How to prepare an ooey gooey 5 cheese mac

As we settle into the holiday season, after what has felt like 10 years wrapped into 1, it’s mind-boggling to imagine cooking delicious full-course meals for family members you don’t want to see every second anymore. Luckily, this Thanksgiving is only going to consist of me eating a buttload of unhealthy, mouth-watering, creamy, and of course, deliciously baked 5 cheese macaroni and cheese. My family came across this beautiful recipe on Pinterest in 2011 and ever since then we’ve been making it every year. The …

Thanksgiving bummer: COVID takes family dinners off the table?

With Thanksgiving weekend upon us, the California Department of Public Health announced a new set of regulations and necessary precautions for people to follow, as Covid-19 cases have doubled in California in the last two weeks. The state put into effect a limited stay at home order and a monthlong curfew that started Saturday. Los Angeles and all other counties in the purple tier will have to close all gatherings and nonessential businesses from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This order will end Dec. 21, but …

Pick-up only for Dinner in the Park this Thanksgiving

It’s the 50th anniversary of Dinner in the Park, a community Thanksgiving event that normally feeds hundreds of people outdoors at Pasadena’s Central Park in Old Town. The event, organized by Union Station Homeless Services, has supplied thousands of holiday meals to people who are hungry, without homes, and to low-income families. This year, due to COVID-19, people won’t be able to enjoy a large scale community gathering in the park, but there will still be Thanksgiving meal distribution, events, and opportunities to be of …

Thanksgiving dismisses persistent culture of white violence

White people in America have convinced themselves that overt racism is the only kind that affects people of color. They’ve taught themselves to dismiss the culture of white supremacy that exists below the surface of racial slurs and Nazi chants. Their version of history depicts the violence of their ancestors as heroic and righteous, with monikers like “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” In 1972 when Angela Davis was interviewed while she was in prison, she was asked if she thought that violence was …