Alina Zhuravel

News Intern

Alina Zhuravel helps gather news content for online and on-air.

The Michigan State University student began interning with the WKAR News Team in Summer of 2019.

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A mid-Michigan tree farm is becoming a popular holiday destination. WKAR student reporter Alina Zhuravel traveled to Peacock Road Family Farm to tell us why their Santa Experience events are so popular. 


Troy Distelrath speaks at the Lansing climate strike on Dec. 6th, 2019.
Alec Gerstenberger

Friday hundreds of people were at the capitol to make their voices heard before the democratic primaries begin.


Lansing Lugnuts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Cooley Law School Stadium. The Holiday Lights Stadium Style event opened to the public on Saturday. WKAR student reporter Alina Zhuravel explains how participants can get into the holiday spirit while also embracing the season of giving. 



When it comes to local rivalries, most people think of Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan but two local fire departments are also engaging in a friendly rivalry. 

WKAR student reporter Alina Zhuravel explains how they competed on Friday.


When people think of Lansing, the first thing that comes to mind may be the capitol building where Michigan lawmakers meet. But, outside of the marble hallways, the capital city also offers places to admire the changing seasons. WKAR’s Alina Zhuravel sends an audio postcard from Lansing’s River Trail.

Saturday marked downtown Lansing’s first ever Halloween themed, Killer Car show. 


Nearly three dozen cars parked in on the Michigan Avenue lot at Lansing Center masqueraded the “Scooby-Doo” Mystery Machine and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” train. 


Lansing's first cat cafe opened Saturday. The cafe serves coffee and allows customers to have an opportunity to play with cats while enjoying their beverages.
Alina Zhuravel, WKAR

Lansing’s first cat café opened on Saturday. The new business is aimed at being a functional café, while also showcasing adoptable cats.

Potter Park Zoo

Many activities that are meant to be fun can be stressful for kids that have autism. Now, some local services are offering sensory friendly alternatives. WKAR student reporter Alina Zhuravel explains why these activities can be beneficial for children with special needs, as well as their parents.

Seventeen monarch butterflies are on their way to Mexico for the winter. These creatures were raised right here in Lansing.

Okemos Road Boardwalk, Meridian Township
Younes Ishraidi

For years, people had no way to cross the Mud Lake Drain wetland on foot.