Mercy Corps was established in 1979 as “Save the Refugees Fund,” a task force created by Dan O’Neill in response to Cambodian refugees fleeing their war-torn and genocide ridden country. The organization quickly raised over $1 million in donations to provide aid and security to thousands of Cambodians in need, thus helping them face formidable challenges and move toward a … [Read more...] about “Have Mercy!”
FACT: Mexican tacos are amazing. FACT: Mediterranean spit-roasted shawarma meats are amazing. A taco and a shawarma walk into a bar, and you get AL PASTOR. It really is mindblowing. Joking aside, al pastor is a beautiful representation of different cultures, histories, and traditions, served to modern consumers as food. Immigrants of Lebanese ethnicity first began arriving … [Read more...] about Al Pastor: the Tastiest Culmination of Two Culinary Cultures
John Cena may not be the first name that comes to your head when you think of athlete. Most people don’t consider WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, as a sport. Despite working in the WWE for nearly 20 years and acting in many movies, his impact can be felt outside the four-sided ring. Cena has accomplished everything in the WWE and will go down as one of the best … [Read more...] about John Cena Outside the Ring
Garlic has greatly affected the Chinese economy for centuries, and we can expect it to for many years to come. Although garlic most likely did not originate from China, its first recorded cultivation and use dates back to 2000 BC, when the Chinese first began using it to preserve foods and treat indigestion. China became the largest global exporter of garlic in the late … [Read more...] about Flipping Garlic
As all of us Trojans gear up for spring break next week, there is excitement in the air along with animated discussion of who’s doing what. For me, I have the great honor and pleasure to be traveling to Thailand's renowned cities Bangkok and Chiang Mai through a fully-funded scholarship with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (thank you to prosperous … [Read more...] about Extra! Extra! Read All About It!