Be a Tourist in Your Own City: Part 2

  by Chloe Trofatter In my second installment of “Be a Tourist in Your Own City,” I want to share a local fall tradition, Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Uncle John’s serves as a place for not just family gatherings, but MSU club and organization excursions as well. Because of this, you will see kids, teens,…

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…

Park Here!: Tales of North Higgins

There is something about waking up every day at 6 a.m. just to drive an hour and a half to work that most people find hilarious. Or, rather, they think it’s hilarious that I did that all summer long.  My entire life I have been an avid enjoyer of Michigan State Parks; my family went…

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

by Chloe Trofatter   As a second-year student at Michigan State and someone who has been visiting my family in the area since childhood, you’d think I’d know just about all there is to know about the City of Lansing. But in all reality, that is far from the truth.  As the school work and…

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…

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 Great Lake St. Clair

By Kara Headley Which of the lakes in the Great Lakes Basin holds enough water for the entire world population to have drinking water for one year? You may think Lake Superior, the largest, but it is actually Lake St. Clair. As someone who grew up in the St. Clair shores region, I have always…

A Lake That is Superior

By Danielle Julien Every summer my family packs up and heads north. We spend a day packing our travel trailer and then climb into my father’s beloved red truck, excited to get on the road. Most years, we try to go somewhere new, but for the past two years we’ve headed straight to the same…

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…

Staying Afloat in the Snowy State

By: Annie Dubois   Oh snow, how our love-hate relationship continues to grow. Around February is when I notice you the most. Some days it’s a sunny 54 degrees, and the next I wake up to a foot of snow. How to navigate your unpredictability, I don’t know.   I open the door and walk…

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…