Restaurant Review: Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More

By: Reece Cabanas

Prescott, Arizona is not exactly known for its ethnic cuisine when compared to major metropolis areas such as Los Angeles or San Francisco. However, positioned on the corner of a small shopping center is a family-owned and operated business that brings the tastes of Hawaiian-American cuisine to this former Wild West town.

Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More opened just over a year ago, establishing a location between Iron Springs and Willow Creek Roads in the Willow Creek Village shopping center. The drive from campus is approximately eleven minutes, making for a quick go-to for lunch between classes or a light dinner option.

Hawaiian food has been transformed by a variety of ethnic backgrounds which have, at some point, had a heavy influence on the Hawaiian Islands and their people. Some of the more notable influences come from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Portugal. Local food became a mix of these different cuisines and the traditional plate lunch was soon turned into the fusion cuisine now familiar to the world.

So, what is on the menu?

Starting with appetizers, there are a few items to choose from. There is the Filipino lumpia, a spring roll filled with pork and vegetables, and Japanese Gyoza, a pan-fried pot sticker. Most notable is the regular and deep-fried Spam Musubi which consists of rice formed in a rectangular fashion, a slice of canned spam, and seaweed to wrap everything together.

There are numerous options available for the main entrée. Order a bento box for on the go, or sit down and enjoy the local favorites in house. The list includes chicken katsu, teriyaki beef, teriyaki chicken, fried noodles, fried rice, or seared salmon or tuna.

Also offered is what is known as a poke bowl. This consists of green onion, Japanese seaweed, raw fish, and rice, combined with other ingredients to the customer’s liking.

Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More would not be able to live up to its name if ramen was not on the menu. Customers can choose from a wide variety of options such as broth, flavor, noodle type, and toppings to create a satisfying blend of aroma and taste. A fair warning, however: eating an entire bowl of ramen can be extremely filling, so be careful not to overdo it on the side dishes.

Finally, top off any meal with Japanese mochi ice cream or a Boba drink from one of twenty-five flavors. If you happen to come on a Friday night, there is also live entertainment to sit back, relax, and enjoy.

In conclusion, along with the friendly staff and reasonable wait times on orders, Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More is a light-hearted place to indulge in Hawaiian fusion cuisine. While some of the prices may be slightly daunting for the average college student, the atmosphere and food quality is well worth the trade-off.


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Letter from Career Services: Career Expo 2017

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Countdown to Industry/Career Expo – October 5, 2017
20 steps to ensure your success

By The Career Services Team

Put Expo and related events on your calendar

  1. Google yourself
  2. Clean-up your Facebook account, review current privacy settings
  3. Create/update your LinkedIn profile
  4. Make sure you have professional dress clothes, put together a job/internship interview outfit
  5. Inventory skills you’ve gained, campus activities, leadership roles – what sets you apart from the competition?
  6. Update your resume with above, show to your Career Services professional
  7. Build a reference list of faculty who are familiar with your work, ask permission to use
  8. Be able to articulate accomplishments – have a good answer to “Why should I hire you?”
  9. Practice your elevator speech incorporating above
  10. Attend Career Services Expo Prep Workshops
  11. Schedule a mock interview (really)
  12. Research Expo employers; apply to opportunities that fit you, print those job descriptions
  13. Get a haircut
  14. Get your outfit cleaned and pressed
  15. Customize resume objectives, print resumes and put them in a portfolio with a pen
  16. Review the list of exhibiting employers that hire your skill set
  17. Practice your handshake, smile, eye contact and passionate can-do attitude
  18. Be confident
  19. Read upcoming Horizons issue for Day of Expo tips!
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Crystal Clear: SGA Candidates Run On Transparency Platform

By: Tex Barron


Student Government Association (SGA) elections are happening the week of March 6, 2017. In the past, SGA elections have been a popularity contest among Greek life members who have one goal: maintain the status quo.  The past and present SGA councils have brought with them what many on campus consider a lack of representation of student and club desires.  Additionally, students and club leaders have began to openly remark on the arbitrary smoke and mirrors act whenever they sought help from this supposed representative body. With that, this year’s candidates hope to change SGA’s perception and processes.

