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Baking for beginners: Chocolate Chess Pie

The finished product of Angus Barn's Famous Chocolate Chess Pie. Photo by Lauren Wessell.

Lauren Wessell

April 25, 2020

Before the pandemic, my baking skills were limited to boxed brownies and transferring cookie dough from the packaging to the pan. But now, during this difficult and confusing time, many people are trying their hand at baking. I came across this recipe for Angus Barn's Famous Chocolate Chess Pie and decided to join in the baking fun! The recipe is simple, with a whopping seven ingredients...

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

TacoRoos location at S College and College Acres, pictured as of 23 November 2019.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

TacoRoos, a taco restaurant owned by the burger chain CookOut, is set to soon open on the corner of College Road and College Acres Drive. The building was vacant following the closure of a former Hardee’s establishment but was renovated over the course of 2019. The restaurant’s exterior sports...

14 tips for holiday healthy eating

A big Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition, but overeating on holidays happens in countries all over the world, according to a new study.

Sydney Blair, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Nearly 10 Thanksgivings ago, I ate too much turkey and ended up on the couch nearly in tears from my own physical discomfort. Although I was around the age of 11, my mom likes to remind me of this embarrassing episode. When I was 13, I became a vegetarian. I did not eat any fish, red meat or poultry....

Food for thought: Q&A with campus dietitian

The United States Department of Agriculture released on June 2 the MyPlate (www.myplate.gov) graphic that replaces the familiar food pyramid. It emphasizes fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy foods. (Allison Long/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Editor

April 13, 2019

Eating “healthy” can be difficult for students. There are several ways to get information on healthy eating and “dieting,” like social media and the internet, but even with these outlets there are conflicting messages being portrayed. To gather information on diets, the best and most qualifie...

Learning to live: ‘In Defense of Food’

The DASH eating plan has been confirmed to lower blood pressure…and not just by cutting back on salt. It features vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy foods, fish, poultry, beans, nuts and vegetable oils. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Editor

March 31, 2019

On March 26, 2019, UNC Wilmington hosted a shortened version of the documentary “In Defense of Food” in Lumina Theater. The documentary was created by Micheal Pollan, a US journalist who has worked at New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine. In the documentary, Pollan discusses the shifts in the f...

REVIEW: P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille

Photo credit: Rebekah Ferrell

Rebekah Ferrell, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2019

Where I’m from, we don’t have a P.T.’s Old Fashioned Grille, so I can assure you that if I had tasted then what I’ve tasted now, I would have moved South a lot sooner. P.T.’s is a franchise restaurant in North Carolina that seems to cater primarily to college-age students.

UNCW food pantry opens to combat student hunger

Catholic Campus Ministry, home of the UNCW Food Pantry.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019

A food pantry for UNC Wilmington students opened Thursday by the school’s Office of Leadership and Engagement, Catholic Campus Ministry and the Food Bank of Central and East North Carolina. “This is really the first formal pantry that UNCW has had,” said Jaime Russell, director of OSLE. “We...

Wrightsville Beach favorite Causeway Cafe closing this weekend

The storefront of the Causeway Cafe, located in Wrightsville Beach. The restaurant, which opened in 1987, will close its doors on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Noah Thomas, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2018

After more than three decades of service to the people of Wilmington, Causeway Cafe will close this Sunday, Nov. 4 to coincide with the retirement of owner Dave Monaghan. The Wrightsville Beach restaurant first opened in 1987 and has been serving locals and out-of-towners ever since. Monaghan and...

How to become involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts

How to become involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Kyle Kissinger, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement has assembled a list of local, regional and national organizations that are assisting in relief efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The following are some volunteer opportunities that have been pulled from UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement’s...

On a Budget: mushroom stroganoff

April 13, 2018

“On a Budget” is your go-to source for easy, wholesome and tasty recipes adapted for maximum health and minimum cost. Tune in for a variety of food that’s as good for your wallet as it is for your body. My roommate and I were hanging out in our kitchen the other day, doing homework. We’d l...

On a Budget: bacon egg cups

On a Budget: bacon egg cups

Lindsay Scott, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2018

“On a Budget” is your go-to source for easy, wholesome and tasty recipes adapted for maximum health and minimum cost. Tune in for a variety of food that’s as good for your wallet as it is for your body. Every morning when I get up, I grab a protein bar and my reusable water bottle. That’s...

How to host a successful Friendsgiving

How to host a successful Friendsgiving

Skylar Chadwick, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2017

Hosting a Friendsgiving isn’t a complicated task, but it is more involved than simply inviting people over for dinner. There are plenty of moving parts to consider and you will need a plan to make sure everything goes well. Here are a few tips that will help your Friendsgiving go off without a hitch. Invite the peo...

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