The Amur Leopard

By Carson Yenchar The Amur Leopard is one of the most beautiful animals in the world. Agile and poised, they seem to gaze into your soul with their piercing eyes. Here are some fun fact about these beautiful creature from ALTA: “The Amur leopard is adapted to the cool climate by having thick fur which…

Is Bigfoot Real?

By Kara Headley I’ll be honest and say I love conspiracy theories. There’s no greater time than 4 in the morning when you’re scrolling through countless blogs and articles, reading all the compiled “evidence” of whether or not the moon landing was fake. Many conspiracies I have a hard time wrapping my mind around (why…

Staying Afloat in the Snowy State

By: Annie Dubois   Oh snow, how our love-hate relationship continues to grow. Around February is when I notice you the most. Some days it’s a sunny 54 degrees, and the next I wake up to a foot of snow. How to navigate your unpredictability, I don’t know.   I open the door and walk…

The Horrors of Fast Fashion

By Carson Yenchar         Fast fashion is a term used when fashion trends make a quick transition from the catwalk to your local stores. It makes getting new styles of clothing more efficient and keeps you up to date on the current trend circulating throughout the world. What people don’t realize, however, is that the…

Wind Farms in South Africa

By Kara Headley Much of the world’s energy comes from the use of non-renewable resources, which, as proven in the past decades, is terrible for our environment. Carbon emissions have caused many problems. There are many who have seen this, and they have chosen to fight for renewable energy resources. South Africa is one of…

Our Convenience Could be the Earths Destruction

By Haylie May In this time period, a lot of the choices we make are based upon convenience. New technologies and developments make it easier to keep up with the fast-paced, work centered attitude our culture has taken up. Grabbing a plastic bag at the grocery store instead of bringing one of your own is…

Galentine’s Day

By Carson Yenchar     Ah, Valentine’s Day. The one day to celebrate with your significant other by showering them with chocolate and flowers. A day where one shows their devotion and appreciation through poorly written poetry or cheesy songs about hearts and giggles. If you’re like me, and you’re single and not quite ready to…

Poachers, Elephants, and the Ecosystem

By Kara Headley Over the past decade, poaching elephants for ivory has become more and more common in Central Africa. The elephant population in Central Africa has significantly dropped 62% over the past decade. The careless killing of elephants by poachers is to blame for this significant drop. Poachers take their ivory and sell it,…

Protect the environment: Celebrate Love – Valentine’s day

By Racheal Chris As we near the nationally recognized day of love, I got a chance to hold a conversation about this day. I had an interview with someone who prefers to remain anonymous. I asked her how she feels about Valentine’s Day. Me: Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Anonymous: Yes, of course, I do….

Social Media: The Monster Within my Phone

By: Annie Dubois It’s widely seen as a millenial problem to be glued to your phone. It’s annoying hearing adults drone on about how “cellphones are killing social skills” and what have you. I think we’ve all heard many versions of the anti-cell phone speech. I agree, the anti-cellphone attitude is annoying. Our phones are…

#RISECulture

By Haylie May and Kara Headley Do you buy all your clothes from the thrift store? Are Birkenstocks and socks your go-to footwear- even in winter? Does the Lorax make you cry more than any chick flick ever could? Is your backpack two-pounds heavier because of the amount of buttons adorning it? If you answered…

My Combine Driving Lesson

  By: Annie Dubois   On the second day of December, before Michigan had received any real, long-standing snow, I took on the experience of driving a combine tractor. Thanks to my Uncle Kent, I was able to help harvest the last bit of corn of the season. After he offered to teach me how…