With fewer than three months left until graduation, Michigan State University seniors have a lot to look forward to.  “I am planning to move to Chicago after graduation. I’m looking forward to living in a city, although I don’t know many people there yet. … It’ll be a transition,” said international relations and economics major […]

Gentrification – defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the process of repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses in a deteriorating area (such as an urban neighborhood) accompanied by an influx of middle-class or affluent people” – is a topic that has been explored for decades, from its faults to its strengths. It has been encouraged […]

In the 1980s, artist Tyree Guyton returned to his home on Heidelberg Street in Detroit and found it in a state of disrepair. Thirty years later, his iconic Heidelberg Project exists as both a symbol of Detroit’s challenges and a cultural sanctuary for the city’s rich history and artisanship. Dubbed an “outdoor wonderland of wit […]

’Twas not always a silent night American fervor for Christmas is so strong that many believe the United States was the main inventor of the many traditions we observe during the holiday. After all, a country that loves food and possessions seems like the logical place to invent a holiday centered around these two things.  But […]