Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Life | Events & Entertainment


MSU Wharton Center holds 'Mamma Mia!' College Night, connects students in celebration of theater

On Thursday, Wharton Center Student Marketing Organization put on "Mammia Mia!" College Night, their last college night of the year. The event took place above the Grand Cobb Theatre before the showing of Broadway’s "Mammia Mia!". Students in attendance were able to help themselves to food and drinks, and even hear from the show’s cast members in a Q&A segment. 


MSU hosts scholar Anthony Jack for discussion on health, income disparity in higher education

Boston University Faculty Director and Associate Professor Dr. Anthony Jack gave a talk at MSU on Thursday as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration that ran throughout the week. The talk, titled “Revisiting the Beloved Community: Health Colleges’ Supporting our most vulnerable as we work for Health Equity," focused on the ways in which differences in students' backgrounds can influence how they navigate college curriculum. 


TikTok influencers, toxic masculinity and representation: MSU students discuss

Throughout November, Tiktok Influencer Prayag Mishra has become a prominent figure of what has become known as the “sassy man apocalypse” on social media. Human biology freshman Isha Alsam said she feels culturally represented by Mishra. “As a Brown person myself, we’re very silly and I love seeing that one side in Brown men,” she said. “There needs to be more of that.”


Do companies still use sex appeal in marketing? MSU experts weigh in

Over the years, "sexual" marketing became more widespread, starting with tobacco companies but slowly moving on to others industries like clothing and appliances. While many may think that sexually suggestive ads would have gone down the drain in light of social issues like the #MeToo Movement, it turns out the concept is still very much alive ... it’s just taken on a new form. 


Musical artists, experts discuss hip-hop and Black culture at MSU School of Journalism event

The Michigan State University School of Journalism hosted "Uplifting Voices, Empowering Communities," an event discussing the prominence of hip-hop and Black culture, as well as the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Organized by journalism Assistant Professor Dr. Christina L. Myers, the event took place in communication arts and science building's WKAR studio.