Student bands face the future after graduation

A few hits of a snare drum snap as two guitars whiz through interconnecting slides of high notes.  Above the reckless timbre, a soft female voice begins to sing out. All the sounds are brought together bringing into one explosively energetic song, officially beginning band practice for East Lansing-based band Audio Monarch. Audio Monarch is […]

Students get a ready for a summer of music

Every year, college students flock to amphitheaters, concert halls and theaters for a round of annual summer concerts.  With the warm summer wind crawling through the air and the carefree relaxation of the season dominating, artists invade cities melting with summer heat annually, selling out summer tours and festivals such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Lollapalooza […]

Women’s History Month celebrates a history of changing stereotypes

It has only been 93 years since the passing of one of our nation’s most influential amendments to the Constitution.  On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment made it possible for all women to vote, a long and ultimately successful struggle of many women activists of the early 20th century.  Almost one hundred years later, […]

Black History Month is a time to reflect on progress

If you catch yourself peering through a history textbook, you will undoubtedly find stories of the modern African American.  From the days when Gone With the Wind was a reality to when an African American woman sat down courageously at the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the trials, experiences and joys of African […]

Students weigh in on who deserves this year’s Best Picture at the Oscars

As the blistering cold winds churn around campus, across the country in Hollywood, the mildly warm heat is mingling with red carpets that are being rolled out and gowns and tuxedos that are being chosen as the kick off to award season has just begun. Behind the flashing lights of the paparazzi lenses and aside […]

Check the TV Guide: Three shows that are captivating students

There’s something about coming back from a long day of classes and heading straight for the computer or television that really relaxes sophomore, Emma Davis.  The comparative cultures and politics student loves being captivated by characters and plot lines of certain shows that create a means of escape from her busy, homework infested college life. […]

Behind the curtain: A look at MSU’s own Acapalooza

Blinding, pure white lights shone down upon a black painted stage, ridden with dust and neon tape.  Purple and white Christmas lights strung across the stage’s edge and twinkled luminously as the audience filed in for the imminent concert. Acapalooza, a Michigan State University a cappella community tradition, is an annual event showcasing the campus’s […]