Yet: Standing Between an Alcoholic and her Granddaughter

“Yet.” Every time she entered a rehabilitation center the word would appear on the wall. “Yet” meant if you haven’t hit your bottom—yet—just go out and try again until you make it. “You just keep going down until you finally get to ‘yet,’ and hit bottom,” she says. My name is Ashley and my grandmother […]

In A Crunch

[books]Your head is buried in a book, pages of notes are scattered around and the last drop of coffee is exhausted when you feel your eyes begin to close. With a jerk—you’re up again and as you glance at the clock—you get that sinking feeling. It’s 4:00 a.m. and your exam is exactly five hours […]

Sure, You Can Have My Number

[side] So you’re out with your friends and you’re having a good time when someone comes up and starts talking to you. At first you think nothing of it, but a few drinks later, he’s getting pretty friendly and wants your number. Telling someone you’re not interested can be hard, with or without being intoxicated. […]

Ethnic Eats

Strolling through East Lansing, it’s easy to find just about any ethnic food to fulfill an exotic appetite. Just a few options include Japanese, Mediterranean, Indian, Mexican and Korean foods, which are all within reach along Grand River Avenue. Ethnic foods have the reputation for being healthier than traditional American and European fare, but not […]

Bronzed Beauties

The countdown to spring break is in its final stages and you know what that means. It’s time to give your skin a golden gleam, and what better way to achieve that during the drab winter months than with the traditional “fake-bake” festivities? Whether students are going away for spring break or not, getting a tan […]

Weighing the Risk

Many girls on campus are probably taking some form of birth control, the most common form being the birth control pill. Although as girls, we may think we know everything there is to know about the pill, there are some precautions and concerns to consider while taking it. The 2004 National College Health Assessment said […]