Lansing had its annual Microbrew and Music Festival on April 18 and April 19. There were over 100 performing musicians and over 200 microbrews. O.A.R. took center stage at the festival. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with their Drummer, Chris Culos, about the band’s music and his preferences on microbrews.
As students are approaching Exam week, they find themselves studying, catching up on work, figuring out summer plans, subleasing apartments and well…multitasking. Our reporter, Sarah Torrico delved into the topic of multitasking to understand its impact on our lives.
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.
Host Abbie Newton talks to Stefan Fletcher, who is in his forth and final term as the Council of Graduate Students President, about his presidency and plans for the future. Newly elected COGS president, Emily Bank, and former COGS president and Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell join the conversation. We also talk about Lou Anna K. Simon’s President’s Report, Inside Out. The report follows nine MSU students for a year, giving us an inside look at the lives of some of the most dynamic Spartans.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released her annual report a couple weeks ago. Last year, the report was called Spartans Will 360 and it showcased the work MSU professors and faculty were doing around the world. This year, the report was called Inside Out. It showcased the lives of 9 Michigan State students. A production team followed the students around for a full year as we began to understand what a Spartan life looks like. Three of these students and one student producer came on Exposure to talk about the experience.
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.
Gary Harris has decided to leave MSU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, but was it the right decision? The Pact opens with a discussion and debate on the departure of Spartan basketball’s superstar.
The NHL playoffs are set to begin, and the Detroit Red Wings are preparing to faceoff against the President Trophy Winners, Boston Bruins. Can Detroit put the pieces together just in time to beat the NHL’s best regular season team? Austin and Fino say yes, but Lou is not so sure.
In the final portion of the show, the group dissects the Tigers’ opening ten games. Is it too early to panic about Detroit’s bullpen? What does Joe Nathan’s “dead arm” really mean? Will Dombrowski make a trade? Are we all overthinking it with 152 games left?
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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.