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Dispelling the model minority myth

Dispelling the model minority myth

Jake Fredericks

October 14, 2013

Kim Jong-il Was Not My Homie & WTF Is Gangnam Style? By Jake Fredericks First, let’s get a few things straight. I am not good at math. I do not drive my car 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit and I do not know any form of martial arts. Yes, I can use chopsticks, but I’d b...

Your trash may be someone else’s dinner

Your trash may be someone else’s dinner

Jake Fredericks

October 8, 2013

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans struggling with hunger every day, you needn’t look further than your neighbor’s trash. In 2011, the United States tossed approximately 36 million tons (or 72,000,000 pounds!) of edible food into waste bins, according to The Environmental Protection Agency (...

Tacos are no longer just a Tuesday meal

Tacos are no longer just a Tuesday meal

Jake Fredericks

October 2, 2013

For a city steeped in an immensely diverse and rich Hispanic heritage, it is incomprehensible how few quality Mexican restaurants operate in the San Fernando Valley, commonly referred to as “The Valley.” San Fernando is recognized as “The First City of the Valley,” and has been a final destina...

Eating organic isn’t always healthier

Eating organic isn’t always healthier

Jake Fredericks

September 17, 2013

Shopping organically has been the trend among younger generations filled with the idea that organic products have higher nutritional value than their conventional counterparts. New York Times best-selling author and “locavore,” (someone who eats locally grown or produced food) poster boy, Michael Pollan, urges that consumers move “beyond the barcode.” ...

PizzaRev v. Pieology: which pizzeria makes the better pie?

Jake Fredericks

September 11, 2013

Local authorities were inundated with calls from concerned residents last Friday afternoon, when a man was spotted stumbling out of two neighborhood pizzerias, covered in marinara. First responders quickly arrived on scene, and the suspect– a CSUN  student– exhibited rather atypical compliance in...

Bun Me! the right way

Bun Me! the right way

Jake Fredericks

September 5, 2013

Finding a truly delicious and healthy meal in a city oversaturated with food trucks and chain restaurants is a daunting task to say the least. However, only a few blocks from CSUN’s campus lays a small bastion of culinary hope. Comfortably nestled in the shadow of its neighbor (coffee powerhouse, Sta...

How to make a Bun Me! sandwich at home

How to make a Bun Me! sandwich at home

Jake Fredericks

September 4, 2013

Unleash your inner chef and attempt to make the classic Vietnamese banh mi sandwich at home by following these easy steps.

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

Jake Fredericks

August 22, 2013

President Dianne Harrison hosted her second convocation at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Aug. 22. More than 800 people attended the celebration, filling the Great Hall to maximum capacity. "[Harrison's] speech was inspiring, motivating,” said Debra Hammond, executive director of the U...

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