Tamia Boyd

News Intern

Tamia Boyd helps gather news content for online and on-air.

The Michigan State University student began interning with the WKAR News Team in the Summer of 2019.

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The group Students for a Multicultural Building is lobbying for a standalone structure at MSU, where students of color can organize and have meeting space. MSU is one of six,  14 Big 10 schools without a standalone multicultural building.
Screenshot, Change.Org Petition

This month, several incidents at Michigan State University have highlighted conversations about how safe students of color feel on campus. It’s renewed interest in the need for a safe space. One student organization at MSU wants to build a freestanding multicultural center.

 


Gotcha

Electric scooters will return to East Lansing when Michigan State University students begin the fall semester. However, Lime or Bird won't provide the scooters. A different company, Gotcha, will make its debut.

 

 


Tamia Boyd / WKAR-MSU

The Celebrating the Spectrum program is hosted by the Michigan State University College of Music. It allows teens on the autism spectrum to experience being a music major. 

An international train tunnel connecting Michigan’s Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, has been cleared and repaired following a multi-car train derailment that spilled sulfuric acid and damaged the tracks.

The Fourth of July is just days away. Dozens of firework shows and parades will be hosted across the area. 

Firefighters are cautioning you to put safety first when using fireworks in the upcoming few days. 

Attendee's of last year's Lansing Pride festival pose in front of the capitol. Organizers are expecting record crowds at this year's festival.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

This Saturday marks the 30th year of the Michigan Pride Festival in Lansing. The festival will take place in Old Town and downtown Lansing.

WKAR File Photo

Last summer a swarm of stink bugs invaded homes across Michigan. However this summer, it is expected that gypsy moths will attack Michigan trees and destroy foliage.

flag and sky
File photo / WKAR

Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the United States invasion of Normandy in the Second World War.