MSU’s VIM Magazine members seek security following attack

VIM Magazine, a student-run fashion, beauty and lifestyle publication at Michigan State University, had a routine biweekly meeting the night of Feb. 13 in Bessey Hall. 

Minutes into the 8 p.m. meeting, students received an alert that changed their campus forever. 

At the meeting, members were to hear from VIM alumni about how their experience in the organization has helped them in their careers. 

They were supposed to leave the meeting with advice and excitement for their future. Instead, they fled with the words run, hide and fight engraved in their minds.

Spartans find ways to move forward from survivor’s guilt

The unfazed mask that I had during the shooting was long gone, and I was hit with the realization that this campus had forever changed. I still kept on hearing yelling that felt like screams and door slams that sounded like gunshots. A sense of survivor’s guilt was starting to get the best of me.

Derrick Mitchell (left) and Yousef Enayah (right) working on a March Madness Bracket together.

Students that hid together continue to heal together

On the night of Feb. 13, I was in the same place I would always be on a Monday night: the Spartan Sports Report newsroom in the Communication Arts and Sciences building at Michigan State University. That night allowed many of us within the Spartan Sports Report to grow closer to one another than we ever expected to be.

MSU community tries to return to normal after on campus gun violence

On the Banks of the Red Cedar there is a school that is known to all, and for its students, the night of February 13, 2023 is one they will hold in their hearts and memories forever. 

Although that day has passed, the experiences and fear of that night is something that Spartans carry with them every day from their classes to dinners at the dining halls. 

For every student and faculty member the grieving process is different. When returning to classes only one week after the violence,  some professors still were not sure how to handle it. 

“It was hard, I was trying to balance between acknowledging everything that happened, but providing some sense of normalcy that I knew some students were craving… It was an incredibly difficult situation to navigate knowing how different students’ needs were, and knowing even then that I could not meet everyone’s needs,” Brandy Ellison, social sciences professor, said. Knowing how grieving and moving on is different for everyone, she decided to offer an option for students to return to her classes online. 

“I knew a lot of students wanted to be online. They were not comfortable coming back to campus because we were so close to spring break. After going home for a minute and asking them to come back for only two weeks, I was able to offer both options in that situation and it was nice, ” Ellison said.

highschool freshman cutting out paper hearts.

East Lansing High School shows support for MSU

After the Feb. 13 Michigan State University shooting, East Lansing High School teachers and students wanted to do something to help the community. On Feb. 18 during the ELHS floor hockey tournament, teachers and students set up a table with cut-out hearts and signs for students to fill out.

The Spartan Statue surrounded by bouquets and messages to the victims

Run. Hide. Fight.: One tragedy, three perspectives

Run. Hide. Fight. On Feb. 13 around 8:30 p.m., a Michigan State University alert instructed myself and my three roommates, along with nearly 50,000 other MSU students, to take any of these measures in response to the reports of “shots fired” on campus. Over the next four hours, as an armed individual injured five students and took the lives of three others, my roommates and I were separated, experiencing one traumatic event in three entirely different environments and conditions.