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Us, too. Rachel Fradette, Editor-in-Chief McKenna Ross, Managing Editor Brigid Kennedy, Campus Editor Riley Murdock, City Editor Sasha Zidar, Features Editor Alexea Hankin, Design Editor Blair Baeten, Copy Chief Marie Weidmayer, East Lansing Reporter Casey Harrison, Cops and Courts Reporter Madison O’Connor, Watchdog Reporter Mila Murray, Capitol Reporter Debbie Miszak, Student Government Reporter

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RELIGIOUS GUIDE News Look for this directory in the paper every Thursday and online at: All Saints Episcopal Church 800 Abbot Road East Lansing, Michigan 48823 Phone: (517) 351-7160 E-mail: Website: Worship Times: Sunday Worship: 8 am & 10 am Sunday School: 10 am Sunday Vespers: 5 pm Thursday Prayer & Breakfast: 7:30 am Ascension Lutheran Church 2780 Haslett Rd., E. Lansing Between Hagadorn & Park Lake Rds. (517) 337-9703 Adult Bible Study: 9am Sunday School: 9am Worship Service: 10am Chabad House of MSU 540 Elizabeth St. East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 214-0525 Prayer services, Friday night services, followed by a traditional Shabbat dinner @ Chabad. Shabbat Day Services 10:00am @ Chabad, followed by a Traditional Shabbat lunch @ 12:15pm. For weekday services & classes call 517-214-0525. Eastminster Presbyterian Church 1315 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48823 (517) 337-0893 Worship Gatherings: Sunday Worship 10:30 am UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministry Wednesdays at 7pm Greater Lansing Church of Christ 310 N. Hagadorn Rd. East Lansing, MI (Meeting at the University Christian Church building) (517) 898-3600 Students welcome! Sunday Worship: 8:45am Sunday Bible class: 10:15am Sunday Evening: Small Group Wednesday: 7pm - bible study Students please feel free to call for rides

Haslett Community Church 1427 Haslett Road Haslett, MI 48840 Phone: (517) 339-8383 Worship Hours: Sunday Worship at 10:00am Hillel Jewish Student Center 360 Charles St., E. Lansing (517) 332-1916 Friday Night Services: 6pm, Dinner: 7pm September - April Martin Luther Chapel 444 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 332-0778 Sunday: 9:30am & 7:00pm Wednesday Worship: 9pm Mini-bus pick-up on campus (Fall/Spring)

The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing 920 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 Islam 101 May 7, 2:30 p.m Friday Services: 12:15-12:45 & 1:45-2:15 For prayer times visit

FRIB brings more funding to MSU Percentage changes in department funding to Michigan State 2006-07 to 2015-16

Trinity Church 3355 Dunckel Rd. Lansing, MI 48911 (517) 272-3820 Saturday: 6pm Sunday: 9:15am, 11am University Baptist Church 4608 South Hagadorn Rd East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 351-4144 10 AM Worship Service 11:15 Coffee Hour 11:30 Sunday School

University Christian Church River Terrace Church 310 N. Hagadorn Rd. 1509 River Terrace Dr. East Lansing, MI 48823 East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 332-5193 (517) 351-9059 Service times: 9 & 11:15am Sunday: 11:15 am Sunday Bible Study: Riverview Church 10:15am MSU Venue MSU Union Ballroom University United 2nd Floor Methodist Church & 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MSU Wesley MI 48824 1120 S. Harrison Rd. Phone: 517-694-3400 East Lansing, MI 48823 Website: (517) 351-7030 Worship Times: Sundays at 6:30PM during the MSU Fall and Spring Sunday: 10:30am semesters 9:00am Garden Service in the summer St. John Catholic Church TGIT: 8:00pm Thursdays and Student Center Sept. - April 327 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 WELS Lutheran Campus (517) 337-9778 Ministry 704 Abbot Road Sunday: 8am, 10am, Noon, East Lansing, MI 48823 5pm, 7pm (517) 580-3744 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:15pm 6:30pm Saturday Worship Tuesday & Thursday: 9:15pm

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0.3% Increase National Science Foundation



MSU professor Danny Schnell loves plants so much, the Department of Energy gave him $10 million. Okay, so it’s not that simple. The MSU Plant Biology department recently received the $10 million grant to fund research into the fuel applications of camelina seed oil, extracted from a plant that needs less water and fertilizer to grow than other common “biofuel” sources, like soybeans and sunflowers. Schnell said because the price of petroleum “has fallen considerably” since the rise and fall of E85 ethanol about a decade ago, there is a renewed interest in biofuels that led to the Department of Energy to fund MSU’s efforts to more efficiently produce seed oil. “What this will allow us to do is bring together this large, collaborative group that will then provide a mechanism for us to look at the plant as a whole system,” Schnell said. “We anticipate that this will have major implications for many crop plants.” A little over a decade ago, this would have accounted for nearly all of the grant money the Department of Energy awarded to MSU. During the 2006-07 school year, the agency sent a grand total of $11.25 million to various projects at MSU, according to the 2017 Data Digest. However, in large part due to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, better known as the FRIB, that number skyrocketed to $131.53 million during 2015-16. The FRIB is a one-of-a-kind project that significantly inflates the funding total. The project’s total price tag approaches three-quarters of a billion dollars and is currently projected to receive about $100 million per year in Department of Energy funding. The Department of Energy’s money doesn’t just go to constructing this super-lab; it has a huge impact on Spartans’ studies and lives as well. Juan Manfredi is a doctoral candidate who works at MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the building that the FRIB will eventually take the place of. His studies in nuclear physics have had a constant tie to federal funding; for four years, he was funded by a Department of Energy fellowship that included a living stipend and work in a DOE laboratory. Manfredi does not think this experience as a grad student relying on federal money is unique. “I, throughout all of my time in graduate school, have been funded by federal funding,” Manfredi said. “It’s really been necessary for me to do anything that I’ve done.” Leo Kempel, dean of the College of Engineering, said despite the FRIB being extremely lucrative for MSU, the Department of Energy’s financial input to the university is neither a fluke nor a recent development. Kempel said the funding is a culmination of years of successful efforts to build a campus 2


