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Spaghetti Tacos Remain Iconic

Spaghetti Tacos Remain Iconic

Legendary dish satisfies childhood dreams
Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor Emerita February 25, 2021

If you ever watched the classic Nickelodeon show “iCarly" growing up, then you certainly remember the famous spaghetti tacos. The seemingly absurd combination was invented by Spencer Shay (played by...

The recipe can be found on Food.com and the ingredients used in the cup above were 1% milk, Medaglia d’Oro Instant Espresso, Reddi Wip, and Lunds and Byerly’s Decadent Fudge Syrup.

Try Robby Ray’s Infamous Loco Hot Cocoa

Perfect study drink for winter season
Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Editor Emerita February 25, 2021

Loco Hot Cocoa is a drink created in the famed 2000s Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. It is Robby Ray Stewart’s signature hot cocoa recipe. While the drink should probably be described as more of...

Challah bread and apricot jelly were used to make this sandwich, but you can use whatever type you’d like.

B&PJ’s PB&J Offers Delightful Taste

Try twist on traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Emily Rotenberg, Student Life Editor February 25, 2021

In the final episode of "Good Luck Charlie," PJ Duncan creates a food truck that sells peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Him and his dad, Bob Duncan name the food truck "B&PJ's PB&J". The show...

“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

Unusual blend underwhelms
Dylan Gainsley, Arts & Culture Editor February 25, 2021

In the Disney series “The Wizards of Waverly Place” season 1 episode 2, Max Russo makes a sandwich for a competition to have a chance for it to be the New York Mets official sandwich. Max chooses to...

Casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish usually featuring some form of meat, Gallo pinto (rice with beans, vegetables, and citrus), sweet fried plantains, and greens.

Change Up Usual, Cook Casado

Enjoy a lime infused, spicy, traditional dish
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Ingredients for the chicken: 1 whole chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken which made the recipe not take as long) Cooking oil (I used avocado oil) Chipotle Sauce 1/2 Medium onion 1/2 Red bell pepper Salt...

Molly Seidel ‘24 ordered the Chorizo Sausage Arepa served with a side of yuca fries, chimichurri sauce (vegan) and aioli verde (tangy house mayo) sauce.

Say Warm Hello to Hola Arepa

Restaurant feels safe, inviting, offers new options
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

I ordered lunch from Hola Arepa and had a great experience. According to their Instagram, Hola Arepa is a "Latin Street Food" restaurant located on Nicollet Avenue. My experience ordering from Hola Arepa...

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Staple ingredients make innumerable dishes
Clara Lee Molina, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

For thousands of years, indigenous communities across Latin America perfected their agricultural practices to yield corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and a number of other tubers and grains. Some...

Photo Challenge #3

Photo Challenge #3

Theme: Patterns
Betsy Fries, Photography Editor May 18, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

Photo Challenge #2

Photo Challenge #2

Theme: Sweets
Betsy Fries, Photography Editor May 14, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

Photo Challenge #1

Photo Challenge #1

Theme: Shoes
Betsy Fries, Photography Editor May 13, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

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