap, and I think it’s cool

how he’s multi-talented,” Clark said. “Definitely want to check out some of his stuff. I haven’t yet, but I can imagine it’s pretty good.” Ager also gave a prediction for the upcoming MSU-Duke game on Friday. “Michigan State is gonna win by eight,” he said. “And make it to the Final Four, and win it all.”

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Breaking down the weekend ahead The quest for the Spartans’ third national championship continues this weekend, when MSU heads to Indianapolis to face one of the most storied programs in NCA A Tournament history. The No. 3 seed MSU men’s basketball team (27-8) has advanced to the Sweet 16 and is set to take on the No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils (29-5) in the Midwest Regional semifi nals on Friday (9:45 p.m., CBS) at Lucas Oil Stadium. To w i n t he reg ion a nd advance to head coach Tom Izzo’s seventh Final Four, the Spartans will need to nab wins against two of the following three teams. — Josh Mansour, SN

No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils 29-5 overall, 14-4 ACC HOMETOWN: Durham, N.C. HEAD COACH: Mike Krzyzewski (956-296 in 38 seasons, four national championships) TOP PLAYER: The Blue Devils have balance up and down their starting lineup, but forward Mason Plumlee is the best player on one of the nation’s top teams. The 6-foot-11 forward leads Duke in rebounding, blocked shots and total points, averaging 17.2 points and 10 rebounds per game, and has skill around the basket. SU MMARY: Duke doesn’t have tremendous depth, but their starting five is potent, with all five players averaging 11.7 points per game or more, and four of the five shooting at least 39 percent from beyond the arc. The Blue Devils use screens to free up their outside shooters and make defenses pay for not communicating.


MSU coaches, from left, assistant coach Dane Fife, head coach Tom Izzo and associate head coach Dwayne Stephens react in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. MSU beat Memphis, 70-48, on March 23, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

No. 1 seed Louisville Cardinals

No. 12 seed Oregon Ducks

31-5 overall, 14-4 Big East

28-8 overall, 12-6 Pac 12

HOMETOWN: Louisville, Ky. HEAD COACH: Rick Pitino (660239 in 28 seasons, one national championship) TOP PLAYER: Russ Smith is of the country’s elite scoring guards, but Peyton Siva is the man that makes the Cardinals run. The senior captain leads Louisville in assists, steals and free-throw shooting, while scoring nearly 10 points a game. His ability to push the ball and penetrate defenses fuels Louisville’s offense. SUMMARY: The Cardinals play an up-tempo, fast-paced game, led by Siva and the explosive scoring of Smith. Center Gorgui Dieng is a physical presence inside that wreaks havoc on opposing offenses with his rebounding, shot blocking and toughness. Louisville plays eight players 16 minutes or more and nearly all of them can score, as part of a balanced attack that’s difficult to defend.

HOMETOWN: Eugene, Ore. HEAD COACH: Dana Altman (483-279 in 24 seasons) TOP PLAYER: Forward E.J. Singler is a do-it-all player, leading his team in scoring, assists and 3-point shooting, while ranking second on the squad in rebounding. Singler entered the season as the Pac-12’s active leader in scoring is one of just 13 Ducks to score more than 1,000 career points with 500 rebounds. SUMMARY: Oregon is one of the Cinderella teams of the tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16 as a 12 seed. To continue their run, the Ducks must continue the balanced production that’s defined their success with six players averaging between 8.4 and 11.6 points per game.


Head coach Tom Izzo shakes hands with MSU students and fans before the basketball team leaves for Indiana to play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Breslin Center. The Spartans play against Duke on Friday night.


Tom Izzo didn’t board the bus until he posed for every picture, shook every hand and greeted every fan that wanted it. The head coach and the men’s basketball team were sent off by a small crowd of less than 50 students and supporters Wednesday afternoon outside Breslin Center as they departed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis. No. 3 seed MSU tips off against No. 2 seed Duke at 9:45 p.m Friday. For food science freshman Brett Brothers, Wednesday was an opportunity to support a program he’s been rooting for

since his childhood. “I love Michigan State basketball,” Brothers said. “Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been watching them. To see them off is a special experience.” Brothers wants MSU to beat the Blue Devils on Friday and expects them to face a tough opponent in No. 1 overall seed Louisville in the Elite 8. Ball security is the key for a Final Four run, in his opinion. “We have a lot of athleticism with (sophomore guard/ forward Branden) Dawson and (junior center Adreian) Payne,” Brothers said. “We can run or slow it down versus a team like Wisconsin. So, defi nitely our versatility.” Among the youngest fans seeing the Spartans off was Anthony Schellie of Williamston, Mich. He pleaded to make the trip with his mom and sis-

ter from a nearby track meet to see his favorite player board the bus, Payne “because he’s really tall and he does amazing dunks.” “We heard it on the news and thought why not?” Anthony’s mom Alison Schellie said. “… (Anthony) watches it all.” Payne has become a fan favorite amongst this year’s team, apparently. DeWitt, Mich., resident Judy Miller and her husband have been longtime fans of Spartan basketball as MSU alumni. Miller said although her spouse predicted MSU to win the national championship, she looks forward to following the team the rest of the way. “We like t he chemist r y and the way they’re growing together this year,” Miller said. “And Adreian Payne — I love Adreian Payne.”