that has the resources and faculty to complete the research that the agency needs. “Years ago, the administration at MSU made the decision to become extremely strong in this field, quite frankly, to be the best,” Kempel said. “Investments have been made since (current students) were really young to build that team. You don’t get these teams that are world-class in two or five years. It takes decades to grow.” What sets the Department of Energy increase apart is that, at the same time, nearly every other federal agency has significantly decreased their award payouts to the university. Although federal money still accounts for 66 percent of MSU’s external funding, the Agency for International Development has slashed funding by 64 percent during this time, while NASA’s 2015-16 payouts were less than half of what they were in 2006-07. In fact, only one agency in the Data Digest outside of the “Other Agencies” category, the National Science Foundation, is paying more now than they were then. Yet even in the case of the NSF, the $150,000 increase barely registers, amounting to a 0.3 percent uptick from $62.4 million to $62.5 million. Although ecology researcher Kateri Salk has yet to personally see the impact of federal cutbacks on her studies, she acknowledges that the potential of decreased funding remains constantly on her mind. Salk, who recently graduated from MSU with a doctorate in integrative biology and has since become a fellow at the University of Waterloo, has received grants from the NSF to fund her work relating to water quality. She said those grants have been integral to both her career and continued developments in her field. “So many of those studies depend on federal funding,” Salk said. “Thinking how you can strategize and think about what projects you can actually accomplish with this shrinking federal budget ... is definitely at the forefront of my brain.” As federal agencies have pulled back, some worry that fewer graduate students will have the funding sources that have benefited Salk and Manfredi. Thomas Jeitschko, who just recently was named dean of the Graduate School, says this issue is not MSU’s alone. Schools nationwide have had to adjust their research efforts to deal with recession-era cutbacks. This problem that sometimes leads to six-year grad students only receiving three-year federal grants, leaving universities to cover the gaps or simply accept fewer students into their labs. “It has become a lot tougher, so there’s no question about that,” Jeitschko said. “We’re scrambling, we’re working hard, we’re trying to supplement and write good grants and see what we can get. A lot of people aren’t aware of the importance of what graduate students really contribute to the university. ... Graduate training is so essential to our core mission.” T H U R S DAY, O C TO B E R 1 9, 2 01 7


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New Auto Town gallery opens

Column: Awareness is not enough

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Put together by MSU historians, the gallery highlights the history of Lansing’s car industry.

Student government reporter Debbie Miszak argues social media campaigns alone won’t stop sexual assault.

Football Reporter Souichi Terada and Sports Editor Sam Metry discuss the Indiana matchup.



Members of The State News editorial staff who have experienced sexual harassment or assault. See page 7

“Michigan State’s not perfect. I think it does a lot of things well, but I think it also has a lot that it can improve on. So any way that I can help be a catalyst for any changes is something I’d like to do.” Colin White Homecoming court ambassador See pages 4-5


All of Lansing Party Bus’s vehicles were towed and impounded by Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday, Oct. 14. “It’s our position that they have no legal vehicles registered to them,” Clinton County Sheriff Lt. Jeff Clarke said. “They haven’t been inspected and they have no insurance on them.” Students who work at MSU Greenline attended a hayride at Andy T’s Farm Saturday, with transportation from Lansing Party Bus, organizer Chelsea Hayse said. “While we were there, that’s when the Clinton County Sheriffs showed up and impounded our busses,” Hayse said.“It was this whole fiasco. We had to find a new way home for 52 people.” They ended up taking cabs and Ubers back to East Lansing, Hayse said. “It was 12:30 in the morning, it’s pouring rain, I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to get 52 people home and they’re all concerned about getting their money back — which I totally understand — but it is not the type of situation I anticipated going into the night,” Hayse said. Hayse said she is unsure when they will be

able to get their money back because they were unable to contact Lansing Party Bus Monday morning. They paid the organization in cash, which further complicates matters. “The day of, they told us that they could no longer cash my check,” Hayse said. “It had to be from the organization, it couldn’t be a personal check, so they needed the money in cash. So then we ended up paying them in cash the day of. We were mostly in communication via email and text message.” Hayse said she has been subpoenaed by the sheriff’s office. “They said that when they go further into the court proceedings, that’s when they’ll probably have me come in and verbally speak on our behalf in order to get our money back,” she said. The sheriff’s office is still investigating, Clarke said. “The business is being cited on that, not the drivers,” Clarke said. “Everything is still under investigation and we’ll submit a report to the prosecutor’s office and they’ll determine what, if any, charges will happen to the business.” For the most updated story go to

