Saturday, May 18, 2024

Life

LIFE

Students react to imploded Titanic submersible

The Coast Guard said Thursday that the debris field found about 500 yards away from the Titanic indicates a "catastrophic implosion" of the vessel's pressure chamber. All five passengers are believed to have perished in the implosion.

STUDENTS

'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. 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MSU 'Swift Squad' members reflect on Eras Tour experiences

Even with The Eras Tour featuring a marathon 44 songs, spanning nine eras, over the course of two nights of approximately 180-minute shows, fans were ‘Ready for It’ and left wanting more of Taylor Swift’s performance in Detroit. Swift brought the highly anticipated tour to Ford Field on June 9 and June 10, attracting a combined 130,000 concertgoers. 

LIFE

Students discuss ASMR as a mental health tool, how they find relief

While scrolling on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, many social media come across strange "sensory" videos that often involve a microphone, food and soothing voices. The calming, tingly effect some people experience while watching them is called autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. For people like Michigan State University psychology senior Jane Carter, ASMR can be used to help her feel calm and focused.

LIFE

'Exploring Wines and Vines': MSU Horticulture class allows students to experience a world of wine tasting

"Exploring Wines and Vines" is a horticulture course at MSU centered around the study of wine. Throughout the semester, students will get a taste of different wines while investigating the history, social, cultural and economic impacts of the wine industry. Course professor Gregory Lang said learning about wines is a "lifelong process" for him that he loves sharing with his students.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

'Wicked' returns to the Wharton Center, seats still available

“Wicked” has returned to East Lansing, running May 10 to May 28 at the Wharton Center. In addition to the themes of friendship and sisterhood, Valli said that many people find Wicked relatable because Elphaba’s story is a tale of an underdog. “I think that this is a story that people can relate to because it's about an underdog,” Valli said. “It's about somebody who's rising into power, and somebody who's finding themself and their voice and not letting anybody bring them down or water themselves down for the comfortability of others.”