At What Age is a Kid Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

By Kara Headley   Guess what?  This is a trick question; no treats here. At what age is a kid too old to trick-or-treat?  Well, the answer is right within the question. Halloween is, in my humble opinion, the best holiday for a kid.  A holiday full of hanging out with friends, dressing in silly…

Time Management: RISE Mentors’ Tips and Tools

By Lindsay Mensch School is often stressful, but I find that October and November can be the most stressful months. Between midterm exams, jobs, group projects, career fairs, class readings, and just trying to get enough sleep at night, you can quickly burn out and lose motivation to complete the tasks you need to. This…

Care to Take a Dip?

By Annie Dubois Some of my fondest childhood memories were made on the west coast of Michigan during the summertime. Lake Michigan was the place to be on any stifling hot summer day because it provided a beautiful beach and a refreshing lake to splash in. These are memories I continue to make today, and…

Halloween: The Musical

By Carson Yenchar      Lights, camera, action! Here we are, folks, on the streets of suburban houses where children are sprinting door to door for candy, elaborate fabrics and colors covering every inch of their bodies. Wait a minute, this isn’t a play! This is Halloween, a national holiday! Could’ve fooled me. Halloween has always seemed…

Fall Fashion Guide for College Students

By Haylie May Now that the weather is finally cooling down, we can finally break away from the shorts, tank top, and sandals look that we’ve all been rocking for the last four months. It’s finally sweater weather! Waking up late and rushing to throw on some clothes so that I’m on time for class…

Fall Thrifting

By Kara Headley It’s fall and you know what that means- it’s time to pull out all those sweaters and scarves you’ve had shoved in the back of your closet all summer.  As the cool, fall weather sets in, it’s finally time to settle into our cozy attire and wait for winter to set in….

Dressing Sustainably And Being Confident

By Corrine Johnston   “And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin” –Matthew 6:28 Living simply and sustainably is important for a healthier Earth. A very unsustainable area is the clothing industry and our habits with our clothing decisions. However, with few…

Leaving No Trace: The Key to Zero Waste

By Meaghan Demski For RISE, we recently visited the Recycling Center/Surplus Store that is on MSU’s campus. And while we were there, I realized humans suck. We create a TON of waste. It just gets put in a landfill and sits there. Nothing breaks down. The man giving us a tour mentioned that they once…

An Eco-Friendly Guide to Halloween Prep

By Haylie May Fall is one of the best times of the year. With Halloween approaching quickly, the days have become filled with spooky decorations, candy, festive parties, and costumes. Here are some awesome ways to make the most of your Halloween without leaving a monster-sized footprint on the environment. Decorate! One of the most…

Harvest Fest

By Annie Dubois Saturday, October 14th was a cold and rainy day, but that didn’t stop the Harvest Fest from rockin’! The goal of Harvest Fest is to connect students and families to resources and programs surrounding the environment. My friends and I stopped down at the Student Organic Farm to see some of our…

Homestay with the Xiongs

By Claire Gault Sitting inside near the swinging doors of our classroom building, a young boy and his mother traded tongue twisters with me. One of the most hilariously misspoken on my part was “sì shì sì shí shì shí shí ….” (4 is 4, 10 is 10, 14 is 14, 40 is 40). I…

Pumpkin Lovin’

By Cameron Jenkins Fall has definitely arrived here in East Lansing! The leaves are vibrantly red and orange, and there is a crisp feel in the air. Fall is my favorite season because of the atmosphere, but also because of the seasonal foods. A notable fall celebrity would be the pumpkin. What prompted my research…