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Examining the nutrition standards of the OAHS cafeteria

Examining the nutrition standards of the OAHS cafeteria

By Maddie Callis

February 16, 2015

It’s no secret–the school meals at Orcutt Academy are not very popular. Some students frequently complain the meals are unappetizing, unhealthy, or lack variety. People with specific dietary needs or those seeking healthy meals do not usually find what they are looking for in the lunch lines. But...

Peanuts, salty snacks or the new Bubonic Plague?

Peanuts, salty snacks or the new Bubonic Plague?

By Holly Novak, Klein Collins High School

January 19, 2015

“Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…” More like take me to the ER and buy me some Epinephrine. Peanuts. Just the word makes my throat tighten. With roughly two students in every classroom who suffer from severe food allergies, I feel t...

The evolution of a school lunch

The evolution of a school lunch

By Nick Sousa, Advanced Math and Science Academy

January 13, 2015

The scene is the same three times a day, five days a week. The hot, loud lunch room fills with hungry students, who rush to and from the lunch line in search of a seat next to their friends. In the past, one could count on most of them looking at their trays in disgust. Twenty minutes or so later, it wa...

Let me enjoy my pumpkin in peace

Let me enjoy my pumpkin in peace

By Madelyn Beacham, Ola HS, McDonough, Ga.

November 3, 2014

Pumpkin flavored drinks, pumpkin scented hand-sanitizer, pumpkin candles —all the signs that autumn has arrived and cues for stereotyping to begin. All year, consumers across America wait for these exclusive, limited time only, special edition pumpkin products to come to shelves so they can properly...

No need to eat meat if we’ve got vegetables

Only five ingredients fare needed for this salad: cooked quinoa, chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

By Elen Hakoupiani, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

October 24, 2014

Imagine saving more than 8 billion animals a year, just in the United States, by shutting out the animal food industry which includes clothing, cosmetics and home goods produced by slaughtered animals. Well, during the summer, I came across a video on YouTube called "Why You Should Consider Being a Vegetarian,"...

School responds to federal crackdown on unhealthy snacking

School responds to federal crackdown on unhealthy snacking

By Ellen Kan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

September 22, 2014

A federal mandate may threaten to alter what many students hold close to heart: food.

Virginia governor visits school’s cafeteria

Virginia governor visits school's cafeteria

By Brenna Cowardin, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va.

September 17, 2014

It isn’t every day you can find the governor of Virginia eating in the Skyline Middle School lunch room, but Monday, Aug. 25, was one of those days. Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe stopped by the middle school to discuss HCPS’s local school lunch program and how to expand...

Bandito’s will make you return for more than food

Bandito's will make you return for more than food

By Graham DePriest and Chase Dudley

April 29, 2014

The aroma of the freshly cooked food being prepared in the back will have your mouth watering in seconds, and the bright warm colors will make you forget all about the negative degree weather just outside the door. The moment you walk into Banditos, located on the corner of 4th and Liberty, you will...

Club works to save food one lunch at a time

The Drop Squad accepts unopened, nonperishable food items. They donate their collections to the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, Md.

By Gil Jacobsen, Winston Churchill HS, Potomac, Md.

January 22, 2014

The five-minute warning bell rings and students begin scrambling to gather all of their stuff and head off to class. Inevitably, students who do not finish their lunches will toss their remains of their lunches in the trash. What these students may not know is that Drop Squad, a school-sponsored club, provid...

Students with food allergies confront social issues

Students with food allergies confront social issues

By Emma Williams, Sacramento Country Day School

January 9, 2014

When junior Lauren Larrabee was a baby, she had a constant rash on her face. Her parents assumed it was eczema until Larrabee was 2 years old and ate a walnut her grandfather gave her. Immediately her throat closed up, and she couldn’t breathe. Her parents rushed her to the hospital, where they...

Doughnut shop brings vintage glam feel to Minneapolis

Doughnuts at Glam Doll Donuts in Minneapolis

By Ivy Kaplan, St. Louis Park HS, St. Louis Park, Minn.

December 17, 2013

With names such as Outlaw, Bombshell, and Misfit, the options at Eat Street’s Glam Doll Donut Shop are anything but ordinary. Glam Doll Donuts opened in February in Minneapolis, providing a vintage-themed retreat for customers to fulfill their doughnut cravings. From the second a customer arrives at ...

Culinary students cater school events

The culinary arts class provides a fruit plate garnished with Lion spirit.

By Autumn Whittaker, Borah HS, Boise, Idaho

September 10, 2013

As the pan sizzles, a light aroma drifts up and into the hallway. Students walk by and take it in. Their mouths begin to salivate out of curiosity, wanting a taste, just a little nibble. Shanon Holt’s Intro to Culinary Arts students have prepared meals for many Borah events such as the Denni...