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“It’s alright. My first songs were about fighting people and stealing their girlfriends, too,” emcee and recording artist James Gardin said, laughing as he worked with a student during a weekly meeting at the REACH Studio Art Center.  Gardin is a teaching artist at the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy (AOTA), a nonprofit […]

Situated in a former church in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood, the Fledge is “a radically inclusive ideation space, makerspace, incubator and accelerator on a mission to create opportunities to pursue happiness.”  Jerry Norris, CEO and founder of the Fledge, described some of the dreams the organization has of what it will become. They recently installed an […]

My mom is Korean and my dad is, well … basically, he’s white. As a kid, the only reality I knew was mine, so I didn’t find it odd that my parents were different from each other. Evidently, some people do, and it’s something I’ve dealt with my whole life. The frustration and dread I […]

Whether you live in a dorm, apartment, house or any other place you call “home,” it can be a fun challenge to customize the space to reflect your personality and taste.  An easy way to add practical decoration is by utilizing string lights, lamps and taking advantage of natural light. Thumbtacks and nails can be […]