Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Life | Community

COMMUNITY

International foods in Lansing support a melting pot of cultures

“Food is so inherent to culture and makes folks feel welcomed, included and safe,” said director of refugee services for St. Vincent Catholic Charities, or SVCC, Chelsea Lafferty. “As an agency, we don’t try to acclimate folks’ diets to Western diets. We encourage them to keep their cultural identity and embrace that.”

COMMUNITY

East Lansing residents reflect on living in a college town

For many, the prospect of living in an area surrounded by college students might seem unpleasant. College campuses are known for atypical traditions like loud parties, students roaming around at late hours and jam-packed roads on game days. For East Lansing residents who don't attend Michigan State University, these instances can create distractions for their day-to-day lives. For others, however, living in a college town makes an unforgettable experience.