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Expert sleep tips for finals week CAMPUS+CITY, PAGE 3

Seniors reflect on their favorite Spartan memories CAMPUS+CITY, PAGE 8

Gholston talks NFL Draft preparation in Q&A SPORTS, PAGE 15

Semester to remember, reflect 1 Isabelle Atkinson

places a balloon and flowers at a makeshift memorial near the bombing site on April 16 in Boston. The city is in mourning today for three killed and at least 144 wounded in the bombing at the Boston Marathon.




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resident Marquez Dominique Cannon, 18, appears in court to accept a plea bargain April 3 at Mason’s 30th Circuit Court in the case of the death of MSU freshman Olivia Pryor last year.



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and public relations junior Greg Rokisky, center left, and food industry management junior Kevin Chung, center right, watch as a presentation is given during the ASMSU meeting March 28 at Student Services. STATE NEWS FILE PHOTO

4 Sophomore guard/ forward Branden Dawson tears up while talking with reporters Friday, March. 29 in Indianapolis after losing to Duke in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament .

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to producer Ryan Lewis during a set on March 19. The Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert was presented to students by ASMSU. DANYELLE MORROW/ THE STATE NEWS

From Spartan spirit to tragedy, wrapping up an emotional semester Bombings in Boston felt across MSU 1 On April 15, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least three and injuring more than 100, according to numerous media reports. At least three MSU students ran in the marathon, including hospitality business senior Benny Ebert-Zavos, graduate student Cody Harlacher and finance sophomore Jonathon Geer. Other students had family and friends competing in the race. University Relations and the MSU Alumni Club of Boston both reported they hadn’t heard of any Spartans harmed in the explosions. After bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught last Friday evening, President Barack Obama said there still are questions to be answered, such as the motives behind the attack. “The families of those killed so senselessly deserve

answers,” Obama said in the statement. “The wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again, deserve answers.” KELLIE ROWE

3 student deaths impact community The MSU community mourned at least three student deaths during the 2013 spring semester. Two students, nutritional sciences senior Andrew Singler and geological sciences sophomore Anna Flory, died Feb. 23, while premedical sophomore Chas Schneider died March 14. Singler allegedly was stabbed to death by Okemos teen Connor McCowan, brother of Singler’s girlfriend and roommate. In a court appearance on April 18, records showed text messages might have instigated an

argument that led to Singler’s death. McCowan is scheduled for an arraignment in Ingham County Circuit Court on May 1. Flory was found dead in her Bailey Street home of currently unknown causes, although family members said an autopsy showed Flory had an enlarged heart. Foul play is not suspected. Schneider died of kidney failure brought on by his fight with stage 4 colon cancer. He had fought Crohn’s disease for nine years and primary sclerosing cholangitis and cancer for eight months. All three lives cut short were memorialized on the rock on Farm Lane shortly following their deaths. DARCIE MORAN

Cannon pleads guilty in Pryor rape case 2 More than one year later, one of the men involved in former MSU student Olivia

Pryor’s death pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the first degree for raping Pryor before her death. Eastpointe, Mich., resident Marquez Cannon and Detroit resident Dishon Ambrose were arrested following Pryor’s death in her South Hubbard Hall dorm room in March 2012. Cannon originally was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct for the alleged rape of both Pryor and her roommate, as well as selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor causing death, but after accepting a plea bargain, he only pleaded guilty to the single charge. He will be sentenced to at least six years in prison, with a maximum penalty of life in prison, and is scheduled on the court docket for sentencing in Mason’s 30th Circuit Court on May 8. Ambrose faces charges for selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor causing death as well as allegedly attempting to clean up the crime scene. He is scheduled on the court docket for a May 6 jury trial. DARCIE MORAN

ASMSU works to tackle financial fiasco 3 ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, will enter the summer facing uncertainty about what the future holds for the organization after electing to not move off-campus funds to the university fi nancial system. MSU spokesman Kent Cassella confi rmed the organization will lose its semesterly $18 per student tax starting with the upcoming summer semester. While ASMSU mostly is funded through the student tax, ASMSU President Evan Martinak said the organization will be able to fully function for the fi rst nine months without the student tax funding. Cassella and other university officials said MSU isn’t looking to tell ASMSU how to spend the funding, but just monitor if the organization is following the

correct procedures. However, Martinak isn’t buying what the university is trying to sell. “If you take an almost 50-year-old student government that has enjoyed a large amount of autonomy and strip it of its legal services, strip it of its ability to have off-campus accounts, strip it of its power to hire and fi re its employees, strip it of how it conducts its government activities, what would you call it?” Martinak previously told The State News. “The writing is on the wall.” ROBERT BONDY

Men’s hoops falls in Sweet 16 again 4 After finishing short of the Big Ten championship, the MSU men’s basketball team entered the program’s See spring 2013 on page 2 X

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Wiping out “dumb jock” stereotype Athletes are called a lot of things — strong, tough, fast — but MSU is trying not to let “dumb jock” be one of those names. According to a recent study conducted by MSU researchers, college coaches who stress their players’ academics might help fight the “dumb jock” stereotype. Deborah Feltz, university distinguished professor of kinesiology and one of the study’s researchers, said the study found there is a sense of “stereotype threat” among student athletes. “They perceive that there’s a stereotype, an academic stereotype, of what student athletes are capable of,” Feltz said. “This perception, though, was correlated with their belief in their coaches belief in them, in terms of being academically capable.”

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16th consecutive NCAA Tournament with a No. 3 seed and were slotted in the Midwest Region opening up in Auburn Hills, Mich. Following victories against Valparaiso and Memphis, Izzo’s team advanced to the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis — the same city where the team captured the 2000 national championship. However, facing Duke and legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the Spartans were overmatched by the hot hand of Duke guard Seth Curry, who scored 29 points and led the Blue Devils to a 71-61 victory. The season marked the end of an era for senior center Derrick Nix, who finished his Spartan career with four-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big Ten championships, one Big Ten Tournament championship and a Final Four appearance. Back on the home front, East Lansing police and fire departments handled a number of couch fires and kept the area contained while angry basketball fans disposed of their furniture in a burst of flames throughout the city.

