Making a living playing esports? It’s happening

Earning a living by playing video games? It’s happening — if you’re good enough

Elliot Bastien Carroza-Oyarce never listened when people told him he was playing video games too much — and it paid off in the form of a full-time career. As a professional Super Smash Bros. player he does not just sit in basement all day. Instead, he gets to travel around the world playing in tournaments.

Smokers are feeling the heat not from law enforcement, but their peers

Michigan State enforced a tobacco-free campus beginning in August of 2016. Since then, it’s not the potential of a ticket that has smokers on edge –– it’s the disapproval from stares and comments made by their fellow peers.

Anywhere between 10 and 12 Newport Menthol 100s will get MSU senior Jacob Hicks through the day. Some of those smoke breaks happen at his duplex on Burcham Street, but some of them happen on MSUs 5,200 acre campus. And despite the campus enforcing a tobacco ban that went into effect August 15 of 2016, that’s not what has Hicks worried.

MSU students exercise their right to vote on Election Day

“It’s either you stand for something or fall for nothing,” said Michigan State University freshman Sam Bryant on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election. Thousands of MSU students feel the same way, with record-high numbers of new student voters registering to vote in this year’s election.