Freshman Going on Sophomore

By Carson Yenchar So, this it it. I’ve made it through my freshman year of college, and holy wow, it’s been a ride. There have been ups and downs, but I’m glad that I made it through without too many bumps and bruises. College wasn’t really all I expected it to be, but it was…

By Kara Headley This Friday, April 18th, the future RISE freshmen came to campus for RISE pre-AOP. Roughly 50 incoming freshmen and 20 current student volunteers gathered in Brody to go over what to expect at real AOP. The volunteers talked about their experiences coming to MSU, choosing a major, and what they went through…

Hard Way or Smart Way

I got fascinated by the ease with which my friends or the people around me used to solve Rubik’s Cubes. I would always observe them turning the cube, I could feel and see a secret discussion between them and each squared colour on the cube. For some reason, I never asked them how they did…

MSU’s Fair Trade Future

By: Annie Dubois As American consumers, we rarely consider where our products come from. Being a part of a Western society means that we usually get most of our food, clothing, and other everyday items at a chain store where we purchase those goods and never think about that transaction again. It’s easy, really, to…

The Dangers of Two-Day Shipping

By Haylie May Being a student, having Amazon Prime free two day shipping is a blessing! I have gotten so used to deciding to treat myself and order a new mug, or some of my favorite lotions, and having it delivered in a blink of an eye- it’s like a little present for myself. Having…

Sseko Designs

By Carson Yenchar Recently, I have been introduced to a new company, Sseko Designs, that is based in Uganda. Sseko Designs is a clothing company that, according to the website, has an inspirational message behind it, “We believe every woman has a dream. When she has the opportunity to pursue those dreams, we are collectively…

RISE Health and Wellness Team’s Yoga Night

By Kara Headley This Thursday, the RISE Health and Wellness Team hosted their second yoga night of the semester. Katie Mack, a member of the team, brought in special guest yoga instructor, Cheryl Mack, to run the class. Cheryl Mack, Katie’s mom, is a sixth grade teacher by day and a certified yoga instructor by…

Greenhouse Inspiration

By Remi Gonety Working in the Bailey Greenhouse was my first time working in a greenhouse. Before then, my only memories of farming were during my childhood in a big plantation. So, when I volunteered for the first time, I did not know what I was going to be doing inside the greenhouse. However, my…

“To Thine Own Self Be True”

By Carson Yenchar Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to view a truly amazing musical. “Something Rotten!” is truly a sight to behold, especially if you’re a Shakespeare and musical enthusiast. Aside from all the musical references and the somewhat inappropriate language, a message hides behind the singing and dancing of the amazing story…

Water in South Africa

By Kara Headley Recently, in Cape Town, South Africa, there have been issues of water shortages. In National Geographic’s article “Why Cape Town Is Running Out of Water, and Who’s Next,” the author, Craig Welch, states “Population growth and a record drought, perhaps exacerbated by climate change, is sparking one of the world’s most dramatic…

From Winter to Spring

Winter came in as a long awaited friend that I have been expecting It came with its cold wind, which was not only a sign of change of season,  but also refreshing The idea of experiencing snow was one that I couldn’t help myself from enjoying I remember myself walking outside just to feel the…

Haiku Collection: Red Cedar River and More

By Haylie May During the blog team movie night we asked the people who attended to write us a Haiku about the recent red cedar river flooding! Some of them ended up being about the river, and some people got creative and wrote about other things too.   Oh my Red Cedar You have been…