Meridian Community Band premieres piece composed by local high school student
April 26 2017
Had Meridian Community Band music director Tom Gillette not stood behind the Neeleys at a train station in Chicago, they might not have struck up a conversation. Had they not done so, then 16-year-old...
April 19 2017
It has been a decade since I graduated high school. There are days when it seems like it was yesterday and days when it feels like it’s been a lifetime. So much has changed in the world, and yet...
$24.5 million 'family housing' complex gains momentum at School for the Blind
March 22 2017
Since 2000, limited rehab work and selective demolition have nibbled at the fringes of the long-derelict campus on Lansing’s near west side, but the campus’ century-old, hulking centerpieces,...
MSU’s “Blood at the Root” pulses with vital questions
Feb. 8 2017
There are no easy answers in “Blood at the Root,” but there are a lot of good questions. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by guest director Steve H. Broadnax III, the Michigan State...
Birth control offers benefits outside of pregnancy prevention
Feb. 1 2017
It started in her mid-teens. Olivia Mitchell’s once manageable menstrual cramps became increasingly painful — so much so that it began to severely hinder the her ability to get through the...
Three challengers aim to unseat Lansing Council members
Jan. 25 2017
Two weeks ago, James McClurken became the first official candidate for Lansing City Council. He announced he’s challenging Fourth Ward Councilmember Jessica Yorko, who has not yet filed paperwork...
Jan. 25 2017
For the school choice lobby — including billionaire Betsy DeVos — this is a chance to make specious claims without referencing where their data came from. Their claims about the impact of school...
Jan. 25 2017
Parents understand that education options open doors for their children. Every child is unique, with distinct interests and learning styles. Moms and dads know that a school that might work for one student...
Jan. 18 2017
The irregular angles and slanted walls of Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum get another layer of complexity this week. Shiny copper pipes snake their way through the museum’s education...
Nov. 23 2016
Recent architectural theory provides direction toward shaping a structure by accounting for a series of building contexts. One factor, Context of Purpose, considers whether a building’s appearance...
MSU Student turns love of bow ties into a business
Nov. 16 2016
One day in middle school, William Murphy decided that he wanted to stand out. So he came to school wearing a bow tie. Just a few years later, the 19-year-old MSU business student created his own online...
New book seeks to bring film criticism to high schools
Nov. 2 2016
Most authors would be satisfied with a book that sells over 1 million copies, but not Thomas C. Foster of East Lansing. “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” Foster’s breezy guide...
Capital Loops Gifts, Groceries and Café / Guyton's Heirloom Cuisine
Nov. 2 2016
“They’re hard workers and they have great ideas,” said Patrice Drainville, Waterfront manager and company spokeswoman. “(River Town Adventures and Capital Loop) have brought new...
Sept. 21 2016
Michigan LGBTQ students began this school year without a clear, statewide policy to protect them. That’s despite the fact that this past February, the Michigan State Board of Education (MSBE) released...
Dennis Preston turns ‘doodles’ into works of art
Aug. 10 2016
Dennis Preston, this week’s Summer of Art artist and a frequent freelance artist for City Pulse, is well known locally for his wacky caricatures and trippy concert posters. He began developing...
Rest in peace
July 27 2016
The ride up the elevator is swift — 20 seconds, one second per floor. Then three flights to the waiting room. The door to the observation deck is heavy. The carillon, the biggest in Texas, is above....
REO Brew School
July 13 2016
Over the last four years, the commercial craft beer industry has emerged as both a prominent feature of Metro Lansing’s social scene as well as a budding force in the improving economy. Brewing begets...
Eric Staib pours the 'power of dyslexia' onto wood and canvas
July 6 2016
Reporters ask your age. It’s routine. But St. Johns artist Eric Staib is not a by-the-book kind of guy
June 15 2016
Since graduating from MSU in 2007, Williams studied at the Juilliard School and became firmly established in the jazz world, playing most recently in guitarist Pat Metheny’s Grammy-winning Unity...
Lansing Pathway bond promises major overhaul of curriculum and buildings
April 6 2016
Aging buildings, and their expensive boilers, figure into the plan, which sets aside $18.9 million for general building and energy efficiency improvements. But there is much more to the plan than a laundry...

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