Every year when fall comes around, we are reminded of many things: leaves changing colors, carving pumpkins, apple cider, and for a lot of us, Halloween. Halloween has evolved since the tradition first started centuries ago. Halloween first started with the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, a fire festival in Europe. As October ended, witches, […]
Landon cafeteria is where I met Amin, a North African native who shared his booth with me as the cafeteria quickly became over capacitated. Amin, without a prompt, dove into how many languages – three, to be exact — he is fluent in. I lifted my head from my lunch to see why a stranger […]
Despite the huge number of international students on campus, many local students said that they don’t have international friends. At the same time, many international students complained that they can’t make American friends either. Why do two birds in the same cage stay on their own side when they both want to meet each other? […]
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 […]
Halloween is one of the few holidays that encourages participants to be someone or something other than themselves. For one day a year it is socially acceptable to wear a mask and be whomever you want. It is tradition to buy costumes that will either make people scream from sheer terror or cry from uncontrollable […]
Transitioning to college with 48,000 new faces can be intimidating for anyone. But, just imagine moving among a brand new culture that you are unfamiliar with, while feeling the pressure to achieve good grades, become involved, and make new friends. “Imported From China,” a new documentary directed by Michigan State University Journalism Associate Professor Geri […]
Harry Potter has been around since 1997. For most MSU students, that’s practically their entire childhood. It all started with the books, then the movies and endless merchandise. Now there’s even a theme park.