The Joys Of Bicycle Riding

By Carson Yenchar     “In 1418, an Italian engineer, Giovanni Fontana (or de la Fontana), constructed a human-powered device consisting of four wheels and a loop of rope connected by gears, according to the International Bicycle Fund (IBF).” To think a bicycle started out with four wheels and rope is almost impossible. “Then in 1817, Drais…

To Study Abroad, or Not to Study Abroad

By Haylie May Ever since I have arrived on campus, I have heard a lot about the Michigan State study abroad programs. With advisors, professors, and other students encouraging people to take part in the programs, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. This week I interviewed a fellow first-year student, Rachel…

How Plastic Threatens Marine Life

By: Kara Headley When you think of the Pacific ocean, what comes to mind?  Lovely beaches for vacationing, beautiful coast lines, endless miles of blue water, habitats for millions of sealife.  But under all these beautiful notions exists something much more sinister that threatens the Pacific Ocean as it exists today. The Great Pacific Garbage…

Staying Hydrated

By: Annie Dubois Like many others, I struggle with making sure I drink enough water everyday. For me, it is a problem finding motivation to drink a liquid with no taste, and thus no real appeal. Although the amount of water you should drink per day varies based on weight, it’s suggested that everyone strives…

Let’s Wrap It Up!

By Carson Yenchar      Have some wrapping paper from old celebrations? Want to get crafty? Well, have I got an activity for you! Wrapping paper comes in many colors and patterns, and of course, there will always be some left over. Instead of throwing away all the little scraps from a bad wrapping disaster, why not…

More Pollution? More Problems.

By Haylie May Have you ever wondered why you feel so much better when you spend more time outside hiking or walking in the woods? Whenever I feel stressed or just need some space to think, I always head outside to my nearest gardens to take a walk or just to sit and hang out….

Living Green in the Kitchen: Dishes

By Cameron Jenkins What sparked the idea for this post was (another) debate with my roommates: “Should we buy some paper plates?” There are four of us who share a kitchen, which means four of us needing to use dishes to eat. We end up going through a lot of dishes and run the dishwasher…

Be Conscious: Reduce!

By: Kara Headley The way today’s society is set up, it is incredibly hard to produce as little waste as possible, especially as a broke college kid.  Unless you have the money, it is nearly impossible to live waste free, seeing as many environmentally-friendly products are either expensive or hard to find.  For example, biodegradable,…

Take Care of The Good Plants

By Corrine Johnston This week a good friend and I were discussing how people sometimes treat others as ‘disposable’ and one-way friendships where only one person genuinely cares about the other. What I often wonder is why we put up with it; why we spend time with people who don’t care about us. We have…

A Therapeutic Touch

By: Annie Dubois In times of emotional duress many of us, especially college students, search for an outlet to relieve stress and regain mental balance. Turning to elements originating from the natural world, such as taking walks in a wooded area or sitting beside a river, help gently push us back to a stable mental…

Weather Changes

By Racheal Chris Ever since I learned I was coming to study in Michigan, everyone kept telling me to stock enough jackets and warm clothes because the winter in Michigan is no joke. I honestly bought whatever I felt could keep me warm; jackets, sweatshirts, boots and long stocks. Coming to Michigan in the summer,…

The Outdoors and Self Care

By Meaghan Demski I firmly believe spending time outdoors is healing. Here’s why: I had recently been struggling with my eating disorder and it wasn’t getting better. But prior to my regression I had committed to going on this trip I had previously thought sounded awesome with the Outdoors Club. As it was coming up…