Monday, June 17, 2024

Life

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MSU Wharton Center holds 'Mamma Mia!' College Night, connects students in celebration of theater

On Thursday, Wharton Center Student Marketing Organization put on "Mammia Mia!" College Night, their last college night of the year. The event took place above the Grand Cobb Theatre before the showing of Broadway’s "Mammia Mia!". Students in attendance were able to help themselves to food and drinks, and even hear from the show’s cast members in a Q&A segment. 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MSU hosts scholar Anthony Jack for discussion on health, income disparity in higher education

Boston University Faculty Director and Associate Professor Dr. Anthony Jack gave a talk at MSU on Thursday as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration that ran throughout the week. The talk, titled “Revisiting the Beloved Community: Health Colleges’ Supporting our most vulnerable as we work for Health Equity," focused on the ways in which differences in students' backgrounds can influence how they navigate college curriculum. 

STUDENTS

Students say overcrowded CATA buses make winter travel hard

With a sprawling campus, Michigan State University can sometimes be hard to navigate, and many students turn to transportation methods like bicycles or buses. However, especially with winter settling in, the high volumes of students using MSU's Capital Area Transportation Authority, or CATA, buses can make traveling a nuisance.

STUDENTS

How students, community members advocate for change through MLK Day march

Since the rise of the Civil Rights Movement in 1954, protest marches have long been a form of activism in fighting to end racial segregation and exclusion. It was at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, held in 1963, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the exalted "I Have a Dream" speech. Communications senior and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Brandon Foster will be the coordinator for the 2024 MLK Commemorative March. For Foster, who was also coordinator last year, the march "means a lot to him" because it brings diversity, equity and inclusion within MSU.