Junior rower Clare Sutka falls out of her single during the annual Head of the Grand Regatta on Oct. 15 at Grand River Park in Lansing. Six colleges from across Michigan participated the races. PHOTO: CARLY GERACI

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Homecoming Week is here at MSU, and that means both students and alumni will be coming together to celebrate one thing they have in common — a shared Spartan heritage. The theme of this year’s homecoming is set as “Uniquely Spartan,” according to the webpage of the MSU Alumni Association. The association’s webpage asks the question, “What makes a Spartan unique?” It then provides an answer: “It’s a combination of traits that resonate across our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Spartans are genuine. Tenacious. Diverse. Open. Collaborative. Bold. Spartans are world changing. We help individuals and communities achieve their potential and pursue the highest level of performance to make the world a better place for all.” The State News profiled a number of members of MSU’s 2017-2018 Homecoming Court to get a sense of how student Spartans are planning to leave their own marks upon the world, both at and beyond MSU. As “ambassadors” to the Spartan community for the 2017-2018 school year, these seniors talked about their own dreams, goals and missions for MSU and the world.

Mr. Colin White Hometown: Okemos, Mich. Major: Applied Engineering Sciences Minor: Supply Chain Management Colin White is a member of both the College of Engineering and the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU. His studies include coursework rooted in engineering and business principles, as well as work in the Honors College. He’s the Vice President of the Men’s Club Volleyball team, a member of Impact 89 FM, part of the Society of Applied Engineering Sciences, and he has an undergraduate research position at MSU. White spoke of his hopes to bring progressive change to MSU and beyond. “There’s a lot of stuff going on right now, in our country,” White said. “I think unity’s really important, but also progressive change. Michigan State’s not perfect, I think it does a lot of things well, but I think it also has a lot that it can improve on. So any way that I can help be a catalyst for any changes is something I’d like to do.” White acknowledged that his position as an ambassador to the Homecoming Court allowed him the ability to reach out to his fellow students. Speaking of his future career, White reiterated his desires to make an impact in a community. “My dream job would be to work in the esports

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Nursing senior Yixi Dong is picture on Oct. 15 outside of the Main Library. PHOTO: ANNTANINNA BIONDO

industry,” White said, referencing a work industry that organizes multiplayer video game competitions, sometimes with professional players. “I mean it’s growing a lot right now, but still a lot of people just think it’s nerds in their basement and it’s not really a real thing yet. But it’s pretty

big and it’s going to be exploding, and I’d really like to get in the same way of enacting change on campus, change the industry and help it continue to explode, and direct it in the right way and make sure that’s an industry that not only continues to grow, but grow in the right ways.”


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ambassadors and their stories Ms. Natalie Gotko Hometown: Rochester, Mich. Majors: Marketing and Professional Writing Even before she was accepted to MSU, Gotko knew that she was a Spartan at heart. “Both of my parents went here and half of my family went here, so I’ve like considered myself a Spartan my whole life,” Gotko said. Her acceptance to MSU gave her the ability to pursue not one, but two interests in marketing and professional writing. She was also presented with a variety of opportunities to leave her mark on her fellow peers and the university. “When I finally got accepted to MSU and decided to go to MSU, I arrived on campus and I just wanted to experience it all, and I think that’s why I got so involved on campus. I think that it’s important that students really dig in and do as much as they can to help themselves grow, and help students around them grow, and then help the university as a whole grow. I think it’s all connected,” she said. Soon after arriving at MSU, Gotko dove right into the vast amount of opportunities presented to her. She’s held leadership roles at numerous organizations on MSU’s campus. She’s worked with the University Activities Board for three years; and this year, she serves as the marketing assistant to the MSU Union. She’s also the public relations team president for her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. By becoming an ambassador to the Homecoming Court, Gotko knew the exact goals she wanted to fulfill on campus. “I think that, to this campus specifically, I think that I’d want to bring a positive attitude and a love for this school,” she said. She added that she is grateful to serve as an ambassador on the Homecoming Court for this reason and how the experience has impacted her. “It was amazing because I got to feel that I had done good, if that makes sense. It was almost like a point of pride for me, to be able to share with my family and everything like that. My favorite thing about being on court is the fact that I get to share it – the experience – with my friends and family,” Gotko said on being nominated. She’s still forging a pathway for what she wants to do after college, but that doesn’t stop Gotko from dreaming about the career she would like to have in the future. “My dream job currently, though, is to eventually at some point down the line, run a presidential campaign because I kind of see campaigning and politics, specifically campaigning,

