What College Has Taught Me (Thus Far)

By Carson Yenchar My first semester of college is coming to an end, and let me just say, it was pretty insane! Homework, studying, getting to class on time, even eating at the right time!  I didn’t think I’d make it this far, to be honest, but I’m thankfully still in one piece. I have…

The Season of Giving- Back to the Environment

By Haylie May The Holidays are right around the corner and one question that is always floating around my mind is: what to get my family members and friends? In the spirit of giving, I found a bunch of cool ways to give gifts while still giving back to the planet! Reducing Waste during the…

Aromatherapy is for Everyone!

By: Annie Dubois I used to be a candle fiend until I came to college. As time grew closer to move-in day, I became increasingly worried about how I would de-stress from a long day without burning my favorite Bath and Body Works candles. Then, I opened a graduation present that soothed my worries— there…

DISCONNECT AND CONNECT

By Racheal Chris Inspired by Dr Scott Becker, Director of the Counseling Center, MSU In the next generation, we might have serious depression amongst young children because of this crazy technology rush. In this day and era, people have less time and find it hard to talk to people physically (face-to-face) because they prefer the…

Kara’s Top 10 Places in (or around) Bailey Hall to Nap

By Kara Headley It’s here. Finals week is finally upon us. A time full of panic, misery, all-nighters, and too much coffee for one body to handle. This is you currently: That’s just no way to live. You’re probably not getting enough sleep, but have no fear. I have the perfect solution for you: Naps….

Before The Flood’s Gift

December is finally here. The month for gifts for children, and reflections on the year for older people. For me it will be a mix of both, gifts because I have received a lot this year (Who said it has to be during Christmas?) and of reflection because I have followed unconditionally the things that…

2 minutes of Plant Wisdom

By Corrine Johnston I’ll be honest, I didn’t have much inspiration this week. So instead, I thought I’d share a little wisdom from a movie made in 1971 called Harold and Maud. Growing up, my mom and I often watched this movie together but it wasn’t until watching it again with my mom over Thanksgiving…

The Little Things

By Carson Yenchar Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. A time to get together and reminisce about the joys and hardships that one has gone through. It’s about learning to hold onto what you have rather than trying to gain something you may not even need. I think we all learn that lesson at…

Trashy American Holidays

Holiday/gift-giving season has arrived. If we haven’t been yet, we’ll be bombarded by more advertisements and commercials trying to get us to buy products either for ourselves or the ones we love. But I’m her from an environmental perspective to defer you from that. Here’s what’s up: Consumerism is messy. The holidays are messy. They…

New Delhi Can’t Breathe

By Kara Headley Living in Lansing, Michigan, something we rarely think about is the quality of our air.  Waking up in the morning, stepping outside, and letting the crisp morning air fill your lungs is, believe it or not, a luxury.  In the world we have created, there are some countries where it is not…

95%

By Corrine Johnston  This week I decided to write a short post after reflecting a little bit on the places that provide somewhere we feel secure and can be unapologetically ourselves. Life is loud and demanding. I think it’s important to find that quiet where you can come back to yourself. For me that place…

Trump’s Refusal to Join Paris Climate Agreement: What Does it Mean for the U.S?

By: Annie Dubois To begin, it is well-known that the Trump administration is not the biggest advocate for environmental justice. As citizens we see this in President Trump’s proposal to slash funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, and his numerous tweets against the protection of the environment, like his infamous claim that global warming is…