Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cute Food Spots in Grand Rapids

field and fire cafe

What I really miss about Grand Rapids while I'm at college are all of the little coffee shops and restaurants that are all over the city and suburbs. Even though I have lived there my entire life, there always seems to be something new opening or new place to try that I've never been to before that my friends and I can visit. Thankfully, I was able to visit a couple different places over winter break, and seriously...I loved them all. It's hard enough to serve good food, but to serve good food AND to be aesthetically pleasing and cute is another accomplishment. Some of these places I've loved for years, and others I just went to for the first time! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Volunteering at the International Rescue Committee (Vlog)

Over winter break, I had the opportunity to drive down to Atlanta with other students from Michigan State and volunteer at the International Rescue Committee. It was a week long trip with eleven other students through Alternative Breaks, a student organization on campus. There were many other options for other trips based on different social issues, but this one especially caught my eye with the situation in Aleppo and it being a topic during political debate. What's really different is that all students sign up for trips based on the social issue and not location, so I had no idea where I would be going.