as branding a person. How can they put their best self forward, how can they use the slogans that encapsulate the ideas that they have for the country and everything like that? So I think it’s like –with marketing and professional writing and learning how to use persuasion and rhetoric and language altogether – it’s like constructing this idea that people can support and rally behind. I think that would be really cool,” she explained. Ms. Yixi Dong Hometown: Sichuan, China Major: Nursing Minor: Psychology She’s been everything from an intercultural aide to an English mentor, a research assistant to a teaching assistant. Currently, she works at the Olin Health Center on MSU’s campus, in order to promote student health. From abroad in Sichuan, China comes Dong, an international student who, like her fellow peers on the Homecoming Court, has many aspirations in life. When she received news that she would be a part of the Homecoming Court, Dong said she felt wonderful because she could represent fellow international students like herself. “The first feeling I had is, ‘I can represent international students, this group of people, because I’m from China.’ The main purpose for me to apply to become (part of) the Homecoming Court is not only about myself, it’s more about I want to talk more about international students’ issues and situations because I feel like a lot of people still have this gray area – they don’t see us, they don’t see international students very clearly,” she said. She seeks to bridge the gap between international and domestic students. “I can talk more about issues and maybe let other people understand our situations more,” Dong said of her position as ambassador on the court. Dong, who is working toward a nursing major and psychology minor, expressed her desire to go into a field in which she can work in improving children’s mental health. “So my dream job, to be really specific, is pediatric psychiatrist,” she said. She cited her coursework in nursing and psychology acting as a catalyst in her decision of a future career. Her classes, she said, are interesting. “I felt like I would probably go to do something, combine children’s mental health and nursing together,” she said.

Communications senior Makaila Marshall is pictured on Oct. 16 at Communication Arts and Sciences building. PHOTO: SYLVIA JARRUS

Ms. Makaila Marshall Hometown: Toledo, Ohio Major: Communication Minor: Cognitive Science Makaila Marshall hails from Michigan’s southern neighbor, the state of Ohio. Her studies at MSU include a major in communication and a minor in cognitive science. Becoming an ambassador for the Homecoming Court, she said in an email, was a journey that she took seriously. “I actually have known several of the yearspast homecoming members. It was something they always suggested I applied for but it wasn’t until I was anonymously nominated to apply, that I actually did,” Marshall said in an email. The process of applying, Marshall said, was well-worth it.

“I’ve always worked to leave my footprints on this campus and I am very excited that being member of this court will be my last one as an undergraduate,” she said. “Upon graduation, I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and to never limit themselves.” Along with her status as an ambassador to the Homecoming Court, Marshall juggles several other leadership positions at MSU – she’s been a resident assistant, a residence hall representative and a 2015-16 Miss Black and Gold title holder representing the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at MSU. Marshall talked about her own heritage being an inspiring factor in her decision to pursue these goals. “As a woman, and more specifically a black woman, I understand the difficulties,” Marshall said.

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MSU WINS IF: The Spartans bounce back from a sloppy Minnesota game to beat down on a weaker opponent.




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The rivalry between the two teams began in 1922. The Spartans lead the all-time series 45-16-2.

The Spartans vs. Hoosiers rivalry game is one of MSU’s four trophy games. The teams will battle for the Old Brass Spittoon this upcoming Saturday.



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Rachel Fradette Editor-in-Chief

Editorial: Raising our hands, telling your stories The State News is paying attention. We want to listen to you. We want to share your stories. And yes, ‘Us, Too.’ BY THE STATE NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD FEEDBACK@STATENEWS.COM

On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano, one of the women who has alleged she was sexually harassed or assaulted by film producer Harvey Weinstein, composed a tweet: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me Too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” On Monday, there were hundreds of thousands of #MeToo tweets and Facebook posts from women and men across the world, each detailing an experience or thought on sexual assault, harassment and abuse. Some of these messages were supportive. Others were regretful. Some were angry, fearful, hopeful, confused. The total number of responses continues to grow by the minute. And now, it seems all eyes are on the issue of sexual harassment, assault and abuse. The “Me Too” movement continues to bring more stories to the front lines and now we’re all paying attention. It’s great the movement has taken off and we’re talking about the issue. It’s a powerful way to start realizing how many of us are victimized, not just at MSU, but also in parts of the world away from Grand River Avenue. That’s what usually happens — when everyone’s talking about an issue people start to listen. But at what point should we start paying attention? At what point should it become a “situation” or “problem”? How many of us need to speak up before allegations of sexual harassment, assault or abuse are taken seriously? Most of us will face these kinds of situations at least once in their lifetimes. Many of us will experience sexual harassment, assault or abuse multiple times in our lives. Even if you haven’t experienced any of this yourself, it’s unimaginable that you don’t know someone who has. Just look at the number of people who have shared their stories through “Me Too.” At this point, the number is more than eight million people on Facebook alone. It stirs much-needed conversation, but we can’t allow the conversation to die down after #MeToo stops trending. The problem is not new. Those of us who have experienced sexual assault, harassment and abuse are not just starting to speak up now — we have been speaking up. It’s an issue that has always been present. We all have an obligation to help solve the problem. Just having these conversations is the first step. As an MSU student, staff member or member of the community, we have the ability to

