African Student Gala celebrates culture and heritage

Hundreds braved the unwarranted snowstorm to gather at the Wharton Center on Saturday, November 15 for the 29th annual African Student Gala, hosted by the African Student Union (ASU). The 2014 African Student Gala, “Afroexposure: The Awakening of African Culture,” was “a wedding of westernization and African culture,” said this year’s emcee, Dulo. Students, faculty […]

10 dope female artists you need to know

BANKS Jillian Rose Banks—known by the mononym, BANKS—is a rising star in the world of alternative R&B. Her seemingly overnight success is due to her friendship with Phil Collins daughter, Lily Collins, who passed along her samples in the industry. BANKS’ bewitching voice and brazen love songs are a refreshing sound that caught the attention […]

Students, faculty bear the cold to walk for MLK

Last month, MSU’s Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives sponsored the University’s 34th MLK Commemorative March. MSU students, faculty, alumni and friends braved the frigid weather to make the trek from the MSU Union through West Circle Neighborhood ending at Beaumont Tower. This year’s march was one of several special events during MLK weekend that […]

Why does this have to be mine? A guide to terrible Valentine’s gifts

There’s only one day each year when romantic gestures are completely and utterly unavoidable. Yes, Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but what about the remnants? Often times the best gifts like a romantic dinner, chocolates and a bouquet of flowers won’t make it till next week. So, what are you supposed to do with […]

InterCIDADES brings Brazilian art to Lansing

It’s a well-known fact that art is often cross-cultural, but did you ever consider that an exhibit could be international? “InterCIDADES,” originally a Brazilian exhibition, became an international exhibition in October when it was brought to Lansing. For curator Jefferson Kielwagen, this was a very exciting time. “This is my first time doing anything on […]