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Column: Vote-by-mail has room to grow

Column: Vote-by-mail has room to grow

Nick Saba

June 15, 2020

Voting is the staple of a democratic government, and here in the United States, it seems nothing is valued more by politicians than the voter. The current pandemic raging across the world  leaves many to take note of our voting system and how it may change. Despite the numerous precautions due to...

City Pulse on the Air | 6.7.20

City Pulse on the Air | 6.7.20

June 10, 2020

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, Berl Schwartz interviews Lansing City Council president Peter Spadafore. The two discuss police treatment of protesters in Lansing, which included the use of tear gas. Schwartz also hosts his weekly discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign with MSU pol...

New LCC president is former Impact DJ

Steve Robinson has been selected as the next president of Lansing Community College. 
Photo: Lansing Community College

Taylor Haelterman

June 10, 2020

Impact 89FM alumni, Steve Robinson, has been selected as the next Lansing Community College (LCC) president by the LCC Board of Trustees.  Currently the president of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio, Robinson will replace LCC president, Brent Knight, in July 2020.  “[I’m] coming back to Lansing and looking f...

MSU announces plan to resume in-person classes this fall

Haley Sinclair

May 27, 2020

Michigan State University students will have the opportunity to return to campus this Fall. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.  notified the campus community in a letter Wednesday afternoon. The letter details key issues MSU officials will face that are still uncertain, such as scheduling classrooms and ...

The Undercurrent- 5/10/20 – S3E12 – Bands in Exile

The Undercurrent- 5/10/20 – S3E12 – Bands in Exile

Sophie Sagan

May 14, 2020

On this episode of the Undercurrent, we present the first installment of "Bands in Exile" a new segment that features bands and venues that have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis and the stay at home order. Vince DiGiorgio, Ian Ian Puzdrowski, Cam Varner are members of the band Vincie D, they j...

Talking with Dr. Maybank

Talking with Dr. Maybank

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, and Joe Dandron

April 27, 2020

This week on the Undercurrent our producers sit down with Dr. Denise Maybank the Vice President and Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Services. We asked her about how operations have changed at Student Affairs and Services since most of the campus has closed and how students can access re...

President Stanley speaks on COVID-19 pandemic with Impact 89FM

Photo Courtesy: MSU University Communications

Taylor Haelterman, Sophie Sagan, and Joe Dandron

April 21, 2020

This interview with President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was on April 9   LANSING -- Michigan State University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. has been tasked with navigating one of the most unfamiliar situations in recent U.S. history: a pandemic. Stanley sat down with three of Impact’s sta...

The Undercurrent- 4/12/20 – S3E9 – Talking to Stanley

The Undercurrent- 4/12/20 - S3E9 - Talking to Stanley

Sophie Sagan and Taylor Haelterman

April 13, 2020

This week on the Undercurrent the producers present an interview with Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley. We talked about how the university has stepped up to combat the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan. ...

MSU introduces ‘Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory’ grading option for students

MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. poses for a photo on MSU's campus. (Credit: Hilton Head Spartans / Facebook)

Joe Dandron and Eric Bach

March 25, 2020

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University has implemented a satisfactory / not satisfactory option for the Spring semester officially as of Thursday afternoon.  A source with knowledge of the decision had told WDBM Tuesday night that Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was exp...

Gilmour: Coronavirus having devastating sports effects

Ian Gilmour, Men's Soccer Beat Reporter

March 12, 2020

In October of last year I decided to apply for a sports journalism study abroad trip for this upcoming summer. The agenda had us spending four and a half weeks with time split between Paris, France and Rome, Italy. Everything surrounding the trip seemed to align itself.  The French Open is taking place ...

The Undercurrent – 02/22/20 – S13E4 – Park It

The Undercurrent – 02/22/20 – S13E4 – Park It

Sophie Sagan and Taylor Haelterman

February 21, 2020

This week on The Undercurrent we are taping into the conversation about parking. First up Taylor Haelterman set out to understand MSU parking policies and sat down with MSUPD. After that host Sophie Sagan takes a drive with former parking enforcer and they talk about tricks students might not know to sav...

The Undercurrent – 02/9/20 – S13E3 – Love is NOT Weird

The Undercurrent – 02/9/20 – S13E3 – Love is NOT Weird

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, Nick Saba, and Matt Anikiej

February 13, 2020

This week on the Undercurrent we declare that love is not weird. Reporter Matt Anikiej and Nick Saba asked MSU students about their favorite pickup lines. Then reporter Taylor Haelterman talked to Sci-Files hosts, Chelsie Boodoo and Danny Puentes about their love story. Finally, host Sophie Sagan pro...

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