lead these dialogues. We have the ability to pay attention to this issue locally and nationally. We have the ability to listen. MSU has an obligation to listen, too, and that means paying attention to a situation from the very beginning, not just after a certain number of us speak out. Sexual assault, harassment and abuse becomes a “situation” and a “problem” as soon as it occurs. Allegations should be taken seriously as soon as one of us has them. It’s everyone’s responsibility to pay attention. And yes, “Us, Too.” In writing this editorial, State News newsroom employees were asked if they were willing to step forward and say #MeToo. Twelve staff members have attached their names. Seven of us are on the State News Editorial Board. Many more of us might not be ready to share our stories, or even note that we have them. If coming forward helps anyone feel less alone, that by itself would make this worth it. But for a chance to change our culture, to send the message that this is not okay, coming forward is the beginning of what we can do. For the past year, we have spoken with alleged victims. We have attended court cases. We have analyzed MSU’s responses and actions to sexual assault controversies. But we can learn something from these stories. We are constantly adapting how we share stories that have this much impact. The State News is paying attention to you. We are listening to you. Your stories of sexual assault, abuse and harassment don’t go unnoticed. If you’re willing to share, we’ll be here with pens poised and notebooks ready. The State News Editorial Board is made up of the Editor-in-Chief Rachel Fradette, Managing Editor McKenna Ross, Campus Editor Brigid Kennedy, City Editor Riley Murdock, Features Editor Sasha Zidar, Sports Editor Sam Metry, Copy Chief Blair Baeten, Staff Representative Madison O’Connor and Inclusion Representative Souichi Terada. If you have experienced sexual harassment or assault and want to share your story, please email or call the newsroom at (517) 295-5149. To report experienced sexual harassment or assault to local authorities, call MSUPD at (517) 355-2221 or the ELPD at (517) 351-4220. T H U RS DAY, OC TOB E R 1 9, 2 01 7





Sam Metry Sports editor

Know Thy Enemy: Battle-tested Hoosiers to visit East Lansing BY SOUICHI TERADA STERADA@STATENEWS.COM

Know Thy Enemy is a weekly Q&A where the perspective changes, from the eyes of the Spartans to the eyes of MSU football’s next foe. The State News asks the opposing team’s student newspaper a few questions and see football through a different lens. It’s been a tough start to the Big Ten season for the Indiana Hoosiers. They’ve stumbled to an 0-3 record to begin conference play. However, the three games have come against the cream of the crop of the Big Ten East — Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan, in that order. And now, the Hoosiers visit East Lansing facing off against another ranked opponent in the Spartans. The Old Brass Spittoon is on the line as the rivalry is once again renewed. Much like in past years, Indiana has done a successful job in keeping up with the big boys in the Big Ten, only to falter down the stretch. The Hoosiers gave the Wolverines a scare in their last game, taking U-M to overtime before eventually falling 27-20. To better understand Indiana football, The State News interviewed Cameron Drummond, football beat reporter and sports editor for The Indiana Daily Student, and asked him four questions about the Hoosiers.

Q: Indiana has struggled thus far, looking at its Big Ten record. However, the Hoosiers have played three ranked conference opponents in Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. How have they looked in those marquee matchups? A: The game against Michigan was by far the most heartbreaking of the three Big Ten games they’ve played so far. Just looking at it on paper, IU is good in certain areas, but they just don’t have the athletes across the board to compete with a team like Ohio State or Penn State. But the Michigan game really stung because this was the closest in terms of athletes across the board that IU had been beating Michigan in quite a long time. IU really felt like they matched up well on defense on what was probably a weak Michigan offense. ... IU had multiple opportunities to win the game. Michigan committed a bunch of penalties, they were ill-disciplined. But they just couldn’t take advantage of it. But overall, this would be the first of three Big Ten games I think IU graded out pretty well because you wouldn’t expect an IU team of years past to come close to winning one of those three games. So to take Michigan to overtime probably says a lot about the way the program is trending. Q: It’s been kind of Indiana’s M.O. to hang around with the top ranked opponents, much like Michigan and Ohio State this year, only to falter at the end. What’s the driving factor to that, depth? Maybe talent? How can the Hoosiers fix that issue to finish games stronger? A: It’s kind of crazy for the guys who have been

covering IU football the past six or seven years, they’ve had to write kind of the same exact story for six or seven years about IU getting really close for that upset win, the breakthrough win, and not being able to pull it off. Legitimately, people thought that last year’s win over Michigan State was that breakthrough moment where Indiana completely turned the tables on being able to pull an upset over a top-25 opponent. It’s just something when it’s the fourth quarter, this team just doesn’t have the confidence. There’s just never been the confidence about this team to close out a game in the fourth quarter. I don’t know if they haven’t done it before, or if it’s because they’ve struggled so much in recent years. Until IU is able to complete the game and complete an upset, I don’t think that they’re going to do it. Q: For both the offense and the defense, who is one player that will be an X-factor to this game against MSU? Where how they play will largely determine Indiana’s fate? A: On offense, I’ll go with junior wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. Surprisingly, he wasn’t featured a whole lot in the game against Michigan this past weekend. Cobbs is IU’s biggest threat, he’s their biggest playmaker. And the thing with Ramsey is that he can’t throw the ball very far. He’s very limited in terms of his accuracy, with his arm strength and far he can launch it down the field. If IU wants that sort of big-play potential, then it’s going to be Cobbs. Jr. on a crossing route or on a screen play. Especially because he’s shifty in the open field. Of all the IU wide receiv-

