Sunday, June 16, 2024

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MSU experts, students unbox their thoughts on Amazon reselling

Most Michigan State University students rely on online retailer giant Amazon to get essential items they need in a pinch, but more people are starting to see problems with third-party sellers, counterfeit products and increasing prices. MSU supply chain Assistant Professor Simone Peinkofer said independent retailers can create other problems for consumers.

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'Girl dinner', gender and eating habits: Experts, students discuss

Small “girl dinners” thrown together from items in the fridge or pantry can create a match made in heaven for TikTok users, but some Michigan State University students and experts have concerns about the trend. MSU physiology Associate Professor Gina Leinninger believes the trend may increase the risk of developing a restrictive eating disorder.

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Students discuss safety living off-campus

Many upperclassmen opt to live off campus after fulfilling the MSU two-year requirement to live on campus. The rooms tend to be larger, kitchen access is 24/7, and students live independently from residential assistants and a lofted twin XL mattress. But for some, safety is a concern when deciding to live off campus.

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The 'start of a dystopia': Experts, students discuss AI's impact on writing careers

With the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, rapidly evolving each day, many people have expressed uncertainty over whether the technological development will take away the need for jobs in many industries, such as computer science and even healthcare. For Michigan State University journalism professor and Communications, Graduate Assistant Dean Esther Thorson, there’s no question that jobs within the writing industry will be lost because of AI.

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'We are still here': MSU Rock's message remains the same between Indigenous and Palestinian student groups

On Monday, members of the North American Indigenous Student Organization, or NAISO, painted the Rock with the message, "WE ARE STILL HERE" for Indigenous Peoples' Day. At midnight on Tuesday, the Students United for Palestinian Rights, or SUPR, painted the Michigan State University Rock with the Palestinian flag. Later, the message, "Free Palestine" was painted on top. Linguistics senior and SUPR President Samir Levitt said SUPR kept NAISO's original message because the struggles of Indigenous North Americans and Palestinians are "one and the same."

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MSU Spartan Hackers use technology to innovate life hacks

Although "hacking" is generally viewed as gaining illegal access to a computer system, to the Michigan State University Spartan Hackers, it means something different. Spartan Hackers President and computer science senior Rajmeet Singh Chandok said despite negative connotations surrounding their name, the club works to educate their members about computer science and create a strong community.

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Students discuss campus safety on home football game days

During game days, it's common for people who don't attend MSU to walk into campus buildings and residence halls as they follow their friends or join in the festivities. For many MSU students, however, something as simple as holding the door open for the person behind them can create a safety risk.

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Students bring back MSU skydiving club to "enjoy the beauty of skydiving"

“The purpose of the club is to enjoy the beauty of skydiving,” skydiving club member Noah Roux said. “For me, it is very calming to have the sense that the only thing that matters in that moment is that exact moment. So, everything else I stress out about, everything that worries me, all that doesn’t matter. The only thing I care about is making sure I jump safely.” 

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MSU holds National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show for Divine 9 fraternities, sororities

On Thursday, Sep. 21, in the Wharton Center, Michigan State University hosted the National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show, an annual event consisting of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, also known as the Divine Nine. The Yard Show is a series of performances where the Greek life organizations showcase their Greek life’s history through performances – such as speeches, dances and chants – in front of the other Greek life organizations. Hundreds of students wore their chapter's paraphernalia and held signs to support their brotherhood and sisterhood.