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The recruit that almost was: Tyrese Maxey shines against Spartans

The recruit that almost was: Tyrese Maxey shines against Spartans

Joe Dandron, Sports Director

November 7, 2019

NEW YORK – Mark “Rocket” Watts received his first career start Tuesday evening on quite possibly the biggest stage in college basketball, a game at Madison Square Garden that saw No. 1-ranked Michigan State and No. 2-ranked Kentucky face off in an absolute battle. Watts, with all the hype – 64 points score...

Concert Review | Clairo’s Immunity Tour

Concert Review | Clairo’s Immunity Tour

Alexa Stecewicz, Traffic Director

November 6, 2019

Getting her start on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, Massachusetts singer-songwriter Clairo, aka Claire Cottrill, rose to fame in 2017 after releasing “Pretty Girl,” a lo-fi song with over 40 million views on YouTube. Inspired by ‘80s pop music, “Pretty Girl” is a song about feeling the need to be the “perfect girl for another person.” https://www.youtube.co...

Spartans open season with Champions Classic loss to Kentucky

Spartans open season with Champions Classic loss to Kentucky

Trent Balley, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter

November 6, 2019

NEW YORK - After much anticipation and plenty of warranted buzz at Madison Square Garden, the Michigan State Spartans finally took off for their highly-anticipated season.  Coach Tom Izzo’s 25th season in East Lansing would begin with a loss though, as the No. 1 Spartans fell short, 69-62 to t...

Beats Without Borders | CHAI

Beats Without Borders | CHAI

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

“Beats Without Borders” is an exclusive Impact 89FM series that serves to spotlight music from all around the world. Whether it comes from a different country or is spoken in a different language, music is a universal truth that ought to be explored. If the idea of being punk rock and cute sound...

DJ Spotlight of the Week | Amber Kienutske

DJ Spotlight of the Week | Amber Kienutske

Stephanie Stapert and Camille Rogers

October 29, 2019

Our DJ of the Week is none other than our amazing programming director, Amber Kienutske! Amber has extensive knowledge of music and is the kind soul that brings music to your ears. Besides making sure music is on our airwaves, Amber is the co-host of the Afterglow, Impact's chillwave specialty show on Sundays from 9 to 11 p.m. T...

Concert Review | Kanye’s Sunday Service

Concert Review | Kanye’s Sunday Service

Maddie Chaffer, Graphics Director

October 28, 2019

On Friday, Sep. 27, Kanye West took his Sunday Service ritual to Detroit, Michigan, featuring a church choir performance, renditions of a few hit singles, and previews of tracks from his then-unreleased project Jesus is King. As of last Friday, Oct. 25, the album finally released. But when Maddie Cha...

Spartans squander two-goal lead, fall to Rutgers on Senior Day

Spartans squander two-goal lead, fall to Rutgers on Senior Day

Luke Sloan, Sports Editor

October 27, 2019

EAST LANSING - Entering Sunday afternoon’s contest, Michigan State found itself stuck in an inopportune position late in its 2019 season. The Spartans entered the game last in the Big Ten standings, ineligible for postseason play while staring down a formidable opponent in No. 21 Rutgers.  Michiga...

The Power of DIY | Kinda Culture

The Power of DIY | Kinda Culture

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

At times, it can feel like we have no control over our community. ‘Power’ feels intangible and those with ‘power’ feel distant, both physically and ideologically. In the 1970s, an anti-consumerist culture emerged in the DIY movement. People wanted to empower their communities by empowering...

A Surreal Night, Dissected | Concert Review and Interviews with Body Meat & Slauson Malone

A Surreal Night, Dissected | Concert Review and Interviews with Body Meat & Slauson Malone

Josiah Leach and Jesse Taconelli

October 25, 2019

A glitch pop group, a sound collage artist and an experimental hip-hop band all walk into a bar. What happens next is, unsurprisingly, super weird. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Jesse Taconelli and I went to the Injury Reserve show at El Club in Detroit, Michigan, with opening acts Body Meat and Slauson Malone. It was a cold, rainy evening, and though it was initially quiet, fa...

Matriarchs of Music | Angel Olsen

Matriarchs of Music | Angel Olsen

Casey Halas, Writer

October 23, 2019

With the release of Angel Olsen’s new album All Mirrors, it is only appropriate to highlight this amazing artist and her dedication to creating music in its purest form. Olsen seamlessly integrates the feelings of pain and pleasure into all of her albums. She creates a song for every occasion, makin...

Expectations, improvement and Foster Loyer in year two

Expectations, improvement and Foster Loyer in year two

Joe Dandron, Sports Director

October 23, 2019

EAST LANSING — Hundreds of college students walk to and from class every day on the campus of Michigan State. Headphones in, hoods up, mainly keeping to themselves as everyone just tries to get by.  Among the crowd, about average height, a little stronger looking than a year before and usually in Sp...

DJ Spotlight of the Week | DJ LivLong

DJ Spotlight of the Week | DJ LivLong

Stephanie Stapert and Camille Rogers

October 22, 2019

Our DJ Spotlight of the Week is DJ LivLong. When she's not sharing what's happening around the station, she is the marketing director! You can hear her on the airwaves on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and if you're lucky you might win a prize during her shift! What’s your role at The IMPACT? Marketing Di...

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