Yasmine Cruz column: Cooking up a story

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By Yasmine Cruz

Imagine an empty pot on the stove. It may start as an empty pot but as soon as you add the first ingredient, you become a cook. Anyone can be a cook, but it takes commitment and a certain skill to become a chef.

Julia Child said, “No one is born a great cook. One learns by doing.” When a cook commits to learning all they can about food, that is when they become a chef and that is what I aspire to do.

I have not been part of the Calumet for long, but I have been sending poetry for the poetry corner and will continue doing so as the new poetry editor. The poetry corner aims to give those who keep their writing to themselves an opportunity to publish their work. While I will continue to publish my own works, I encourage those who do enjoy writing to send their own works, so they may also experience the joys of publishing.

I once was a shy kid, usually keeping to myself and always wearing a pair of headphones. Even though I continue to wear headphones, I have overcome my shyness by getting involved in clubs and activities.

The Calumet was one of the places I first started publishing my poems and once the Calumet decided to bring back the poetry corner, I was sending poetry for each edition.

I am beyond excited to be the poetry editor this year as well as put out recipes for those who may just be relying on ramen noodles and pizza rolls. Not only will I deliver healthy recipes, I plan to work on a budget to help create meals for those who may not have much to spend. By the end of the semester, I hope to be able to put out recipes sent to the Calumet by students and staff.

By the end of the first semester, I hope to see more first-years joining clubs and trying new activities. Hopefully I will see some writers with potential. Do not be afraid to put your work out there, because once you do, everything just gets easier.

For any questions, submissions, comments, concerns, your more than welcome to speak with any of the Calumet staff or email the editor directly at 2018calumet@gmail.com. We look forward to you reaching out to us for what you want in your newspaper. Have a great semester everyone.

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