Saturday, May 18, 2024



Students weigh in: Best comfort TV shows, movies to watch during fall

With summer coming to an end and the crisp fall weather rolling in, the changing leaves are bringing autumn vibes back to campus. For many Michigan State University students, the best way to celebrate this transition is by reaching for their favorite autumn film classics. From Halloween horror movies to Stars Hollow drama, here are some comfort TV shows and movies students think are perfect for the pumpkin spice season.


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.” 


Olivia Rodrigo's 'Guts', Taylor Swift and women in music: Students discuss

After a long anticipated wait by her fans, singer-songwriter Oliva Rodrigo returned to stardom with the release of her sophomore album “Guts," which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and showcased hits like "Vampire" and "bad idea right?". Admist the album's growing popularity, however, heated controversy has arisen on social media as users accuse Rodrigo of copying song patterns and sounds from artists like Taylor Swift, Sabrina Carpenter and Miley Cyrus. With the debate trending across the internet, Michigan State University students expressed their opinions on the subject.


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.


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.


Whitmer plans for paid family and medical leave in 'What’s Next' address

During her “What’s Next” address on Aug. 30, 2023, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer explained that a majority of Michiganders support paid family and medical leave so workers can spend time with their newborns, care for a sick parent or recover after a severe medical procedure. Whitmer plans to enact paid leave in a way that would ensure “people have breathing room” between the time of their leave and coming back to work.