SoS Media: Print is Failing

The traditional model of advertisement-funded printed newspapers is failing in the journalism realm and here on campus. The first level of failure is financial. According to The State News Report on Financial Statements available at their office, The State News’s revenue for 2009 was down $667,686 from the previous year. This is mainly due to […]

SoS Media: Competition

Michigan State University is a diverse campus with more than 47,000 people who have different backgrounds, interests and demands when it comes to their news. Are those demands really being met? Spartanedge and The Big Green are online publications that contribute to the diversity and vibrancy of campus, and we are greatly concerned by a […]

Sledding Crawl

A sledding crawl sounded like a great idea before we realized East Lansing is flat. The less than mountainous terrain we live on caused our dreams of an ambitious list of sledding hills to dwindle to two spots. But those two spots left everyone but Jordan sledded-out. He claimed he’d be back every weekend. [sledding1]It […]

Happy New Year, From the Editors

Katie Sulau Editor-in-Chief [katie] When it comes to New Years resolutions I can take them or leave them. But since making one has been brought to my attention, it looks like in 2009 I will take them. In the winter months I want to not curse the cold and grey when I walk outside in […]

Meet the Press

Katie Sulau: I hated most things about middle school except for one cold, damp Saturday afternoon that confirmed my allegiance to writing. As part of Wyoming Middle School’s Power of the Pen writing team, I competed in a city-wide competition against countless other gawky twelve-year-olds who appreciated word choice, character development and story structure just […]

Meet the Press

Katie Sulau: [sulau3]I hated most things about middle school except for one cold, damp Saturday afternoon that confirmed my allegiance to writing. As part of Wyoming Middle School’s Power of the Pen writing team, I competed in a city-wide competition against countless other gawky twelve-year-olds who appreciated word choice, character development and story structure just […]

Our Closing Comments

Jessica Sipperley, Editor-in-Chief: I’m having trouble thinking of myself as a TBG alumna, much less one of the university. But despite this internal resistance, my graduation day has come. I will miss being part of the alternative media realm on campus, as I’ve seen TBG expand from a budding weekly magazine to a solid monthly […]

All About Us

From the founding of this country, the news media has been heralded as a means to disseminate information to a multitude of readers. But one newspaper did not do the job for long. Competing publications sprang up as the American borders expanded, both to one-up those other publications and to fulfill the public’s desire for […]

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At The Big Green, we strive to put together comprehensive, well-written feature stories that spark interest, create debate or just make our readers stop and think about a topic in a slightly different manner and perspective. Our readers are the major vehicle of our magazine’s existence, and the editors want to hear your thoughts. If […]

All About Us

From the founding of this country, the news media has been heralded as a means to disseminate information to a multitude of readers. But one newspaper did not do the job for long. Competing publications sprang up as the American borders expanded, both to one-up those other publications and to fulfill the public’s desire for […]