ers, he’s the one guy who can probably dominate and take control of the game by himself. When it comes to defense, I’m actually going to say Chase Dutra. IU uses this weird formation where they have four defensive linemen, two linebackers and then their secondary has a position called the “husky,” which is like a hybrid linebacker-safety. Dutra, who’s a fifth-year senior, is kind of the guy who has been stepping up in the secondary. He did a great job last weekend, he does special teams and punt coverage as well, had 13 total tackles. Dutra is a veteran in that system, in that position in the secondary who can kind of organize IU and make sure they don’t get burned for any long pass plays. Q: What is your score prediction and why? A: I don’t think it’ll be as close as this Michigan game this past week. I think IU can easily go down, multiple possessions in the first quarter of this game. Something just tells me that while IU will be completely rested and injuries won’t be a huge factor, it’s going to be so hard for them to be hyped up for this game. I just don’t see them coming out with enough energy to match a really good Michigan State team. I can see them going down, 14-0, 17-0, in the first quarter. If they get into that big a hole, I think it’s going to be so difficult for Ramsey and this offense, which has really hit or miss, to get back into it. I can see IU’s defense getting short-winded really early if IU had those threeand-outs those first few possessions. Prediction: 37-20 MSU

Homecoming will be no issue for Spartans as they get ready for IU BY COLTON WOOD CWOOD@STATENEWS.COM

Floats will parade through MSU’s campus, MSU alumni will gather and the Spartans’ basketball team will have its Midnight Madness leading up to MSU’s homecoming game against Indiana. Starting last Sunday, the festivities commenced for MSU’s annual Homecoming Week. It’s a time in East Lansing where Spartan alumni and fans alike flock to campus to soak in the week-long entertainment and end the week by supporting the Spartan football team on Saturstatements are day. But for available for the MSU review at football 435 E. Grand River team, it’s just another week.

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“That’s a great thing for people to come back and all that,” sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie said. “We’re still going to go out there. We’re still going to play the same ball, but just more Spartan fans are going to be there, and Spartan nation is going to be behind us.” Activities this week include hayrides, a chance to meet the Homecoming grand marshal, a healthy Homecoming walk around Demonstration field and, of course, the Homecoming Parade. It is also encouraged that you swap out any light that can glow with a green bulb until Saturday to show your Spartan spirit. Current MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke said he expects to see several former teammates over the course of the week. “Obviously, I’ll see a couple of the guys that can come back,” Lewerke said. “I think Connor Cook’s coming back to enjoy East Lansing again. It’ll be fun seeing him and just all the guys from past teams.” The Spartans have won three of the last five homecoming games, with their most recent win coming in 2015 against Purdue. MSU will enter Saturday looking to avenge last year’s 24-21 loss to the Hoosiers in overtime in 2017, which broke the Spartans’ seven-game winning streak over

Indiana Hoosiers defeat MSU Spartans in overtime on Oct. 1, 2016. STATE NEWS FILE PHOTO

the Hoosiers. In 2013, the Spartans faced the Hoosiers for their homecoming game and came away with a 42-28 victory. While campus will be more congested with fans and with this game being labeled as the homecoming game, the team’s preparation for Indiana doesn’t change. “Obviously, it’s a fun day on campus,” linebacker Kenny Willekes said. “There’s a lot of people on campus, but for our actual game approach, it doesn’t change at all.” For more Homecoming coverage, check out


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The excitement of the Homecoming Parade comes the inevitable other side of the celebratory coin: road closures. Large parts of downtown East Lansing will be either closed off entirely or closed to through traffic throughout the day of the parade. Along the parade route itself, Abbot Road between Oxford Road-Whitehills Drive and Grand River Avenue will be closed at various times, and Grand River between Abbot and Collingwood Drive and Farm Lane will be closed from 5:30 to 7:15pm. Other streets on the north side of East Lansing near the Hannah Community Center will be closed earlier in the day to act as a staging area for the parade. Grand River between Harrison and Hagadorn Roads will be closed to through traffic, in addition to some streets in downtown East Lansing. The parade, marshalled by 2011 MSU alumnus and YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, will begin at the intersection of Abbot Road and Burcham Drive, near the Hannah Community Center. The route will travel down Abbot, then turn onto Grand River Avenue headed east before entering MSU’s campus at Farm Lane. “We’re closing down the same roads we have in the past for the parade,” East Lansing Police

Department Lt. Chad Connelly said. “Obviously with people commuting and whatnot it can be a challenge.” The full list of East Lansing road closures can be found on the city’s website or in the map below. Road closures and bus route changes will be something to be aware of for students trying to get around campus Friday night. According to CATA Director of Marketing Laurie Robison, multiple bus lines will switch to alternate routes. Route 33, which runs from MSU Union to South Neighborhood, will stop running altogether at 5:30 p.m. instead of its usual end time of 7:00 p.m. Buses switching to alternate routes will begin detour service at 5:45 p.m. and resume normal service at approximately 8:00 p.m. The bus routes affected are routes 1, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 39. As of Wednesday, 10/18, exact detours have not yet been published by CATA. For ELPD, safety is paramount for this Friday’s parade. “We’re going to have multiple officers that are out and about on the streets,” Connelly said. “At the different intersections there will be barricading done, and different things to protect people in the parade, and protect people that are watching the parade and enjoying the festivities.”



