As the one-year mark of the Feb. 13 shooting on Michigan State University's campus approaches, MSU has implemented guidelines of having no exams and assignments due on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. However, students weigh in about having exams on Feb. 12.
A year after the February 13th shooting, only one permanent memorial honoring the students who were killed graces Michigan State University’s campus – the 2022-23 Student Memorial Tree. Data science sophomore Clara Linjewile believes the university should work with the families of the students who passed away to truly honor their lives. “Given the context of how they passed away, I feel like their lives should just be honored in a more significant way,” Linjewile said.
With many important holidays in the rear view and those like Valentine’s Day coming up, gift giving, gift wrapping and celebration is at the top of many priority lists. However, with all of these essential holiday favorites often come a dramatic increase in waste.
The Detroit Lions faced off against the San Fransisco 49ers for the fight to play in the Super Bowl. However, the Lions fell short, leaving the MSU and Lions community in shambles and filled with heartbreak. Students give their opinions on the game.
Social media is one of the factors responsible for trends, "viral" items and influencers. However, buying multiple copies of these products, either because of media trends on social media or seeing other people with them, can lead to the overconsumption of these items.
A common mindset for the New Year is thinking of it as a time for reinvention, self-improvement and setting new standards to hold yourself to for the next 365 days. Many Michigan State University students, however, may be taking a more easy-going, self care-focused approach to 2024 to help them stick to their goals in the long-run.
IM sports referees consistently deal with players yelling at them over calls. But the skills that can be learned through refereeing, including quick thinking and communication, are valuable for future careers, according to Assistant Director of IM Sports Ross Winter.
With MSU's campus experiencing below-freezing temperatures for several weeks, hockey players and figure skaters alike have taken advantage of a frozen ice sheet behind Brody neighborhood.
With a sprawling campus, Michigan State University can sometimes be hard to navigate, and many students turn to transportation methods like bicycles or buses. However, especially with winter settling in, the high volumes of students using MSU's Capital Area Transportation Authority, or CATA, buses can make traveling a nuisance.
Since the rise of the Civil Rights Movement in 1954, protest marches have long been a form of activism in fighting to end racial segregation and exclusion. It was at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, held in 1963, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the exalted "I Have a Dream" speech. Communications senior and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Brandon Foster will be the coordinator for the 2024 MLK Commemorative March. For Foster, who was also coordinator last year, the march "means a lot to him" because it brings diversity, equity and inclusion within MSU.
With winter break approaching, most of the campus will shut down and schedules will change, meaning MSU students will have to decide if they want to travel back to their hometown or stick out the three weeks on campus. Students staying on campus will have resources available to them during the break.
Roughly 6% of students at Michigan State University are Black, and with recent racial incidents going unaddressed by university administration, many Black students feel it has been hard to connect with departments like the Board of Trustees on campus to support and aid them in their issues.