El Día de los Muertos

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer On Sunday, October 25, I attended Phoenix’s fourth annual Día de los Muertos festival. The event, which took place in Steele Indian School Park, featured live music and dancing, food, art, face painting, and much more. The festival was full of families celebrating this aspect of Mexican culture. El Día […]

New Favorite: Ali Baba’s Restaurant

By: Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor Ali-Baba might just be the Glendale synonym for great Middle Eastern food. A family-owned and family-run restaurant, Ali Baba’s brings new and exotic flavors to the Glendale community serving wholesome and deliciously generous platters of Middle Eastern dishes. Located on 35th Ave and Greenway, Ali Baba’s, is a great place […]

Let’s Party Like It’s the Last Regional Night

By: Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor T-Birds had a fabulous party last Saturday at the last Regional Night of the semester. The theme of the night was “Let’s Party” and so we did! Transatlantic Regional night featured food, dances, and music representative of Latin America, Africa, and Europe. And there were no dissapointments as T-Birds […]

Tapas – All You Can Eat

By: Sindhuja Kodivalasa, Staff Writer As the streets of Madrid were buzzing with people, I, along with some friends, found a typical Spanish ‘bar & café to rest for awhile. It is a sunny Tuesday but the streets are full of tourists and the city has a large floating population. Our waitress, a young girl […]

Mm… Delicious Food for Thought

By: Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor Sharing a meal together is an important part of most cultures around the world and it helps members of society build bonds. Modern anthropology tends to stress the usefulness of food as a marker of social boundaries. Plus, eating with friends is fun! Brown Bag Lunch Talks or […]

Salmon: The Nation’s Coolest Fish

By: Marissa Burkett, Staff Writer “There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another.” Anthony Trollope Today we are going to talk about salmon. Delicious, healthy, pungent salmon. Grilled, baked, smoked….. tartare. Its versatility is clearly above […]

How Traveling the World Improved My Nutrition

By Alina Buzgar As a child, surrounded by untainted fruits and vegetables that came straight from my grandmother’s garden I had an excellent “nutritional” start in life. I lived my childhood in the 1980’s in the European Eastern Block; “blocked” from the outside world in almost every way imaginable, but surrounded by food that came […]

Global Cuisine – Chicken Biryani (Indian)

By Ooha Venugopal This new column will feature exciting global cuisines every week. A famous dish from each country will be shared as well as detailed preparation steps. For the first week, we are sharing how to prepare a mouth-watering ‘Chicken Biryani’.  Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 Kilogram Chicken – 1 Kilogram (Cut into pieces […]

Regional Night

It was another bumping Saturday night in the TEC for this trimester’s last regional night, celebrating the European, Middle Eastern and African cultures.  The event tent filled early, as usual, with some varied and delicious dishes waiting for us (and, of course, the free beer). After polishing off my second plate, and leaving little room […]

A ThunderCares Saturday

It was that time of year again. The day that T-Birds take the town and make it a little bit better than it was before. Also known as ThunderCares. For those that don’t know, ThunderCares was started 7 years ago by students on campus and the TSG to find a productive way to give back […]