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Security is especially significant in light of last week’s threats against MSU athletic events mailed in to MSUPD and ELPD. “That’s something that obviously we’re keeping in mind and that we’re planning for as far as to enhance and increase safety, we’ve taken

some additional steps,” Connelly said. “There’ll be some different types of barricading systems and things like that. But overall we’re planning to have the parade route run as normal. There’ll be an increased presence of law enforcement officers but nothing out of the general norm.”


Over the years, alumni of ASMSU have landed themselves in a variety of careers. MSU’s student government has churned out state representatives, professors, doctors, artists, one Michigan governor and more. Bob Murphy is the director of university relations and policy with the Michigan Association of State Universities. He also worked in the state budget office after graduation from MSU – but he got his start in ASMSU representing the College of Social Science. Eventually, he would serve two separate terms as finance chairperson and academic assembly chairperson. He believes these positions helped him follow his career path. “I can say unequivocally, my experience in ASMSU was vital for my career,” Murphy said. “I was hired at the state budget office because I had created a nearly million dollar budget when I was chair of finance, and then when I was the academic assembly chair, I made a budget request and executed a budget in an executive position.” Murphy believes that student governments like ASMSU provide unique leadership opportunities. “You don’t find experience like that for graduates fresh out undergraduate,” he said. “It just doesn’t exist.” John Sauve, who served in ASMSU from 1985 to 1987 began his time there representing the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, before serving as chairperson of the student board. Today, he is a sculptor. He said that understanding government helps in the arts sector.

“I work in public art, and that means that every sculpture I have, I have an intent to put it up in public somewhere,” Sauve said. “I’m working with municipalities throughout the area, the region, the country to understand how government works, to understand how downtown development authorities work, to understand how the chamber of commerce works, to understand who has a vested interest in developing community programming that public work serves.” MSU journalism professor Sue Carter served in MSU’s student government during the 19701971 academic year as president of the former Women’s Residence Council. She says she still uses skills from ASMSU constantly. “I think all of us who have ever served time with ASMSU have learned about organizations, about cooperation, about debate and about politics,” Carter said. She also reflected on the political climate during her term in ASMSU, and how it affected the organization’s duties. “It was a very challenging time because it was during the peak of the Vietnam War and the student protests against it,” Carter said. “So, a lot of our energy was directed at working with students, understanding the protest that was going on, and also being a liaison with the administration and with the state government. We met one time with Governor Milliken who was interested and concerned about student issues relative to the Vietnam War.” Sauve, too, reflected on the international issues the group had to face as some of the most meaningful and formative experiences he had. During his tenure in ASMSU, divestment from companies supporting apartheid was a flashpoint on campuses across the country. READ MORE AT STATENEWS.COM

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Charlie Thomas and Dave Rysztak pose for a picture on Oct. 17 outside of the North end zone at Spartan Stadium. PHOTO: JON FAMUREWA BY JAMESON DRAPER JDRAPER@STATENEWS.COM

Homecoming week is upon us. The week-long event celebrates current students and alumni alike. Two of those alumni, Dave Rysztak of Haslett and Charlie Thomas of Okemos, are being showcased by The State News. The two have flown under the radar as some of the biggest Spartan fans one could possibly meet. Rysztak and Thomas both attended MSU. Their season ticket holder days started back when they started in school, which dates back in 1968. Rysztak took a hiatus from season tickets during the mid-70’s, but returned in 1979. The two have been going to essentially every home game for the past 50 years. They had “season tickets” as students, but there was actually no such thing. The tickets for college students were sold individually, according to Rysztak and Thomas. But the two were still season ticket holders in college — it just wasn’t called that. That’s not all, though. Starting just over a decade ago, Rysztak and Thomas began attending at least one away game every year. They’ve been to Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana for football games amongst several other schools and road trips. After moving out of the student section, their season tickets were moved to the north end zone near the corner with the visiting fans. They enjoyed their time and their seats, but eventually it was time to move. Around 25 years ago, they moved into section 6, row 33, seats 4-7. They have stayed there ever since. The view, the surrounding people and the simple routine of going to the same place every week keeps Rysztak and Thomas coming back. Also, they haven’t donated enough money to MSU to get better seats. To get a closer view of the field, some season ticket holders donate to the university. “We were never going to get good enough seats at the 40-yard line, 50-yard line,” said Rysztak. “We didn’t donate for that.” Of all the memories that flood their minds when thinking of the past years at Spartan Stadium, two of their three favorite memories have come from the last decade.

