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….

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…

The Camp Fire

By Chloe Trofatter Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard about the wildfires burning their way through the state of California. Specifically, the Camp Fire. Two weeks ago on November 8, 2018, the deadliest wildfire in state history began its journey through towns, cities, and national parks. But how did it start? That is…

The Year of Broken Records

By Chloe Trofatter            No matter why you voted, who you voted for, or what party you are affiliated with, one thing is for certain: the 2018 midterm elections were record-breaking across the board. This year, the United States government became more inclusive than it’s ever been among all spectrums; religion, gender, sexuality, and even age….

Governor Whitmer and the Environment

By Kara Headley Last week, Gretchen Whitmer was elected as Michigan’s next governor. As every politician does, she ran her campaign on a series of promises to help Michigan as governor, including several to help the environment. Michigan, being the Great Lake state, has responsibilities to the environment that are unique to us, and Whitmer…

Musical Memories

By Haylie May This time of year- you know the one, where we’ve been in school for forever, but the next break is too far away to start counting down to- always has me wishing that I was on vacation. I try to keep busy by trying out new restaurants around campus or going for…

The Disturbing Case of Red Tide

By: Mimi Anagli Having lived in the sunshine state for three years, I can attest to the fact that the nature and wildlife of Florida is quite an astonishing sight to see. The Floridian mentality is heavily based on the alluring greenery all around. Hours are spent wasted away in alligator-infested lakes, memories are made…

Hurricane Florence Hits

By Haylie May I don’t follow the news as closely as I probably should, but the news of Hurricane Florence really caught my attention. The Hurricane affected West Africa, Cape Verde, Bermuda, the East Coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. Forming on August 31st, many states had already declared a state of emergency….