Emma McGinn

I have a B.A. in English and Spanish from Michigan State University, and have two years experience in the communications and editorial fields. Check out some of the links below to see my work.

Digging In: Judy Kabodian's Creative Gardening | eastlansinginfo.org

If you've ever driven down Alton Street, you are sure to have noticed Judy Kabodian's impressive garden. Many are stopped in their tracks by the site of the blooming expanse that occupies the entirety of her front yard. Even a CATA bus driver has paused her route to pay her compliments to the gardener. I visited Kabodian's home to learn more about the development of the garden, and to see this eye-catching attraction myself.

July Fourth Fireworks: Like it Or Not, They're Back | eastlansinginfo.org

The fourth of July marks the date when the Declaration of Independence was adopted in the United States, but over the years the holiday has become most closely associated with elaborate displays of fireworks. Many take great pleasure in participating in the annual festivities. One such enthusiast is a local resident who chose to remain anonymous. This person told me the following, “Since I was a little kid, fireworks have been something I enjoyed. They remind me of summer and let you know that

DIGGING IN: Children and Plants Grow Together In Marble Elementary School’s Garden | eastlansinginfo.org

The intersection of art and education is on full display in Marble School’s Garden. Created in what was once a sparse stretch of grass framed by Marble Elementary's brick walls, the garden has become a central part of the school itself and of students' interaction with their world. I spoke with former Marble teacher Marlene Cosgrove, one of the original organizers of the garden who is still in charge of its maintenance, to learn more about this East Lansing attraction.

Max's Race Returns June 27th | eastlansinginfo.org

Max's Race is back this year with the continued purpose of honoring the memory of Maxwell Matthews and helping families with sick children. This year’s Race Day events include an 8:30AM 5K Run/Walk, a 9:30AM Kids' 1 Mile Run and 9:45-10:00AM Kids Fun Runs. Max, son of Natalie and Jim Matthews, contracted bacterial meningitis in 1998 when he was only 7 months old. He was almost 7 years old when he died in 2005 due to complications from the disease.

IXITI | Michigan Activity Pass Promotes the Best of the State

The Michigan Activity Pass program is back and better than ever, offering the chance to explore even more of the attractions that make the Great Lakes state so great. The program, which is a partnership between the state’s libraries and museums, is accessible online and is free to anyone with a library card. Passes are available for a variety of cultural attractions, as well as state parks and recreation areas.