Amazon purchased Whole Foods for a total of 13.7 billion dollars on June 16. This acquisition represents a huge step in Amazon’s new approach at creating a grocery empire. Amazon has been trying to kick start their online grocery business for almost a decade but so far have not had much success.
This acquisition of Whole Foods signifies Amazon’s first major step in expanding its grocery sales into the physical world. Amazon has run a few physical stores and has projects such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, but with this purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon gained 460 physical stores, thus taking their physical presence to a whole new level.
This deal with Amazon could be a lifeline for Whole Foods. Recently, they have been struggling with the competition of stores like Costco and Walmart, who have lower prices than Whole Foods, which has been coined “Whole Paycheck” due to their high prices for groceries.
There are three major favorites when it comes to Mexican fast food. Willy’s, Moe’s and Chipotle are a fan favorite at Wesleyan and across the United States. Green and Gold surveyed thirty students from each grade and thirty teachers with the gender count split evenly.
The freshmen preferred Moe’s, sophomores preferred Moe’s, juniors preferred Moe’s, and seniors preferred Willy’s. The faculty preferred Willy’s as well. The survey gave insight on which Mexican fast food place was each grade’s favorite, even if it was a small percentage of the class. This applied to the teachers as well with their vote and preference counting just as much as the students.
First in line is Moe’s Southwest Grill. Junior and Moe’s enthusiast Ryan Gomes said, “During the summer I usually go about four times a week and the best part about Moe’s is their salsa bar, queso and their special greeting, Welcome to Moe’s!!”
Veganism is not just a way of eating, but it is a philosophy people live by in order to exclude “all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.” In 1806, when the earliest concepts of veganism were formed with the help of Dr. William Lambe and Percy Bysshe Shelley. They believed that eggs and dairy were not important to their diet. Veganism is an extreme form of vegetarianism that was officially formed in Nov. 1944 by Donald Watson who met with other non-dairy vegetarians to discuss their lifestyle and felt that a new word was required to describe them. They wanted something crisper than ‘non-dairy vegetarians’ so they settled on ‘vegan’ shrinking the word ‘vegetarian’ to the first three and the last two letters. Donald Watson said, “This is the beginning and end of vegetarian.” Veganism wanted “to seek an end to the use of animals by man for food, commodities, work, hunting, vivisection, and by all other uses involving exploitation of animal life by man” because they felt that too many animals were being abused due to humans eating them or using their harvests. Sophomore Bekah Ford said, “I’ve been a vegan for nearly two years now. I’ve seen a lot of different examples of how badly animals are treated, and it keeps me on the right path.” Keep Reading
Whether it is in lower school, middle school or in high school, the students and faculty get the privilege of eating lunch made by Sage Dining. The Green & Gold went “behind the scenes” of Sage Dining to discover more about what the staff does on a daily basis.
One new component that was introduced to the high school this year was the self-serve hot line, rather than staff-served.
Sage Dining manager Jason Meyers said, “The amount of food preparation has definitely increased since self-service has been introduced. Currently, most students load up their plate because the concept is new, and they don’t want to get back in line. I believe it will eventually smooth out.” Keep Reading
Fall is undeniably the best season. There are countless activities to enjoy. How could someone not fall in love with fall?
Some of my favorite fall activities are the simplest. Cuddling up in a warm blanket with a big bowl of popcorn while watching “Gilmore Girls” might be my personal favorite activity, but other activities include jumping in a leaf pile. I mean come on! How classic is that?
Pumpkin carving is also a great way to enjoy what fall has to offer. There is pumpkin everything these days. Although pumpkins have become synonymous with fall, pumpkin carving has been traditionally associated with the fall season. Recently, the Wesleyan high school cross country teams enjoyed a fun pumpkin-carving party.
While pumpkin carving might be enjoyable for most, one can never go wrong getting cozy up to a warm, crackling fire. Whether it may be the roasting of marshmallows to make s’mores or sitting with boots and a beanie with a loved one by your side, an aesthetic bonfire will never go out of style.
There are also many cute fall arts and crafts, like making the perfect bird feeder. This is probably one of the easiest fall crafts. All you need is a pine cone, a few tablespoons of peanut butter, roughly a half a cup of bird seed and a string to hang the bird feeder. First, tie the string around one side of the pine cone, then coat is with as much peanut butter as possible, after that, you drench it in bird seeds. This is so easy and definitely kid-friendly.
Car rides through scenic routes are exciting especially with good friends. The best thing about fall drives, in the south especially is, being able to notice the changing of the leaves. This is truly God’s creation at work.
Soaking up some Vitamin D while enjoying some tasty southern comfort foods and a candle is a perfect way to enjoy the autumnal outdoors. Some fall food may include: pumpkin pie, apple pie, chili, mashed potatoes, grilled cheese or apple cider!
If you are looking for fun ways to enjoy fall, refer back to this easy list. You’re welcome to interpret it your own way!