Great-grandma Peggy

By: Faith M. Pan I put my hand on the box, and took a deep breath.  “Okay Wynter, you can do this.” I open the box finally.  It had been a year since she passed away. I hadn’t been able to bring myself to open it.   The first thing I see are warm wool scarves…

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…

Blue Spaces

The calm you feel near water could be good for your health, a recent study found. Urban green spaces have long been linked to health benefits. Access to areas like parks in a city setting have benefits to residents’ mental health. But what about blue spaces? A study recently found that Canadians who live near…

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…

Be Like The Ivy

By Christina Abel    Be like the ivy Who against growing winds Clings to old seminar halls And sways yet never falls Be like the ivy Whose delicate skin Sheds colors of prior   To reveal no signs of retire Be like the ivy Whose leaves ever reaching With brick, together brawl Lies victor against…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…