Before the bombs went off the at the finish line on Marathon Monday, the Daily captured Tufts runners and their supporters on the course as they made their way along the course. Here are some of the happier moments from this week’s race:
This post accompanies the “Kava me Maybe” installment Melissa MacEwen’s column “The Roaming Fork.”
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Though most parts of the kava plant contain psychoactive kavalactones, the root is used most frequently.
In addition to selling kava tea, Whole Foods (and many other grocery stores and health food stores) also kava tinctures and supplements that are used to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
I bought some kava tea (made by Yogi) from Whole Foods, and some kava paste from konakavafarm.com. I wasn’t a big fan of the tea.
Kava tea, in action! I used two tea bags to see if I could notice the effects more clearly. I go hard.
Kava paste. Though it looks and smells pretty unappealing, it actually has a relatively neutral, earthy flavor. The label says that “tak[ing] two pea sized servings at a time [will promote] a relaxed, empathogenic experience.” I’m not sure I agree with the “empathogenic” part (the term is typically used in conjunction with substances like MDMA and 2C-B), but whatever.
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These photos accompany the “The stench of love“ installment of Melissa MacEwen’s column, The Roaming Fork.
Durians are large, spiky fruits that typically weigh several pounds. Though they are abundant in Asia, they can be challenging to find in the US and are typically not very fresh.
Frozen durian is surprisingly tasty!
Durian 3: Durian is a popular ingredient in sweets and treats — while I was walking around C Mart Supermarket in Boston’s Chinatown, I saw durians made into sweets and incorporated into “wife cakes,” a type of traditional Cantonese pastry.
Photos by Meagan Maher for the Tufts Daily
RAW: Natural Born Artists is an art organization that puts on showcases featuring indie artists ranging from photographers to performing artists to filmmakers to painters to makeup artists. These showcases, pictured below, happen monthly between the months of February and October in Boston and in 53 other cities. RAW seeks to help up and coming artists get their work out there. Check out some photos from last Sunday’s event!
Photos by Gabriela Ros and Katja Torres
These photos accompany the “Grubbin’ It” installment of Melissa MacEwen’s column, The Roaming Fork. To see the recipe she used for this meal, click here!
My friend Lucie was conscientious enough to put the worms through customs.
Close up of the worm tin, complete with appetizing drawing.
Out of the tin! No getting around the fact that they’re caterpillars.
Reconstituting the dried caterpillars.
Boiling vegetables for stew.
Boiled vegetables + immersion blender + peanut butter.
Spicy peanut soup, with worms. I’m guessing this isn’t how it’s supposed to look.
Yesterday students and faculty members turned out in droves to protest the University’s current endowment investment in fossil fuels. Check out these shots from the rally and march:
Devyn Powell spoke to impassion the crowd
These photos accompany the “Cooking Jiminy“ installment of Melissa MacEwen’s column, The Roaming Fork. To see the recipe she used for this meal, click here!
The crickets arrived in a box decorated …with pictures of crickets. It even had air vents built into it.
Frying them up!
I put them on paper towels so they would be less greasy.
After I had cooked the crickets, I stir fried them with a spicy, curry butter.
The crickets were delicious with a salad — the slight bite of the greens complemented the tang of the crickets and the spice of their sauce.
The Pan-African Alliance organized a vigil last night to commemorate the loss of Trayvon Martin and many others who have died in racially motivated shootings.
Associate Professor in the American Studies Department Christina Sharpe spoke at the event.
TCU Senator Tabias Wilson shared his thoughts at the remembrance.
Many students gathered to express their grief.
Vassar College's Co-Director of Africana Studies and Contributing Editor to Gawker, Kiese Laymon, also was in attendance.
Photos by Ashley Seenauth / The Tufts Daily.