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Food Court: First person experience: Veganism involves more than giving up meat

Karla Rendon Staff Writer Veganism is the practice of refraining from animal products in one’s diet and life style. But what some people fail to realize is that veganism is more than just a diet; it is also a lifestyle. Adhering to the constraints that lifestyle means to abstain from eating cheese, most cookies, Jell-O and not wearing leather, wool and suede. According to a Gallup poll, 2 percent... 

Food Court: Alarcon delivers a sweet message

<i>Food Court</i>: Alarcon delivers a sweet message
Gabrielle Alarcon, sophomore psychology major, has been baking with her mother since she was a child. Alarcon started to experiment with baking on her own in middle school. This vanilla chai tea cake, featuring honey cream frosting, was Alarcon’s first time using fondant, a hard form of frosting that is easily formed into shapes. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Alex Forbess Food Editor Gabrielle Alarcon... 

Food Court: Dr. Grubbs sells Claremont High some grub

Karleigh Neff Staff Writer It is 20 minutes before the lunch break at Claremont High School. The beautiful campus consists of several red-roofed single story buildings separated only by courtyards with trees and sitting areas for students. Lunch service workers from the school’s cafeteria start to set up various eating stations, and each one has a large red tent or umbrella to cover the workers and... 

Commentary: No such thing as ‘American’ food

Alex Forbess, Food Editor There is so much fighting occurring in the United States. The biggest struggle is how to secure our borders and maintain a fair procedure of obtaining citizenship. Lawmakers, lobbyists and activists are sharing their views to figure out how these potential citizens can experience the American Dream, even in food. Yes, some people may take advantage of indulging in too much... 

Food Court: Casa del Rey finds success despite obstacles

Alex Forbess Food Editor With challenges like employee training, resource management and developing a strong clientele, it looked difficult to survive in the restaurant business. One shot is all that it takes to have a family-owned restaurant survive or become another failed American Dream. “Family businesses just suck,” said Art Rey, owner of Casa del Rey in San Dimas. Yet Casa del Rey has not... 

Food Court: Baresse’s passion involves sweets

<i>Food Court</i>: Baresse’s passion involves sweets
Katie Barrese, senior psychology major, will graduate in May, hoping attend graduate school at Southern Methodist University in Texas to pursue a career working with children. Barrese is a distance runner on track and field. She also enjoys buying lemon mousse cupcakes from Some Crust Bakery in Claremont. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Monique Parra Staff Writer Senior psychology major Katie Barrese takes... 

Food Court: Students want Bon Appétit to list nutrition information

Karleigh Neff Staff Writer The students at the University of La Verne indulge in a variety of cuisine at the dining halls on campus. Davenport Dining Hall and Barbara’s Place both offer many dishes provided by the management company, Bon Appétit. Students are able to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at either dining hall, and many students living on and off campus rely on them for all three. However,... 

Donut Man attracts sweet crowd

Donut Man attracts sweet crowd
The Donut Man, located in Glendora, has been serving fried, sugary treats to its customers for over 40 years. Established in 1972, the Donut Man is famous for their special donuts filled with fresh fruits such as strawberries and peaches when in season. Peaches are in-season in the summer, but you can get a strawberry one right now at any time since they are open 24 hours. / photo by Christopher Mora Veronica... 

Commentary: Food freedoms in jeopardy

<i>Commentary</i>: Food freedoms in jeopardy
Alex Forbess, Food Editor We love to eat; let us not deny this. Everything we do gives us an excuse to eat and drink what we crave most. One person will work out for extensive hours so his metabolism will burn anything, while another is thinking since he earned a 4.0 GPA, a strawberry doughnut from the Donut Man should compensate him for the hours he put in studying. However, with diet-related health... 

Food Court: La Verne café offers Italy’s finest

<i>Food Court</i>: La Verne café offers Italy's finest
Mike Dietrich and Jody Padfield dine outside at Caffé Allegro on a calm afternoon. Dietrich and Padfield have been coming to Caffé Allegro for years and say they enjoy the food and wine. Caffé Allegro recently acquired a license to serve alcohol on the patio. Outdoor heaters provide diners with a warm outdoor dining experience as well as a view of D Street and Third Street. / photo by Chelsea Knight Karleigh... 
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