Flowers of Southeast Michigan

By Jim Camilleri After coming to East Lansing, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the uniqueness of the metro Detroit area. Nostalgically, I have thought back on the times spent at home going to apple orchards with my cousins, feeling the breeze while boating, and bracing the neverending winter months. Summer days…

Traffic Jam & Snug

By: Mimi Anagli The act and process of eating food is undoubtedly an art. It’s not just a means to provide your body with energy, it is an experience. The experience and culture tied to eating is so paramount to our everyday lives that there is an entire field of study dedicated to it called…

My Favorite Plant

        Objectively speaking, houseplants are dumb. We build houses for a very specific reason, to make sure that all the stuff in the outside world stays exactly where it belongs – outside. After thousands of years we’ve gotten pretty good at this. We’re at the point now where even if you walked…

The Struggles of Keeping Houseplants Alive.

By: Mimi Anagli They say that houseplants are the easiest plants to keep alive, but if you’re anything like me and can’t take care of any living thing, then know that “they” are gravely mistaken. In the hopes of brightening up my dorm room, I decided to get two plants to hang under my lofted…

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…

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…

Our Convenience Could be the Earths Destruction

By Haylie May In this time period, a lot of the choices we make are based upon convenience. New technologies and developments make it easier to keep up with the fast-paced, work centered attitude our culture has taken up. Grabbing a plastic bag at the grocery store instead of bringing one of your own is…

My Combine Driving Lesson

  By: Annie Dubois   On the second day of December, before Michigan had received any real, long-standing snow, I took on the experience of driving a combine tractor. Thanks to my Uncle Kent, I was able to help harvest the last bit of corn of the season. After he offered to teach me how…