Bee-comb Informed

First hearing about the decline in population of honey bees, I thought there must be a fairly simple fix for creating better environments or finding a new feed for the bees with enough research. But the more I looked into the epidemic, I realized it’s more complex than made out to be. Changing how agricultural…

S.P.R.I.N.G.

By Cameron Jenkins The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Hello to Spring, and hello to sunny skies, flowers, warmer weather, and longer days. Even though some of us may still be experiencing snow, the forthcoming of the Vernal Equinox is a sign that warmer times are approaching. Breaking down the…

Rethinking Plastics: The Girlfriend Collective

By Marie Clark I received an email earlier this week announcing that the leggings I bought back in January aren’t going to arrive until mid-April. But I’m not upset at all. I will wait patiently for these pants because they come with a secret and surprising worth. The pair of leggings I purchased are the…

Let a Fungi Deliver Your Mail

By Kieran Maloney Recycling is so much more than just throwing an empty water bottle into a green bin. For me, it’s about giving recyclables a second life to reduce waste globally, starting by going through day to day things we use that are typically disposable (shopping bags, water bottles, food containers, etc..) and replacing…

BPA Explained

By Cameron Jenkins If you’re in the market for a new water bottle, you will find that there is a grand selection at many sports stores and supermarkets. There are ample options with some labeled “BPA” free. You know that BPA is possibly bad…but honestly, what really is it? Why is it recommended to stay…

Food Waste: Perspective from a Documentary

By Marie Clark My first job involved hosting and cleaning up after kid’s birthday parties. Then, I had a job at a smoothie cafe where I prepped, cleaned up, and served food. My first on campus job involved working for a campus catering company serving, tearing down, and cleaning up dishes. While I have seen…

Are You Fed Up?

By Cameron Jenkins Are you fed up with the food industry and all its secrets? I sure am. Being a Nutritional Sciences major with a newly added double major of Food Science, I am constantly reading about and studying food. I am faced with the facts every day. Food is what fuels our lives– unfortunately…

This Week in Environmental News

By Claire Gault Scott Pruitt was recently approved as the US EPA administrator. During his first public interview, Pruitt questioned the legality of the Clean Power Plan and voiced his support for state authority over environmental regulations. Many environmentalists are concerned that Pruitt will lift most, if not all, emission standards currently in place. The…

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By Claire Gault If you and your significant other (romantic or platonic, any type of love is worth celebrating) are stuck on ideas for Valentine’s Day, worry no more! I compiled a list of my favorite activities to do with my boyfriend, and hopefully you’ll get inspired for a fun day of your own. Concerts…

A Chocolate Cure for a Homesick Heart

By Kieran Maloney February is the month for snow, loved ones, and chocolate. No matter my standing with a significant other, I can always count on my dad every Valentine’s Day. He worked early mornings so every year before school I was greeted by a chocolate heart and Valentine from my dad. This is only…

Love in Alternative Ways

By Cameron Jenkins Ah, yes…here it is again. February 14th– a day that is adored by many but also detested by tons. This day has ample different meanings depending on who you talk to. Some may say that they are in it for the discounted chocolate the day after, while others love spending it with…

“Snow” Much Beauty at MSU: A Photo Diary

By Lindsay Mensch In my first spring semester at Michigan State University, I never walked anywhere. I felt that classes and events I attended were too far away, exposed me too much to the cold, to trek through inches of snow and gusts of icy wind. I took the bus about five times a day,…