Posts By: Caitlin Hansen

Miracle berry: life of the (mouth) party

When I first heard about the “miracle berry” I immediately became apprehensive of its miracle claim. Despite having a vague term in its name, the sensation one experiences from consuming this berry is marked by wonder. Scientifically known as Synsepalum dulcificum, the miracle berry changes your perception of taste through proteins that bind to the… Read more »

MP petitions government to save orcas

Southern Vancouver Island is home to many—man and beast. Killer whales comprise a small percentage of the island’s residents, but act as a major source of regional pride. However, just like many other native species, they are being displaced by human activity. The federal government has known the orcas to be a threatened species since… Read more »

A gourmet meal for a deal

Often, people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, whether it be to eat less or exercise more. I, however, vowed to make 2014 my year to learn how to cook, and, unintentionally, gain weight. I pledged to try one new recipe per week, which has given me enough time to seek out appropriate dishes… Read more »