Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce

Can you tell I’m trying to finish up my shrimp this week? Tonight, I made a shrimp, tomato, and spinach pasta in garlic butter sauce. I sautéed the shrimp in butter, olive oil, crushed red pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and lots of salt. Once the shrimp was done, I threw the spinach and halved grape…

Quick and easy! Honey Garlic Shrimp Over Jasmine Rice with Broccoli

Yesterday, I made honey garlic shrimp over jasmine rice with broccoli with just what I had in the cabinet and fridge already. I’m definitely going to make this again, because it was surprisingly simple and did not take long. I first marinated the shrimp in soy sauce, local honey, and garlic powder and then sautéed…

Strawberry Shrimp Bacon Salad: A Triple Threat

Auburn was getting a brush of tropical storm Alberto today, so I wanted to make something lively and full of color to counter the icky skies. My favorite thing about making salads is that you can take your sweet time making them exactly how you want it. I HATE feeling rushed when I’m cooking and…

Auburn for Bees: Spring Recap

Last Wednesday, Auburn for Bees had its last event of the semester. We were invited to participate in Auburn’s Earth Day on Cater Lawn. We brought our buttons, bracelets, and stickers, as well as pollen for students to taste, a beekeeper veil to try on, and a drone petting zoo for students to hold bees!…

Bracelets for Beeducation, the kickoff of our new program and fundraiser

This past month, Auburn for Bees (For The Bees) began a new fundraising campaign for our program called “Beeducation.” Within Beeducation, we meet with Auburn city schools children and talk to them about bees, led by our very own director of education Hannah Burke–we had our first session last week! Last Wednesday in the Student…

We are all capable of being a hero: Wiglaf as the hero in Beowulf

Traditionally, Wiglaf is not the hero in Beowulf; the poem is not titled Wiglaf. Yet, he is the only warrior willing to fulfill his devotion to the leader, Beowulf, and fight boldly, even to death if necessary. The warriors, along with Wiglaf, are to follow the Anglo-Saxon heroic code and defend Beowulf, favoring death over…

Jane Austen’s Dashes

(full image in post) Here is an infographic of a project I am still actively working on. I began this project in the spring of 2017 and hope to complete it this semester. I’m closely studying Jane Austen’s dashes in her unpublished works, and hope to show how Austen’s dash usage increased over her lifetime and ask,…

Faulkner’s Influence on Southern Contemporary Works

This semester, I took two English classes both focused on the South, but each concentrated on two seemingly different versions. The first being the Jim Crow, early twentieth-century South in Major American Authors: William Faulkner with Dr. McKelly, and the second being the modern-day South, specifically works created in the last eight years, in Southern…

The Deliberate Choice of “Classic Man” in Moonlight

In the third and final part of Moonlight, Chiron introduces the audience to Black, his new, present-day persona. Unlike his timid, insecure school days when he was nicknamed Little, Black is now a burly, masculine drug-dealer residing in Atlanta. In this part of the film, Black drives home to Miami to meet Kevin, his former…