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MSU’s Sparty, WMU’s Buster Bronco Make List of Colleges’ Best Mascots

Michigan State University's stoic Sparty and Western Michigan University's goofy Buster Bronco made the list of the top mascots in all of college sports.

While this honor is an asterisk for the highly-successful Michigan State sports program, it just may be the best thing to happen this season for WMU.

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10 Most Haunted Places in America

As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a spirit trying to reach out to you!

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ArtPrize 2014: Unusual Mediums [Photos]

Blood, human ashes, lipstick, and more.

Artists used a wide variety of mediums to express themselves at ArtPrize 2014.

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Kenowa Hills High School Boys’ Soccer’s Peter Brown Named Athlete of the Week

Kenowa Hills High School boys' soccer player Peter Brown is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Second-year Knights Coach Frank Andrade almost sounds like he doesn't have enough superlatives to describe Brown.

"He excels," Andrade said of Kenowa Hills' leading scorer. "He's a great player and he's become a great leader."

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Shelly Winkle
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Grand Rapids Christian High School Boys’ Soccer’s Jacob Witte Named Athlete of the Week

Grand Rapids Christian High School boys' soccer player Jacob Witte is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior forward's leadership as captain and contributor is one of the primary reasons why Grand Rapids Christian is 14-1-1 and is ranked No. 3 in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches' Association.

"I could tell on my first day that he'd stand out," first-year Eagles Coach Joshua Miller said of Witte. "I could tell he was a natural leader, ... and that hasn't changed.

"He's great on the field, but he's also great off the field."

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Photo courtesy of Bill Secunda
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ArtPrize 2014: Nail Sculptor Bill Secunda Returns with Crucifix

Bill Secunda is well-known among fans of ArtPrize. His sculptures draw crowds and votes.

This year is likely to be no different.

Secunda's ArtPrize entry for 2014 is a crucifix made of nails.

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Ottawa Hills High School Volleyball’s Ladaysia Alexander Named Athlete of the Week

Ottawa Hills High School volleyball player Ladaysia Alexander is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

Consider Alexander's selection for the honor one as much for her perseverance in addition to her being a stellar student-athlete.

"Ladaysia Alexander has had to overcome more obstacles in 17 years than most individuals would in their entire life," Ottawa Hills Coach Sara Sherry said.

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Stevie Nicks Was Taking Selfies Long Before They Were Cool

Stevie Nicks was a huge role model, blazing trails for women in rock and roll.

However, did you know she also may have helped blaze another trail, that of the photographic selfie?

An exhibition of Polaroids from Nicks' career indicates she was taking selfies long before they were cool.

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Rockford High School Boys’ Water Polo’s David Newberger Named Athlete of the Week

Rockford High School boys' water polo player David Newberger is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

Newberger excels athletically and academically, standing out on a team currently ranked No. 1 by the Michigan Water Polo Association with a 17-1 record after a 15-7 win Wednesday night over East Kentwood.

"David Newberger epitomizes the (term) student-athlete," Rockford Coach David McWatters said.

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ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Entry Ignites Controversy [Photos]

Silhouettes of soldiers, with guns, on top of the UICA building seems to be causing a bit of controversy.

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D.C. Elementary Student Disappointed That President Obama’s Not Beyonce

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise stop at The Inspired Teaching School, a Washington, D.C., charter school, on Thursday afternoon to participate in a community service project.

He and other volunteers filled backpacks with books and toys for homeless children at the Inspired Teaching School to mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The president also assisted volunteers in building an outdoor playground.

The visit came much to the dismay of a young girl, who had hoped the surprise visitor would be Beyoncé Knowles.

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New York Commemorates 13th Anniversary Of September 11th Attacks
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Photos From 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies in New York

Thursday morning, a memorial ceremony to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was held in Lower Manhattan.

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