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Macklemore comes to Breslin Center 5 On March 19, fans nearly fi lled Breslin Center to see up-and-coming rapper Macklemore . Rockie Fresh, a rapper from Chicago, opened the show. Macklemore and his producer, Ryan Lewis,

came onto the stage around 8:30 p.m. Although it was Macklemore’s fi rst performance at Breslin, it was not his fi rst stop in Greater Lansing. When he began his career in 2008, he paid a visit to Lansing’s Mac’s Bar, and he also performed at The Loft in 2012. Mostly known for his hit single, “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore since has released “Can’t Hold Us,” a collaboration with Seattle singer-songwriter Ray Dalton. His debut solo album, “The Heist,” was released last October and reached No. 1 on iTunes within hours. KATIE ABDILLA

East Lansing sees record rainfall total 6 The term “April showers” never was more true than in the past couple of weeks, making this April the wettest on record in the Lansing area and flooding the Red Cedar River in the process. Reaching as high as 7.69 feet , the highest since February 2001, the Red Cedar River engulfed Old College Field in water, causing the cancellation and relocation of several MSU baseball and softball games. More than 6.76 inches of rain has fallen since the beginning of the month, beating the previous record of 6.49 inches set in 2009. While the flooding prevented some sports from being played on their home field, a new one was picked up on the water — surfi ng. Not normally seen on campus, many have started to take advantage of the river after flooding caused the high-water levels.

“This defi nitely makes great stories to tell friends at home,” said alumnus and East Lansing resident Remi Hamel, who rode the waves on his board Monday. MICHAEL KOURY

Simon improves strategic plan This year, MSU enhanced its mission to be bold. Early in the semester, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon unveiled Bolder by Design, an upgraded version of MSU’s strategic plan, Boldness by Design. Simon said the plan allows the university to re-evaluate its goals in areas, such as research, academic and global outreach. MSU’s goal is to become a “better high-performing institution,” she said in a previous interview. “Not cheap in a sense, but high-performing. The idea would be, ‘How can we both be very demanding in terms

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of academic standards (and) at the same time, have that Disney-magical quality?’” Simon said. “So, when people interact with us in a consumer service way — in which, they think of the campus — we can create magic.” The plan is the framework for MSU to reach its goal of being recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world. SAMANTHA RADECKI

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Children eat at the first Taste of East Lansing last year at Ann Street Plaza. The event featured local food vendors, games, arts and crafts.

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With nearly twice as many vendors, accommodations for twice as many people and warmer weather predictions, coordinators of this year’s Taste of East Lansing are hoping for twice as much fun come Saturday. The Community Relations Coalition, or CRC, will host its second-annual Taste of East Lansing event from 4-7 p.m. Saturday on the 300 block of Albert Street in downtown East Lansing. The event, which shows off the town’s dining and retail stores, is aimed at uniting the East Lansing community with MSU students, CRC intern coordinator and graduate student Elinor Landess said. “Everybody is up to a good time, and everyone is feeling positive and happy about the day,” Landess said. She said about 2,000 people attended the first Taste of East Lansing in 2012, which raised about $3,500 for the CRC and the Rotary Club of East Lansing’s Playground in the Park Re-Imagined project, an effort to build a new playground in Bailey Neighborhood’s Patriarche Park by 2014. Landess said about $3,500 has been raised to put on the event this year, with about another $10,000 worth of local business owners and volunteers’ time com-

mitted. Money raised will benefit the Playground in the Park Re-Imagined project. The event will include 16 food vendors — including Menna’s Joint, Dublin Square Irish Pub and American Crepes — several bands made up of MSU students, entertainment for children and a silent auction including items such as a football signed by MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio, a basketball signed by MSU men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo and four tickets to a Tigers’ baseball game with parking. Landess said the local vendors’ food will be sold at reduced prices, with $6 buying large portions. Buffalo Wild Wings general manager Aaron Weiner said the event is a chance for the business to market itself to people that might view it as simply a college sports bar. “It’s an effective way to introduce a lot of businesses to the community,” he said. Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett said after an especially long winter, the event is an excuse to get outside. “What’s really attractive about the Taste of East Lansing is you can come into downtown and enjoy the great food and know that all the while, you’re supporting your community,” Triplett said.

With finals around the corner, some students and faculty are starting to feel the stress pile on. Prenursing freshman Heidi Foley said with stress comes sleep deprivation. Her solution — drink a lot of coffee. “To stay up, I drink a lot of coffee or sometimes, I run around to get myself going again,” Foley said. “Next week, I probably won’t get that much sleep. It’s crunch time, but when it’s all over, I will crash.” Maggie Mack, medical assistant for the Lansing unit of the MidWest Center for Sleep Disorders, said students should be careful because lack of sleep can shorten attention span, which affects grades and school work. “This can affect students missing classes, having hallucinations, declines in metabolism and weight gain,” Mack said. Although lack of sleep can be traced to stimulants from coffee and energy drinks, anxiety also causes sleep loss, Mack said. “Quick fixes like caffeine or energy drinks are not the answer,” Mack said. Foley said she has pulled two all nighters this year so far, but when it hits the 4 a.m. mark, it is hard to keep going. “When I know I have to stay up all night, I get the feeling that I have to buckle down and get stuff done,” Foley said. “If it’s 4 a.m. and it’s not clicking at that point, it’s not going to at all.” English Language Center professor Dawn Atkinson said students who have done well in her classes are starting to show more signs of sleep deprivation. “The students who have done well have been studying all semester and are now studying even more,” she said. “For those students, I cut them some slack and I say ‘Go get some sleep.’” Atkinson also is experiencing pressure and lack of sleep during this time of year. “This semester I am not very stressed, but I tend to be sleep deprived anyway,” Atkinson said. “I have been teaching for a long time, so I am good at pacing myself so I don’t have a huge workload.”


