What do college students with unpaid internships do for money?

Summertime poses as the perfect opportunity for students to make and earn money for the up-and-coming school year but with more and more summer internships failing to offer compensation for their time students can struggle to make ends meet. “When I first got my internship I was so excited,” said Michigan State University pre-med student Ali Beydoun, “then found out it was unpaid and I got a little worried. I want and most importantly need the experience that my internship offers but summer is the time when I usually can earn some spending money for the school year.”

Beydoun said he is trying to balance three unpaid summer internships. He has an internship at Spartan orthotics and prosthetics, works at the Outpatient Rehab for Sparrow Hospital, and is doing research at the medical school in Fee Hall. “I actually have three unpaid internships this summer,” said Beydoun.

Journalism Education Programs excel thanks to Mason High School faculty

By Madelyn Scroggie
The Mason Times

Mason, Mich. – The Mason High School faculty wants students to develop critical thinking skills and be empowered to succeed. The high school has specifically developed programs such as the yearbook and newspaper to help aspiring journalism students do just that. “It is a high school class but sometimes I think there is a learning curve because the students have to realize it’s more like a job,” said Sabriena Bennett, high school newspaper advisor. “Everyone in the class has different responsibilities, and when the responsibilities aren’t filled then somebody else has to pick up the slack.”

Bennett said that in order to be a part of the staff students are required to have a recommendation as well as a sample writing piece.

Donated thermal imaging cameras put to use quickly

By Madelyn Scroggie
The Mason Times

Mason, Mich. – Two thermal imaging cameras that can detect heat energy through

smoke, walls or doors were donated to The Mason Fire Department by Dart Container Corporation on March 9 and have already begun to help firefighters on the job. Fire Chief Kerry Minshall said in an interview that the department has already put the cameras to good use. “So far we have only had them a couple weeks,” said Minshall, “but we had a structure fire the other morning, a week ago today, and were able to use them.”

The fire took place in the attic of a home in Mason. Within a few minutes, the firefighters could tell exactly where there was a wire burned off which was causing the fire.