Lauryn Grace

Student Reporter

Lauryn Grace is a Political Science major at Central Michigan University. Originally from Frankenmuth, Michigan, she loves hanging out with her parents and younger sister, Paige. In her free time, Lauryn stays up to date on politics, goes to Starbucks with her friends, and takes her dog, Archie, for walks.

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Cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue. Just last year, 143 million U.S. consumers were affected  - that’s over half of the U.S. population of adults online. The FBI ranks Michigan 16th in the country for cybercrimes, with a loss of over 25 million dollars in 2017 alone.

October is National Cybersecurity Month, providing an opportunity to arm consumers with information to protect themselves from cybercriminals.

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  Thousands of students across Michigan will take part in “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, with around 200 schools set to participate. The event is a joint project organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Safe Routes to School Program. The program works to provide children with safe and convenient routes to school to encourage them to start their day with physical activity.

Katie Alexander is the director of the Safe Routes program. She said the benefits of kids getting morning exercise carry over into the classroom.

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Eight communities across Michigan are preparing to implement new transportation projects with the goal of tackling transportation hurdles for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced in June it was looking for projects with innovative solutions to transportation issues. The state received 43 proposals asking for a total of $27 million. On September 28, MDOT announced the eight projects chosen for the challenge.