In May of 2022, Michigan State University and the State News alumnus Aaron Foley debuted his book "Boys Come First," a novel exploring the lives of three gay friends from Detroit. Now, the book has reaching new heights, after Amazon bought its rights with the intention of adapting it into a TV series.
If you've scrolled through TikTok or Instagram in the past few months, you may have come videos that involve enthusiastic influencers running up to a random passerby, shoving a mic in their face and then asking a slew of questions, like "how much rent do you pay," or "can you rate how attractive this girl is?" MSU legal experts and students weighed in on whether the trend is an invasion of privacy or not.
Today, the City of Lansing hosted a memorial service to honor the lives lost and the bravery of not only first responders, but the citizens of the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Key members at the memorial included Lansing mayor Andy Schor and first responders from across the city.
Yesterday, MSU's fourth annual FEMfest filled the MSU Student Union with positive energy through an empowering display of the arts.This year, FEMfest aimed to reclaim the Union as a safe and community space for students following the Feb. 13 shooting on campus.
“It gives people ways to express themselves, whatever they're going through whatever their experiences are,” he said. “That's a way to express themselves in many different ways, not just verbally with your voice by say, rapping or singing, but by dance, with your body, or visually with stylized letter writing, or just sonically by making beats or turntablism, or reinterpreting music through hip-hop practices."
State Tonight, the new campus live comedy talk show, is taping this fall with comedy and special guests coming to campus.
Since its release on June 2, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" has sparked a whirlwind of discussion and praise around its animation styles, plot, characters and soundtrack. Students voice their opinions on diversity, themes of belonging and accurate representation of POC in superhero films.
In May, Netflix announced that subscribers who want to have an extra member on their account must pay $7.99 a month or transfer an existing profile to the account. For MSU students like neuroscience sophomore LaMonica Reeves, who uses her parents' account, the policy crackdown may mean losing access to her favorite films and TV.
Even with The Eras Tour featuring a marathon 44 songs, spanning nine eras, over the course of two nights of approximately 180-minute shows, fans were ‘Ready for It’ and left wanting more of Taylor Swift’s performance in Detroit. Swift brought the highly anticipated tour to Ford Field on June 9 and June 10, attracting a combined 130,000 concertgoers.
MSU will host its third annual Juneteenth celebration on June 16 from 5:15 to 8 p.m. at the Breslin Center. The event, which is open to the public, will feature music, food, vendors and conversations about the holiday’s significance.
“Wicked” has returned to East Lansing, running May 10 to May 28 at the Wharton Center. In addition to the themes of friendship and sisterhood, Valli said that many people find Wicked relatable because Elphaba’s story is a tale of an underdog. “I think that this is a story that people can relate to because it's about an underdog,” Valli said. “It's about somebody who's rising into power, and somebody who's finding themself and their voice and not letting anybody bring them down or water themselves down for the comfortability of others.”