Scene on Campus: 12th Annual Learning Traditions Pow wow


Learn more about the 12th Annual Learning Traditions Pow Wow from Dr. Grace Keyes,  St. Mary’s University visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology and Faculty Advisor of the Native American Student Association ! The Pow wow is held annually in the fall semester at Pecan Grove and features drumming, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and Native American food.

VCD News Podcast


After completing this assignment, I gained a better understanding of the in’s and out’s of media announcing. A few of the techniques that I learned were how to properly breathe, control my pitch and volume, and record myself with a specified time limit.

I also was given the opportunity to teach myself how to use Garage Band. It was rather difficult at first, but I believe that after practicing layering the sound effects, that the jingles that I created tied my entire project together.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this assignment as I got to cover topics such as breaking news and the San Antonio Spurs.


Yemisir Wot



Spice up your life! Come into the kitchen with St.Mary’s University junior Political Science and Economics major, Samire Adam as she cooks a traditional Ethiopian dish.

• ½ cup coconut oil
• 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 tbsp. fresh ginger
• ½ cup berbere spice
• 1 cup dried lentils, washed
• 3 cups water
• Kosher salt, to taste

Directions: In a large pan, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes. Add in the garlic, ginger, and berbere and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add in the lentils and cook for 3-4 minutes. Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30-45 minutes until thick. Season to taste with salt. Serve with a side of injera.