Eli Asks: East Lansing Restaurants

Friday, May 1, 2015

“Ask Eli” is usually a response to reader questions. This week, we decided to turn the tables and ask the questions instead of answering them.

We asked random people on Grand River Avenue these three questions:

  1. Where do you like to eat in East Lansing?
  2. What do you think about the EL restaurant scene? Anything you’d change?


Megan and Danielle.

Relay for Life at MSU

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's always a special thing when thousands of people can come together for a night of remembering, celebrating, and raising money for Cancer research. April 17th and 18th marked the second Relay for Life held at the Breslin Center on Michigan State University’s campus.

SHOW OF THE WEEK:: MSU Science Festival

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Almost 100 years ago, a man won a Nobel Prize for his discoveries, explaining the nature of space and time. He developed a theory of relativity that would come to be the foundation for modern physics. Mr. Einstein claimed, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

This weekend, explore your own curiosities and unearth the complexities of our vast universe at Michigan State’s 3rd annual Science Festival.

MSU Observatory Public Night Viewing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Photo courtesy of MSU Observatory, courtesy of MSU

As the weather warms each year in East Lansing, the MSU Observatory begins its season of Public Observing Nights at the MSU Observatory. The MSU Observatory is located at the corner of Forest and College Roads, just southwest of the MSU Pavilion.

The first Public Observing Nights of the spring will be this Thursday, April 16, and this Saturday, April 18, from 9-11 pm.

EL REWIND: Ghosts of MSU

Sunday, April 12, 2015

It’s no surprise that with a campus as old as Michigan State University’s, some students are going to…linger. Ashley Griffin has their stories.

Race for The Place 5K on April 12th

Friday, April 3, 2015

Photo courtesy of Time Frame Photography

The 21st annual Race for the Place 5K will be held on Sunday, April 12th at the Jenison Field House and is a fun-filled family event with races for kids of all ages, MSU athlete participation, and a visit from Sparty. Race for the Place is the largest annual fundraiser for MSU Safe Place, a program addressing relationship violence and stalking among members of the MSU and greater Lansing communities.

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Sorting and Smashing at MSU Recycling Center

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"The truth, I realized as we drove onto campus yesterday, curving around Sparty, is that a trip to the Recycling Center is the reward for a job well done, frequently an unexpected social occasion, and a chance to smash the occasional wine bottle."

World Languages Day at MSU

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Have you ever longed for a way to travel abroad without the time commitment and astronomical expenses? To take a train from Greece to Paris to Amsterdam, and return home in time for dinner? Ever yearned for just one day to walk down the streets of Rome and explore the rich history of the city, perhaps while munching on a few fresh baked cannolis? Maybe spend a day in Shanghai, China or even Mogadishu, Somalia?

Gladioli, Grout & Grilling at Lansing Home & Garden Show

Friday, March 20, 2015

Where can you price out vinyl siding, learn how to make Creamy Hazelnut Maytag Vinaigrette with Rosemary & Fresh Ground & Roasted Cardamom, and see a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach? You can do all of those things (and lots more) at The Lansing Home & Garden Show, which opened yesterday and runs through Sunday at MSU’s Pavilion.

Council Capsule: March 17, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Image: Centennial sculpture, courtesy City of East Lansing

Present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmember Kathy Boyle

Absent: Councilmembers Ruth Beier and Susan Woods

Council Capsule: March 3, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

All members of Council were present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmembers Ruth Beier, Kathy Boyle, and Susan Woods.

Caf Theology: Food, Faith and Philosophy

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Caf Theology participants from left to right: From Left: Rachel Rick (Student Leader), Tolu Odebunmi, Jenna Whitney and
Anthony Therrien-DeLine

Cafeteria, or “Caf” Theology offers a unique opportunity for college-aged adults and students to gather and talk about faith among their peers, and to build community over food. The weekly gatherings of students in Akers Dining Hall on Michigan State University’s campus and at Lansing Community College attract both believers and skeptics interested in exploring issues of spirituality, morality, and life.

Show of the Week: Vagina Monologues at MSU

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Michigan State University will host its 18th annual performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, February 27 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Firecracker Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps girls and boys who have experienced sexual violence.