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The Skinny on Diet Culture

The Skinny on Diet Culture

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Social media platforms have played a big part in spreading new diet trends. Some diets claim a certain outcome and advertise their diet as a solution for weight loss. Some celebrities even endorse them and promote their results. However, many of these diets don’t promote well-balanced eating. People...

The Tea on Food Science

The Tea on Food Science

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Food science is defined by the Institute of Food Technologists as the improvement of foods for the consuming public, and there is much controversy surrounding the safety of and need for genetic modifications to produce enough food for the world’s growing population. While some consider food scien...

Zayury Ochoa

Zayury Ochoa

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"On Christmas Eve we eat food like pozole and tamales, then on Christmas day we open presents and just spend the day with family," Zayury Ochoa, 10, said.

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

Siham Abdulbaki, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The brilliant colors of apples are synonymous to those of fall. Apples are a favorite harvest that the season brings and are used in many recipes, such as an apple cobbler. This warm food can be served with vanilla ice cream to top it off. What you’ll need: - 2 (8-ounce) cans of refrigerated cre...

French Cream Fruit Dip

French Cream Fruit Dip

Siham Abdulbaki, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

French cream fruit dip complements fruit without overwhelming or taking from the taste. It’s creamy, light and sweet — perfect for snacking. What you’ll need: - 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese - 1 cup of powdered sugar - 1 cup of whipping cream - ¼ cup of granulated sugar - 1 lem...

Regan Mendez, 10

Regan Mendez, 10

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

September 6, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

"I'm disappointed because the Mexican Line only has salads today. I like the burritos here, even though the tortillas are hard."

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In most television productions Christmas in the United States is generically portrayed as a season for gift-giving and caroling into the wee hours of the night. However, something that sets the real America apart from its film depictions is the diversity. In Hispanic culture, Christmas is celebrated...

Posadas: religious or social?

Posadas: religious or social?

Karla Romero, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Column, Showcase

Many families have holiday traditions. Some are religious, some are ethnic and some are just silly. In my family, we combine the religious and ethnic aspect by hosting Posadas — a nine-day Catholic celebration in which we go to a designated house each night beginning on Dec. 16. My mom started to...

Vegetarian Validation

Vegetarian Validation

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under Features

Vegetarianism is on the rise. Vegetarians choose their diet for many reasons. Some choose this route because they want to support the environment or because it is considered popular. Others are attracted for religious or health reasons. Sophomore Parth Parekh has been vegetarian all his life because...

Cultural cuisines: recipes and reviews

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

November 7, 2014


Filed under Features

The aroma of spices and grains spread throughout the household. They both are reminded of their childhood memories as they consume the assortment of Nigerian food. Juniors Nicholle Igbinyemi and Susan Olayinka are both from Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, and they share a love for their culture and its food. In...

Juice it up

Jacob Martinez, Reporter

November 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Junior Lori Stark started juicing her foods during the summer in an attempt to lose weight. “I didn't think exercising was the only thing that was going to help me lose weight,” Stark said. Because juicing worked for her mother, Stark felt that she could try it too. “I juiced for a whole...

Menu changes affect school community

Anahi Castro, Editor-in- Chief

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

     Food court manager Undrea Jones started working at the school last November when his boss asked him if he would mind transferring over to the school. Since his four children all graduated from the school, he immediately said yes. When Jones’ children came to the school, he would often hear ...