“Having a professor that looks like you is important because it shows what’s possible and it, at times, can provide a sense of belonging, where you’re not feeling isolated,” Sheri Lewis, an assistant professor in the Department of African American and African Studies, said. “You see there’s someone that looks like you, (and) possibly have (a) similar background as you, it can be motivating and inspiring and provides a sense of hope and belonging.”
While navigating strong feelings during the one-year mark of the Feb. 13 mass shooting at Michigan State University's campus, many students have shared their favorite moments and memories that have allowed them to focus on brighter aspects of their time at MSU.
As the one-year mark of the Feb. 13 shooting that took the lives of three students on Michigan State University's campus approaches, many students are seeing resurgences of the trauma they experienced and are finding ways to cope.
As the one-year mark of the Feb. 13 shooting on Michigan State University's campus approaches, MSU has implemented guidelines of having no exams and assignments due on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. However, students weigh in about having exams on Feb. 12.
Social media is one of the factors responsible for trends, "viral" items and influencers. However, buying multiple copies of these products, either because of media trends on social media or seeing other people with them, can lead to the overconsumption of these items.