Saturday, April 20, 2024

Life

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.

STUDENTS

U.S. House passes bill to ban TikTok, MSU students react

After much discourse over the past few years, the popular social media app TikTok is under threat of being banned after the United States House of Representatives passed a bill today. With a majority vote of 352-65, the bill, in practice, forces ByteDance, the app's parent company, to sell TikTok or be banned for over 150 million users across the country. 

STUDENTS

TicketTime: The student-made app allowing students to track parking enforcement, limit tickets

MSU students have been receiving parking tickets far and wide and with increased prices, many are trying to figure out the best way to park on campus without breaking the bank. This common problem served as the inspiration for computer science senior Keshav Babu to create the app TicketTime, an app where students can report the presence of parking enforcement in specific lots across campus, giving students the opportunity to avoid the dreaded paper slip under their windshield. 

COMMUNITY

Local artist brightens Lansing with murals

Local artist Brian Whitfield has made a mark on Lansing with 30 foot murals and bright colors. From giant fruit on the wall of Capital City Market to license plates driven throughout the state, local artist Brian Whitfield has made a lasting mark on the Lansing area. His artistic journey is far from over, he says. 

STUDENTS

Emotional support animals provide companionship, comfort to students

Although they don’t go through formal training and certification, emotional support animals can be life-changing for their owners. Whether it is preventing or helping improve existing symptoms, emotional support animals often provide a connection that boosts an individual’s mental health. Emotional support animals benefit their owners in many ways, from giving companionship to creating a sense of responsibility. However, especially in college, there are many lifestyle factors one should consider before committing to an animal.