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Experts weigh in on ways to get enough sleep during finals week

Sleep tips DO’S Have a regular sleeping schedule: go to bed and wake up at the same time Avoid alcohol and medications Keep a record of sleep and daytime activities DON’TS Don’t drink any caffeine or energy drinks after 6 p.m. Don’t nap during the day Don’t keep checking the clock if you cannot sleep SOURCE: MAGGIE MACK , MEDICAL ASSISTANT FOR L ANSING MID -WEST CENTER FOR SLEEP DISORDERS

For students who are not able to find solutions to their sleeping problems, in an email interview staff psychologist for the MSU Counseling Center Jen Grzegorek said there are Sleep 101 seminars on campus to provide tips to help them sleep better. “Sleep is thought to be the time when the brain consolidates memories; improves alertness, immunity and performance; and generally restores the body to optimal functioning,” Grzegorek said. “The seminar covers the basics about sleep – the stages, sleep debt, how to nap properly and so forth.”

CONGRATULATIONS SPRING & SUMMER GRADUATES SPRING UNDERGRADUATE CONVOCATION, Friday, May 3, 1:00p.m., Breslin Center. TIMOTHY BUSFIELD, Emmy Award-winning actor in TV and blockbuster films and who grew up in East Lansing, will address graduating seniors. ALLEGRA WOODWARD SMITH, graduating senior, will represent the Class of 2013. RICHARD FORD, Pulizter Prize-winning author and MSU Alumnus, will address doctoral and master’s students, Friday, May 3, 3:30 p.m., Breslin Center.


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Opinion 10 ways you’ll have to readjust to life after college A

fter four years of living in East Lansing, we’ve become accustomed to life in a college town. Now that we’re about to graduate and make our way back into the real world, we’ve realized there are some things we have to relearn about life outside of college.

on a Wednesday, doesn’t mean you can get wasted. Plus, your boss won’t be impressed with those sharpie marks on your hands.

1. You might be saying goodbye to cable for a while

You all know you’re going to miss hearing drunk guys shout, “Show us your titties,” and other expletives to people walking down the street.

Cable, and all other bills, for that matter, is really expensive when you don’t split it four ways between roommates. Say goodbye to HBO, hot water, Internet, electricity…

2. Drinking in moderation In the real world, just because a bar has half off

“Meet Joe Black?” Good luck making it across the street without looking both ways or using a crosswalk outside East Lansing.

3. You can’t shout things to strangers on the street at 1 in the morning

4. As a pedestrian, you actually have to look out for cars

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5. You have to wake up at 7 a.m. again …and you thought 10:20 a.m. was bad.

6. You actually have to make your own food Kraft Mac & Cheese and Ramen can’t be the only things in your cart anymore, and midnight trips to McDonald’s aren’t socially acceptable for adults.

8. You actually have to get dressed in the morning In the professional world, the color pink belongs on your shirt, not written across the back of your pants. And guys, don’t think you’re off the hook, either. You can’t roll out of bed and into lecture in your pajama pants.

7. You can’t neglect your chores After college, people begin to ask questions if there are holes in your wall, a sink full of dirty dishes and beer cans littered all over the floor. Seriously, do squatters live here?


9. You gotta stop listening to Dubstep Have you ever seen a 30-year-old at a Skrillex

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concert? Didn’t think so. Bring on 60 years of Phil Collins, smooth jazz and Norah Jones at awkwardwork parties.

10. You have to learn how to save money Having less than 100 bucks in your bank account is really bad once you graduate college. And by really bad, we mean you’re homeless.


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“Trouble in Paradise” You can’t blame a university for students being stupid. And you also can’t blames students for encountering bad people (which, yes, can occur ANYWHERE). These are not uniquely crimes that happen to travelers and those who study abroad.


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Rapes, assaults, druggings, threats, muggings and death all happen on the campus of MSU. People should take more precautions PERIOD. Mitch Treadwell, April 25 via

All of the terrible and horrible things this article talks about have a higher percentage of happening to you during your 4 years on campus then abroad (realistically the percentages of anything happening are very small).

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My last byline, a State Newser’s goodbye

t’s going to be strange seeing my byline in The State News for the last time today.

It’s also going to be strange having dinner at a normal time, going to sleep at a normal time and just having time in general. For the past three years, I’ve been a member of The State News staff. I’ve been an intern, a reporter in features, diversity, cops and courts, politics and an editor for reporters of my own. Thursday was the last day I’ll ever walk into the newsroom as an employee. I was proud to be a watchdog for the MSU community and someone for my friends and students throughout campus to turn to for news and updates. I am incredibly blessed for the Spartans I’ve been able to meet and the stories I’ve been able to hear. As I write this, I’m facing my

last deadline for this newspaper. I figured now was a better time than ever to take a trip down memory lane. First, let’s get one thing straight. Working in a newsroom isn’t like working at a restaurant, gas station, office or any other typical college student jobs. It requires lengthy hours, giving up your Sundays, strict deadlines, a love for news and most importantly, dedication. Yes, I missed out on fourth floor dinners in Akers Hall my freshman year. Yes, I left movie theaters to report breaking news on campus, such as Cedar Fest. No, I don’t think I’ve ever taken a nap after class. Yes, I shaved about five years off of my life from the stress of working in a newsroom. But this newspaper has given me more than I could have ever given back. I shook hands with celebrities and prominent figures, from for-

mer presidential candidate Rick course, the only thing that came Santorum to Mike “The Situa- out of my mouth was, “Do you tion” Sorrentino of MTV’s “Jer- like basketball?” Not my finest moment, but I still appreciated sey Shore.” I chronicled the trial of an the opportunity. At that same basketball pracMSU student who killed 13 dogs and met an international student tice, I also had the opportunity to ask the experifrom Syria who shared with me CAPITOL REPORTER enced sports reporter at the time why Tom the heartache of Izzo slaps his players’ knowing his famirears during practice ly was back home so often. amidst a national For the record, civil war. apparently, “It’s a I covered some of sports thing.” President Lou Anna This past summer, I K. Simon’s major was sent to Florida to policy implementacover the Republican tions, and still fan KELLIE ROWE National Convention girl over her when and will never forget I see her from time the moment former to time at Noodles vice presidential candidate Paul & Company. As a naive intern out of her Ryan winked at me as he passed element in sports reporting, I my gawking face on the convenhad the opportunity to talk to a tion floor. Never. But it isn’t the interesting placSpartan basketball player oneon-one my freshman year. Of es I’ve been to or big names I’ve

been able to talk to that made it all worth it. Being able to call The State News my family made it all worth it. When I cried after a source was less than thrilled to talk to me or read a few not so nice comments on my articles, someone in the newsroom was there to pick me back up. When I finally tracked down a document I’d spent weeks hunting for, my newsroom family celebrated with me. When I passed out at the sight of blood at a crime scene and walked in the newsroom with bandages all over my knees, plenty of people were there to laugh — I choose to believe with me, not at me. When I thought I couldn’t keep going, they pushed me forward. I met some of the people here I want at and in my wedding. I met the people I’ll keep in contact with all throughout my jour-

