The body image battle: Post-mastectomy

Dominique Mitchell explains how she transitioned from healing physically to healing emotionally following her double mastectomy procedure, and her methods for finding comfort and security now. Mitchell was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer shortly after her 26th birthday. After giving birth to her firstborn, Mitchell consulted her family physician about what was believed to be a complication with breast-feeding. However, she was advised to get a precautionary mammogram. Mitchell’s world was flipped after the unexpected diagnosis; the following steps required aggressive chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.

MSU students can still make strides toward career goals during stressful season

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Finals week stress takes a toll on Michigan State University students, and with a month-long break filled with anything but exams or homework on the horizon, it is undeniably important to take some time to de-stress. However, winter break is also a convenient and critical time to take steps toward students’ individual career plans, no matter the grade level. Students collect a cumulation of  projects, final exams, and pressures of maintaining a social calendar during the weeks prior to winter break. Often referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or more casually called “the winter blues,” stress and anxiety in college students pile on like snowfall during the winter season.

Shoppers opposed to earlier Black Friday start time turn to Cyber Monday option

EAST LANSING, MICH. – Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is always the day after Thanksgiving. However, in most recent years, stores across the country have been opening their doors on the evening of Thanksgiving. Multiple stores inside Meridian Mall in Okemos opened doors at 6 p.m., and Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing, Mich. had shoppers lined outside starting before 6 p.m. Thursday.