Staff Columns

  • Hungry Like the Wolf: What You Should and Shouldn’t Make Homemade
    12:32 PM

    Have you ever gone grocery shopping, passed by the baking section, and couldn’t help spending the extra $1 to $2 on buying a box of cake or brownie mix? Or maybe you’ve been to the refrigerator section and happened to purchase one of those tins of Pillsbury cinnamon roll or biscuit dough that pop whenever

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  • Hungry Like the Wolf: Mastering the Food Profile of Broth and Stocks
    9:29 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of five articles on food profiles. Do you ever wish, on a below-zero, snowy day like today, you could have a warm bowl of delicious chicken noodle soup? How about minestrone, broccoli, lentil, or lemon rice? What these soups all have in common is that their

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  • Tips to Help You Study for Finals
    12:56 PM

    While most students would rather spend their time celebrating the cheerful holiday season, it is inevitable that final exams must happen every winter, making the most wonderful time of the year a little less wonderful. Even though finals week may seem like the worst, most dreadful part of each school year, it doesn’t have to be.

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  • Hungry Like the Wolf: Mastering the Food Profile of Steaks
    11:36 AM

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of five articles on food profiles. Steak. It’s one of those great chunks of meat we love eating, and we’re always being asked about how we want it cooked (rare, well done, etc.) at fine dining eateries or restaurants. But what is it steaks that make

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  • How to be a Consumer of News in a Post-Truth World
    2:24 PM

    We live in a post-truth world that is becoming eerily similar to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” in which 2 + 2 can equal 5. We have come so far from the truth that we believe any nonsense that politicians, the internet, or social media tell us. We have become sponges: we do not think; we

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  • Hungry Like the Wolf: Mastering the Food Profile of Tomatoes
    11:59 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five articles on food profiles. The weather is turning colder and snow will be falling soon, and what fits the comforting mood of winter better than warm soups or stews? The variety in flavors of dishes that can be made with tomatoes — from hearty and rich

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  • The Syrian Civil War and My Friend, Simon
    11:09 AM

    I often wonder how incredibly different my life — and those of thousands of others — would be if the Assyrian genocide never existed. What if we were able to live our lives without the constant fear that we would potentially lose them? Hundreds of artifacts that have been cherished for thousands of years have

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