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nalism career. I’ll always remember the night of the Boston bombing, where each and every member of The State News family pitched in to pull together coverage. Phones were ringing, and the newsroom was bustling. Reporters who write on subjects from arts and entertainment to basketball helped out. That was true journalism, in my eyes. When I thought of college before I came to MSU, I thought of cramped dorm rooms, greek Life, all-night study sessions and the whole enchilada. While those things still turned out to be apparent on campus, that’s not what I’ll remember about MSU. When I think of college for the rest of my life, I’ll think of my family at The State News. I’ll never forget the best three years I could ask for. Thank you for everything.



East Lansing residents honored for service East Lansing resident and one of the four Crystal Award winners Tom Petroni kisses the award before giving his acceptance speech Thursday at the Hannah Community Center. The awards were given to community members that demonstrated outstanding service. DANYELLE MORROW/THE STATE NEWS




W hen Ben ha m Ha ssankhani died April 16 of a heart attack, he was just 50 years old. As a respected, outgoing member of the MSU faculty and the Lansing-area soccer community, friends said he will be greatly missed. “We miss him terribly, he was a good guy,” said Cynthia Donovan, assistant professor of international development at MSU. “We (were) sent emails from around the world of people giving us comments in remembrance. He was a very important part of our program.” Hassankhani was the administration officer of the Legume Innovation Lab at

MSU. He was responsible for accounting and bookkeeping for the competitive grants program and helped arrange international conferences and travel for those meetings. “Professionally, he was very organized (and) went by the rules,” Donovan said. “He had a very transparent way of managing projects (and) people respected this. On the other side, Ben was a very engaging person that we all enjoyed working with. He would often challenge us, but with a smile.” The Legume Innovation Lab works to feed the future by conducting research and training on legumes to improve nutritional outcomes around the world. MSU crop and soil scientist and Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Jim Kelly worked with Has-

sankhani on several occasions and recalls a meeting that took place in Barcelona with Hassankhani. Hassankhani was a big supporter of Barcelona and was able to see a soccer game — a huge thrill, Kelly said. Hassankhani also was a wellrespected member of the soccer community in the Lansing area. He coached in the Capitol Area Soccer League, or CASL , for numerous years and formed bonds with the athletes and parents friends said most coaches wouldn’t have achieved. “His sense of humor — oh my gosh, he was a funny guy,” Peggy Curtiss, who worked to help manage his soccer teams. “(I) never saw him get mad. Typically, there were soccer games that we lost and he would get frustrated, but from the standpoint of working with him, I

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don’t think there was a day that went by that he didn’t thank me for. He always had a smile on his face.” Not only was Hassankhani a soccer coach to many, he also was a referee for a number of years. “It was just that he was not someone who just did his job description, he went above and beyond,” Curtiss said. “Everyone knew him.” As a person who did not want others to worry about him, not many knew him to have heart problems, causing his death to be a surprise to most, Curtiss said. “He never wanted to burden anyone,” Curtiss said. “He wouldn’t have said anything to (anyone) about his heart because he didn’t want anyone to worry about him.”



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Summer legislation news to look out for

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As finals week approaches with summer in tow, here are some law-related and current-events issues to watch out for this beach season. 1. Loan interest rates could double Students with a subsidized Stafford loan — the most common type of loan — could increase from 3.4 to 6.8 percent if Congress can’t reach an agreement to avert the hike. According to a 2011 Project on Student Debt study, the average MSU student graduates with $23,725 of debt. PHOTOS BY DANYELLE MORROW/THE STATE NEWS

Biochemistry junior Brenda Li checks the fit of a mask for a costume on Monday, in her Wilson Hall dorm room. Li has been making costumes to attend conventions for five years.

2. Gay marriage could become legal

Remember when half your Facebook friends changed their profile pictures to red equal signs? Some students showed support for gay marriage through this picture when the Supreme Court took up a case for samesex marriage in late March. The court is slated to issue a ruling in June on a potential landmark case that could invalidate Proposal 8 — a referendum that bans gay marriage in California, which was approved by 52 percent of California voters. 3. Higher education budget could be approved Although Gov. Rick Snyder has until Oct. 1 to sign off on a budget, which includes funding for higher education, he signed early on June 26 last year. Under the Michigan Legis-

lature’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education’s proposed budget, universities will lose funding if the MSU Board of Trustees increase next year’s tuition by more than 3 percent. 4. Lansing casino could be built The Sault St. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians has less than a month to take its case to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. Michigan’s attorney general has been fighting against the project for months, tribe is in partnership with Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s administration.

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or biochemistry junior Brenda Li, it’s safe to say Facebook popularity of more than 2,900 likes is credited to her five years of cosplaying — creating life-like, costume representations of different characters from video games and shows. After a friend informed her of a Detroit-based anime convention, “Youmacon,” in 2007, Li attended the convention the following year and cosplaying across the Midwest, and plans to cosplay in Canada during the summer. Li creates her costumes on trial-and-error basis, making most things bigger than she thinks she will need to make adjustments as she works. Li said meeting people is her favorite part, having met more than half of her friends from the practice. She attributes part of her popularity amongst her peers to the group she cosplays with and how she interacts with her fans via the Internet. However, the misconception she has noticed throughout her

Biochemistry junior Brenda Li makes marks on a satin mask to take it in to fit her face Monday, April 15, in her Wilson Hall dorm room. Li has been working on her current costume since the beginning of the semester for a summer convention in Canada.

experiences with cosplaying is that stereotypes with the hobby normally are not true. “Cosplayers are all these weird, sort of nerdy people who sit in their parents basements and just watch anime all of the time,” Li said of the stereotype, normally associated with the practice. “But most of (my) friends (I’ve) met through the cosplay commu-


nity are pretty normal … they just have a more creative outlet for their nerdy side.” — Da n yel l e Mor row, T he State News

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What will you remember about MSU?

