What TBG loves about November

10. Beginning of the holidays Halloween is just finished and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are right around the corner. The holidays are one of the most joyous times of year—fun, friends, family and food are abundant. Worth checking out is Lansing’s annual Silver Bells in the City Festival will kick off the holiday season […]

Top Memorable Moments of the Olympics—so far

10. Opening Ceremonies The Opening Ceremonies of Sochi 2014 were considered to be uneventful by many, especially when compared to the most recent Olympic games: Summer 2012 in London. What most Americans will remember about this year’s opening ceremonies are likely the “ugly sweater” outfits worn by US Olympians and a viral video of Russian […]

Hot and Healthy December: Tortilla Soup

My biggest problems cooking for myself are as follows: I’m busy and don’t have time to cook. When I’m not busy, I’m lazy. Pizza rolls, egg sandwiches, and bagels are not an uncommon dinner. However, turns out that when I actually have time to cook, I can successfully make foods such as this soup.  Mom’s […]

Hot and Healthy October: Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Moving out of the dorms often results in being asked a multitude of questions: How much is the rent? Do you like your roommates? How close is the apartment to campus? There’s one inquiry, though, that always seems to pop up more than others: Is the apartment nicer than the dorms? And, just throwing a […]

Why we loved March: Madness, Reading, Pi[e], and more!

March is without a doubt one of the greatest months to be a Spartan. From March Madness to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, to the bare tree branches of the Red Cedar River finally starting to bloom, here are ten reasons why TBG loves March. 10. March is Reading Month  We all celebrated this way back […]

Wharton Center goes Blue

“When meeting people from a foreign culture, offer a few gifts that reflect your interests as a gesture of friendship. Better yet, give things you’ve created yourself. Also, explore their interests and their culture. Ultimately, the best way to forge a lasting relationship is to create something together. Whether it is a meal, an art […]

Insight from Abroad: Cameroon

Elijah Dikong is a visiting assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Statistics and Probability. Dikong hails from the West African country of Cameroon, but has spent a considerable amount of time in the United States. The Big Green talked to Dikong about his education background and cultural differences he has observed in American […]

Insight From Abroad: China

Meet Yushen Xiang, a political science freshman. Although born in Beijing, Xiang, who goes by the American name of Christina, has lived in America since 2009, when she enrolled at a boarding school in Maine.  The Big Green: What drew you to America? Yushen Xiang: “I came here for high school first, and I think […]

Insight from Abroad: Australia

Meet Andrew Cox, a mathematics junior who comes from a land down under, hailing straight from Melbourne, Australia. The Big Green: What drew you to America, and more specifically, Michigan State? Andrew Cox: “I came to America because I was interested in seeing what it would be like to study in a different English speaking culture. […]

Insight from Abroad: Ghana

Each month, global view will feature in international student at Michigan State, and share their insights on life at home and abroad. Barbara Kotei took a path that includes not only highways and streets, but also oceans when she first arrived at Michigan State University. Kotei, a molecular biology freshman, is an international student from […]