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Making of a Meme: Interview with James Nielssen

Making of a Meme: Interview with James Nielssen

Meghan Mahar

January 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle

If you use Twitter, or any social media, the odds are considerably high that you have seen James Nielssen’s posts. Nielssen is an internet comedian and self-proclaimed “multimedia memester,” crafting witty tweets and editing videos based on popular memes such as Smash Mouth’s hit “All Star...

Why I hate mushrooms

Gabby Nowicki

September 3, 2014


Filed under Food and Drink, Opinion & Editorials

Picked from damp manure soil or the tops of fallen trees, these fleshy fungi will not be found in my diet. Shitake, wild, white, brown, raw or cooked mushrooms are not for me. When I begin to think of these toadstools, I imagine a dreary, dewy forest floor where the worms and maggots settle around.The...

West Haven Hosts Annual Farmers’ Market

Lesha Daley

September 19, 2012


Filed under Food and Drink, West Haven News

Connecticut farmers encourage locals to buy native-grown fruits and vegetables at the West Haven Green’s annual farmers market. “Send more people…the prices are unbeatable,” says Maryanne Barrelli, a farmers’ market vendor. The Farmers’ Market is a nationwide movement, created to e...

Cupcake Corner

Emily McGinty

September 12, 2012


Filed under Features, Food and Drink

Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes: Serving Size 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes   Ingredients: (Crust) -1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs -1 tbsp. sugar -1 tbsp. margarine (Cheesecake filling) -8oz cream cheese -1/4 cup sugar -1/2 tsp. vanilla -1 egg  ...

Cupcake Corner

Emily McGinty

September 5, 2012


Filed under Features, Food and Drink, Uncategorized

Microwave Cupcakes: Serving Size 5 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Ingredients: -1/4 cup dark chocolate chips -2 tbsp. butter -1 egg -1 tbsp. oil -1/3 cup sugar -1 tbsp. milk -2 tbsp. cocoa powder (unsweetened) -pinch of salt -2 tbsp. flour -1/8 tsp. baking powder -f...

My First 5K

Melanie Rovinsky

May 4, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Although I have been running for quite some time, I did not participate in my first race until this past March. After playing soccer my entire life, when I came to college, I was simply looking for a way to stay fit that would not involve the pressure of competitive sports. However, the more I ran, the...

Hike Your Way to Better Health

Melanie Rovinsky

April 27, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With the nice weather upon us, it’s hard to stay inside and get done the massive amounts of work you have to turn in before the end of the semester. However, getting outside is more beneficial to your health than you might think. And attending school in a hilly, mountainous state like Connecticut means yo...

Artificial Dye Deemed Safe by FDA

Melanie Rovinsky

April 20, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, which met to consider placing warning labels on foods containing artificial dyes, determined at the end of March that these colorings were safe to eat. The FDA board convened following scientist discoveries that while artificial dyes may not harm typical...

Sugar: The Not-So-Sweet Truth

Melanie Rovinsky

April 13, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

If you have ever looked carefully at a nutrition label, you may have noticed that no percent daily value is given for sugar. However, considering the increase of sugar consumption in our society, this missing piece of information may come in handy to individuals keeping track of their diets. How much is...

The Power of Peanut Butter

Melanie Rovinsky

April 6, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

I am a strong believer in the power of peanut butter. As a regular morning runner, my metabolism kicks into high gear around 6:45 a.m. and doesn’t seem to slow down until I go to bed. Unless I feed my body nutritionally satisfying foods, I feel hungry all day long. And one of the only foods that continually...

Born to Exercise: The Role of Genetics in Fitness

Melanie Rovinsky

March 30, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Have you ever wondered why two people following the exact same fitness and diet regimen will often achieve different results? It turns out the answer may be genetics. What do the scientists say? The New York Times recently published an article on a new study that explored the genomes (heredit...

The Best Time to Exercise: AM or PM?

Melanie Rovinsky

March 23, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Do you prefer to roll out of bed and into your running sneakers, or would you rather hit the gym after class and work? Although most experts agree that the time of exercise is not nearly as important as the consistency, others believe timing plays a more important role. Burning Fat… Fast While most physical tr...

A Look at Irish Fare

Melanie Rovinsky

March 2, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

The mere mention of St. Patrick’s Day is enough to make the typical American’s mouth water. After all, who doesn’t love a big heaping plate of corned beef and cabbage washed down with a pint of Guiness or Smithwicks? The Origins The truth is, corned beef and cabbage, as we know it, did not...

Counting Calories: What does it mean?

Melanie Rovinsky

February 23, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

If you’ve ever attempted to shed a few pounds or even just maintain your current weight, you are aware of the dreaded act of counting calories. And sure, we are all equipped with the basic adding skills to figure out our total caloric consumption for a given day, but how many of us actually understand...

The Big Fat Secrets: Why eliminating fats from your diet is not the best weight loss solution

Melanie Rovinsky

February 16, 2011


Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With aisle after aisle of tempting low-fat and fat-free foods, it is no surprise that individuals trying to lose or maintain their weight load up their shopping carts with these products. The problem with these seemingly too-good-to-be-true foods is that they are devoid of nutritional value and full...

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