Scene On Campus: First in the Family

Check out graduating senior Elizabeth Pena’s story on how she has accomplished the goal of being a first generation college graduate in her family. Unfortunately, some of her family will not be able to attend due to a change of location to the ceremony.

Elizabeth Pena peeks through the St. Louis Hall doors at St. Mary's University. It is a tradition for all graduates to walk out these doors.

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The Art of making Pasta Sauce

 

Check out the interview I had with Jason Todd, a St. Mary’s Law alumnae. He explains his passion for cooking as well as the story behind his Pasta Sauce.

Ingredients:
½ cup of olive oil
3 29 oz. cans of tomato sauce
16oz can of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of basil
1.5 teaspoon of Oregano
.5 teaspoon of Cayenne
1Cup of parmesan
¼ teaspoon of Baking Soda 

Directions

  1. Add ½ cup olive oil and 8 cloves of garlic to large pan.  Cook garlic until it is light brown.  If it becomes burnt start over it will change the taste of the sauce drastically.
  2. Add 3 twenty-nine ounce cans tomato sauce and 1 six ounce can tomato paste to garlic and oil mixture.  Stir to combine.  Taste to get idea of how it should taste at this point.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1½ teaspoon dried oregano, and ½ teaspoon cayenne to sauce.  Stir to combine.  Taste to get idea of how it should taste at this point.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring often.  Reduce heat to allow sauce to simmer.  Cover with splashguard (a screen that covers the top of the pot).  Cook for approximately 1 to 1½ hours.  The sauce should reduce by almost ¼ and a skin/sheen will form on top. Taste to get idea of how it should taste at this point
  5. Add 1 cup parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  6. Add ¼ teaspoon baking soda and stir.  Sauce will foam as the acid in the tomatoes is released.  This is essential for the sauce. Taste to get idea of how it should taste at this point.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste
  8. Eat with pasta and great bread.

 

Jason Todd poses for a picture in the kitchen.

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A Day in the Life with a Cupcake Baker…

Check out the interview I had with Senior Speech Communications Major Rosemary Garcia. She recently started a cupcake business (Cupcakin’ Creations) out of her house where she creates extravagant creative cupcakes. Listen to her explain the process of her most popular cupcake.

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Soundslides Tutorial

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Practice Makes a Perfect Cheerleader

Check out the interview I had with a St. Mary’s University cheerleader, Alyssa Garcia. Listen to her practice schedule and determination to compete in the STMU cheer squad’s first competition!

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A slice of life with Lori Anne Garses

Check out the interview I had with one of my classmates. Lori is a Marketing major at St. Mary’s getting ready to graduate. Listen to her goals and experiences she’s had so far!

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Catholic and Marianist Universities in the U.S.

University of Dayton

One of the 10 largest Catholic universities in the country, the University of Dayton was founded in 1850 by four Marianists. Today, the university serves more than 10,000 students, including more than 3,000 graduate students, enrolled in 70 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools of law, engineering, business administration and education.

St. Mary’s University

The oldest and largest Catholic university in the Southwest, St. Mary’s University began in 1852, when four Marianist brothers stepped off the Indianola stagecoach and opened a preparatory school in downtown San Antonio. Today, the university is a multicultural university serving more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the country’s eighth-largest city, offering an integrated program of liberal studies, professional preparation and ethical commitment.

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai’i, was founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary. One of the most ethnically and culturally diverse campuses in the West, the university offers 23 major undergraduate programs and six graduate programs to its approximately 2,500 students, many of whom come from foreign countries.

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