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Healthy for the Body & Soul

Vanilla Almond Goji Berry Granola Everyone is all about that â&#x20AC;&#x153;healthyâ&#x20AC;? lifestyle these days, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy sweets. This recipe is not only healthy, but is also easy, doable, and delicious. Plus, the granola will last for days. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfect snack to bring to work for those long days. You can even eat it as a meal on lazy days...okay maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pushing it. Still, it depends on the individual because the real question is: will you be able to control that twitchy hand of yours when you WDVWH WKLV JUDQROD" <RXU NLWFKHQ ZLOO EH Ĺ´RRGHG with a toasty, sweet smell and warmth as the granola bakes. Just imagine a healthier version of a churro...basically a churro in disguise. Bon appĂŠtit !

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Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, almonds, coconut flakes, cinnamon and salt. 3. In a small saucepan, combine grapeseed oil, agave, vanilla bean inards, vanilla bean and light brown sugar. Heat to a simmer (and until sugar is dissolved) and remove from heat. 4. Drizzle syrup mixture over oat mixture, and toss. Transfer granola mixture onto sheet pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown, mixing it once at the 10 minute mark. Let granola cool completely on a wire rack. Break it into chunks and mix in goji berries. 5. Using your hands, break granola into chunks; transfer to an airtight container and add goji berries and mix.




Their newest single, “Broke”, was released in October of 2013. It was only a year after the band had released their EP, Shapes. Broke is about a lover who is after a significant other. The lover is persistent and stubborn to win the significant other over, even though they are rejected and turned down. All the money in the world does not get this person a date. This may sound like a sad love story, but the vocals and the Members of the band include instrumentals give it a positive Mia Minichiello, Eric Radloff, feel and make the audience feel Brandon Bae, Nick Campbell, hopeful for this patient lover. and Logan Shrewsberry. They recently graduated from USC Bear Attack is able to write and with the class of 2013. Their sing about love and rejection music falls under the pop, without the over dramatization alternative, folk, indie, rock of other artists’ songs. Listeners genre. What does this mean? c a n r e l a t e a n d e n j o y t h e This means their songs have melodies like “Broke” and not it all. They have the vocals, the have to feel too much sorrow instruments, the right chords, or pain. Broke is not the only song with the theme of love or and the energy. Who should we watch out for in Los Angeles? These 5 talented Trojans, that’s who. Four Popular Music Majors from the Thornton School of Music and one Jazz Major also from the Thornton School of Music joined together to create Bear Attack a band that creates tunes so harmonious and graceful you’ll want them to release more tracks after hearing their new single “Broke”.




Photographs by Alice Lee and Sasha Young


rejection, their whole EP album, Shapes, holds this theme and so do the rest of the songs on Broke. Perhaps many love the songs so much because the songs reflect the experiences of many without the rivers of tears and depressing lyrics.

“your ad here” poster, and monopoly money in an empty neighborhood is what made this music video successful. It’s simple, it’s creative, and it catches the essence of the group Bear Attack. The song itself makes the video.

Fa n s w e r e e x c i t e d t o s e e what the video would look l i ke . Th e re w e re n o t ea r s involved, no flowers like the lyrics mention, and no mushy gushy scenes. The music video consists of the quintet going around selling ad-space on their golf cart in a deserted neighborhood to unsuccessful entrepreneurs. After following the advertisement, they have great success and at the end of the video no one is broke and everyone is happy and partying in the middle of the street with monopoly flying everywhere.

EP's released: Broke (2013) Shapes (2012) Songs to listen to: "Broke" "Lucidity" "Backpack" 3 Words to Describe Them: lively, energetic, harmonious Genre: Pop/indie/folk/alternative

There is not a direct connection between the narrative of the persistent lover and the music video about the entrepreneurs, however the video is still intriguing and eye catching. Two bikes, a golf cart, a white




COMPILED BY SCHESSA GARBUTT I've killed every succulent I've ever attempted to grow. Things start off well enough, but a few weeks after I bring succulents into my home, they start to look spindly and sad before giving

up and dying. Despite hearing time and again about how foolproof succulents can be, I've never had luck. And I have a hunch that I'm not the only one. Fellow succulent killers,


"Green succulents in the CRASSULA Genus are a dependable option." are you out there? Distraught about my inability to nurture a succulent in my tiny New York apartment, I took advantage of a trip to San Francisco last week to head to that city's succulent mecca, Flora Grubb Gardens, to ask for advice: Why are my succulents dying and how can I stop killing them? First, let's talk about climate. Before wallowing in despair about your inability to keep a succulent alive, it's a good idea to think about the exterior factors that you can't control. Succulents in San Francisco grow like weeds. Succulents are desert plants. They thrive in hot, dry places with plenty of sunshine. It's no surprise that a sun-loving plant doesn't enjoy life in my dimly lit New York apartment.But even if the climate in my small apartment can't mimic the desert, I learned a few rules of thumb

for keeping succulents alive indoors anywhere. As a general rule of thumb, when shopping for succulents to grow indoors, look for the green ones. The greener the succulents that you choose, the greater the chances that they'll survive inside. Green succulents in the Crassula genus are a dependable option. If you prefer the cactus look, agave and aloe plants can also do surprisingly well indoors if placed in a bright window. Part of the appeal of succulents is their variety of colors and shapes. But succulents in the purple and orange color family are really better suited for outdoor spaces. Instead of focusing on having a variety of color, look for green succulents in a variety of shapes. Maybe most important: succulents don't like to be watered very often. The soil should be allowed to dry completely before getting another drink. Planting succulents in unglazed plants can help them to drain completely in between waterings and will prevent them from becoming waterlogged. Article by Erin Boyle


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How to make an

Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

For this month’s issue, Allison Patrick of Zipper8 Lighting will show us how to make a beautiful summer lantern out of cocktail umbrellas. It’s colorful, fun, and easy to make! So give it a try — it’ll keep those summer nights going!


Supplies You'll Need: *A base for your lantern *Scissors *A glue gun

*A paper lantern *Cocktail umbrellas *A light bulb and light cord



Step 1

The first thing you want to do is cut the stems off your cocktail umbrellas. You will need about 30-40 umbrellas depending on the size of your umbrellas and lantern. Make sure you pick enough of each color! Open up your lantern and put it in the base so it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t roll away.

Step 2

Take each of your umbrellas and glue them onto the lantern. Be sure to glue them onto the paper of the lantern, not onto the wire structure. Hold each umbrella snugly against the lantern until the glue dries, then grab another. Keep gluing until your lantern is fully covered.

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With your scissors, carefully cut around the hole at the top of the lantern so you have room to thread your light bulb and cord inside the lantern. Thread the light bulb and cord through, hang it up, and let the summer nights continue!







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