Sunday, June 16, 2024

Life | Students


MSU Black Students' Alliance calls for university support, accountability amid racial slur incident

After an incident where racial slurs were posted outside the Student Services Building on June 8 of this year, the Michigan State University Black Students' Alliance, or BSA, released a statement calling for support and accountability from the university. In the statement, BSA addressed MSU's administration and explained the significance of what happened, what it is like to be a Black student at a predominantly white institution, or PWI, and action they hope to see regarding improving safety.


MSU's Pad the Mitten holds 'period package' party, advocates for awareness

Yesterday, Michigan State University's menstrual equity and justice club Pad the Mitten held its first period package party of the semester. The organization's goal was to donate 100 period packages to the Salus Center, an LGBTQIA+ community center in Lansing. Club President Mackenzie Lovell said the main focus is to eradicate period poverty in the Greater East Lansing area, as well as reduce the stigma around menstrual cycles. 


MSU Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity holds registration tables for National Voter Registration Day

For National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, the Michigan State University Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. set up a voting registration table at the Wells Hall Courtyard. According to communication senior Brandon Foster, who is also Zeta Delta chapter historian, the goal of the event was to not only get people registered to vote, but to also teach the importance of voting education.


‘It’s very jarring’: MSU film students react to Hollywood writers' strikes

As the ongoing writers' and actors' strikes in Hollywood pass the 125-day mark, Michigan State University film students are growing uncertain about their futures. “I don't want anybody going out there thinking that they're going to just have a set position in the set job that they're going to be offered,” journalism and music performance senior Aiden Binford said. “It's very jarring. It's very unstable.”


Students discuss off-campus, on-campus jobs at MSU

Working a job in college is a great way to keep your pockets from emptying during the school year, but deciding whether to work through the university or through a local business can be daunting. MSU students discuss their experiences with off and on-campus jobs and how they balance their academic commitments with work.


'Explore and experience': Open relationships in college

An open relationship is a non-monogamous relationship where each party may consensually have other sexual or emotional partners. This type of relationship can become common among college students that are exploring their sexuality — oftentimes, each person in the relationship is allowed to have sex with other people.