Thursday, April 18, 2024

Life

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Waka Flocka Flame, Between Friends rock MSU's campus at annual spring concert

Michigan State University welcomed musical guests Waka Flocka Flame and Between Friends to the Breslin Center last night night, March 28, for the annual spring concert. The event was organized collaboratively by Impact 89 FM, Residence Halls Association, The Associated Students of MSU and the University Activities Board. Organizers worked diligently to figure out venue details, budget, scheduling and every other aspect of putting together this event for the MSU community.

HEALTH

MSU to host its first sexual health conference

Michigan State University will host its first sexual health conference on March 30, 2024 at the MSU Union. The conference was created and organized by two MSU students aiming to create a comfortable space for education and discussion surrounding the topic of sexual health. 

COMMUNITY

MSU RSO Homeless Humanity seeks to bring awareness, aid to Lansing’s homeless population

When human biology junior Chloe Lohman and her roommates moved into a new apartment during the start of the fall semester, they noticed that people would rummage through the trash cans outside their building regularly. In response, they embarked on organizing a registered student organization that could help provide for the homeless community of East Lansing and Greater Lansing area. By the beginning of the spring semester, they had started Homeless Humanity.

STUDENTS

How MSU students perceive dating rules in the age of social media trends

On social media, the trend of personal dating rules has been circulating around, where users write down their personal "make or break" dating rules on the "Notes" app on Apple's iPhones, take a screenshot, record themselves explaining each rule, and upload to social media. But how do these rules actually affect relationships and do people actually agree with the rules shown?

STUDENTS

Is AI art a friend or foe? MSU students and faculty reflect

With a few keystrokes and the click of a button, Generative Artificial Intelligence can be used for a plethora of things, including creating “art.” This poses many concerns for artists, especially those who make their living in artistic fields of work. Many artists fear that generative AI is threatening their job security and making them “replaceable” in the eyes of employers. 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MSU alumnus Patrick Harris II discusses humanity-centered teaching in NCTE speaker series

In the latest installment of speaker series, the Michigan State University Chapter of The National Council of Teachers of English, or NCTE, held a lecture by award-winning educator, author and MSU alumni Patrick Harris II. During the event, Harris spoke about his book, "The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers," and shared his experiences working at various districts in the U.S., as well as overseas.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Students say faith to source material can make or break 'ATLA', live-action adaptions

In the latest string of live-action remakes- from the Disney princess movies to Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon"-, the adaptation of the hit animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” or ATLA, aired on Netflix on Feb. 22, 2024 and received various negative reactions from fans, revitalizing the long-held social media debate over live-action content.