Why getting involved is actually important

OUR VIEW: As cliché as it is, getting involved on campus is seriously important. While the first day of class is enough to make any new student nervous, it can be even more intimidating when it feels like every person on campus is telling you to jump in the deep end and get involved. It's natural … [Read more...]

Wichitan ‘bureau’ goes to London

Editor Kara McIntyre and Design Editor Justin Marquart got the experience of a lifetime — they studied abroad at Queen Mary University of London. From July 6 to Aug. 7, they learned the ins and outs of photography and graphic design in England, but in reality, they experienced so much more than … [Read more...]

Amsterdam travel through my eyes

Sorry if I get a little lost here, it was 3 a.m. when I wrote this and I had been awake for more than 15 hours. A group of friends and I traveled to Amsterdam by an overnight bus. This bus is your normal, long-travel bus, with a smelly bathroom and reclining seats. These seats are hard as boards … [Read more...]

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

I was only three years old when my father decided to migrate to the U.S. and follow the "American Dream." Just like many immigrants, he risked his life crossing the border to give us a better life. He worked hard to send us money to Mexico and better himself. He made a big sacrifice by not seeing us … [Read more...]

Hello from across the pond

­   July 19-24 — Italy: We had a mini break from July 20-24, so five of my classmates and I traveled to Italy — specifically Naples, Rome and Venice. I wasn't in charge of planning anything, so I was just along for the ride. Well, our flight was at 6:25 a.m. on July 20, but the … [Read more...]

Surviving two jobs and being a full-time student

Like many art majors, learning to balance work, non-art course work and life outside of the Fain Fine Arts building can be challenging.  Studio courses meet in three-hour blocks twice a week, which can cause time constraint issues, not to mention the amount of studio time that is required to … [Read more...]

Participate in undergrad research

OUR VIEW: It's important for students to participate in undergraduate research to learn outside the classroom. The Celebration of Scholarship took place on April 26-27, including the Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities student poster presentations. Our peers had … [Read more...]

CGI: An important tool for filmmakers

Computer-generated imagery is an essential tool in the production of movies, but sometimes it can look obviously artificial. The best kind of CGI is the CGI that the viewer doesn’t even know is there. An example of the extensive use of CGI would be in most establishing or wide shots of a cities … [Read more...]

The search for the best in town: Barbecue edition

There was a time when students of MSU argued which local burger shack had the best burgers. When the answer came to light, they needed something else to argue about. Politics, environmental issues, racism and sexism were all played out. The dawn of a new argument began, an issue that struck the core … [Read more...]

Theater students showcase one-act plays

From the dealings of a couple facing absurd circumstances surrounding a baby doll, to the final job of two geriatric mobsters, the Theater Department's showcase of five student-produced one-act plays was nothing short of an exciting ride for the audience that filled every available seat. The … [Read more...]