Sunday, February 25, 2024

Life

SOCIAL JUSTICE

'Hands off Palestine': Protestors gather at Lansing Capitol in support of Palestinians

On Thursday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., Students United for Palestinian Rights, or SUPR, organized a protest called “Hands Off Palestine” to garner support for those in Palestine and tell Michigan’s state government there should be no American support for Israeli war crimes. The protest, which amassed over one hundred people, included Michigan State University students, members of SUPR, people of Palestinian descent and other supporters.

STUDENTS

The 'start of a dystopia': Experts, students discuss AI's impact on writing careers

With the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, rapidly evolving each day, many people have expressed uncertainty over whether the technological development will take away the need for jobs in many industries, such as computer science and even healthcare. For Michigan State University journalism professor and Communications, Graduate Assistant Dean Esther Thorson, there’s no question that jobs within the writing industry will be lost because of AI.

STUDENTS

'We are still here': MSU Rock's message remains the same between Indigenous and Palestinian student groups

On Monday, members of the North American Indigenous Student Organization, or NAISO, painted the Rock with the message, "WE ARE STILL HERE" for Indigenous Peoples' Day. At midnight on Tuesday, the Students United for Palestinian Rights, or SUPR, painted the Michigan State University Rock with the Palestinian flag. Later, the message, "Free Palestine" was painted on top. Linguistics senior and SUPR President Samir Levitt said SUPR kept NAISO's original message because the struggles of Indigenous North Americans and Palestinians are "one and the same."

HEALTH

Not 'just woman issues': Living with PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, is estimated to affect five to six million women in the United States. When acne popped up, and facial hair started randomly appearing on her chin, 23-year-old Dearborn resident Zeinab Khattab had no idea what was going on but knew something was off. "I think one of the main issues is that a lot of these symptoms are often chalked up to just being regular 'woman issues,'" Khattab said. 'Rather than it being a serious medical concern."

STUDENTS

MSU Spartan Hackers use technology to innovate life hacks

Although "hacking" is generally viewed as gaining illegal access to a computer system, to the Michigan State University Spartan Hackers, it means something different. Spartan Hackers President and computer science senior Rajmeet Singh Chandok said despite negative connotations surrounding their name, the club works to educate their members about computer science and create a strong community.