Friday, September 29, 2023



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. 


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.


'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.


'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.”


Seniors emerge optimistic from rollercoaster 4 years

They’ve weathered a pandemic, a presidential resignation and all of the implications of a horrific tragedy on their campus. That last point, in particular, will follow them for the rest of their lives. MSU seniors are entering the world as mass shooting survivors — a fact that many haven’t necessarily wrapped their heads around.