Please answer the following question:
“We’re all about cheese, but make sure you get the real cheese quesadilla and not the vegan impostor.”
To be honest, I am incredibly offended by this comment. I have spent so many hours trying to convince Dining Services to serve Daiya. Between having to send an email to the dietitian every single week and enduring countless meetings that went nowhere, it was a small miracle Dining Services finally agreed to provide a decent vegan option. You may think I’m exaggerating when I say “decent,” but unfortunately that is not the case. Between serving almost every single tofu dish with either cheese or yogurt and thinking that having the same veggie burger every day counts as a solid vegan option, the Ratty has been barely tolerable for those who adopt a plant-based diet, which is why I went off meal plan this year.
Putting aside for a second the fact that having Daiya at Brown is a groundbreaking achievement that I have worked tirelessly towards, the fact that you could be so close-minded in writing off this “vegan impostor” is quite honestly astounding. I’m not going to claim that Daiya tastes as good as animal-based cheese, but it is damn-near close, and considering the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, I’d say it’s worth making the switch.
Normally, I try not to come out and make attacks like this. There is a negative stigma around vegans, and I usually avoid reinforcing the stereotype. However, your comment struck a nerve, and I refuse to sit idly by while you bash something that I have fought for for almost two years. I am usually very supportive of this blog, but I must say that you have lost a follower.
Adam Horowitz ’16
Co-founder and President of Brown Veg Society
This has got to be the most awkward kid video ever! That patrice wilsons at it again…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SMt7H34-XM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Your infographic on Survivor players who attended Ivy League schools is incorrect. So Kim from this season attended Penn, Liz Kim went to Barnard, Linda Spencer attended Dartmouth, etc. Survivor has a very active fan base, and if you are going to write an article about the show, then you should make sure your facts are correct. Additionally, you should clarify that all of the players in the infographic received their Bachelor’s degrees from the listed school and that no higher degree is included. For example, John Cochran received a law degree from Harvard as well and Liz Kim also attended Princeton (the school you singled out as not having any graduates to have played Survivor). I am a big lover of journalism at Brown and a Survivor aficionado, but I feel that these corrections could easily have been found by your editors either by looking on LinkedIn or by searching through Survivor Wiki. This is a case of blatant carelessness. I hope that you will do better in the future instead of not taking the time to properly research your facts and thereby misleading readers.
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