Momo: Nepali dumplings

Momo: Nepali dumplings

It’s one thing to eat a dish completely different from that of your culture, but it’s another to create it yourself. I was fortunate enough to not only try momo, which are Nepali dumplings, but I was able to create them myself. After inviting former Nepali Student Association President Anuka...

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Turning over new leaves

Turning over new leaves

A UTD alumnus and army veteran is expanding his new tea company that is focused on economic development in war-afflicted countries with the addition of products in local farmer’s markets and stores. Brandon Friedman, the founder and CEO of Rakkasan Tea, launched a Kickstarter campaign for his venture last August....

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McDermott Scholar rattled by quake

McDermott Scholar rattled by quake

Arden Wells was sitting in a teahouse in the small village of Sete, Nepal, playing cards with fellow students when the first earthquake hit on April 25. Even though she was 80 miles northeast of the earthquake’s epicenter, she could feel the tremors shake the teahouse. “What was so crazy...

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Stall or spoil?

Stall or spoil?

After several conferences and billions of dollars spent on pollution and other problems, we are in a worse environmental state than we were 25 years ago. No doubt, a lot of it is just big boys with their egos refusing to go first. But when it translates into a humanitarian crisis...

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