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    Spoon University makes food sense for UA students with new Arizona chapter

    Courtesy photo of a fresh burger from Spoon University. Spoon University is starting a chapter at the UA, which will go live Friday, Feb. 19.

    Put Tapingo down for a second and pick up a pan because Spoon University is making a new home at the UA.

    Find healthy alternatives, late night munchies or the best bagels on campus.

    Learn how to order at Starbucks without breaking the bank and still feeling satisfied or make a banana loaf with only three ingredients.

    Read detailed recipes, scroll through mouth-watering snacks, dinners and drinks or watch quick and entertaining video tutorials. You can do all of these things from the convenience of Spoon University.

    “[Spoon University] is this everyday resource that is created for college students to make food sense,” said nursing sophomore Daniel Mathias, cofounder and assistant community manager of the UA chapter of Spoon University. “Through campus recipes, campus hacks, the best places to eat, just anything of that nature.”

    While it may not be very old, Spoon University is creating a place for college students to go to learn about food as well as discuss and share original ideas.

    “I think it’s really just an awesome place for any student to find recipes, but also kind of learn what’s around campus and on campus whether it’s cheap, expensive, happy hour, like any range of things,” said Sydney Cohen, a senior studying information science and esociety. Cohen is the community manager and cofounder along with Mathias. “I mean I’ve already learned so many little hacks and stuff from other campuses that still could apply to the [UA].”

    Spoon University is targeted towards college students by college students, with over 100 chapters all over the country.

    “It’s how to get through college with food,” Cohen said.

    You can join the group or add your own. The national company unites colleges in states hundreds of miles apart online.

    “There’s that kind of college student vibe,” Mathias said.

    Cohen emphasized its goal is to “build a community on your school of people who truly enjoy food and talking about food.”

    The club hopes to have at least one event a month for talking, learning and having fun with food. Some events will be for the entire school to participate in and some will be just for the club members.

    “It’s food and anyone can talk about food,” Mathias said. “There’s no degree; if you think that something tastes good, then talk about it.”

    While there is no event currently planned for next month, the two agree that as the club takes off, more events will be on the agenda.

    The new chapter at the UA already boasts 25 members of writers, editors, photographers, videographers, social media coordinators and event planners. If one of these positions looks appealing, you can email Cohen at for a UA chapter application. The club is always looking for new members who share an interest in food to join the team.

    Until then, best dishes and happy spooning.

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