EAST LANSING, Michigan — For years, men and women have struggled with the idea of finding the right shade of beauty for their skin and having it fit to their complexion and skin type.
There has always been a debate between drugstore makeup companies like Maybelline and Covergirl compared to high-brand cosmetic companies like Urban Decay and Rihanna’s new line “Fenty Beauty.”
Christopher George, who works at Sephora in Lansing and is responsible for matching customers to the right type of makeup for their skin type, said, “Many people have said that the difference between drugstore and Sephora is the quality. Though that may be true, it’s probably just based on their skin type.”
Skin type is different for every person. One can be oily and one can be dry. No one has the same skin type — just like no one has the same skin color.
“It is magic … that idea of women supporting women and having a sacred, safe spiritual place to do that.”
Organized religion isn’t doing it for millennials these days. The Pew Research Center shows a continuous decline in the number of religiously affiliated Americans. This is especially so for those in the millennial generation. At the same time, other studies note that skepticism about astrology, the study of how the positions of stars and planets influence human behavior, is decreasing among Americans. For a number of reasons, traditional religious faith is being pushed aside by young people in favor of alternative belief systems – including astrology – which can also serve as a guiding or healing force in one’s life.
It’s sad how Michigan State knew about the sexual misconduct of Larry Nassar but didn’t do anything, said David Mittleman, attorney who represents 37 victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison, three counts of 20 years each, for child pornography. He has seven counts against him and is waiting for trail to hear his sentencing for the other counts that he has not been charged for. Nassar sexually assaulted and abused members of the Michigan State University gymnastics team and members of the USA Olympic gymnastics team. “This is the biggest institutional sexual assault scandal in modern day history,” said Mittleman.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — During Halloween in 2016, Sharon Thomas, a human biology major at University of Michigan, was walking through the neighborhood of Cedar Village around 8 p.m. when a man called her from across the street. “He said, ‘Hey, baby, you look fine,’ then he ran over to me from across the road,” said Thomas. “I didn’t really register what he was doing at the moment.”
Thomas said the man ran up to her and grabbed her waist while complimenting her. She pushed him away physically, but she couldn’t get him out of her mind.
After The New York Times published a stunning article saying Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein has been sexually abusing various Hollywood actresses and models throughout his career, the discussion of sexual assault has surfaced to the front page news. The article stated that Weinstein, popular for movies like Django Unchained and Gangs of New York reached many settlements with women who accused him of sexual abuse. Actress Ashley Judd came out criticizing the producer saying he sexually assaulted her when she was a young, eager actress trying to break into the business. Judd is not the only actress that has come forward. Since then, actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale and 54 others have come forward with stories about Weinstein’s abuse. Alyssa Milano, popular for her role on King of Queens and Saved By The Bell posted on Twitter “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
Every year, influenza becomes a large illness that overtakes many people’s health. According the the American Hospital Association, on average, 25 million people get infected with influenza every year. Five to 50,000 people die every year from this illness. The best way to prevent this: getting your flu shot. Every year, the flu changes and so does the vaccination. The AHA says it takes about two weeks for the vaccination to work in your body. Getting it done early is recommended. The University Physician on campus offers free flu clinics for faculty and staff. The first one was located in the MSU Main Library. Kate Comby is a retired librarian from MSU and she still drives to campus to get her flu shot every year. “It’s been a routine for me for years,” said Comby. She’s been getting her flu shot every year since she was in college. She worked at MSU and came into contact with the illness because she was surrounded by students who were sick.
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.
Ryan Ferris, an economics student at Michigan State University, recently launched his own sports podcast Ferris Takes, marking another entrant into the rapidly expanding medium. The show plans to focus on all the hot topics going on in the world of sports in the spirit of other popular sports shows such as ESPN’s First Take Show. The first episode, which Ferris released to SoundCloud on March 25, Ferris covers everything from problems in the NBA, potential trades that might occur in the NFL this month and his boredom with the MLB. The podcast will cover a variety of topics. “Before I put the first episode out I was pretty nervous,” Ferris said.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcrOvA1kBIY
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.