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Big Al’s Bites: Barbecue 1010

With all the talk of the paleo diets floating around, I can’t help but think that primal food was simple. Using primitive tools and minimal seasoning, meat was a delicacy that stood on its own, with no help from any fancy flavorings. Fortunately, we’ve evolved our culinary world with the rest of our living, and […]

Warning: This is the column of a severely jaded, chronically pessimistic senior who is feeling particularly grieved. If you are feeling optimistic about your academic life, you may want to seriously consider whether you should read any more. Symptoms may include questioning authority, rebellion, subtle anarchy, stickittothemaneiosis and Machiavellianism. If you have questions about these […]

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The library renovation has been a hot topic on campus the last couple of weeks. For those who haven’t heard, it’s been proposed that the library be renovated to include a number of additions. These additions include condensed shelving, more group study areas, a testing center and potentially a cafe. The testing center proposal is […]

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Soda pop is an American pastime. Some may say baseball, others would point to bigotry as the nation’s most consistent heritage, but when push comes to shove, more people like soda than they do baseball. Take away the MLB, you’ll have some majorly pissed men. Take away Diet Coke? Watch as the Wasatch Front turns […]

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While the world’s eye is fixed on Sochi, many countries are not privileged enough to be preoccupied with festivities. The world is not as picturesque as the Olympics would have you believe. 2013 marked a record year for civil unrest across the globe. Egypt’s democracy is faulty, Thailand’s government is shaky at best, and Syria […]

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Big Al’s Bites: Plates and Palates

In the culinary world, dinner is a bit of a diva. She makes you wait till the end of the day for a grand appearance and insists you save your calories for her and her alone. She scoffs at all other meals that dare to encroach upon her prowess.While I believe that dinner is amazing, […]

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