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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...

McRae: Dantonio retires, future of MSU football in question

Alex McRae, Football Beat Reporter/Assistant Sports Director

February 4, 2020

EAST LANSING -- On this day, Feb. 4, 2020, a legendary figure in Michigan State football history unceremoniously rode off into the sunset. The day before one of the most important events in a college football program’s season, National Signing Day, Mark Dantonio walks away from a program he built...

Head coach Mark Dantonio retires after 13 seasons with MSU football

Photo: Siobhan Findlay / WDBM

Joe Dandron, Football writer

February 4, 2020

EAST LANSING — After 13 seasons in East Lansing, Michigan State’s head football coach Mark Dantonio has decided to step down. Dantonio made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Dantonio followed his decision with a press conference on Tuesday to answer questions, the now ex-head coac...

MSU students hold vigil to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Michigan State students gather with candles in hand to honor Bryant and the other victims of Sunday's helicopter crash. (Photo: Luca Melloni / WDBM)

Luca Melloni, General Assignment Reporter

January 29, 2020

EAST LANSING -- On Tuesday at 8 p.m., Michigan State University students gathered around the famous painted rock on the bank of the Red Cedar River to remember and celebrate the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others who tragically lost their lives on Sunday morning in a helicopt...

The Undercurrent – 01/26/20 – S13E2 –Taking the Stage

The Undercurrent – 01/26/20 – S13E2 –Taking the Stage

Sophie Sagan and Taylor Haelterman

January 27, 2020

 This week on The Undercurrent host Sophie Sagan interviews Kahlil Ashanti, the writer and star of Basic Training. In his one man show, Ashanti tells the true stories of his time in the US Air-Force and how during that time he forced to face his abusive childhood. Basic Training will run at MSU's Wharton Center Jan...

The Undercurrent – 01/19/20 – S13E1 – Get Some Sleep and Stay Woke

The Undercurrent – 01/19/20 – S13E1 – Get Some Sleep and Stay Woke

Sophie Sagan and Taylor Haelterman

January 20, 2020

We are back for season 13! One new story this week by reporter Taylor Haelterman is all about how our sleep patterns effect us everyday. Then a throwback story all about Dr. Martin Luther King's Walk to Freedom in Detroit 1963....

The Undercurrent – 12/8/19 – S12E11 – Best of Season 12

The Undercurrent - 12/8/19 - S12E11 - Best of Season 12

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, Destinny Todd, and Nick Saba

December 14, 2019

Its the end of season 12 and we are taking a look back at the best segments from this season. Host Sophie Sagan interviewed Rebecca Lynn Douglas about her new children's book in episode 5 Finding a Place. Reporter and Destinny Todd interviewed impact staff about their bee knowledge and reporter ...

The Undercurrent – 12/1/19 – S12E10 – Plant Love

The Undercurrent - 12/1/19 - S12E10 - Plant Love

Sophie Sagan and Taylor Haelterman

December 1, 2019

This week on the Undercurrent we are diving in to the world of plants. Reporter Taylor Haelterman checked out the MSU horticulture gardens. In the second half of the show Sophie Sagan visited B/A Florist in East Lansing. ...

The Undercurrent – 11/10/19 – S12E9 – Artist Interviews

The Undercurrent - 11/10/19 - S12E9 - Artist Interviews

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, and Sana Hakim

November 12, 2019

This week on The Undercurrent we look at some artist interviews, new and old. First Taylor Haelterman interviewed one of her new favorite bands, Sure Sure. In the second half we throwback to a story from 2016 when reporter Sana Hakim interviewed band member John Warm, of Rent Strike. ...

From the Bedroom to Mars | Art-Pop Band Sure Sure

From the Bedroom to Mars | Art-Pop Band Sure Sure

Taylor Haelterman, Assistant News Director

November 8, 2019

With a new album in the works and a headline tour coming in 2020, now is the perfect time to get familiar with Sure Sure, a four-piece band from LA who produces all of their own music right from their bedrooms. Sure Sure began releasing music in 2014, and has since opened for the likes of Young The Giant, Hippo Campus and, most recently,...

The Undercurrent – 10/27/19 – S12E8 – Haunted

The Undercurrent - 10/27/19 - S12E8 - Haunted

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, Nick Saba, and Destinny Todd

October 28, 2019

Happy Halloween from The Undercurrent! This week reporter Taylor Healterman presents a story with help from Nick Saba and Destinny Todd about MSU Department of Theater's yearly tradition of the Haunted Auditorium.  On the other half of the show, host Sophie Sagan sits down with the hosts of So Dead ...

The Undercurrent – 10/20/19 – S12E7 – Going Green

The Undercurrent - 10/20/19 - S12E7 - Going Green

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, and Nick Saba

October 20, 2019

This week on The Undercurrent, we are talking about where you are going and how you are getting there. First, Taylor Haelterman produced an audio narrative about what you need to know about the electric scooters in East Lansing. For an earlier version of this story check out her featured written story...