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Written by: Chaewon Lee Let’s put it this way: food brands are like television channels. Sure, experimenting with them can be fun, but after awhile, it’s nice to settle on just one. They’re also like designer labels: knock offs are a major turn-off. As for me, getting food from a particular brand is more than [...]
Written by: Lawrence Chen Last year, the program Health Care Alliance for Response to Adolescent Depression (HEARD) Alliance, organized by Dr. Meg Durbin of Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), held a logo competition for its new website, heardalliance.org. The competition was opened to high school students in Palo Alto. After much review from the organizers [...]
Our group started as six couples, but by the time prom night rolled around, we were down to three couples. Dan found out at the last minute that he was invited to Los Angeles for a tryout with the Cubs. His departure meant that the best-looking girl in the school, who had been working as a model for years, was suddenly dateless. (For her part, my date was not receptive to my semi-joke that as Dan’s best friend, I was obligated as a man of honor to take his date with us.)
The best moments of my prom were not captured in the two-page spread in my senior yearbook or any of the dozens of pictures my parents took. If my prom experience was given the Hollywood treatment, I would not even recognize it. Sure, I would remember dancing, posing for pictures and the girl who broke up with her boyfriend, but all of my favorite moments would have ended up on the cutting room floor. Here are the best of the deleted scenes:
There’s no doubt about it. For teenagers across America, prom is big. Media has long ago drilled the importance of prom into the heads of high school students and prom continues to remain high on the high school bucket list. For students, the celebration has practically become a rite of passage. However, outside America, this tradition of holding a black-tie event for upperclassmen is seldom found and if so, there is rarely as much hype as in America.
In the game show, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader,” adult contestants go head-to-head with fifth graders to answer questions that they may have long forgotten, like “What is the lifespan of a trout?” The reason why the show is an entertaining success and why the adults generally do poorly is that the questions are based purely on facts that aren’t essential to adults’ everyday lives and jobs.
Number of players: 150 seniors from the Class of 2012
Objective: get into college
Rules: The Oracle surveyed seniors about their experiences with the college application process. Here are their results, excerpts, and advice.
The Oracle staffers bring four healthy holiday recipes to you. From pizza muffins to peppermint milkshakes, this spread is sure to get your stomach grumbling!
These muffins make great snacks since one muffin is only 20 calories. When fresh out of the oven, the muffins have a very bright color, which makes them perfect for festive occasions. Because these muffins are extremely tiny, they have an intense flavor and taste very similar to a condensed pizza. For a spicy twist, one can throw in some peppers. Don’t like the feta cheese? Replace it with cheddar or any other type of cheese that best suits your preference. The muffins are filling, so it’s best to eat them with a light dish. Try using some bits of sausage or bacon for a stronger taste because the recipe consists mainly of vegetables and cheese. The muffins’ versatility is what makes them the perfect treat to serve at a New Year’s party.
Peppermint candy originated in Albany, Georgia as a Christmas treat to give out to children, family and friends. Now, people are putting a creative spin on this holiday favorite with desserts such as this milkshake. The peppermint shake is the perfect beverage for the holidays this year. Although many will choose to bake a pie or make cookies, try bringing your guests a minty surprise with a delicious, relatively healthy peppermint shake. Options such as low-fat ice cream and non-fat milk will make the shake a treat for everyone including weight-watchers, this holiday season. In addition, according to Food.com, many consumers prefer the peppermint milkshake’s delicate and light flavor over other desserts. Kick back with a nice cup of peppermint milkshake with your family this holiday season.