From left, Giraffe House members media and information junior Dani Dillon, computer science junior Michael Pomorski, advertising and communication junior Alex Byers, film studies senior Seth Kalis, and media and information junior Jenna Canning film a sketch for their telecasters show on Oct. 5, 2014, on Spartan Avenue. The Giraffe House films their comedy sketches every Sunday and posts regularly on Youtube. Photographer: Raymond Williams/The State News
In MSU Telecasters, one group values comedy above all else.
Giraffe House is a sketch comedy show on MSU’s Telecasters that has been running twice a week during the school year since. It follows four students, or “giraffes,” in their endeavors as they all live in one house together.
Lansing's Old Town is hosting their ninth annual Oktoberfest — mid-Michigan's only German Oktoberfest celebration.
The real Oktoberfest is held during the end of September and early October in Germany and lasts 16 days, but the Lansing festival is a two-day celebration from Oct. 10 – 11.
Originally titled Barn Bash, this year it was called “What Happened to the Barn? Bash!” referring to the changed location.
The event is normally held in a barn, but the group had to relocate this year because they were unsure if the barn could hold all of the attendees, said arts and humanities sophomore Caleb Hires.
The Detroit Free Press has named the MSU Federal Credit Union number one in the large-employer category in the 2014 Top Workplaces.
With over 13 branches, the MSUFCU is the biggest university credit union that serves both MSU and Oakland University communities and families.
The company had been listed in the top workplaces category since it began competing in 2011, but this is the first year they have received first place.
This is a big honor for MSUFCU's CEO and President, Patrick McPharlin, who believes that this award was won their by employees.
"We're very excited," McPharlin said. "We just believe that if the employees are happy going to work, they'll provide good service."
As a freshman at Michigan State, I interned for the university's student newspaper The State News where I wrote three stories each week, including subject interviews, writing, editing and submission. In addition to my weekly work, I landed two front-page feature articles. I was also responsible for attending and reporting on Michigan State University campus events.