Posts by: Gabby Saldivia

Exposure 10/29/13

Tonight on Exposure, producer Gabriela Saldivia fills in for regular host Abbie Newton. On the show we talk to two women in the ROTC program at MSU, hear about romance tourism from an MSU professor and get an inside look at Affirmative Action. Impact reporter Spencer Ray also goes out in the field to bring back the Acapalooza 2013 experience. Read More…

Exposure 10/22/13

On Tuesday night’s Exposure, host Abbie Newton speaks with the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and to Vice Admiral Lee Gun about renewable energy in Michigan. On the show we also feature music from the Balé Florcloico da Bahia, the only folk dance group in Brazil that will be performing at the Wharton Center this weekend and Marta Bagratuni an MSU grad who is pursuing her classical music passion in NYC. To end the show, we hear about Safe Halloween on campus. Read More…

One college junior’s 6-month journey to see Phoenix, and what happened along the way

My story starts on a rainy April Sunday, sitting in a coffee shop, not studying for exams. My friend from the impact (and also live music aficionado) and I were having a deep chat that led to the subject of my future study abroad in Spain and anticipation of leaving for friends and family for the whole summer. Some extreme sappiness ensued but after shaking off our silly sentiments (exam stress induced, I’m sure) she suggested I attend Primavera Sound, a music festival in Barcelona that Phoenix was to be headlining

The problem: it was happening two days after I would arrive.  After some frantic Google mapping, I discovered the feat of traveling across a foreign country right after a 12-hour journey would be close to impossible. I felt sorry for myself for a good 10 minutes while I watched their line-up video and stalked their website, but eventually got over it and got back to trying to study—and for the most part, totally forgot about it.

Fast forward four months and I’m back in East Lansing sitting in the same coffee shop, coincidentally not doing my homework, when I get a message notifying me of the possibility of getting tickets to see Phoenix at Eastern Michigan University on Sunday, September 29.

This was golden, considering the ugly truth that just the week before I resorted to texting a local radio station to win tickets, only to receive a “better luck next time” response and the loss of my dignity. So when I finally did get tickets to go the show, my heart was bursting.

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Exposure 10/8/13

Tonight on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks with Michigan State University Executive Director of Alumni Relations Scott Westerman about Homecoming at MSU. We touch base with a few MSU music composers and we feature their breaks on today’s show. Reporter Miguel Martinez gives us a review of Oktoberfest in Old Town. Later on the show, we will explore the economic and social growth of Africa. And lastly, we hear about the Michigan apple harvest and the Apple Butter Festival at the Fenner Nature Center. Read More…

For MSU Formula Racing Team, more work means more payoff

Formula racing is a sport that might not get as much recoginition as say, football or basketball, on a university campus. But despite it’s under the radar status, the MSU Formula Racing Team is very present at MSU, requiring hard work and dedication from it’s many involved engineering students. Impact reporter Carmen Scruggs has the story.

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