"MSU needs to organize a fund to continue paying university staff and student employees who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19."
"I will remember the long speech from my general manager filled with an abundance of messages like, 'I’m sorry, everyone,' and, 'We will get through this, I promise.' But in all honesty, that didn’t mean anything to me, because words are not what are going to solve my — or anyone else’s — real problems."
"While we’re going to experience a summer without many of the festivals and cultural events we’re accustomed to, we won’t be without the music itself."
Student journalists from The State News received 27 awards in the Michigan Press Association's 2019 College Better Newspaper Contest.
"One belief that's been reinforced in me since the beginning of this pandemic is to be thankful for the things I've already experienced."
Despite all of the unknowns surrounding COVID-19's impact on the world, the key to getting through this crisis is remembering our humanity.
I long to tell the world about your accomplishments, your grit, your willingness to sit down and work through even the most complex problems. I want children to read about you and be gripped with inspiration about what you overcame — and how they, too, can overcome the obstacles they face.
Sometimes, living with a roommate requires compromise. State News reporters wrote letters to their roommates — one from the perspective of a messy roommate and one from the perspective of a clean roommate.
"I never took the time to act selfishly and think about what I needed in the moment. I never took the time to just breathe. So, this is a friendly reminder to do just that. Breathe."
Historically, every time something like this happens, the university gives out a generic apology that is reactive instead of proactive. This time, that wasn’t necessarily the case.
As an adult, it is astounding how the celebrities I idolized have allowed me to feel more secure in my sexuality, identity and who I am — and it’s even more remarkable how many more figures young, gay kids have to look up to now.