Time transitions

By Racheal Last week, we had a time transition, and we lost an hour of sleep. I didn’t know how much impact this would have on my daily schedule, but for some reason, I have had a hard time trying to catch up with this new time zone. On Sunday, I wondered why I was…

My Ecological Footprint

By Kara Headley With today’s ever growing population more resources are needed to sustain a quality of living. This brings about the idea of the ecological footprint, or how much space on earth would be needed, in theory, to sustain a person’s lifestyle (Robbins). This idea stems from Malthus’s theory that a growing population will…

3 Things I’ve Learned Since I Went Vegetarian

By: Annie Dubois   It’s actually very easy To be honest, I never really believed I could do it. To give you some background on my upbringing, my Grandpa is a beef farmer and for 5 years I showed and sold cattle at my county fair. My family eats the beef from my Grandpa’s farm…

The Things A Friend Can Do

By Carson Yenchar Whenever you need a friend, they’re always there. It’s like they have these super sensors attached to them that lets them know you’ve had a rough day. A good friend is always by your side when you need them, and they provide adventure and humor to lift your spirits to the highest…

Blog Team Movie Night

By Kara Headley This Sunday, the blog team hosted its first movie night. We invited our friends, ordered pizza, and watched The Lorax. The event featured a Haiku Wall where guests could write us a haiku about the Red Cedar River! The haikus will be coming to the blog soon! Here are some pictures from the event:

Britain’s War Against Plastic

By Haylie May Recently the Queen of England has called a war against plastic. After working side by side with Sir David Attenborough on a documentary featuring wildlife in the Commonwealth, the Queen has decided to form a new waste plan to use throughout the royal estates. As the Queen and her son, Prince Charles,…

The Amur Leopard

By Carson Yenchar The Amur Leopard is one of the most beautiful animals in the world. Agile and poised, they seem to gaze into your soul with their piercing eyes. Here are some fun fact about these beautiful creature from ALTA: “The Amur leopard is adapted to the cool climate by having thick fur which…

Is Bigfoot Real?

By Kara Headley I’ll be honest and say I love conspiracy theories. There’s no greater time than 4 in the morning when you’re scrolling through countless blogs and articles, reading all the compiled “evidence” of whether or not the moon landing was fake. Many conspiracies I have a hard time wrapping my mind around (why…

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…

The Horrors of Fast Fashion

By Carson Yenchar         Fast fashion is a term used when fashion trends make a quick transition from the catwalk to your local stores. It makes getting new styles of clothing more efficient and keeps you up to date on the current trend circulating throughout the world. What people don’t realize, however, is that the…

Wind Farms in South Africa

By Kara Headley Much of the world’s energy comes from the use of non-renewable resources, which, as proven in the past decades, is terrible for our environment. Carbon emissions have caused many problems. There are many who have seen this, and they have chosen to fight for renewable energy resources. South Africa is one of…

Our Convenience Could be the Earths Destruction

By Haylie May In this time period, a lot of the choices we make are based upon convenience. New technologies and developments make it easier to keep up with the fast-paced, work centered attitude our culture has taken up. Grabbing a plastic bag at the grocery store instead of bringing one of your own is…