Scene on Campus: Launching the 2015 Pecan Grove Review

The Pecan Grove Review launches the 2015 issue at the Twig Bookstore. Contributors of the review read excerpts of their work at the event filled with students and professors.

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Podcasting as a First-Timer

For this assignment, I created a podcast as if I was a newscaster. In this podcast, I read news briefs, sports, a commercial, and the weather. I used garageband to put the project together into one podcast along with jingles and noises.

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Arroz Con Leche

Arroz Con Leche by Norma Garza
Video and Production by Claudia D. Cardona

Norma Garza, the long time Assistant in the Alumni Relations Office, perfects one of her favorite dishes from her childhood. Not only is she an long time assistant, but she her love for cooking and baking has been with her since adolescence. The recipe she uses is simple and quick, but also requires patience and vigilance.


  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • Ground cinnamon, for dusting


First put the water, rice, and cinnamon stick in a medium-sized saucepan set over medium-high heat.

Then bring to a boil, uncovered, and cook until the rice is soft for about 20 minutes. Strain out the liquid, discard the cinnamon, and reserve the rice.

Return the rice to the saucepan and stir in the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk. Continue to cook over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered until the mixture is thick, for about 20 minutes.

Then add in the raisins and stir well. Finally, transfer the pudding to a serving bowl and dust the top of the pudding with ground cinnamon.

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Manuela Gonzalez Uses Her Creativity in the Newsroom

Manuela discusses her creative and artistic abilities and how they come into play in her position as Entertainment editor.

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Soundslides Tutorial

A Slice of Life: Faces and Places that make up St. Mary’s University

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Enjoying a Night of San Antonio Culture at Una Noche en La Gloria 2015

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Paintings by local artists are on display beneath the famous Virgin Mary mosaic at the Guadalupe Arts Center. Local Indigenous dancers pose for pictures after their dancing ceremony. Victoria Garcia Zapata-Klein reads her poetry at the “Poet’s Corner”. Local vendors … Continue reading

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Writing is the Center of Her World

Sofia Zanetta, the new commentary editor of The Rattler, discusses her progress and love for writing.

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