This election cycle brings a variety of candidates from many backgrounds. However, a common trend among candidates is to push for the same goal: transparency between administration and students. Every candidate on the ballot is rallying for a renewed dedication to making the SGA a place more open to students. When asked to define the meaning of transparency in the context of the SGA, this is what some of the candidates had to say:

“Transform the norm and spice things up,” were presidential candidate Gleb Shenov’s campaign slogans. Shenov’s ambitions are to increase funding for clubs, and transparency between SGA and students. To increase this transparency, Shenov aims to establish what he calls a “student freshman board,” which would be in place to teach incoming freshman about the innerworkings of campus life and, in particular, the SGA.

Vice presidential candidate Dakota Burklund believes there is too much smoke for students to see the administration clearly. Burklund wants to increase transparency not just between students and administration, but also between the two campuses. Another issue Burklund wishes to correct is “representation of student club leaders” in the SGA. He wants to reduce the virulence between clubs and SGA that come about due to perceived mismanagement and lack of communication.

Treasurer candidate Jerome Lim hopes to “bring SGA to greater heights” by quelling animosity between clubs and SGA on the grounds of funding issues. His goal is to establish budget appeals where clubs can appeal for more funding. Lim also wants to increase connectivity between international and American students. He hopes to facilitate an environment of trust and understanding for all students regardless of national origin.

The candidates above are not the only candidates running in this election; many others have visions of a better SGA-student relationships.  Other candidates’ bios are available through Control Tower on ERNIE. The important thing is that students go out and vote either on Control Tower or in AC-1 on March 9 or 10, 2017.

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Fall Ceremony Commissions Nine Air Force Officers

By: Jacob Schneider

Special to Horizons

On Dec. 16, 2016, families, friends and military personnel filled Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Davis Learning Center to witness the United States Air Force’s newest officer’s commission as Second Lieutenants.

The Fall 2016 Commissioning ceremony began with the National Anthem and the Posting of the Colors. Officers from Detachment 028, including Major David S. Richardson and Captain Alan B. Frazier, praised the new Second Lieutenants for their hard work and prestigious achievement.

comm pic 2 - Copy.jpgDuring the ceremony, nine of Detachment 028 Air Force ROTC’s cadets were commissioned as officers. Among the new Second Lieutenants this season: 2nd Lt. Mitchell Bartlett, 2nd Lt. Alec Braun, 2nd Lt. Alexander Collins, 2nd Lt. Cherie Gambino, 2nd Lt. Devon Meisetschleager, 2nd Lt. Francis Rechner, 2nd Lt. Kevin Romeyn, 2nd Lt. Tyler Schulz, and 2nd Lt. Jennie White.

During the event, loved ones pinned a single golden bar to the shoulders of each new officer, signifying their new rank. After each officer received their first salute, the group took the Air Force Oath of Office, pledging themselves to national service.

Emotions were high as the ceremony concluded with the presentation of awards, as well as a photo montage, displaying each new officer’s enormous growth over the years to reach the place they are now.

We are extremely proud of our new Second Lieutenants and wish them the best of luck throughout their careers!


Lucas Mackey Studies Abroad

Lucas Mackey, a senior in Aviation Business Administration graduating in December has studied abroad in Taiwan and worked abroad in Hong Kong.

From May to June of 2015, he participated in an eight week long international internship in Hong Kong before flying immediately to spend five weeks studying abroad in Taiwan.

thumbnail_img_2322Going from Taiwan straight from Hong Kong was a shocking experience for Mackey. He had to fly to China alone, where he had no knowledge of the language or culture, knew nobody, and had no English-speaking friends. Looking at it in optimistic retrospect, he calls his two months in China a time of soul searching.

He calls it the best time in his entire life, saying he learned “so much about himself and China” because he had so much freedom on his own to explore and discover. The shock came when he then went to Taiwan, where he was with then constantly with a group.

Although he enjoyed his time traveling with a group as well, he encourages anyone who goes abroad to “seek out those individual excursions because you really learn a lot about yourself.”

Through a networking event, Lucas met a representative of the company for which he interned, was put in touch with the company president, and was offered the position in Hong Kong, sponsored in whole by the company. He calls the internship “absolutely amazing,” and says he made long term friends who he will never forget.

