By Grace Knoop During these first weeks of the Spring semester, my grandma sent me two care packages filled with my favorite snacks. Well, our favorite snacks. You are probably expecting me to tell you all about the Cheetos and ramen and chocolate chip cookies my grandma sent me, but one of my highlights was […]

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By Khadijah Khogeer [Trigger Warning: this article discusses diet-restriction.] Over two million years ago, our primal ancestors roamed the earth, searching forests for game animals and making fires in caves. This is called the Paleolithic period, when humans were close to nature and hadn’t begun farming. With the advent of agriculture, humans began domesticating animals […]

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By Khadijah Khogeer The pandemic has taken a toll on the restaurant industry this past year, and although it feels like we’re constantly told to support small businesses, it’s always a good reminder that restaurants still need locals’ support to stay open. February also happens to be Black History Month, which is a time to […]

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By Lincoln Son Currie They are perfect in every way. They have just the right amount of crispiness for the right price. And the post-McDonald’s guilt only increases the pleasure they bring. I’m talking about McNuggets. Are they made out of chicken? McDonald’s says yes. I say I don’t care. I don’t think you should […]

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By Katrina Liu I grew up in a tea-loving family. My parents have at least one cup of tea every day. My dad collects tea leaves from different parts of China and always jokingly scolds me when I put honey in my tea. “True tea doesn’t need anything else in it, Katrina.” Well, sorry, Dad. […]

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By Khadijah Khogeer Veganism isn’t just a trendy diet, it’s a lifestyle increasingly adopted by many people around the world. Vegan restaurants and plant-based meal options have been popping up everywhere over the last decade.  A vegan diet cuts out dairy, meat, seafood and animal byproducts such as honey and eggs. Because some of my […]

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By Emma Sánchez Like many people over the summer, I quickly regressed back into my younger self. I played video games, binged Disney Channel originals — “Descendants,” anyone? — and I especially enjoyed my mom’s home-cooked meals.  So when I moved into an off-campus apartment this Fall, the first thing I missed was her cooking. […]

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By Maya Frankel This question seems simple: do I actually like Kombucha? The answer, on the other hand, is far from simple. Full disclosure, I am very — emphasis on the very —  slowly sipping kombucha as I write this. For those of you who are unfamiliar with kombucha, it’s a combination of fermented sweet […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis Trader Joe’s isn’t somewhere I frequently shop. The nearest one is about 45 minutes from my house, so picking up groceries is essentially a pilgrimage — a pilgrimage I’m willing to take, that is.  Given that it’s not just a quick run-and-done type thing, I pretty much only make the trek if […]

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