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Pride Without Prejudice: An Immigrant’s Love For American Culture is the New American Dream

While traveling across the world as an officer in Greece's merchant marines, Ioannis Mansalis met his now-wife, Roberta, in Philadelphia. At the ambitious age of 23, Mansalis permanently moved nearly 5,000 miles from his home country of Greece to settle down in his wife's home country. Although Mansalis will always be fond of his Greek… Continue reading Pride Without Prejudice: An Immigrant’s Love For American Culture is the New American Dream

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Learning Sustainable Agriculture on the Central Coast

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is a campus known for its agriculture education. With the advancements in agriculture and technology have come the need for more sustainable measures.  One course offered to students at Cal Poly SLO is Organic Enterprise, a course centered around the university's "Learn by Doing" motto and its push for… Continue reading Learning Sustainable Agriculture on the Central Coast

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Mama Ganache: Melting Chocolate with Ethics

The door jingles. A friendly face smiles at you from behind the counter. The rich aroma of chocolate fills the air. The atmosphere in Mama Ganache is sweet, bright and inviting, but this downtown San Luis Obispo chocolate shop has more to it than its aesthetic appeal. Mama Ganache is strongly built upon ideals of… Continue reading Mama Ganache: Melting Chocolate with Ethics

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The Great British Bake Off Goes Vegan (For a Week)

Ask any serial Netflix binge-watcher; they've probably seen The Great British Bake Off. This international hit, better known in the U.S. as The Great British Baking Show, is only up to 5 seasons on Netflix, but 9 for its regular British broadcasting on the country's Channel 4 station. The beloved series is one that tends… Continue reading The Great British Bake Off Goes Vegan (For a Week)

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2019 Will Be the Year of the Unidentifiable Vegan

Plant-based eating is no longer the grassroots veganism of the '60s. Twenty-first century vegans don't just survive off of plain grains, beans, fruit and veggies; they now have a new "are you sure it's vegan?" category in their diet. In other words, modern plant-based products are nearly unidentifiable as plant-based foods. I'm talking meat, seafood,… Continue reading 2019 Will Be the Year of the Unidentifiable Vegan