Time to Celebrate

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In this issue, we celebrate some of our peers with stories of Spartan innovation all over campus, along with stories about making the most of last semesters and appreciating local business. It’s a good time to recognize the work some of our peers are doing, while also celebrating other things in the area.

On the theme of celebrating our peers, we’ve covered a student-run hackathon, SpartaHack, which takes place each year on MSU’s campus. This 36-hour programming competition lets students show their skills in a place they are encouraged to thrive. Any student is eligible and welcome to participate in this free event taking place Jan. 20-22.

Or, if you’d like to stay up for 36 hours straight on your own, we’ve provided a list of killer shows for you to do just that. These shows are perfect to binge watch over winter break, as the temperatures drop and you’d rather stay inside where it’s warm. Cuddle up on the couch and tune into these popular shows on your favorite TV watching service.

When you need a break from your vigorous TV-watching and are craving a snack, check out the Holiday Hacks: “cafeteria food edition,” for some great ideas for adding some seasonal variety to your meals. Give in to your chocolate craving with treats like ice cream and cookies, or a super fudge sundae. These treats are sure to spice up your diet and give you something to look forward to.

The holiday fanatics can be seen emerging from their hiding places as decorations spring up around town and in stores across the nation. If you consider yourself one of them, you’ve come to the right place! Luckily for you, we’ve got everything you’re looking for in this issue: best of the holidays, holiday hacks, DIY holiday fashion and so much more! And, for those who are not necessarily all about the holidays, our celebration theme will keep you hooked with stories of local business, senior scaries updates and celebrating singlehood among other intriguing stories.

Grab your blankets, a mug of hot chocolate and relax with this issue of ing.


Allie Wilson is a senior professional writing major from Niles, Mich. She currently works in the Writing Center and is an intern for Espresso Book Machine. When her nose isn’t buried in a book, she spends her free time obsessing over Grey’s Anatomy and eating. Wilson aspires to be an editor for a publishing firm that specializes in young adult fiction.