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Rysztak and Thomas both mentioned the famous “Little Giants” fake field goal against Notre Dame and the hail mary “Rocket” play against Wisconsin amongst their top three favorite Spartan Stadium memories of all time that goes to show you how blessed MSU fans have been in the past decade. Thomas also said MSU’s upset win over a top-tier Woody Hayes-coached Ohio State team in 1974 was a highlight of his Spartan Stadium experience. He also noted his enjoyment of watching legendary Spartan wideout Kirk Gibson lead MSU to a Big Ten Championship. Something that comes along with going to games every weekend in the fall for almost 50 years is the development of traditions. Thomas and Rysztak, up until this year, would bet on the game’s final scores and whoever would win would take the money from the pot. If no one guessed the correct score, the closest to winning would use the money to pick a dinner spot. Their favorite tradition, though, is what they say after every single National Anthem. “NOTRE DAME SUCKS!” Rystzak proudly said inside a coffee shop. The story behind this is MSU and Notre Dame’s heated rivalry referenced back when Thomas and Rystzak went to school at MSU. The “Game of the Century” between the Irish and Spartans happened two years before the two arrived on campus, so it’s been a mainstay at games for them ever since the original game. Being an MSU fan generally come with a lot of frustration or sadness and before this past decade, it wasn’t easy being green, Thomas said. But Rystzak and Thomas are over it. Both try to keep positive outlook on past events something that they hope many Spartan fans take on. “I’m a revisionist,” said Thomas. “I guess we tend to block things out.” “There were a lot of (losses) so nothing stands out.” Rystzak put bleakly. Marcia Poniers Rystzak, Dave Rystzak’s wife and someone who’s been there since day one of their season ticket journey, put it this way: “What happens when you go to MSU and you graduate and your blood turns green,” said Poniers Rystzak. “I just think that part of being a Michigan State fan becomes a part of who you are.”


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Spartan hotspot and updates in E.L. BY CLAIRE MOORE CMOORE@STATENEWS.COM

Over the past year, some changes have altered MSU and East Lansing. The State News has compiled a list of these hotspots – and the changes to them – as a refresher to those returning for MSU’s Homecoming Week and its imminent festivities.

Conrad’s Grill Relocation

This self-described “no-frills” eatery boasts three locations around East Lansing, but their main location – located on the corner of Grand River and Abbot Road – was closed down in January of this year. It closed due to a leasing disagreement between the property’s landlords and the owners of Conrad’s. A Noodles and Company restaurant has since replaced Conrad’s Grill, over the span of this past summer. Conrad’s restaurants – which serve food such as burgers, wraps, and fried sides – may no longer have their main location along Grand River Avenue, but that doesn’t mean Spartans have to forgo getting a taste of Conrad’s food. Three other Conrad’s Grill locations can be found in East Lansing: one in Frandor Shopping Center, one at 1219 East Grand River Ave., and one at 311 West Grand River Ave.

Demolition of old bank building near Abbot Road

October saw a major bout of construction in East Lansing as abandoned buildings in Park District were demolished. The buildings, which had long since been vacated, were torn down in what was initially part of a $154 million project to update the downtown area. As of September, that deal was shuttered, but the removal of the lone buildings went through.

Cosi Restaurant Closure

The shell of Cosi Restaurant, which can be found on the corner of Grand River Avenue and M.A.C, was shut down on short notice in 2016. The Boston-based chain underwent a period of bankruptcy, leading to the closure of several of its locations, with the East Lansing location being a casualty. Signage for the restaurant and the Cosi’s logo still grace the storefront of the building, though the restaurant has had its doors closed for over a year.

1855 Place Opening

Fall 2017 saw the opening of MSU’s newest apartment complex, named 1855 Place, to reflect the year that the university was established. The complex offers modern single, double and four-bedroom units for students looking for a little more housing independence. The building also features a brand-new Starbucks cof-

fee shop and a Sparty’s Marketplace, with the latter offering a supermarket-like selection of fresh food to students.

New location of Noodles and Company

Noodles and Company was originally located several hundred feet east of where it is now, but currently it occupies the old location of Conrad’s Grill on the corner of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue. The restaurant moved locations in order to make way for the Center City project, a $132 million plan that would see a portion of downtown East Lansing’s buildings be replaced by two 12-story buildings. Construction of this new project between Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer and the old Pancheros Building. As Noodles and Company was originally located within this area from Grand River to Albert Avenues, it would have had to move anyway if the project were to go through.

Breslin Center and Spartan Stadium updates


In September of 2016, it was announced that the Breslin Student Events Center would be receiving updates to its infrastructure. Those updates

are set to come in the form of a modern glass structure that can be utilized as an entrance to the Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History. Summer 2017 also saw updates to Spartan Stadium, which came in the form of field lighting improvement and renovations of the stadium’s concessions and gate areas. These updates will give MSU athletic facilities a more modern feeling. For those who are preparing for MSU Basketball’s 2017-2018 season, the Breslin Center’s updates are scheduled to be finished in late October. MSU Dairy Store A plethora of choices for sweet treats like malts, milkshakes and ice cream can be found at the MSU Dairy Store. Boasting two locations on campus – one in the MSU Union, the other in Anthony Hall – the Dairy Store offers multiple frozen desserts to customers. Single scoops of ice cream are $3.00, double scoops are $3.75 and triple scoops cost $4.75. For those hoping to visit through Homecoming Week, the Dairy Store in Anthony Hall operates Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The store in the Union operates from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Sunday.


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MSU Homecoming Parade 6:00 p.m. Downtown East Lansing and MSU Campus

Green and White Brunch 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Room

Healthy Homecoming Walk 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Demonstration Field

Homecoming Football Game 3:30 p.m. Spartan Stadium

Student Event: Ice Cream at the Rock 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. The Rock (Rain location: MSU Union, main lounge)

MSU Black Alumni Annual Board Meeting 8:00 a.m. Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center

The Love Jones Experience Featuring 496 West Band 8:00 p.m. Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center Def College Jam Party Featuring Kid Capri 10:00 p.m. Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center

MSU Black Alumni Sunday Gospel Brunch 10:30 p.m. Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center


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