Category Archives: Lifestyle

Treatsgiving for Thanksgiving

Jonathon Moreno ‘21
EE Staff Writer

When it comes to early winter or late fall, people start to think of things like snow falling from the sky or the trees rustling in the cool air. The holidays are on their way, so here are two desserts you can make for your favorite holiday.

Pumpkin Pie
This would be the perfect dessert to bring to your family thanksgiving party or maybe just for the sake of baking it for fun!

1 15 ounce (oz) can of pumpkin
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground ginger
½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon of salt
1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)

Directions: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Put all ingredients except for pie crust, into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees F and continue to bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into pie comes out cleanly. Take pie out of oven and let cool. Once cool, you may serve the dessert!

Treasure Hunting & Bargain Busting

Victoria Vidal ’18
EE Contributor

Senior Maddie Touri, ditches the usual rhinestone strapless gown and exchanges it for a beautiful unique warm toned dress. This dress completely wraps in what Maddie’s style is about, warm colors, vintage patterns, and a whole lot of thrifting.

Tweed oversized sweaters, plaid straight legged pants, and a polaroid camera. What some may call pointless items, some think they are only the beginning to finding their own style. GoodWill, Buffalo Exchange, and Savers are many of the secondhand clothing stores that allow one to show self expression.

Thrift shopping, 2017s’ most raved about form of fashion. When you think of fashion, what do you think of? Urban Outfitters? High prices? Trends? For some people fashion is about finding an article of clothing and rendering it to make it their own. It is about someone’s secondhand clothes and turning them into a bold but comfortable fashion piece.

“The best part is probably finding the small treasures every once and awhile, like the things you know you can’t find if you try to look for them,” Maddie Touri said.

Spice up Autumn with Pumpkin Flavors

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

The first things that come to mind when people think of Autumn are pumpkins and changing leaves. Fall is filled with pumpkin spice treats and decadent cinnamon sweets. Here are some recipes to satisfy your pumpkin spice craving.
Recipes adapted from

Recipe 1: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Instead of going to Starbucks, you can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home!

1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon white sugar (can add more)
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup brewed espresso
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Top 10 Activities for Summer

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

  1. Spend a day at the pool and read a book.
  2. Visit a local beach and collect some seashells or have a picnic.
  3. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make some s’mores.
  4. Stargaze in your backyard with some friends.
  5. Take a road trip.
  6. Go to Six Flags or a local amusement or water park.
  7. Spend a few hours on a hot air balloon for a fun evening with your friends.
  8. Visit a local lake and take a swim.
  9. Go on a hike at a local state park or trail.
  10. Have a water balloon fight in your backyard with friends or family.

Summer Recipes

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

School is almost over and summer is right around the corner! Here are some delicious recipes to make your summer a little sweeter.

Fresh Frozen Yogurt Ice Pops


Small paper/plastic cups (or a popsicle mold)
Popsicle sticks
2 cups fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and bananas)
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
¼ cup white sugar

Strawberry Treats for a Sweet Spring

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

Spring is finally here! This flowerful season makes me think of fresh fruit and vibrant flowers. Spring is the perfect time to eat some delicious strawberries! These quick and easy recipes are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

strawberry ice creamRecipe #1: Strawberry Shortcake
3 pints fresh strawberries
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup shortening
⅔ cup milk
2 tablespoons white sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 cups whipped heavy cream

“Spring” Into Fun Activities!

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

spring background

Spring into spring with a myriad of fun activities, ranging from eating ice cream to zip-lining!

When people think of spring, the first saying that comes to mind is, “April showers bring May flowers.”

Instead of sitting inside on a windy spring day, grab some of your friends and have some fun! Here are some activities for those sunny spring days.

1. Go on a hike. Walk down a flower-filled path as you breathe in the crisp spring air. Take some friends and just explore!

Saint Patrick’s Day Desserts

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

shamrock cookiesSaint Patrick’s Day is here! When I think of Saint Patrick’s Day, the color that immediately comes to mind is green. You can never go wrong with some delicious green cupcakes and frosted sugar cookies. Short on time? These are the perfect recipes for you!

Recipe #1: Cupcakes

1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix
1 ¼ cups water
⅓ cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
8 drops green food coloring

Never Too Late: Sweet Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

Valentine’s day is right around the corner! When I think of Valentine’s day, I immediately think of chocolate and sweet pink treats. You can never go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries and heart-shaped sugar cookies. Short on time? Here are some delicious desserts that everyone will definitely enjoy!

Recipe #1: Chocolate Covered Strawberrieschocolate strawberries

16 ounces of chocolate: white, milk, or dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of shortening/butter
1 pound of strawberries
Sprinkles (optional)
Crushed almonds/peanuts (optional)

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

"Christmas Party" gift box from LUSH

“Christmas Party” gift box from LUSH

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

With the holidays approaching, everyone is running around trying to find amazing presents for their friends and family. Considering the multitude of gifts available, the holiday season can become very stressful for many people. Even with all the festive decorations and songs, the present purchasing is an ordeal for much of the population. For those last minute shoppers, here are six gifts under $25 to make your holidays less stressful.

Tech Gifts:

  1. Cable Keychain

This tassel keychain has a short charging cable concealed inside, so you can charge your phone on the go. For those busy people in your life, this would make the perfect present. This keychain also comes in a myriad of colors, making it an ideal gift for anyone.

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