Prepping for graduation … As commencement begins to creep up on graduating seniors next weekend, some students have taken a moment to reflect upon their greatest memories of MSU. Commencement ceremonies will begin May 3 at Breslin Center and are open to the public. Emmy award-winning actor Tim Busfield, from East Lansing, and New York Times-bestselling author Richard Ford, an MSU alumnus, are this year’s commencement speakers. Yesterday, The State News caught up with a few students and asked what they will miss most about college life on the banks of the Red Cedar.

“One thing that was pretty fun was probably the Notre Dame football game sophomore year when we went into overtime and won on the fake field goal. It went into overtime and it was really, really late because it was a night game and everybody just went crazy. And I think that was probably a really good memory I’m going to have for a while from being here.”

“(What) I’ll probably remember and miss the most is walking in between classes and always seeing someone I knew around campus. It really made such a large (institution) feel a lot smaller and I’m going to miss that.” Hannah Andreasen Psychology senior

“(It’s) the small stuff — like the atmosphere. … I don’t want to say getting up and going to class — because going to class is still annoying — but just the daily routine of being in college, and friends, and just the whole college atmosphere is really, probably, what I’ll miss the most.” Drew Ndengabaganizi Anthropology senior

“My first football game in the student section — it was the football game on the anniversary of 9/11 and everyone had the American flags and it gave me goosebumps, and I don’t usually react to things that way — that’s probably the most impressive moment that I can think of.” Alex Mendenall Anthropology senior

David Dickson Biochemistry and molecular biology senior


“One of my favorite things is just after a long winter, walking through the campus in the sunshine and seeing all the flowers. … (Also), I would probably say working — I work in South Complex and I just really like the groups of people I work with. … I’m a supervisor for South Complex and … you have to be so knowledgeable of everything on campus — just knowing things that people don’t and then helping them. … So, it’s kind of nice to be able to do that and represent Michigan State.” Samantha McKenna Psychology senior

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Enjoy the moment, time moves fast I know you’re counting down the days. I know you’ve memorized the deadlines for your fi nal exams and projects and 20-page papers. I know you’re being propelled by coffee and energy drinks and the crushing anxiety of deadlines. I know because I was there Wednesday at the

Main Library. And right as the computer froze, half my project was lost, and I realized one deadline was two hours sooner than I thought it was, it hit me. This was it. Since I was 7 years old, I have felt the frenzy of school work deadlines. It is my original stressor, and I likely never will feel it again. And I felt sad. It wasn’t a logical emotion, but I felt it. And with deadlines looming, it wasn’t a logical decision to stop working and take a look around. But I did. And in the middle of a completely normal day, I felt immensely grateful for the chance to be stressed out for fi nals. Because it meant I was in college — a place I came to appreciate rather late in the game. College didn’t turn out how I thought it would. From the day I stepped on campus, I’ve been juggling a 40-plus hour-

a-week job with two majors. It’s been stressful and tiring. My day ends in the early hours of the morning and the weekend fi nds me drained. I’ve lost sleep, friends, hobbies and sanity committing myself to a career in a medium said to be dying. But every once and a while, I would find myself missing East Lansing … There is something special about a community where everyone is united through a simple “Go Green.” Granted, if I could go back, I would make every decision a second time because I’ve seen the rewards of hard work. But it wasn’t the college I imagined it to be. In spring 2012, I left. Taking a semester off, I moved to Washington, D.C. for an

internship. I fell in love with the city and the work and the people I met. I got another internship, and another. I took a whole year off from college and found the adventures, hobbies and relationships I hadn’t had time for in the previous three years. But every once in a while, I would fi nd myself missing East Lansing. I sometimes wished I could be sitting in a lecture hall taking notes or going out knowing a plethora of bars, late-night food and all my friends were in walking distance. I missed passing the Red Cedar River and Beaumont Tower en route to class and jingling my keys at football games. There is something special about a community where everyone is united through a simple “Go Green.” Looking around the library Wednesday, I saw the sleep deprived, stressed-out students hunched over papers

and books. I felt a kinship of sorts — we all worked hard to get here and are working hard to fi nish. We all want to contribute something to society. We are all full of fears and dreams and potential. Outside the window was a campus tailored to let me reach that potential. From resources and clubs to late-night delivery places, East Lansing caters to the fact I am young, poor and determined. And no part of that is more important than the people. To the professors who checked their emails at midnight and didn’t mind if the discussions went past the official office hours. To the alumni who took the time to meet with me and give me advice on how to get where they are. To the friends who stayed up late with me, listened to my rants, celebrated my accomplishments, encouraged

my schemes and laughed until we couldn’t breathe. To the coworkers who are just as insane and determined as I am that they too will make an indent in society. This is the lifeblood of a college town. It exists elsewhere, but it is not as vibrant and strong as it is here. I left once before. This time, I won’t be back. So I’ll take the stress and the frenzy and the late nights if it means I have the friends and the early mornings and the traditions and the family. At least for the next week, I have something that is not likely to exist anywhere else in my life. So, put down this paper or look away from the computer screen and be in this moment. You’re in college. And even if you’ve only begun, the time is passing faster than you think.


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Freshman left fielder Cam Gibson sits in the dugout with teammates behind him during a rain delay April 17 at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Spartans lead Central Michigan, 1-0, in the 5th inning as the game has been suspended until May 14. ADAM TOOLIN/THE STATE NEWS


Junior guard Keith Appling goes up for a shot during the game against Nicholls State on Dec. 1, 2012, at Breslin Center. Appling was the highest scorer for the Spartans with a total of 13 points, helping them beat the Colonels, 84-39.


