Losing a Loved One, Metaphorically or Literally

Losing someone at any age is hard, whether you are thirteen, forty-two, or even eighty-seven.  Whether it is a relationship or a physical death, there is no right or wrong way to deal with grief.  There is no one to blame, it is just part of life. And with all that said, it sucks.  I…

What You're Getting Wrong About the Separation of Church and State

America was founded on a number of strong values, one of those being the separation of church and state. Regardless of a person’s political alignment, this pillar is one of the beliefs that is rarely debated. However, most people still get it wrong.  There are two important sections within the separation of church and state….

Sustainable Christmas

It’s the happiest time of the year!  It is also one of the more consumeristic times, too.  And sometimes, with consumerism comes waste. In the time where we are supposed to be good, we should be focused on becoming a better citizen when it comes to the environment.  Here are a few tips for making…

Midsommar Remains

by Danielle Julien I am vastly unqualified to be telling you which movie released this year is the best. I have seen maybe 4 movies at the theater this year and maybe 3 or so others that were released to Netflix or Amazon. Although I have not seen many, I have seen some of the…

Are Crocs Environmentally Friendly?

I am an avid lover of crocs. My collection is six and counting. I wear them most days a week and am a firm believer in their superiority in terms of style, comfort, and versatility. I also try and support the environment. A huge burden to the Earth is the fashion industry, which heavily pollutes…

This Thanksgiving

It’s that time for the holiday that most people skip right over.  Being the first official break on campus since Labor Day, Thanksgiving is a big deal for some of us.  Many are skipping over this traditional holiday and going straight to celebrating Christmas. Yet, we have a whole month off of school for that. …

Snow??

I did not expect to wake up to inches of snow near the beginning of November.  Of course, everyone was shocked. But other than surprise, it seems like my peers’ feelings have all been vastly different.  A lot of people are absolutely filled with glee at this early storm, taking it as a sign to…

The Best Music of 2019

by Danielle Julien As the end of twenty-nineteen draws nearer and nearer,, I have been reflecting back on some of my favorite things from the year. There were a lot of great movies, including Hereditary and Midsommer. A lot of good things happened this year, there was a lot of laughter and happy memories. I…

Lessons Learned from Disney Movie

by Chloe Trofatter Just a couple of weeks ago, my little sister turned six years old! To celebrate her birthday, we had a movie marathon of her favorite (for now) Disney movie series: Descendants. One thing that you realize as you get older is that there can be a lot of things – good and…

Kicking the Bucket

The last time I saw my Grandpa Bud was when he came to visit. I was around six. He was a big, deeply tanned man with thinning black hair combed backward, carrying a musk of smoke. He lived in Tennessee, so we rarely saw him. This hindered our ability to build a relationship. Not to…

My College Experience so Far

It is so unbelievable to think that I have only been at Michigan State for about two months.  In some ways, it feels as though no time has passed at all and every week flies by. On the other hand, I feel as though in this short period I have grown so much as a…