Are Toms An Ethical Shoe Choice?

By Kara Headley As someone who works in a shoe store, I spend hours of my time surrounded by different shoe brands and their marketing tactics. Most brands promise, if you buy them, they will help you in some way. Dr. Scholls and the Keds Ortholite line are two brands that come to mind. However,…

96,000 Minutes

By Danielle Julien For some time now, it seems like the only place a person can find happiness is within the tiny blue screen they hold in their hands. But for me, that happiness comes from a bigger, much brighter blue screen. From the ripe old age of 13, I’ve been in love with movies….

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…

Advice with Nana Volume II

Nana, My chem class is really hard and now I’m having second thoughts about my major. What do I do? Honestly, I was in the same boat as you last year. I was really just struggling through my STEM classes and it made me question everything about my major. To give you some context, in…

What’s wrong with this picture?

By Chloe Trofatter            Last week, I walked through campus taking in the beauty of Michigan State University. I walked around neighborhoods, through gardens, and along the Red Cedar River. And something that absolutely amazed me was – even with all of the wonderful things I saw – I saw just as much… trash. Wrappers, water…

What To Do When You’re Sick And In College

By Kara Headley Ah yes, fall. A beautiful time of year. The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting colder, and my allergies are out of control. I’ve already blown my nose twice since I began writing this, and I’m on sentence three. Allergies coupled with a cold (a cold which you know you…

Movie Soundtrack to My Life

By Danielle Julien To anyone who doesn’t know me, the most important thing you need to understand is I am infatuated with movies. All aspects of the movie industry fascinate me, but something that has stuck out to me more and more lately is the soundtracks or scores in films. It’s a part of a…

Sometimes You Just Have to Let Siri Decide Your Fate

by Christina Abel  Letting go. People have made millions writing about this topic. But as an 18 year old kid who hasn’t even gone through a semester of college, I would not dare call myself qualified to tell other people how to let go (for money, at least).  I, myself, am still trying to figure…

Venom: A Film Review

By: Mimi Anagli As someone who lives and breathes all things Marvel Universe, Venom was a film that I had been looking forward to for a very long time. When it finally came out and got destroyed by Rotten Tomatoes, I took the attack personally and had to decide for myself, is Venom really worth…

Advice with Nana Volume I

Nana, This weather is crazy and I don’t know how to dress for 50 degrees in the morning and 80 later in the day, what should I do?? Weather in Michigan for the past two weeks has been so up and down it’s really hard to know exactly how you should dress. For me, what…