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Knight Bites: Pie made of apples and festive cheer

Knight Bites: Pie made of apples and festive cheer

December 10, 2014

The holidays are here, can you believe it? That means it’s time for lots of parties and dinners and if you find yourself in a potluck rut, trying to...

Events to kick off the holiday season

Jennifer Manalili

December 6, 2014

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

With the semester quickly drawing to a close and finals and tests finally out of the way, many students can now afford some time to take a deep breath and kick the holiday season into full gear. Here are some events sprinkled throughout the city that will undoubtedly help get students into the holiday spirit. December Nights at Balboa Park Dec. 5, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m...

A very D.I.Y Christmas

Jennifer Manalili

December 18, 2013

Filed under CAMPUS LIFE

Forget the typical expensive gifts like jewelry or designer perfume, we’re in the midst of a big D.I.Y. trend this holiday season. The continuing popularity of crafty sites like Pinterest has undoubtedly helped this popularity gain steam. Gifts that are edible and homemade can be fun and interesting. Here are a few great ideas that you don’t even have to risk b...

Have a holly, jolly night on the town

Michelle Moran

December 18, 2013

Filed under CAMPUS LIFE

Christmas and New Year's are just around the corner and San Diego has some events coming up that the typical college student will not want to miss out on. School can be stressful and finals are out of the way, so enjoy some time to soak in the holiday spirit. Jungle Bells: From Dec. 15 through Jan. 6 (except Dec. 24), the San Diego Zoo will have its parke transformed into a...

Some customers are just awful

Torrey Spoerer

December 5, 2013

Filed under VOICE

From early November through the final hours of New Year's Day, retail stores and restaurants are about to endure their chaotic surge in customer traffic and increased profits from said traffic surge.The famous -- or maybe more infamous -- motto "the customer is always right" has always been the top rule used to push service staff into giving an absolute priority to customer...

Don’t get mad at the cashier

Michelle Moran

December 5, 2013

Filed under VOICE

In most businesses, if not all, there is one mutual agreement: the customer is always right. Even when they yell at an employee and cause a scene in public, is the customer still right? A manager will most likely say something like "Don't argue with the customer. Just calmly get a manager and they will resolve it." But that doesn't justify getting yelled at for most likely...

Purchasers are not to blame

William Morse

December 5, 2013

Filed under VOICE

As the holidays are approaching, so are the overwhelming feelings of consumerism, as everyone goes sale-crazy and buys everything in sight. For anyone who happens to work in retail or any service that works face to face with customers, they may have heard the phrase “The customer is always right.” Be it from a manager or a parent or anyone else: This is completel...

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