By Pauline Fontanaud | Staff Writer | Fanfiction is the nervous system of an online community of fans broadening and keeping alive the fictional universes they love. I know sometimes people just can’t stand an ending, or a character leaving. This can be true for movies, TV shows, books, or even video games. So people turn to fanfictions to either find their happiness, or to write it. Fanfictions, or fanfics, are written fiction stories about characters from pre-existing works of fiction or even real life celebrities. They are all about changing endings, couple pairings, or even writing all of the characters in an alternate universe. The authors morph the existing works … [Read more...] about Fanfiction treats fiction as real
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| “One who does not burp or fart is bound to explode.” This rough translation of a proverb by Chinese philosopher Lao-Tseu says it all. Farts are a natural way for your body to release the gas it produces or absorbs. They are the result of trapped air, which can have many sources. While we chew and drink, we swallow air that will need to be released. But most of it is caused by fermentation. Some food substances don’t get absorbed in our intestines and end up in the colon. There they are fermented by the bacteria living in our gut, creating gas. “I never fart,” stated student Crystal Virgen. FALSE. Everybody farts. On average, a … [Read more...] about Flatulence under microscope
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| The Naan Cafe offers tasty, genuine Indian food, and a diversity of fresh and authentic dishes for great prices. The food was delicious. I had the chicken curry. It was just spicy and warm enough, and the chicken was tender, flavorful, and juicy. The rice and naans went perfectly with my dish. The whole meal was a great experience. “The portions were generous and the chicken pieces in the tikka masala were quite big. It wasn’t drowned in sauce, so we could actually taste the chicken,” said student Sonia C. Open all week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Naan Cafe is located at 700 E. Redlands Blvd, Redlands. As soon as you enter, you can smell … [Read more...] about Naan Cafe achieves Nirvana
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| A lot of people think French cuisine is sophisticated and too complicated to prepare. As a student, the last thing I want is to spend hours cooking something that I’m going to eat in 15 minutes. My mother taught me some recipes native to my home country, France, that anyone could do. Ratatouille and Tarte Tatin are recipes that are both perfect for lunch or dinner, all year-round. Ratatouille is a typical Provençal dish. It’s a quick and simple vegetable casserole to make, and delicious to eat. Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Yields 4 to 6 servings. Ingredients 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more as … [Read more...] about French Cuisine a la Awesome
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. It’s the celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the United States. The month-long celebration recognizes the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans to the cultural heritage of the United States. Asian-Pacific includes all of the Asian continents and Pacific islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution declaring the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week in 1978. In 1990, President George W. Bush signed a bill to extend the Asian-American Heritage week to a month. Two years later, Congress officially … [Read more...] about History of Asian History Month
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| Approximately 9 percent of people suffer from one or more specific phobias, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. While only a tenth of the population has a phobia, we’re all afraid of something. The Coyote Chronicle conducted a survey sampling students about their greatest fears. In the findings, we did not come across any fearless students. Out of the 66 Coyotes surveyed, approximately 30 percent stated that they are afraid of heights. The scientific term for the fear of heights is acrophobia. According to psychologist Juan M. Carmen, 2 to 5 percent of the general population suffer from acrophobia. So, we may assume that … [Read more...] about Coyote fears realized
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| “All men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This statement from the Declaration of Independence created the roots of the American Dream. But this concept was really made popular by James Truslow Adams in his book “Epic of America,” published in 1931. “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” stated Adams. But what is today’s definition of the American Dream according to students? “I define the American Dream as a dream that can be possible only if one applies themselves. It just … [Read more...] about Is the American Dream dead?
By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| I liked the simple and practical side of this place. Baguette Bakery & Café is the ideal mix of tasty sandwiches, great service, and reasonable prices. Does the word “baguette” make your mouth water? If so, this is the perfect place for you. It's located in Riverside at 767 W Blaine Street, 92507. The outside appearance of the restaurant is low-key, but I was surprised by the quality of the food served. "Baguette Bakery is a welcome refresh among the usual suspects of food around Riverside," stated Vikram S. on Yelp. As soon as you open the door, the staff welcomes you with a smile. The space is bright and clean. The old … [Read more...] about Baguette Bakery & Café begets comfort de la bouche–Restaurant Review