Late-night study sessions aren’t the only time you and your roomies can collaborate this semester. Get together in the kitchen to whip up some easy dinners to make with your roommates in your college collab house. Since many universities are moving to virtual classes this semester, these college collab houses have become a popular way for students to experience #dormlife with their best friends. By renting a house off-campus, this is a safe and fun way for students to “go” to class and still spend time with their friends.
It’s basically like creating your own mini campus, and cooking dinner every night together can be a fun way to do some housemate bonding. Combining your skills in the kitchen, you can put together some truly Insta-worthy dishes that are way more impressive than your typical dining hall pizza. Take turns sharing family recipes or try any of these 10 easy dinner recipes from YouTube.
You can either have family dinner every night or select a special night once a week to go all out. Document the whole cooking process for the ‘gram and use #collegecollabhouse on your posts. Then, dress up, set the table, and dish on your Zoom lectures and funny inside jokes over a tasty meal.
1. Smothered Chicken And Gravy
When you’re away from or missing home, you might really crave some comfort food. That’s where this tasty “Smothered Chicken and Gravy” recipe comes in. Along with your main dish, you can pair it with an easy, classic side such as homemade mac ‘n’ cheese.
2. Stuffed Bell Peppers
Not only are stuffed peppers a totally Insta-worthy dish, but they’re easy to make. This brown chicken-stuffed bell peppers recipe includes onions, chicken, rice, and tomato sauce, but you can experiment with your roomies and add other ingredients you love, like lentils or beef instead of chicken.
3. Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen
While instant ramen is a college staple, you know homemade ramen is always better. With everyone’s help in the kitchen, you can make your very own tonkotsu shoyu ramen from scratch. You’ll love it so much that it’ll be hard to ever go back to the instant stuff.
4. Pad Thai
You might usually order pad thai at least once a week from your favorite restaurant, but you can save some serious money by making it from scratch. While some of you work on the pad thai, the rest of your roomies can mix up some Thai iced tea and mango sticky rice for dessert.
Sushi might be another one of your go-to delivery orders, so learning how to make your own rolls at home can be incredibly budget-friendly. This tutorial shows you how to make sushi four different ways, but once you’ve mastered a few rolls, you can create your own. This can be a fun way for each of your roomies to show off their unique tastes and skills by making their own sushi rolls named after them.
6. Breakfast Tacos
Have a breakfast for dinner night where you make some of your favorite early-morning dishes like these breakfast tacos. If you know you have a late-night study session ahead of you, feel free to make some iced coffee drinks to go with your breakfast dinner.
Just like the sushi rolls, pizza is a fun way to get creative in the kitchen and show off each of your unique personalities. Have a pizza night once a month where you have a bunch of toppings laid out for everyone to grab, and let your roomies create and name their very own pizzas.
8. Takis Fried Chicken
If you’ve been on TikTok or Insta recently, you may have seen this Takis fried chicken pop up on your feed. It’s the latest viral trend that’s delicious AF. You basically use crushed-up Takis to coat your chicken before you fry it for colorful dish with a kick.
9. Tuscan Salmon Butter Pasta
If you and your roomies have wanderlust on the reg, try this Tuscan salmon butter pasta recipe to feel like you’re in Italy. Decorate your table so it looks like you’re dining at a winery in Florence with fresh flowers and fancy wine glasses.
10. Tabletop Nachos
Another viral trend that you and your housemates should try is tabletop nachos. It’s exactly what you’d think it is: nachos on the table. Be sure to document your tabletop nacho night in an Instagram Reel for everyone to see (and drool over) your take on this tasty trend.
The Midnight Sky: First Look at George Clooney’s Netflix Drama
The Midnight Sky: First Look at George Clooney’s Netflix Drama
Netflix has released first look photos at George Clooney’s (Argo) upcoming drama The Midnight Sky, directed by and starring the Oscar winner in a post-apocalyptic tale. You can check out the photos now in the gallery below!
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The film follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
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The Midnight Sky also stars Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone with Demián Bichir and Kyle Chandler, and introducing Caoilinn Springall.
Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, from a screenplay written by Mark L. Smith.
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The movie is produced by Grant Heslov, p.g.a., George Clooney, p.g.a., Keith Redmon, Bard Dorros, and Cliff Roberts. Executive producers include Barbara A. Hall, Todd Shuster, Jennifer Gates, and Greg Baxter.
