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Trojan Coaching Staff Laments Shutdown of Seasons, Expresses Concern for Student Athletes

Weather conditions were ideal Friday when the MHSAA announced the official cancellation of the 2020 high school spring sports season. (Photo by Mark Meyer) Because it had been three weeks since East Lansing Athletic Director Nikki Norris had last met with her Trojan coaching staff in person, Friday’s online Zoom session meant that she would have a chance to reconnect — albeit via the internet — with a group of colleagues whom she misses seeing in person, and on the various courts and fields where their teams compete.
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What Whitmer’s Education Order Means for ELPS Families: TBD

Above: East Lansing School Board President Erin Graham and Dori Leyko at the Sept. 9, 2019, meeting of the Board (photo by Raymond Holt) Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Executive Order yesterday requiring schools across Michigan to keep their doors closed to classes until the next school year and to develop plans for remote learning for the remainder of the academic year.
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Question of Park-Naming Leads to Significant Debate

Above: The Orchard Street Pump House, discussed as a possible naming opportunity (photo by Gary Caldwell). East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier tells ELi that she hasn’t yet named members to a special committee that will study the question of whether to name a park or park structure after long-time Bailey Neighborhood resident and advocate Sally Silver, but expects to do so in the near future.
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Little Local Joys: Look Through Any Window

Above: "This squirrel is usually very busy, but every now and again, it stops and settles down on this particular branch." (Photos by Aron Sousa) One of the ongoing stories shared by ELi readers and contributors about little things and positive moments that bring us joy and hope during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Little Local Joys: Uniting with Light

One of the ongoing stories shared by ELi readers and contributors about little things and positive moments that bring us joy and hope during the coronavirus outbreak. East Lansing residents will honor the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other emergency medical professionals working to aid others during the COVID-19 outbreak by placing luminaries and candles outside their homes this evening, April 1, starting at 7 p.m.
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ELHS Black Student Union Promotes Fellowship

Elizabeth Ngassa (left) and Anaiis Rios-Kasoga performing “Summer Night” from the musical “Grease”. Before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suspended Michigan schools to halt the spread of COVID-19, the Black Student Union (BSU) met each Thursday at East Lansing High School. Promptly at 2:35 p.m., doors to the Hub open and music pours out welcoming students of all backgrounds to a dialogue about race.
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