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Vegetarians give omnivores food for thought

Vegetarians give omnivores food for thought

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

May 9, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Rumor has it that a common side effect of a vegetarian diet is the oozing moral superiority from of every pore on their body. Based on the interactions that I have observed between myself, a vegetarian, and the rest of the world, vegetarians are perceived as pretentious monsters. Ceilings seem...

Feminism through the lens of chocolate

Feminism through the lens of chocolate

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

April 8, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

My father walked in on me having a passionate affair with a plate of brownies again. A very similar scenario took place about a month earlier, except I was stuffing my face with a Ghirardelli chocolate bar. All that remained of it by nightfall was a crumpled wrapper.  I am not particularly ashamed of my tend...

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

March 22, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Concealing the fact that some of my table manners resemble those of a caveman is a concern that is on the forefront of my mind whenever I eat in public. Especially when I'm on a date. It is unlikely that potential love interests would want to kiss the mouth that still has lingering bits of sauce...

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Veronika Dvorkova, Art Director/Columnist

March 9, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Does a beaver's anal gland juice make you think of dessert? Is flame retardant a great way to quench thirst? Although it seems unlikely that those things could possibly be associated with standard food products, they are actually quite common. And they're just the tip of the yucky-ingredient-iceberg....

Five beauty products disguised as food

Five beauty products disguised as food

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columist

February 23, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

The next time that you accidentally smear some avocado on your face while eating a sandwich, you might as well just leave it there and call it a face mask. When it comes to food, we tend to aim it towards our mouths. It's a delicious way of obtaining nutrients, but applying food directly to external...

No need for Cupid when you have food

No need for Cupid when you have food

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

February 12, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Whether you find yourself  in a restaurant that is as crowded as a can of sardines, giving a box of chocolates to the girl that floods your stomach with butterflies every time she walks into your French class, or on a date with your Netflix account while consuming approximately 5 million gallons...

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 25, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Certain aspects of popular culture degrade women by asserting that women hold little value as human beings beyond cooking for men. An example of this would be the common saying: "Shut up woman and make me a sandwich." It is no woman's job to satisfy a man's sandwich needs unless she works at Subway. Many...

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 10, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

As I hunted for a snack in my kitchen, my eyes suddenly became drawn to a plate of brownies. The idea that one brownie won't make a difference to my health danced through my head while I slid into a brief moment of brownie-induced euphoria. I didn't realize how frequently (by frequently I mean daily)...

Cold prevention can be delicious

Cold prevention can be delicious

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

December 5, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

It seems that all of the stars have aligned like some kind of cruel joke at the end of this semester, producing an incredibly high risk for an outbreak of the Carlmont plague. The recent rainy weather has caught many of us Californians off guard with some shivers, and has become our dominant weather...

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 15, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Consuming enough servings of fruit was already challenging enough before it began deceiving us. We are encountering an interesting situation where we are being bombarded with fake blueberries. When I say fake blueberries, I am not referring to decorative plastic blueberries that one might use...

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 2, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass

You are what you eat. This means that after Halloween, I become a very round, nauseous blob, containing the Pacific Ocean's worth of high fructose corn syrup and enough sugar to replace all of the sand in the Sahara Desert. The levels of unnatural flavoring and coloring in my body are so repulsive that...

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

October 17, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Many of us have fallen victim to a severe epidemic that has transformed the way we live. You may had been infected by it as a young child, perhaps at a restaurant or worse: grandma's house. Do not despair, for this epidemic is much more a set of  habits than an illness, and it is never too late...

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