The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth two times a day. For most people their motivation to do so would probably sound something like this. “To prevent my cavities and to keep them looking white,” Vince Digiorgio said. While Digiorgio may have had the most simple reason to continue to brush your teeth, recently, a study conducted by the Sociology of Health and Illness journal titled Straight, white teeth as a social prerogative looked into some of the sociological reasons to continue to improve your oral health. The study found that having a healthier smile can make you more employable and dateable.
Deanna Russell and her husband Josh Russell were hiking the Pyramid Point trails along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, as they often do. This particular trail is over 2 ½ miles long. The end of the path overlooks the picturesque light blue waters of Lake Michigan. It is a sight that is well worth the tiresome march through the woods. But the hike is also somewhat of a risky proposition for Deanna Russell, who was diagnosed with late onset Type 1 diabetes a little over five years ago.
Conor Goggin was at a crossroad. The weekend was quickly approaching and his roommates were arranging their plans, but Goggin’s bank account was lacking funds. He needed to find a quick way to supplement his other source of income. That’s when his roommate suggested he donate plasma. “My roommate Layton had done it because his brother used to do it when he went to Michigan State,” Goggin said, who consistently donated at CSL Plasma in Lansing for a year and a half.
It’s a brisk winter day. You’re running behind so you grab the essentials, your wallet, keys and phone. Put on your shoes and you’re out the door chasing down the bus. But you realize you forgot your jacket. Your day goes on as you trudge through the bitter cold, unprepared for mother nature’s elements.
America, land of the free to eat what you want, home of the gluttonous. Eating healthy is something most Americans strive to do. It is also considered a feat that is easier said than done here in the United States where fast food options are prevalent and easily accessible. If Americans struggle to eat healthy, how would someone from the other side of the planet fare in finding healthy food options like the ones they are accustomed to in their homeland? That is exactly what Nataree Leelapatree, an international student from Thailand who attends Michigan State, had to do five years ago when she first came to the United States.
Austin Short talks to MSU alumna (’12) Emmanuele Berry about her experiences with on the field interviews and international perspectives of the presidential election. Berry has reported from St. Louis, Mo, to Macau, China.
The election is right around the corner. While some are ready for a change in the oval office, maybe we should consider changing something else about our election process, the electoral college.
It has been nearly 16 years ago since the last time the electoral college did not represent the popular vote in an election. It has happened three times before that as well. But do students think a candidate should be able to lose the popular vote and still win the election?
Election day is nearing, and we are well aware of issues that concern millennials, such as the environment and student loans. Baby boomers are getting less attention as they grow older. I sat down with 72-year-old Jan Lynch to get her take on this year’s election and the issues she, along with others around her age, care about.