We may find ourselves interested in something that others consider weird, odd or unusual. It could be a hobby, activity, or even a devotion. Impact’s Auriel Thompson delves into some of the unusual devotions on Michigan State’s campus.
In lieu of Mental Health Awareness Week on Michigan State’s campus, Host Abbie Newton delves into the topic of mental health. She speaks with Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell about the prevalence of mental health illnesses on campus. She also has several students share personal stories about mental health. Among them, Jill Passanante, Zach DeRade, Marisa Martini and James Conwell.
Zines are making their way into our current culture. Earlier this year, there was an event called “Print Party; Celebrating Queer Feminism Through Zines” in Lansing, that aimed it’s focus on people that do not identify as a cisgender male. Reporter Gabriela Saldivia has more. Read More…
Feminism is something that should be accessible to all people. But sometimes, a mainstream movement excludes certain groups of people. Impact reporter Meg Abebe explored the idea of intersectionality within feminism for Impact’s gender episode of Exposure. Read More…
On Exposure, we delve into the topic of gender. Abbie Newton interviews various people in the community about gender as it is defined today. Michigan State University Professor in Communications Kelly Morrison and Psychology Professor NiCole Buchanan join the conversation to discuss gender as it is associated with identity, expression, science and social construction. Dr. Kelly Morrison’s son, Kyle, also joins the show to add to the conversation.
People usually go sky-diving to experience the thrill and cross it off the bucket list. But, in 2001 a woman named Kelly Greene used skydiving as a tool to empower and overcome her past. She was sexually assaulted, but instead of fearing the anniversary of the assault, she decided to overcome another fear of hers: heights. Now, Michigan State University’s Sexual Assault Intervention Team is joining the initiative. Volunteers are raising money and some will even be jumping from an airplane. Exposure Director Abbie Newton talks with MSU psychology student Brianna Jecmen about the Intervention Team and Operation Freefall. For more information on how to make donations, click here.
Michigan State University student Madeline Valentine has decided to bike across the country this summer. She will be participating in a ride with Bike & Build, which is an organization that uses biking as a way to fund and assist affordable housing efforts. Exposure Host Abbie Newton spoke with Madeline about her upcoming journey.
Exposure host Abbie Newton talks to Michigan State University Economics professor Ron Fisher about the economics and business behind the NCAA Tournaments.
Every once in a while, you come across a unique performer, comedian or musician. That is exactly what happened to when Exposure Director Abbie Newton found Riders in the Sky, a western cowboy quartet. She sat down with Ranger Doug to talk about western music, comedy and yodeling.