ABOVE: Physics junior Paul Matouka in a polar bear suit stands during a petition for MSU Greenpeace Feb. 8 at the rock on Farm Lane. MSU Greenpeace tried to educate students walking past about climate change. LEFT: Teaching English to speakers of other languages graduate student Zhang Ruting talks on her phone as she leaves the ballroom Feb. 15 at the Marriott at University Place during A Night in Paris: Valentine’s Ball. The annual ball was in its ninth year in running.


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Be aware of how you treat suicide I received the phone call on a windy February afternoon. It had been a particularly stressful day — I was out on a last-minute assignment, currently lost on Lansing’s Eastside. My best friend’s voice was tim-

id, trembling on the other end, as if she was hesitant to speak. “Do you know why there are ambulances outside of your house?” I didn’t have any idea, and I didn’t want to think about it. I hung up quickly and called the only person who I knew would be able to settle my worries: my mother. But instead of calming down, I imagined the worst. As she told the story, I envisioned the hospital bed I’d find my brother in. I imagined the plastic medicine bottles, now empty, clattering onto my mustard yellow kitchen floor. There would be a hole in family photos, a hole in my heart. After years of enduring the depression that plagued him like an ever-creeping shadow, my brother had done something we thought was impossible.

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After seeing no other way out, he had tried to end his life. A similar incident erupted at my high school just a few days ago. A student battling depression sought a way to end her own pain, and while she made it out alive, she faced ridiculing and insults via social media. Although I didn’t know the student personally, I said a silent prayer and not-so-silently condemned those who were heckling her. One student tweeted about suicide being selfish. Another said she was “making the school look bad.” With every tweet that popped up on my news feed, I became increasingly disgusted. I was very young when my brother was in high school, but even then, I knew he was struggling to get by. He had been grappling with who he was, who he wanted to be and his peers con-

firmed his insecurities. Oftentimes, depression can be a complex issue for outsiders to grasp. Having experienced it myself, I understand. At times, it feels like no person on the planet could possibly relate to what you’re going through. Yeah, I understand. I’ve been there. I’ve seen those who are very dear to me go there. Because of those experiences, I know how insensitive others can be. Whether you understand it or not, it is never, under any circumstance, OK to belittle another person’s experience. It is never OK to tell them to “get over it” or “suck it up.” And it is never, ever OK to tell them they are being selfish. My brother is lucky. He is lucky he survived that night. He is lucky he realized he has more to live for. But not everyone is so lucky.

Not everyone gets that wakeup call before their loved ones find their suicide note. I hope others will come to understand their role in helping someone through the most difficult time in their life. Depression can be caused by chemical or hormonal imbalances within the brain, as well as traumatic experiences. It does not come from a selfish place. They cannot help it. If they are claiming to feel a certain way, it is because the pain is 10 times worse than you could ever possibly imagine. What you can do, however, is extend a kind word. Listen to them when they call at 3 a.m. sobbing hysterically. Or, when you find out they’re OK in the wake of the aftermath, like I did that fateful afternoon, send them a text telling them you love them.

Do’s and Don’ts of helping a friend: Do keep the person’s privacy in mind. Don’t push them to tell you more. They’ll tell you when they are ready. Do convey concern and show how much you care about them. Don’t make your remarks sound judgmental or harsh. Do provide them with local suicide hotlines in the area if you feel they are in need. SOURCE: MSU COUNSELING CENTER

Whatever you choose to do, make it positive. Do not speak from a condescending place or make them feel worse than they already feel. And in the words of Bob Dylan, “don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”


‘Chasing Ice’ director views film with students By Omari Sankofa II THE STATE NEWS ■■

By hosting a showing of documentary “Chasing Ice” last night, Department of Geography chair Alan Arbogast hoped to build awareness, not just for environmental issues, but for the geography major at MSU. “First of all, we want to show a great film,” Arbogast said. “In the context of that, I want to promote the Department of Geography.” A free screening of “Chasing Ice” was shown last night at Wells Hall. The documentary, directed by Jeff Orlowski, is the story of environmental photographer James Balog and his mission to open the public’s eyes on climate change. Balog placed time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to show how the world’s glaciers change from year to year. “In 2013, it seems like a simple and obvious idea, but when he came up with the concept back in 2007, nobody had done timelines

of glaciers like he was attempting to do, to get the cameras to get working around the world,” Orlowski said. According to Orlowski, the award-winning documentary has become such a success because of the human aspect of it. He said there’s a tricky balance when it comes to making a film about science that is accessible to the public. “We tried to frame it around James’ story, a human story, do it in a way that’s entertaining and exciting,” he said. “In many ways, it’s more of an adventure film than a science film.” Arbogast said students are largely unaware of the geography degree as an option. “Geography is not taught well at the high school level, certainly at Michigan,” he said. “There are very, very few geography classes that you can take at high school. So, people don’t think of it as a viable degree option when they come to the university.” Graduate student Dan Kow-

alski, who didn’t have a geography course in high school, said high school students don’t think of geography as something they can pursue as a degree. “It’s not just Michigan, it’s a national issue,” Kowalski said. “And it’s because of the way our education system is structured.” According to Arbogast, after graduation, students with geography majors can gain jobs as environmental consultants, real estate analysts and geographical information specialists, to name a few. “There are a whole host of jobs that are well-paying,” he said. Orlowski said the lack of interest in geography is hurting the environmental research progress necessary to help the environment. “There are a lot of things that are changing around the planet very significantly, and I would argue that there’s more research that needs to be done than there is the talent to do it right now,” he said.

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With the semester coming to a close, it is time to look at the best of the past and future Eric Church and his band entertain the crowd July 12, 2012, at Common Ground Music Festival in downtown Lansing. This year marks the city’s 14th-annual festival. ADAM TOOLIN/ THE STATE NEWS


MSU Community Music School student Evan Fiorella, right, and stepfather Chris Calaguiro lift a parachute at the adult music therapy class Jan. 31, 2013 at the Community Music School.


his semester, the features desk featured scores of people and dozens of events. Here are the top-three events and people profiled, as well as summer events to look forward to.

