Sunday, June 16, 2024

Life | Students

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Students say overcrowded CATA buses make winter travel hard

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.

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How students, community members advocate for change through MLK Day march

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.

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East Lansing is getting cold, fast. Here’s how out-of-state students are staying warm

East Lansing Moosejaw manager Collin Tarr said preparing for cold weather couldn't be more important. Very few pieces of clothing can "do everything you need them to do," he said. According to Tarr, a warm winter outfit consists of three parts for the body: a base layer like a t-shirt, a warm middle layer like a sweater or sweatshirt and a thermal winter jacket for an outer layer. If it’s rainy, snowy or windy, a fourth waterproof layer like a poncho or rain jacket can be helpful.

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MSU students say sirens, safety alerts can be triggering following campus shooting

The Feb. 13 campus shooting at Michigan State University impacted students and the community in so many ways; for most, the grief and shock they experienced created trauma that still lingers. Many students have realized that noises or other daily occurrences they previously didn't pay much attention to have become triggers, or anything that causes a person to relive past trauma. 

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What music do students listen to stay motivated?

As the end of the semester inches closer and finals week approaches, it’s important for students to use various tools like music as an outlet. Whether you’re at the gym or just studying for an exam, listening to music – whether relaxing or upbeat – can be a way for students to stay focused and motivated.

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Tomorrow is Election Day. Are students voting?

Michigan State University students have the opportunity to demonstrate their political power during this year’s local elections. But according to MSU political science professor and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research Matt Grossmann, students don't often get involved in voting.  

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Students discuss Halloween costume predictions, pop culture impacts

Every Halloween, people of all ages dress up in costumes. More often than not, these costumes can usually fit into two categories: recent pop culture references or Halloween "classics." But how do college students find a costume that is either classic or super niche? Does pop culture have an impact on what students choose to wear?