Matcha Marijuana Ice Cream: Freedom to be Stoned

Cornelians have spoken: Sun exit polling predicts that Dank Green Goddess Raspberry Matcha will take the cake, and the Sun could not agree more. On April 20, students from Food Science 1101 shared their ice cream creations with an eager crowd of students, waiting to test flavors. The three flavors that have been developed this year are, Dank Green Goddess Raspberry Matcha, All-Star American VBC (Vanilla, Blueberry, Cherry) and Bananas for Brownies Buds ‘n Blunts. The winning ice cream flavor will be announced at Slope Day instead of Commencement, as done in previous years. Since Flo Rida recently notified the Student Assembly that a Boogie Wit Da Hoodie would be replaced at Slope Day with Snoop Dog, students are keen to make Cornell as welcoming as possible for the A-list celebrities.

The New Drink of Cornell Sororities: Why Poppi Sodas Don’t Always Pop-Off

If you’re a social media user, particularly one on a college campus, there is a good chance you’ve seen an ad for Poppi on your feed. Though it sounds as though it could be a childhood toy, Poppi is actually a prebiotic soda drink––one that is marketed as “a modern soda for the next generation.” Poppi is being marketed toward college students and young adults in general, but more specifically, young women. Cornell’s sorority scene, for instance, is no stranger to endorsing and promoting Poppi drinks. The effects of promoting drinks like Poppi may seem harmless on the surface, but it’s important to consider the implications for body image perception among young women and girls.

Behind the Scenes of Cornell Dining: Meet Tashi Mondak

BY Noga Tenzin and Daniela Rojas

Tashi Mondak, who has worked as a Food Service employee at Cornell for over eight years, offers a perspective to students regarding the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of Cornell Dining: the time, effort and energy it takes to work in dining often goes unnoticed. What is unnoticed should often be appreciated, especially in the world of food service. Mondak’s role has changed overtime, from Statler hotel as dishwasher, to working in Mac’s Cafe and Cornell Catering, to his current job in Morrison Dining. He notes the differences in atmosphere within a particular eatery is largely dependent on the number of diners that come on a daily basis. Mac’s Cafe typically only has 1,000 people per day, whereas Morrison Dining can have up to 5,000.

Foodie Fuel: Nutritious Foods that Also Satisfy the Sweet Spot

As a First-Year student at Cornell, the dining halls have totally won me over. From french fries at North Star to warm cookies at Morrison, it seems as though everywhere I turn there is something delicious to eat. However, ever since I’ve gotten here, I’ve fallen victim to “college air.” What is “college air,” you ask? It is very similar to the phenomenon “school air” that you may have heard about back in high school. Basically, “school air” is the mysterious composition of the atmosphere in a high school that causes one’s appearance to go from perfectly put together in the morning to messy and grimey by the end of the school day.

Under $10 Dining at The Ithaca Farmers Market

An explosion of aromas rattle your senses upon arrival at the Ithaca Farmers Market. If you’re on a limited lunch budget, it’s hard to choose the perfect stand. However, hidden amongst a jungle of ranging delicacies are not only some of the best dishes in Ithaca, but the best deals.

Culinary Autonomy: Cooking for Yourself

While culinary autonomy may seem daunting, unpleasant and inconvenient to many, the realities of having to cook for yourself are creeping ever closer as students get older and prepare for their lives after Cornell. Fortunately, Ithaca has many popular shopping destinations accessible by bus for those without cars. Convenient kitchens located in dorms offer accessible ways to cook and store groceries off campus.

Saddle Up for a Flavor Rodeo: Ithaca’s Meat Extravaganza 

The Smothered 12-ounce Ribeye with Added Ribs at Texas Roadhouse is a must-try for any meat lover. The combination of tender steak, flavorful toppings and perfectly cooked ribs creates an unforgettable culinary experience that will have you coming back for more. Paired with the inviting atmosphere and excellent service, this is one dining experience you won’t want to miss.

Top Five Hidden Gems of Cornell Dining

If you’re keen to discover the tastiest menu items and fit in like a true Cornellian, know that you’re not alone. Thankfully, I’ve compiled a list of the top five hidden gems at Cornell eateries, complete with specific recommendations on what to order, as not all menu items are created equal.

A Boba-licious Tour: Comparing Ithaca’s Finest Boba Shops 

Ithaca’s boba scene has something for everyone. Whether you prefer a lively atmosphere, a tranquil environment or unique flavor combinations, there is a place for you. While each of these three boba shops have their own distinct charm, Mango Mango takes the crown for its extensive menu, vibrant atmosphere and consistently delicious drinks. However, we encourage boba enthusiasts to visit all of these locations to find their personal favorite. Happy sipping!