— Features Desk

Events Country concerts

So far in 2013, East Lansing has seen some of the hottest country stars, as Breslin Center was host to Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood. Grammy-winning songwriter Lambert and Bentley both rocked Breslin on Feb. 23 in front of a crowd of more than 8,000 fans. The country tunes didn’t leave for long, as Underwood took the stage with fellow country singer Hunter Hayes on April 13.

MSU College of Arts and Letters’ 50th anniversary. Although some ready-to-wear outfits were included, most garments were avant-garde and outside the box.

People Evan Fiorella

At 2 years old, MSU Community Music School pre-college student Evan Fiorella was in a car crash that left him with permanent brain damage. Doctors told his mother, Ontario STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series resident Alison Fiorella, that he would never live a normal life. The MSU Forestry Club was host to spit and sawdust at the Through the MSU Community Music School’s 61st Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave. Among the events was music therapy program, Evan, now 21, has JULIA a tobacco spitting contest and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS made significant strides in development. NAGY/ Series, which gathered the top-amateur and professional THE He and his stepfather, Chris Calaguiro, STATE lumberjacks to compete in a series of travel from Canada every semester and NEWS televised events. Forestry senior Raymond live in a hotel in Okemos, Mich., so Evan Gurley represented MSU at the County can attend school. Fairgrounds in Mason, Mich., placing fifth in the collegiate competition. Randy Scott

ATD Fashion Show

After preparing all year, students from MSU’s apparel and textile design program hosted the Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show in March. Held at Wharton Center, the soldout show began with FASH Forward, a separate category that featured models who embodied looks from fashion icons of the past, such as Twiggy and Iman, in celebration of the

This isn’t your average library staff member. When Randy Scott began volunteering at the Main Library’s Comic Art Collection, there were about 6,000 comics represented. Today, thanks to Scott’s diligence, the collection totals more than 250,000 — making it the largest in the world.

Sherrie Barr

Sherrie Barr became MSU’s director of dance seven

years ago, inheriting the challenge of helping the art form become more widely understood in the MSU community. Known for being a tough cookie in her own right, she successfully helped dance become a minor at the university. Barr found herself overwhelmed with the task of handling the program on her own, causing her to submit her resignation over spring break. In her short time at MSU, she has inspired many students to stretch outside their comfort zones.

Summer events Common Ground

Over the years, Common Ground Music Festival has become known as the concert series of the summer in Greater Lansing. This year’s festivities will be held July 8-14 at 901 N. Washington Ave., in Lansing. Although the entire lineup for the week-long festival has not yet been announced, so far the roster includes Ben Folds Five, Barenaked Ladies, Guster and Slash. Elliot Street Lunatic, a local band from Lansing that is partially made up of former MSU students, will be performing as well.

Lansing Art Festival and Lansing Jazz Festival

Many disapprove of the “City of the Arts” title, but the Lansing area has a lot to offer artistically. The East Lansing Art Festival is now in it’s 50th year, and the East Lansing Jazz Festival will have a lot of high-profile performers this upcoming summer.

Daniel Tosh

Outspoken comedian and star of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” is bringing his stand-up routine to Wharton Center as a part of his 25-city “June Gloom Tour.” He will be performing two shows on June 9 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with all tickets being sold at $59.50 at




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Junior defensive end William Gholston looks at the flag during the national anthem before the first home game of the season against Boise State on Aug. 31, 2012, at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans won, 17-13.


ith the NFL Draft underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NFL prospects sit by their phones and wait for a call to join the pro ranks.

Former MSU defensive end William Gholston is one of those players. He and his Spartan teammates in the draft could be waiting for a call from an NFL team even after the draft concludes Saturday. The State News asked Gholston about his preparation for the draft, where he wants to play and the role of his former Spartan coaches and teammates.


– Zach Smith, The State News The State News: What are you doing to prepare for the draft? William Gholston: Making sure nobody calls me. That’s the only preparation I need. Only the coaches call me. TSN: How do you tell your friends and family to leave you alone? WG: It’s pretty easy. Since the draft process (started), I haven’t been talking to too many people very much. I just send them a mass text and say, ‘I need my phone to be clear today, or this whole weekend.’ WG: I’m working out with (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach) Lorenzo Guess and the other strength and conditioning coaches at Michigan State.

told you they were interested? WG: At the combine I had 18 or 19 interviews. Throughout the process, I’ve talked to a few teams.

TSN: Have you had any contact with former teammates also in the draft? WG: Yeah. I see (tight end) Dion (Sims) is at Michigan State. He does a workout, I do a workout. We meet up in the training room and chat it up a little bit there.

TSN: Where do you want to get drafted and play? WG: That’s the easiest part about this process is the team that wants you the most is going to pick you. Unlike the high school recruiting process where you’ve got to break down every team you want to go to and plan out your next four years, the team that wants you the most is going to pick you. And they already broke everything down from a personal life and a football life.

TSN: What advice has the Spartan coaching staff given you? WG: Play fast and play hard when you do get there, and become a better student of the game.

TSN: Where are you working out now?

TSN: What teams interviewed you or have

TSN: Has the draft process been fun? WG: It’s been a wonderful process. The opportunity to be a part of the 1 percent of athletes that make it to the professional level, it takes a loss of words, especially since I’ve had that dream since I was a little boy.

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704 E. GREENLAWN Lansing, 2 bdrm! New Paint & Carpet! Gorgeous! (3 miles from MSU) $750 email

MENS SUITS 38 trim-cut, name brands only $49. Kellie’s next Meijer in Okemos. 574-4523

ABOVE AVERAGE 613 Lexington Lic. 4, Eamon Kelly 714.654.2701 or


BE A part of the energy in EL. El Azteco East,now hiring for the roof. All positions avail. Positions are filling fast so apply today. 225 Ann St. 517.351.9111 stop in or email Johnny at Johnny@ for app. BIG BIRD needs you! Sesame St. & Curious George are in danger. Cuts to funding for PBS means we have lots of work to do. Save Public TV & spice up your resume while earning $8-$13/hr. Flexible scheduling. Across from MSU campus. Call 3321501 today! BLOOMFIELD HILLS Rental Co. needs summer help! Up to $12/hr, May-Aug. Outdoor work, lifting req. Call Wayne, (248) 332-4700. BOOK SALES associate needed p/t. $10-$15/hr. Must be avail. 4/27-5/3. Send resume to for info. CLARA’S RESTAURANT is now hiring. Apply in person M-Th btwn 2-4. 637 E. Michigan Avenue. COLLEGE PRO is now hiring painters all across the state to work outdoors w/other students. Earn $3k-5k. Advancement opportunities + internships. 1-888-277-9787 or D E T A I L E D , DEPENDABLE person. Reliable transportation is a must. Immediate posititon avail. for garden work. Flex hrs, start immediately. E-mail resume and availability to

