Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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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. 


MSU Broad Art Museum's 'The CORE' holds grand opening

The Broad Art Museum hosted the grand opening of the highly anticipated Center for Object Research and Engagement, or the CORE, on Friday. Unlike some of the museum's other exhibitions, which rotate every few years or so, the CORE provides a permanent space for over thousands of objects that the university has been accumulating as far back as 1945.


East Lansing Film Festival's opening night features documentaries, shorts ahead of week-long activities

The East Lansing Film Festival, or ELFF, has officially started and is taking place in Meridian Mall's Studio C! Celebration Theater until Nov. 16, marking the event's 26th anniversary. During the festival's opening night yesterday, community members filled the theater with complimentary popcorn and brochures explaining each film in hand, after walking a small red carpet to get inside the theater – a mirrored appreciation for the movie-watchers and their support for the independent films.