Savory White Rice

4 cups of water
2 cups of rice
1/2-1 stick of butter

Large pot with lid
Stirring spoon

1. Boil 4 cups of water on high, add the butter and salt as desired for taste.
2. Let boil uncovered on high for about 15 minutes or until you see the rice puff up and the water level cannot be seen, then cover and set the stove on low until all the water boils out.

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Written and Edited by Jhayla D. Walls


Yummy Yam Pie Cupcakes

1 1/2 stick of butter(optional)
2 packs of graham crackers
1/3 cup of light brown sugar
1 32oz can of Bruce’s Yams(or any brand on sale)
1/3 cup of milk(optional)

Optional Toppings:
chopped nuts
fresh fruit
vanilla ice cream

cupcake pans
cupcake sheets
mixing bowl

1. Place can of yams, 1/2 stick of butter and brown sugar into a pot on medium heat.
2. Mash and mix milk into the yams.
3.In a bowl, crush both graham cracker packs and mix in a stick of melted butter.
4. Set up cupcake pans with the cupcake sheets and place 2-3 spoonfuls of graham cracker for the first layer.
5. Next, fill in yams as the second layer.
6. The third layer is optional, you can place chopped nuts or marshmallows before placing in the oven for 20 minutes, or fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream can be added after the sweets cool off.

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Homestyle Baked Mac & Cheese


Ingredients Needed:
1 box of pasta of your choice
2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese
2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups of Mexican blend cheese
1 Egg
1 stick of butter
1 12-oz can of milk
garlic powder
light garlic salt and pepper to taste


Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 and boil the pasta in a large pot with a splash of oil and two pinches of salt.
Step 2. Once pasta is cooked put the whole pot in the sink and let cold water run on the noodles for five minutes.
Step 3. Drain & pour pasta into oven pan.
Step 4. Mix cooled off pasta with one egg, one can of milk, 2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese, 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and two cups of Mexican blend cheese.
Step 5. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper to taste, mix.
Step 6. Sprinkle even coat of remaining cheese.
Step 7. Cover the pan with foil tightly and bake for 35 minutes. *You can toast the top by taking the foil off for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.




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Written & Edited by Jhayla D. Walls

New York Jets Rumors: Fighting For a Comeback

The New York Jets superseded rumors of fighting for a comeback, as they dueled it out with the New England Patriots this past Sunday on October 15, 2017. Jets and Patriots fans swarmed MetLife stadium located at 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, for the 1:00 p.m. EST game, for this epic football game.

Week 6 Injured List

Both teams began the memorable game with multiple players with previous injuries. Quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady entered the game with a shoulder injury and Cornerback Eric Rowe was out due to a groin injury. Defensive lineman for the New York Jets, Mohammad Wilkerson entered the showdown with a shoulder and toe injury alongside Quarterback Josh McCown with a shoulder injury.

Mean Green Strikes First!

As the game commenced, the New York Jets led the first quarter 7-0; infuriating the New England Patriots and their fans. Maintaining the momentum and surprise amongst most viewers, the New York Jets advanced their lead over the New England Patriots 14-0 by the end of the second quarter. But once the third quarter began, the offensive and defensive linemen of the New England Patriots woke up and stepped up to the line. New York Jets Cornerback Buster Skrine (rumored to be a secret weapon) unleashed his blink-of-an-eye agility on the turf showing the Jets are fighting for a galactic comeback in the National Football League (NFL).

Skeptical Call

After a third-quarter turnaround with two touchdowns for the New England Patriots, multiple field goal kicks were missed by their Kicker Nicholas Folk. Midway through the second half, the New England Patriots leveled the game. With less than 9 minutes on the clock in the fourth quarter, New York Jets Tight End, Austin Seferian-Jenkins made a debatable touchdown that would leave a gap of 3 points between the team’s score of 14-24 against the infamous New England Patriots, if the call was good. Fans worldwide disagreed with the referee’s call on a fumble at the pylon (which automatically transcends to a turnover for the opposite team).

Several fans have turned to social media sites and applications such as:

  • Twitter
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Facebook, and
  • Houseparty,

to post videos that show angles of New York Jets Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins maintaining control of the football while he rolled unto the python. Countless comments doubt the legality of the National Football League’s decision not to question the fumble, that apparently seemed questionable to millions of viewers. Many viewers believe that it is hard for some people to swallow their pride and admit how much the New York Jets has improved with Coach Todd Bowles.

Despite the turnover call that sparked outrage throughout the nation, the New York Jets will continue to fight for a comeback and turn rumors into reality. New Yorkers continue to be supportive and in high hopes for the New York Jets. The New England Patriots can take the 17-24 win home, but the questionable touchdown will be remembered for a lifetime.

Written & Edited by Jhayla D. Walls

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Honey Walnut Baked Pears

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Items Needed:
-1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
-2 Tsp. 100% Pure Honey
-1/4 Cup of Crushed Walnuts

1. Rinse pears then cut them in half.
2. Core the pears.
3. In a separate bowl mix half portions of the cinnamon, and full servings of the walnuts and honey.
4. Proceed to mix until walnuts are completely covered in honey.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6. Fill the pears with the walnut mixture and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
7. Sprinkle pears with the rest of the cinnamon when taken out of the oven.

Edited & Written by Jhayla D. Walls

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Polling-site Corruption Enraged New Yorkers [Update]

Polling-site corruption enraged voters on November 8, 2016, around 6:00 A.M. EDT, as several New Yorker’s stood in line awaiting their chance to partake in this year’s presidential election.


  • Located at 450 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, New York, at least 20 people were waiting for the doors of Public School 38 the Pacific School for a half hour before leaving for work.
  • Public School 9 Teunis G. Bergen, located at 80 Underhill, Brooklyn, NY 11238, had a 2-hour delay.

Many New Yorkers were enraged with polling-site corruption as they stood on long lines to no avail.


Bronx County Supreme Courthouse located at 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY, could not adequately accommodate the voters with mobility impairments.

New York, NY

  • CS 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center, located at 250 West 127th Street New York, NY, only had 1 of 4 working ballot scanners producing a 2-hour delay for voters.
  • Yorkville Community School located at 412 E. 88th Street New York, NY, only had one of six ballot scanners working, producing a 2-block line.

New Yorkers throughout the city are enraged about the polling-site corruption they have experienced.

Update: NY Daily News
The Board of Elections has released that a mistake by an office clerk has omitted 126,000 registered voters names from the voter’s list this past April.
Edited & written by Jhayla D. Tyson

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New York Times: Long Lines and Minor Glitches for Voters on a Peacefull Election Day

NY Daily News: NYC Voters Complain of Long Lines, Broken Scanners

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