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Dining hall creations

This past week, one of my friends decided to test the limits of the Stern Dining toaster oven for the sake of cuisine variety. To sum up a long and extravagant journey of excitement and anticipation, she set a marshmallow on fire in the toaster, which a frustrated dining hall worker then had to unplug…

Southern Californian quirks

Although about 40 percent of the class of 2022 graduated from California high schools — and I assume a decent portion of those students come from Southern California — I still find myself on the receiving end of daily taunting for the idiosyncratic #socal things I do. The first major point of cringe lies in…

Bubble hopping

I was born and raised in Irvine, California —  a place consistently ranked among the top ten safest cities in America and even in the world. Growing up, I could walk to the park by myself with no worries. School was around the corner for my first seven years in the Irvine public school system,…

Inexpensive ethical edgy trees

Reformation. Cienne. Hackwith Design House. Ethical? Sure. Financially feasible? IN NO WORLD. (Except the one where you’re a fashion blogger, and people pay you to wear their clothes, but then I’d assume you wouldn’t be here taking CS 106A and MATH 51). However, have no fear, folks. You can in fact simultaneously be a college…