The Midnight Sky will release this December on the streamer.
‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ Trailer: The Hit Video Game Is Becoming a CG Anime Series at Netflix
The Resident Evil video game franchise already has an entire series of live-action movies, not to mention a handful of computer animated movies. Now the popular horror game title is heading to streaming with its first computer generated anime TV series at Netflix.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was announced on Capcom’s virtual Tokyo Game Show stream, and Netflix quickly released the first teaser trailer for the series, which finds Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield each investigating mysterious happenings in the dark. Get a look at the Resident Evil animated series trailer below.
Resident Evil Animated Series Trailer
While I’m not entirely sure what makes this an anime series, that’s how it’s being touted by Netflix. It doesn’t have the style of traditional anime, but it looks in line with the Resident Evil animated movies that came before it, having a style that resembles the Final Fantasy movie that was released all the way back in 2001, albeit with more advanced animation. Though I will say that the animation of facial expressions on display leaves something to be desired.
There were no story details revealed by Netflix, but their official press release touts a new threat for Leon and Claire after they’ve cheated death over and over again. In the teaser, we see Claire walking carefully around a dark house where mysterious vials lie all over the floor, leading her to someone sitting in a chair with a gun in their lap. Meanwhile, Leon shoots one of Resident Evil’s signature zombies, saving another unknown character.
Netflix is touting some kind of sci-fi twist with this Resident Evil series, but that’s about all we have to go on so far. Surely this is Capcom’s attempt to help reinvigorate Resident Evil‘s presence in the media spotlight in time for the 25th anniversary of the game franchise in 2021, which is when the series is slated to hit Netflix.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, and the anime production banner TMS Entertainment. As for the animation, Resident Evil: Vendetta producer Kei Miyamoto has led Quebico on the production, and the 3DCG animation has evolved a decent amount since he worked on that animated Resident Evil movie.
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LA Times Apologizes for ‘History of Racism,’ Vows Diversity
Los Angeles Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong vowed to increase diversity in the newspaper’s coverage and staff in a letter published Sunday along with a series of sweeping, introspective reports into the Times’s long history of racism.
“The Times has also mirrored, and in some cases propagated, the biases and prejudices of the world it covers, reflecting and shaping attitudes that have contributed to social and economic inequity,” Soon-Shiong wrote. “Today, we are beginning the process of acknowledging those biases of the past and taking positive action to affirm a commitment that our newsroom will not tolerate prejudice.”
The articles examine the LA Times’ history dating back to its creation in the 1880s and its repeated failure to cover critical issues affecting millions of nonwhite Angelenos. Those issues include racist abuse from law enforcement, redlining practices that segregated Black and Latino residents into environmentally and economically poor neighborhoods, and willful bias on behalf of wealthy interests dating back to the paper’s first major publisher, Harrison Gray Otis.
“Again and again, The Times sought to shape and dominate the region instead of merely chronicling it,” the Times Editorial Board wrote.
The criticisms have continued to today, as reporters of color at the Times have accused executive editor Norman Pearlstine of failing to diversify the Times’ newsroom as well as failing to modernize the paper to meet digital subscription benchmarks. Over the summer, Black and Latino caucuses within the Times have published public statements criticizing the paper’s leadership, noting that its editors remain predominantly white and do not reflect the diversity of Southern California.
“This very much feels like a sink-or-swim moment for the paper. And when the people who are supposed to be guiding the ship, so to speak, don’t seem to be aware of what’s going on — if they’re even around — it’s alarming. It’s very, very alarming,” one reporter told TheWrap in August.
In his letter, Soon-Shiong notes that he and his wife are the first nonwhite owners of the Times, and as such “feel a deep personal responsibility and duty to fight racism and bias.” Along with today’s editorials and introspective reports, Soon-Shiong says that more articles from the Times’ reporters of color will be published in the coming days examining the paper’s coverage of nonwhite communities.
“The national reckoning on race and that within the Los Angeles Times are welcome developments that have already led to productive conversations, concrete plans and accelerated progress for us,” he wrote. “We are committed to change, both because it is just and because it is mission-critical for our business. Only a diverse newsroom can accurately tell this city’s stories. Only a newspaper that holds power to account and uncovers injustice can truly succeed.”
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