Head coach Tom Minkel, right, watches the match with assistant head coach Roger Chandler on Feb. 22, at Jenison Field House. Central Michigan defeated MSU, 27-10.





Shortcomings this season will lead to growth According to ancient lore — and a not-so-ancient fi lm — when the 300 Spartans defended Thermopylae from the Persians, they used past experiences and rough times to give them the strength to push forward. In many of the same ways, this season has been one of ups and downs for the MSU wrestling team. The Spartans went winless in the Big Ten and sent four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships

by head coach Tom Minkel and his staff, never once being outworked, out-hustled or out-willed.

with no All-Americans. Nearly every dual meet had someone that underperformed, and then another in the same meet who outperformed all expectations. Junior 125-pounder Brenan Lyon pinning then No. 15 Sean Boyle of Michigan, senior 149-pounder Dan Osterman with wins against No. 17 Michael Kelly of Iowa and No. 12 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska in back-to-back weeks, and junior heavyweight Mike McClure’s epic win against then-No. 5 Jarod Trice of Central Michigan in the most exciting match of the season. These were just a few rays of sun during an otherwise dreary season. Losing a five-year veteran, senior 157-pounder David Cheza, midway through the season, and getting blanked, 41-0, to one of the best teams in the country wasn’t what MSU was expecting, but it’s what they got. But this group of guys kept the toughness and resiliency instilled in them

This season, it was the youth that held the team back, but just as the Spartans of ancient Greece did, this team will use it to propel them into the future You never saw any wrestler with their head down. Minkel said many times throughout the season that wrestling in college is much different than wrestling in high school, and no conference is tougher than the Big Ten. This season, it was the youth that held the team back, but just as the Spartans of ancient Greece did, this team will use it to propel them into the future. Only one starter will not return to the lineup for the Green and White


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come next season. Wrestling is a sport unlike any other in that you can’t blame a loss on a missed basket, dropped pass or late goal. It’s mano-a-mano, and the strongest man will win 99 percent of the time. It’s that simple. As individual as the sport seems, never has teamwork been more important. Few things can drive someone more than 10 guys right next to the mat, screaming for you to push harder and dig deeper. This band of brothers is fi lled with individual state champions, but college is the big time and if they want to succeed, they need to stick together. King Leonidas put it best: “In the end, a Spartan’s true strength is the warrior next to him.� If they work hard, stay focused and push each other to do better, no immortal will be able to touch them.

As much as MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. would like to talk baseball, the questions of playing conditions and weather persist. It’s not been the most pleasant spring for the MSU baseball team, as they’ve had five games postponed or cancelled thus far, including Wednesday’s makeshift home opener with Central Michigan. But despite the continued stretch of poor weather, the Spartans (13-7) are on a seven-game winning streak with Big Ten play set to open this weekend on the road against Ohio State. Even with the field at McLane Baseball Stadium at Old College Field in an unplayable condition this week, sophomore catcher/ first baseman Blaise Salter said the team has been able to get some work done outside, which will show up in different facets of their game. “It’s nice to be out here and get back in Michigan and start playing again,� Salter said. “It’s good to be back where we’re comfortable. I mean, we’d obviously like to be warm, but we haven’t been able to be on the field since the fall.� The Spartans practiced outside at McLane Baseball Stadium for several hours this week, completing drills and running in the outfield, while the infield remained mostly unusable due to the condition of the dirt. Facing a similar weather predicament this week with two games cancelled because of weather, the Buckeyes (15-6 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) are set to host MSU for a three-game series at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes enter the series tied for first in the conference, having swept Purdue (7-14, 0-3) in the opening weekend of Big Ten play. Despite both teams facing

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 7 — Plan things carefully, and write ideas down so you don’t forget important details. You’re making a great impression. A female has a contribution to make. Record it to share. Communicate love.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 — Communications are getting through, even if it doesn’t seem like it. When in doubt, pick up the phone and ask. Don’t be afraid to make a special request. Give back, with love.