GENERAL LABORER for local construction company. Email office@ HASLETT FAMILY seeking special ed/ed student to be a summer mentor for a 14 year old female w/ mild CP. Needs own reliable transportation, room + board included. Evenings and weekends free. Email resumes w/ contact info to gomayes@sbcglobal. net by 5/10/13. HEADED BACK to Gross Pointe area this summer? Want to work outside? We are looking for student painters. 40 hrs/ week $8.50/hr. Bonus based on work completed. Email William to apply at willcall@umich. edu HIRING SERVERS/ cooks at Reno’s East Sports Bar. Apply in person, 1310 Abbot Road. LIVE IN after hours and wknd desk attendant with custodial duties for downtown Lansing church needed. Position shared with current male occupant of other bdrm in on-site 2-bdrm aprt. Living areas and kitchen shared. Email for details and app. Refs, bckgrnd check and drug testing req. Non-smoking property.

PET CARE looking for hardworking individual P/T days and wknds. Animal exp preferred. Resume to Melissa @ PO Box 277 Haslett 48840. PLAY SPORTS! Need camp counselors for summer. Call 888-8448080 or campcedar. com. SALES ASSOCIATE part time positions open at MetroPCS Lansing Store. We will rely on you to identify customer’s needs and provide info about the benefits of our services to meet those needs. Our ideal candidates will have High School diploma or GED and 1 year retail sales or customer service experience in the wireless telecommunications industry is preferred. Please apply online: www.qhire. net/142604. EOE SERVERS NEEDED. Apply in person at Spagnuolo’s 662 W. Grand River, Okemos. 2 miles east of Meridian Mall. SUMMER WORK $14.50 base-appt. Customer sales & service. No experience necessary, we train. Apply now, start after finals. Call 517-3331700 or apply at www.

Apts. For Rent 1 BDRM $675. Lic 2. Avail May/Aug. Heat + water included. Walking distance to MSU. 517712-6918

2 & 3 BDRM BRAND NEW APTS! Being built now, corner of Albert & Grove, 8 story building, amazing views of MSU & downtown! Contemporary design, w/d, attached parking, Snap Fitness membership incl! Secure bldg. Location and innovation at its best! or 571.351.1177. 2 BED/ 2 BATH, Private entrance, central air, pet friendly, fireplace, garages avail. Starting at $735. Limited availability. Now accepting pre-leases for Summer and Fall. 888709-0125 3 BDRM luxury apts avail Aug ‘13 from $585 incl TV & internet. Located near MSU athletic events. Each apt features gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, in-home washer/dryer, furnished living room, 2 full baths, parking garage, large balcony and intercom entry, internet and sat TV incl in rent. 517-2688624 4 BEDROOM for Fall! Starting at $325 per person. 517-507-0127.

ACROSS FROM the Broad Art Museum, on Gr River, Stonehouse Village, 2 bdrm, very spacious, upscale, downtown living! Leather furn & pkg incl. www. or 3511177. AUG 50 yrds to MSU. Lic 1-2. Wood flrs. St. 1 Bdrm eff. 332-4818. CHOOSE WOODSIDE Large one bdrms w/ cool layout in a quiet residential neighborhood. On CATA, minutes from downtown EL. Enjoy a balcony, dishwasher & microwave. Call 233-1108. For more info. LEASE NOW for Fall 2013. Get more of what you want! 1, 2, 3 + 4 bedroom apts and townhomes. New kitchens + baths. The CATA bus takes you right to LCC + MSU. Plenty of parking. 517-507-4172. College Towne Apartments. LIVE ABOVE Potbelly 1 bdrm apts. Free heat. (248) 3244922


NEWER 3 bdrm, 2bath apts. Beautiful large kitchens. Full size washers/dryers in each home! 3 parking spaces. Now offering individual leases! Call us at The Hamptons 517-489-3160 or visit our website NOW LEASING 1 bedroom apartments and studios for 2013-14. Contact CRMC at 517337-7577. www.crmc1. com

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4-6 PERSON house available this summer 595/597 Spartan Ave. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms. 1 yr lease available for $2200.00. Call/text Peter Tepler at 517-944-7800. peter.

HOUSE FOR Rent. 4 bdrm, 2 bath. $1500/mo. 517-482-3624 LARGE UPDATED 4 bdrm near Sparrow Hospital. Avail May. Boydrentals. com 517.896.2247

COLLEGEVILLE GUARANTEED Buyback: Get at least 50% CASH BACK on thousands of books store wide!



MSU/ SPARROW near. Lovely 2 bdrm. 314 S. Howard. $750 + utils. Avail Aug. Call 517-3495827.

CONGRATS TO the my favorite graduating seniors Stephen Brieloff, Kaelyn Nicks, Colleen Curran and Tom Wright!

111 OAK HILL. 2 bdrm. Lic. 2. No pets. 3328600

REDUCED PRICE $440 each. 1230 Lilac. Lic 5. Aug ‘13. Near Breslin, w/d. 927-1338


1816.5 MICHIGAN. Near Macs bar. No app fees, free washer/dryer & $400 off first month’s rent. Save $960! CRMC 517-337-7577, www. 557 VIRGINIA lic. 3, $1200 + util. 517-4494141.

Subleases $600 NEGOT. at E. Knolls on Oak-Ridge. 2 Br, May-July. 420-4308 or noritachica59@yahoo. com SUMMER SUBLET large 2 bdrm in quiet building behind Bagger Daves. Rent negot. 332-8600

STORAGE SPECIALSave 25% on 4 month rental- Don’t haul it- store it. Call 517-886-4556

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