Saturday, May 18, 2024

Life

STUDENTS

‘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.”

SOCIAL JUSTICE

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” rally promotes mental health, wellness

On Sept. 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., around 2,000 Michigan citizens surrounded the Michigan Capitol for the “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” rally to bring more attention to mental and public health and wellness. The main organization that held this rally was the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, or CMHA, with different associated organizations representing each county in Michigan. 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Students discuss summer of pop culture, redefining feminism

The summer of 2023 has been a whirlwind for popular culture and feminism, with Taylor Swift's Era's Tour causing a small earthquake, "Barbie" making pink waves in the film industry and Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour projected to become the highest-grossing tour of a female artist ever. For many Michigan State University students, all three have been integral in redefining feminism, beauty and sexuality.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

How 'man on the street' interviews are becoming more intrusive

If you've scrolled through TikTok or Instagram in the past few months, you may have come videos that involve enthusiastic influencers running up to a random passerby, shoving a mic in their face and then asking a slew of questions, like "how much rent do you pay," or "can you rate how attractive this girl is?" MSU legal experts and students weighed in on whether the trend is an invasion of privacy or not.