weather issues not ideal for baseball season, Boss said the mood of the Spartans is positive heading into Big Ten play with the team gunning for a shot at its second Big Ten championship in three seasons. “Guys are chomping at the bit and everybody’s excited,� Boss said. “The atmosphere is better in the Big Ten and the excitement is there. You can kind of feel it build all week long before we get to that series.� With obstacles abound early in the season, freshman outfielder Cam Gibson lauded the resiliency of the team to this point, classifying it as a strong point heading into the Big Ten season. “We’re getting some games cancelled, we’re getting some moved around, but this team, we’re a battling team for sure,� Gibson said. “We’re not going to stop battling in the cages. We’re not gonna let the indoors deprive us from being as good as the other teams.� Rihtarchik revisited The talk of the team this week undoubtedly has been about junior pitcher Chase Rihtarchik. Rihtarchik hurled MSU’s first no-hitter since Nolan Moody in 2009 in an 122 pitch effort Saturday against Oakland, striking out three and walking three in an overall pitching gem. The effort earned Rihtarchik Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors and launched his season with a grand start after missing last season with an injury. Earlier this week, Rihtarchik said the experience of a no-hitter atmosphere was unlike any he’s experienced in his young baseball career. “It was awesome,� Rihtarchik said. “Having the guys come up and give me hugs and celebrating with the team; it was great. It was probably something I’ll never forget.�

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 — Continue to work faster to advance to the next level and make more money. Beyond the ďŹ nancial gains, you feel more empowered. Celebrate with loved ones, and rest up for tomorrow. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an 8 — Time for introspection and beauty is well spent today. Redecorate your oďŹƒce without losing track of work obligations. Put some energy into romance and receive a hidden beneďŹ t. Take notes in your journal. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 — There’s a beneďŹ cial development, career-wise. Find another motivation besides money, and look for the pull on your heartstrings. You’re admired for the company you keep. Friends help you make a new connection. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 — Your skills continue to improve with age and practice. Be grateful as you gain conďŹ dence. Invest in your business, and get farther than expected. A female enters the picture. Invite her counsel.





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BREADSMITH OF Okemos is hiring! Looking for friendly, energetic people to be counter associates. Flexible to schedule around classes,looking to continue through the summer. Please fill out applications at Breadsmith, 4901 Okemos Rd. CHARLOTTE BASED sign company looking for summer help. 7am3pm, $10/hr, some lifting required. 517-543-4000 CHEF NEEDED at Independence Village of EL retirement home. 32 hrs/wk. $10.30/hr. Apply in person. Chef experience needed. C H R I S T I A N ’ S GREENHOUSE looking for retail/warehouse person. Must be avlble holidays/wknds. Exp. helpful, not req. Plant care and customer service. P/t and f/t. 517.521.4663

DOMINO’S PIZZA of Okemos is now hiring delivery drivers + shift runners. Call 349-0030. FULL TIME Administrative Assistant for Corr Commercial Real Estate. Must be proficient in word and excel. Previous exp req. Answering phones, filing, faxing, scanning. $24,000/year. admin@ GROSSE POINTE Yacht Club- We are currently looking to fill the following Seasonal and Part-Time Positions: Dining Room – Bussers, Servers. Grill- Servers, Counter, Supervisors. Housekeepers, Laundry, Locker Rooms. Please fax your resume’ to with the position you are applying for in the subject line. All candidates must show proof that they are eligible to work in the US, and pass all pre-employment drug screening and background checks. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS, $12.25 base-appt. flex. schedule around class, great resume builder in customer sales and service. call 517-333-1700 or @ workforstudents. com

P/T CASHIER position. Individuals that live in the E.L. area will be considered. Great student job. Flex hrs + good pay to the right candidate. Includes weekends. 517-332-6335. Please apply in person. PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED at The State News. Join our awardwinning staff and shoot news, features, sports and photo stories at MSU & in the surrounding community. Please submit a portfolio, resume and application. Applications are available at statenews. com/work or in our office at 435 E. Grand River. Email application packets to Natalie Kolb at or drop-off in person by April 1. Applicants must be full-time students at MSU.

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SALES POSITION. F/t or p/t. Upscale retail store seeking positive, upbeat person. Salary and career position. Apply in person at Heat’n Sweep, 2041 W. Grand River Ave, Okemos. VIDEO CLERK. CJVideo 1625 Haslett Rd. Haslett MI. Flexible scheduling. Apply within. WAREHOUSE + DELIVERY. F/t or p/t. Must be dependable, motivated, organized, and have positive attitude. Apply at Heat’n Sweep, 2041 W. Grand River, Okemos.

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