Everyone above the age of 16 years old is asked an important question in the United States. “Do you want to be an organ donor?” Our reporter, Carmen Scruggs was curious what happens after you say yes to this question.
Squirrels can be seen everywhere on Michigan State’s campus. Some students laugh as they scurry about, some students offer them food, while one student even trained a squirrel as her pet. Reporter Alsha Claussen takes to the wilderness to learn about these furry creatures.
Host Abbie Newton chats with O.A.R. drummer Chris Culos about the band’s performance at the Lansing Microbrew and Music Festival. Kirk Mason and Lauren Swanson, two Michigan State students, come to the studio to talk about their documentary, Every Two Minutes. Reporter Alsha Claussen takes to the wilderness and brings us a story about squirrels on campus. Reporter Carmen Scruggs explores the process of organ donation and Reporter Sarah Torrico discovers how multi-tasking is affecting our lives.
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.
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.
People use headphones while walking to class or work all the time. Whether they are listening to their favorite band or catching up on the latest podcast, pedestrians with headphones are seen across campus. However, Impact’s Spencer Ray found that this may be dangerous.
Host Abbie Newton talks with MSU student and entrepreneur Victoria Bujny about her business, Folyo. MSU Professor in the Department of Management, Russell Johnson visits the studio to talk about how smartphone usage can decrease energy levels. Shawn Dhanak of Get Covered America and MSU alum Elizabeth Battiste speak about health insurance and the upcoming deadline for enrolling in coverage. Abbie also visited the MSU Bike Center to discover how and why people bike in the winter. Santiago Montiel explores salsa dancing in Lansing. Steven Rich gives us a story about how the Broad Art Museum engages with the community. Quin Hoffman reports on the increased popularity of graphic novels and comic books.
Tonight on The Vibe DJ Riddle celebrates Impact being back at full broadcasting capabilities by playing your requests all night long! You will also hear new music from Curren$y, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and more. Call in for requests from 8pm to Midnight at 884-8989.
Side B – Danny Brown
Backseat Freestyle – Kendrick Lamar
New Slaves – Kanye West
Fall In Love – Slum VIllage
Michigan State University is composed of students from over 140 countries, bringing a variety of cultures, attitudes and religions to campus. Impact’s Alsha Claussen delved into the subject to understand the prevalence and variety of religions at Michigan State University.