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Healthy Breakfast Recipes Sustain Students

Healthy Breakfast Recipes Sustain Students

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 17, 2021

Decked Out Avocado Toast A fun spin on classic avocado toast adding some fun new flavors into the mix! Ingredients: Bread of choice Fresh basil Tomatoes “Everything but The Bagel”...

Recreating Fall  Classics: Pumpkin Cold Foam Chai Latte

Recreating Fall Classics: Pumpkin Cold Foam Chai Latte

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 6, 2021

When I think of fall’s approach, a warm (or cold) cup of chai tea comes to my mind. While I do love coffee, something about the blend of spices making my taste buds dance makes me opt for chai tea when...

BeautyCounter has, what is called, “The Never List,” which is a list of over 1,800 ingredients that they never use. For context, the US bans only 30 ingredients, and the European Union bans 1,400. In addition to creating cleaner products, they are working to change laws regarding ingredients in beauty products, so that everyone can have access to cleaner products.

Skin Care Products Vary in Safety

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

We are constantly surrounded by and consuming toxic chemicals in our daily lives, and these chemicals have a toll on our minds, bodies, and environment. It only takes 26 seconds for any product that you...

Embracing Naturally Curly Hair, Gaining Confidence, Self-Acceptance

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

When growing up, I was always told that the beauty standard was to have perfectly straight, shiny, and frizz-free hair. In my case, this standard is both unattainable and not sustainable.  For years...

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Recipes

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Recipes

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries April 12, 2021

Poke is a traditional native Hawaiian dish consisting of raw chopped fish, rice, vegetables, seaweed, and different seasonings (such as furikake, shoyu, and spicy sauce). The word “poke” means “to...

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Our Experiences

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Our Experiences

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries April 12, 2021

Sage: I really enjoyed making Poke Bowls and Poi, especially because I haven’t tried many traditional Hawaiian dishes. I love fish--ahi tuna is one of my favorites--so I was super excited to make Poke....

Chinese New Year Cooking: Recipe

Chinese New Year Cooking: Recipe

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries March 16, 2021

Steamed Chicken Dumplings (w/ Pork or Vegetarian option)  Dumplings are a famous traditional northern Chinese food. They are half-moon-shaped, soft, stuffed pasta - like ravioli. Dumplings are named...

Chinese New Year Cooking: Our Experiences

Chinese New Year Cooking: Our Experiences

Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries March 16, 2021

Sage: I’ve made fried potstickers before, but I thought that the experience making these steamed dumplings was much more immersive. Since Betsy has made them before, she taught me all of the techniques...

Novels offer a plethora of after death interpretations that spur introspection and self-reflection while reading.

Novels, Written Texts Read in English, Literature Classes Assert Various Ideas

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2021

Sophocles' "Antigone": "I have longer to please the dead than please the living here: in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever." Elie Wiesel’s “Night": "To no longer exist. To no longer feel the...

Democracy and democratic processes were tested at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as the country continues to widen its political divide

The Capitol Shatters: A Conversation with A Congressman

Sage Marmet and Maggie Seidel January 28, 2021

“[U.S. Capitol Security] promised us that ‘it is the US Capitol, it is secure and safe, and it is the hardest building in the world to get into,’” Minnesota’s Third Congressional District Representative...

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

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...

In the late 1990s, the papaya ringspot virus almost wiped out the entire crop, until Cornell University scientists created the virus-resistant Rainbow papaya. The fruit is still enjoyed today because of genetic modification.

CRISPR-Cas9 Sequences Spark Debate Despite Potential Positive Effects for Food Industry

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021

In an era of continual scientific advancement, we are constantly being faced with questions regarding the morality and ethicality of altering the very building blocks that comprise our lives. Clustered...

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