Pumpkin Lovin’

By Cameron Jenkins Fall has definitely arrived here in East Lansing! The leaves are vibrantly red and orange, and there is a crisp feel in the air. Fall is my favorite season because of the atmosphere, but also because of the seasonal foods. A notable fall celebrity would be the pumpkin. What prompted my research…

Times of Change

By: Kara Headley In many ways, fall is a time of change.  The leaves are abandoning their green hues for a miriad of orange and red tints, the breezy summer air is becoming cooler, the sun is setting sooner.  The atmosphere seems to change more and more each day with the fall of summer and…

The Extraordinary Carotenoids

By Corrine Johnston   Have you ever wondered how the leaves can change color in autumn? Plants contain chlorophyll (the main pigment involved in photosynthesis). Leaf tissue is green because chlorophyll absorbs light in the blue and red regions of the visible spectrum and green light is reflected – which is what we see.  …

That’s a Wrap

By Haylie May Often times the items that are the most environmentally harmful in the home are products you wouldn’t think twice about using. These things are convenient and easy to use, such as K-cups, plastic garbage bags, paper plates, paper napkins… etc. Ever since I can remember, cling wrap has played a substantially large…

Naming Succulents and More

By Claire Gault When in downtown Rockford (for reference, it’s in the middle-left of the mitten), buying succulents and other plants is a must. Young and minty green leaves stack upon each other to form a unique design, and a baby one can be yours for around 5 dollars! Why the heck not. These plants…

COLLEGE LIFE

By Racheal Chris College is one of the most amazing experiences everyone should have before they leave earth. Unfortunately, not everyone gets a chance to get into college due to many factors like financial constraints, improper guidance or advice, and many others. I believe college is an opportunity for people to learn to express themselves…

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

By Remi Gonety As the population of the world grows, the use we make of nature does as well. We consume nowadays more than human beings have ever consumed since the creation. The world resources have been ringing the alarm bell, However, the greediness of humans has not yet reached the point of finding any…

Be Straw Free: How Straws are Sucking the Life out of our Planet

By: Kara Headley There is a ton we can do in our everyday lives to help make the world a greener place.  We can reduce our consumption of materials by taking shorter showers or public transport, we can reuse water bottles and tote bags instead of wasting plastic, and any plastic we do end up…

Fall Awakens

By Carson Yenchar The fresh smell of crispy, clean leaves drifts through the air. A small breeze brushes the top of the vibrant trees like the gentle touch of a mother’s hand. Fall has arrived. You can see it on the trees, the burning colors of fire engulfing the pale sky. It’s a great time…

A Documentary of Central Street

By Claire Gault Fairy lights, swaying trees, and souvenir shops made up this lengthy brick street. After a long week of classes at The Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), this scene gave me much-needed peace within the bustling city. Still a lot of people, but the white noise was permeated by lively Russian music. We…

Pollution

By Racheal Chris Pollution is the introduction of unwanted and dangerous substance into the environment. This effect can destroy both the ozone layer of the atmosphere and the environment at large. Causes of pollution vary from one’s personal behavior to industries that manufacture daily products. Well said and researched, there are quite a number of…

I Can Recycle That?

By Marie Clark There is so much stuff that can be recycled that most of us don’t know about. While recycling comes third to reducing our use of things and reusing what we already have, I find it to be one of the most important things we can do when we are really done with…