White Country

[people2]Social relations junior Ryan C. Smith hasn\’t had to grow up thinking about his race – he\’s white, like most of the people around him. But college has provided an opportunity for Smith to consider what it means to be white in America and the privileges that come along with it. Smith, along with four […]

Where to Be

East Lansing Art Fair Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The ELAF features over 200 juried artist exhibitors from all over the U.S. and Canada encompassing works in fine arts and fine craft. Enjoy continuous free performances on two stages, an international […]


It’s Thursday. I have two classes finished, one to go- and then I’m free for the weekend. I can’t wait because it’s been a stressful week. I exit Bessey hall, walking towards Wells. As I cross the bridge, I see three men passing out pamphlets. Great. This isn’t an unusual sight at Wells, where Evangelicals […]

Where to Be

The Changing Face of Campus: A Gallery of Maps Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, at the Main Library. Last days to view this free exhibit documenting the evolution of the MSU campus through a selection of historical maps. Advanced Screening: House of Wax Thursday, April 28, in B108 Wells at 8 p.m. Free […]

No Excuse

[saam1] Several weeks ago, I was walking alone in downtown East Lansing at about 10 p.m. As a female college student, I have heard all the rules regarding my personal safety again and again – especially from my mother, who I\’m pretty sure would tell me not to walk alone at night every day if […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

If you find yourself gasping for air duing finals week, there may be a solution. [oxy1] “Oxygen bars” are springing up all over the country, including making an appearance in East Lansing in early December at Bronze Bay Tanning. “Its purpose is to oxygenate your blood,” said Erin Devine, a part-time Bronze Bay Tanning employee […]

Where to Be

Noontimes Performance with Ben Chutz and the MSU Guitar Club Thursday, April 21, in the Union. Spring 2005 Visiting Chef Series: Lucia Watson Thursday, April 21, at the Kellogg Center at 7 p.m. $75 for dinner with Watson. The Formation and Evolution of the Milky Way: A New Look at an Old Galaxy Thursday, April […]

Struggling for Progress

[150hrs1] Recycle now. Join the WRC. End rape. Say no to the MCRI. Phrases such as these could be seen written in chalk all over campus last week, giving students something to look at as they walked from class to class, and hopefully, something to think about. The chalk messages were just one form of […]

Where to Be

Noontimes Performance Featuring Steve Ewing Thursday, April 7, in the Union main lounge from noon – 1 p.m. Free entertainment! “Bollywood Bound: Finding Fame and Identity in India’s Filmmaking Capital” Thursday, April 7, in 303 International Center at 4 p.m. Directed by Nisha Pahuja (2002; 57min). Part of the Spring 2005 Lecture Series: Asia and […]

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What are some examples of white privilege in everyday life? How might white privilege be experienced on campus? Why do you think it is important to talk about white privilege and get it in people\’s consciousness? Why do you think \”race\” is thought of in terms of people of color (white folks are seen as […]