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Eat Well

What you eat gives you energy throughout the day and is important to maintaining overall health. Whether you’re eating at Val or cooking for yourself, these tips will help you maximize your nourishment!

Hello World!

Hello world! Pardon my tardiness. These past two weeks have been quite a blur; sometimes I don’t know why I take on so many things to do. Nonetheless, it’s been a pretty rewarding two weeks. Next week, I’ll be away from school because I will be working the National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City, so I’ve been pretty busy this week trying to get the things in order before I have to leave. I’m a little scared for my impending doom—of homework—when I get back, which was a struggle last year after I staffed the same conference.

We're in Noho, yo!

Hello friends!
This weekend my friend Alda came down to visit me!  We hadn't been to Northampton in quite a while, so we decided to spend our Saturday exploring the lovely Noho.  Northampton is like Amherst in that it has a kind of hippy-ish eclectic vibe, but it's much larger than Amherst.  We ate a quick breakfast at Bruegger's in town and then set off on our adventure! 
There is so much to get into in Northampton, most of it being food or shopping-related, two of my favorite things :)

Eating Their Research

Work in Progress


Sosatokeut Lesterenn !!!

Hi, My name is Lester Hu; in fact, my legal first name is Zhuqing, a Chinese word from a 7-century poem which means "a lonely island surrounded by clear water in a lake." Lester is a name that I have randomly picked up as my English name when I was 12 I guess.

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite


David A. Kessler's best-seller explains how overeating becomes an addiction.

Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite

By John Thorne ’65 with Matt Lewis Thorne. New York City: North Point Press, 2007. 448 pp. $26 hardcover.

Reviewed by Alexander Chee

Food and Kitchen Safety

January 2010

Just the facts:

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)…