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Book bicycle giving to the community

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Jessica Castellanos

April 27, 2015

She politely greeted everyone with a gleaming smile as children and adults gravitated toward her colorful cart. Her contagious laughter spilled onto everyone around her. She happily handed a glossy new book to an excited child. She lets out a sigh of satisfaction. Ednita Kelly rides around the greater Los ...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Justice for My Sister Collective  Photo credit: Jessica Castellanos

Jessica Castellanos

March 9, 2015

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, aimed to uplift women from all walks of life. The theme for 2015 was “Make it Happen” and that is exactly what the marchers gathered outside City Hall were doing. Men and women, holding brightly colored signs, marched for women’s rights. Many...

Genfoodtrication: The Pie Hole

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Jessica Castellanos

February 19, 2015

This week of Dinner Thyme we're going over a common trend in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. Fleeting are the days of buying a hot cinnamon covered churro off the cart vendor on York Boulevard in Highland Park. People may find themselves surrounded by a vegan, gluten free pizza shop. Gentrification...

DIY Valentine’s Rice Crispy Pops

DIY Valentine's Rice Crispy Pops

Jessica Castellanos

February 13, 2015

Things you will need: Rice Crispy Cereal 1 package of marshmallows 3 tbs. of butter Heart shaped cookie cutters Lollipop sticks What to Do: Mix the butter and marshmallows together in a saucepan on medium heat. Let the mixture melt together. When fully melted, mix...

Whiz, a corner sandwich shop

The Buffalo Blue Cheese cheesesteak sandwich. Photo credit: Cicely Chisholm

Jessica Castellanos

February 2, 2015

Cheesesteak sandwiches drenched in cheese aren’t just for the city of Brotherly Love anymore. Whiz, “a neighborhood joint,” as they call themselves, is in the heart of Los Angeles. The tiny, year-old Koreatown eatery has a large selection of moderately priced cheese-based items. Their specialty being the “Whiz Wit.” It is a P...

From Words to Moving Pictures

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Jessica Castellanos

January 26, 2015

Every year, fanboys and girls must clear their head cannon visions in exchange for big screen adaptations. Tinseltown is turning to literature once again to fuel 2015 film goers. This includes the much anticipated, and even cringe worthy fan favorites. "The Last Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney - The ...

Get organized with a swipe of a finger

Get organized with a swipe of a finger

Jessica Castellanos

January 21, 2015

Spring semester is now underway. Soon, students will be flooded with essays, deadlines and not nearly as much time as one would like. Staying on task can help ease some of the stress the semester will bring. Instead of using a device just to text or surf Instagram, let it work for you. Downloading a...

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