Going Clean

A new MSU television ad boasts about the university’s environmental policies by saying, “After all, we’ve been green from the beginning.” While MSU has indeed “bled green” since 1855, the word as applied to environmentalism has really taken meaning in the past few years with university recycling programs and sustainability initiatives. But where MSU perhaps […]

Tensions Run High in Tibet

[monk1] “I will liberate those not liberated; I will release those not released; I will relieve those unrelieved; and set living beings in Nirvana,” the Dalai Lama once said. A new struggle to make the Dalai Lama’s words reality has emerged for his people in Tibet, even though the Chinese maintain that Tibet has been […]

Running to Freedom

The boy’s lungs fill with the stale smoke of gunfire as he sprints away from the village, now ablaze. His tears fly behind him, splattering the ground of war-torn Sudan. Instead of turning around and being forced to fight, he decides to keep running, facing an uncertain future as a refugee. “We ate mud to […]

Running to Freedom

The boy’s lungs fill with the stale smoke of gunfire as he sprints away from the village, now ablaze. His tears fly behind him, splattering the ground of war-torn Sudan. Instead of turning around and being forced to fight, he decides to keep running, facing an uncertain future as a refugee. “We ate mud to […]

Learning to Veto

The hotel bustles with students of different ages from 15 to 22. Everyone is dressed up and discussing the latest news flash. In one room, high school students – delegates, as they’ve been named – discuss the most recent development concerning the assassination of the Zimbabwe representative to the Assembly of the African Union. In […]

MSU Does Dubai

Imagine a place so different but somehow still faintly familiar; everywhere you turn your head, there exists different people from different backgrounds, but you’re still bound by one thing – pride of the green and white. The atmosphere is fun, young, exciting and new. You are surrounded by buildings with common themes, but within each, […]

Silent No More

One can find her at the market trying to pick up some groceries, or just going out for a walk. She wears a pair of jeans and a nice shirt; nothing provocative. She passes a stranger, and notices her eyes lock with his. Not long after, she notices his eyes wander. They scan her up […]

Playing Fair

It is a simple cup at first, with a simple logo. “Fair Trade Certified” is plastered on the coffee maker. The person on the logo is present with a globe, and intertwined in black and white, as if two different worlds are becoming one. No logo could better describe the intent of a particular group: […]