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…

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…

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…

Poachers, Elephants, and the Ecosystem

By Kara Headley Over the past decade, poaching elephants for ivory has become more and more common in Central Africa. The elephant population in Central Africa has significantly dropped 62% over the past decade. The careless killing of elephants by poachers is to blame for this significant drop. Poachers take their ivory and sell it,…

2 minutes of Plant Wisdom

By Corrine Johnston I’ll be honest, I didn’t have much inspiration this week. So instead, I thought I’d share a little wisdom from a movie made in 1971 called Harold and Maud. Growing up, my mom and I often watched this movie together but it wasn’t until watching it again with my mom over Thanksgiving…

Take Care of The Good Plants

By Corrine Johnston This week a good friend and I were discussing how people sometimes treat others as ‘disposable’ and one-way friendships where only one person genuinely cares about the other. What I often wonder is why we put up with it; why we spend time with people who don’t care about us. We have…