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5 Things I Hate About Spring

By Julia McAlpine Staff Writer Normal people seem to like spring. Birds chirp and flowers bloom and yada-yada. Maybe if I lived somewhere with actual seasons,...

5 Things I Wish I Did at UCI

By Julia McAlpine Staff Writer It’s my last quarter at UCI, and I’ve suddenly realized I am a terrible excuse for an Anteater. I planned to...

Food Labelwhores

I was at Trader Joe’s the other day with my roommate, stocking up on our favorite Reduced Guilt Macaroni and Cheese (only 270 calories for cheesy goodness!), when an elderly man eyed us piling a fair number of the frozen meals into our cart. He leaned over to us, confused as to why we seemed to be preparing for some tragic noodle-depraved circumstance.

Anteater Abroad in Ireland

By Julia McAlpine Staff Writer When I signed up to study in Ireland, I thought I was making a mistake. It was an overnight decision, it...

No Real Flame in These “Torches”

KICKS: The much-hyped local band fails to live up to the excitement of their hit singles.

Teaching the Unbelief Belief

As anyone who has seen students selling their souls in exchange for candy to the Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists Club on Ring Road knows, secularism is on the rise. UC Irvine’s religious studies department, as well as the religious studies departments of other colleges, offers courses on atheism, agnosticism and secular beliefs. Recently, Pitzer College in Southern California has developed an entire major devoted to Secularism, which will debut this fall.

Single Serve Sites

Instead of vowing to stop procrastinating like you do at the start of each new quarter, why not resolve to put off those assignments as long as possible? Single serve websites are here to help!

From Loaves And Fish To Lovehandles

When Jesus said he was the Bread of Life, he wasn’t advising his followers to up their carb intake. Studies conducted by Northwestern University, though, claim that those who attend church as young adults are 50 percent more likely to become obese later in their lifetime.

Grandparents and iPhones

For every grandparent with an iPhone, there are countless others who only know of Apple as a type of pie filling. My maternal grandparents have little in common, aside from a European ancestry and their current status as members of the octogenarian club. My grandmother is a hairdresser, a wonderful baker and a devout Lutheran, while my grandfather is a retired engineer who keeps to himself, speaks a handful of languages and stays up-to-date with Rush Limbaugh.

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