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Omar Sofradzija

Omar Sofradzija was a journalist in Nevada and Illinois who covered everything from car crashes to Hurricane Katrina before moving to Michigan in 2007, where at Michigan State University he has advised the student-run newspaper and taught journalism classes.

Articles by Omar Sofradzija


The Song Remains the Same: With national recognition, Lillian Werbin and Elderly Instruments aren’t about to change their tune

Elderly Instruments has long hit all the right notes for musicians in Greater Lansing. As a long-time prominent presence in the mid-Michigan small-busines…

Surveying the Landscape: Jami Teachworth goes the whole yard at SimTech Outdoor Solutions

When you’re in the business of helping people grow their outdoor spaces, what can be more satisfying than growing your business too? That’s the delightful…

Chumming the Watering Hole: Submerging into East Lansing’s Landshark Bar & Grill

These days, it sits in the shadows of downtown East Lansing’s high-rise boom; however, generations of Spartans know the Landshark Bar & Grill as a fin-ta…

Leading as a Way of Life: Nikki Thompson Frazier embodies influence, inspiration and example

Titles don’t always do descriptive justice to relate the depth of someone or the profound difference a single person makes in the lives of others. More th…

Set Blasters to Stunning: Mike Hafez uses technology to level-up the human experience at Zap Zone XL

When it comes down to it, the act of laser-tagging someone hasn’t changed much since the first Michigan Zap Zone opened almost 30 years ago: Players are stil…

Old Town, New Tricks: Lansing neighborhood district looks to reengage shoppers

What’s old is new again.   Lansing’s Old Town has the distinction of being the city’s original shopping and boutique district, but business owners are put…