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,…

Protect the environment: Celebrate Love – Valentine’s day

By Racheal Chris As we near the nationally recognized day of love, I got a chance to hold a conversation about this day. I had an interview with someone who prefers to remain anonymous. I asked her how she feels about Valentine’s Day. Me: Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Anonymous: Yes, of course, I do….

Social Media: The Monster Within my Phone

By: Annie Dubois It’s widely seen as a millenial problem to be glued to your phone. It’s annoying hearing adults drone on about how “cellphones are killing social skills” and what have you. I think we’ve all heard many versions of the anti-cell phone speech. I agree, the anti-cellphone attitude is annoying. Our phones are…

#RISECulture

By Haylie May and Kara Headley Do you buy all your clothes from the thrift store? Are Birkenstocks and socks your go-to footwear- even in winter? Does the Lorax make you cry more than any chick flick ever could? Is your backpack two-pounds heavier because of the amount of buttons adorning it? If you answered…

My Combine Driving Lesson

  By: Annie Dubois   On the second day of December, before Michigan had received any real, long-standing snow, I took on the experience of driving a combine tractor. Thanks to my Uncle Kent, I was able to help harvest the last bit of corn of the season. After he offered to teach me how…

What College Has Taught Me (Thus Far)

By Carson Yenchar My first semester of college is coming to an end, and let me just say, it was pretty insane! Homework, studying, getting to class on time, even eating at the right time!  I didn’t think I’d make it this far, to be honest, but I’m thankfully still in one piece. I have…

The Season of Giving- Back to the Environment

By Haylie May The Holidays are right around the corner and one question that is always floating around my mind is: what to get my family members and friends? In the spirit of giving, I found a bunch of cool ways to give gifts while still giving back to the planet! Reducing Waste during the…

Aromatherapy is for Everyone!

By: Annie Dubois I used to be a candle fiend until I came to college. As time grew closer to move-in day, I became increasingly worried about how I would de-stress from a long day without burning my favorite Bath and Body Works candles. Then, I opened a graduation present that soothed my worries— there…

DISCONNECT AND CONNECT

By Racheal Chris Inspired by Dr Scott Becker, Director of the Counseling Center, MSU In the next generation, we might have serious depression amongst young children because of this crazy technology rush. In this day and era, people have less time and find it hard to talk to people physically (face-to-face) because they prefer the…

Kara’s Top 10 Places in (or around) Bailey Hall to Nap

By Kara Headley It’s here. Finals week is finally upon us. A time full of panic, misery, all-nighters, and too much coffee for one body to handle. This is you currently: That’s just no way to live. You’re probably not getting enough sleep, but have no fear. I have the perfect solution for you: Naps….

Before The Flood’s Gift

December is finally here. The month for gifts for children, and reflections on the year for older people. For me it will be a mix of both, gifts because I have received a lot this year (Who said it has to be during Christmas?) and of reflection because I have followed unconditionally the things that…

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…