You did it. You made it through the holiday season. You successfully navigated the two months between Thanksgiving and being home for winter long enough to make it back to good old East Lansing for another semester. Why call it a “winter break” if avoiding your family is a full-time job? Well, now that you’re […]

Smoked brisket. Banh mi. Data plans. What do these things have in common? Capital City BBQ. The Lansing-based restaurant doesn’t just double as a barbecue joint and an authentic Vietnamese eatery, but triples as a Boost Mobile store. Co-owners-turned-couple Regan Louchart and Linh Lee spent years developing recipes while building a full kitchen in the […]

I was born in the dead of winter—which, for a Floridian, doesn’t mean much of anything. Winter, for a Floridian, is really just a Less Hot Summer: a balmy 85 degrees Fahrenheit on Christmas Day. Welcome to Swampland! So, you might ask, why would a Floridian ever come to Michigan for school? Why choose to […]

There is nothing like a love story to warm the heart and soul during the frigid month of January, especially a love story filled with angst, tension and passion. White Fur by Jardine Libaire is a raw and passionate tale of two star-crossed lovers, Elise Perez and Jamey Hyde, and their tumultuous relationship . The […]

Vegetarian Chili

Winter is coming, and as college students this means we will be facing upcoming exams and papers, shorter days, and all around exhaustion that seems to be felt by everyone. Making dinner is likely the least of our concerns, so many of us end up making boring minute mac and cheese or ramen noodles. But […]