As for his study abroad in Taiwan, Mackey organized it himself through the humanities program. Through this program, he was able to completely personalize his course, studying business and Chinese by his own personalized syllabus and using a textbook he selected himself.

thumbnail_img_2315Mackey says that going abroad, both for work and to study, changed his life through exposing him to a perspective that he had never before considered, saying it “definitely matured me a lot, built my humility, and improved my open-mindedness and acceptance of different cultures; decreased my apprehension for trying new things and increased my love for the world.”

Lucas is going abroad again as a graduation trip. He plans to spend New Year’s in London and then will travel to Germany and Scandinavia. Closing comments from the adventurer: “The world is amazing and I just cannot wait to go out and explore more!”

Mackey has a blog on [] under the 2015 Scholars, where you can read more about his experiences.

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Rise of the Rocket Girls

Presentation and Book by Natalia Holt

By: Kirstin Wolfe

Despite unequal pay and discrimination in the workplace, women have long contributed to math and science in key historical events. In her book “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars,” Nathalia Holt chronicles contributions and stories from several of the key women involved in scientific and space history.

From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), women were involved in projects that conquered new frontiers of science and Holt wanted to share their stories.

In a presentation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, on Thursday, November 17, Holt recounted experiences from collecting her research and what is included in her recently published book.

After an introduction from student, Zoe Crain who works with the Women’s and Diversity Center on campus, Holt jumped right in sharing the story of how her book came to be.

Holt’s interest in the subject stemmed from a baby name suggestion when she was expecting her first child. A suggestion of the name “Eleanor Francis” and a subsequent Google search sparked an interest in the history of groundbreaking women contributing to science.

So, in summer 2010 Holt began collecting information on women in the 1940’s and 50’s space projects that became a full-fledged book published April 2016.

From the reckless experiments carried out by a group dubbed the “Suicide Squad” on the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus stemmed the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Testing rockets in an isolated canyon outside of Pasadena, California, JPL had humble starts.

At the time, rocket science was not considered “real science” or something that would beneficial to seriously pursue. However, JPL received its first United States government grant for rockets a short while later.

Like many young women of the period, Barbie Carnegie at JPL recognized that females were not prominent in math and science fields. Holt pointed out the belief that “gender made them better at detail oriented work” so women were employed to run calculations for scientific endeavors. Women were computers and men were the engineers, but the title of engineer would later be granted to women.

Macie Roberts, Barbara Paulson, and Helen Lang were all women who had important roles in getting females involved in science and space endeavors during the 1940’s and 50’s when they could not yet attend engineering schools.

Seeking out young educated women to get involved in science, these women broke down barriers and paved the way for others. According to Holt, a “culture of working motherhood in the lab” that had not been seen before was established as new mothers were brought into the field by Helen Lang.

Soon women claimed the title of programmers but not until 1969 were females allowed to hold the title of engineer and further their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Women went on to make contributions in the Ranger 6, Ranger 7, Mariner 2, Venus, and Mars exploration programs, to name only a few.

After chronicling her research efforts, Holt was available to sign copies of her book for attendees, which included students and faculty members alike.

Covering topics from America’s first satellite to women becoming programmers then engineers, Holt shared valuable information from the research efforts for her book. Holt’s interviews of women who had worked with JPL, NASA, and other space projects are included “Rise of the Rocket Girls”.

The contributions of women to America’s space exploration programs may sometimes be overlooked, but Holt’s book put these important women at the forefront of a time period when only about twenty percent of women worked outside the home.

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Jeffrey Boudoin Studies Abroad

Jeffrey Boudoin, an AS student with a Global Business minor, has traveled to England, France, Germany, and Ireland in just two studies abroad, making sure to take full advantage of his youthful energy and opportunity.

thumbnail_img_0761On the Study Abroad page on ERNIE, Boudoin discovered the first study abroad in which he participated, a program through the Daytona Beach campus that would take him to London, England, Paris, France, and Meunich and Salisbury, Germany.

The class was pertinent to his major and because he could travel to so many places in only a month, he chose to go. As a bonus, he got to meet students from Daytona Beach, one of which he keeps in touch with to this day!

As for his studies, Boudoin studied Aviation Appreciation the professor only required two to three hours of classwork a day and would even release them early to go explore some days. Boudoin says the class was very easy and he and his classmates would often prepare for class on the elevator on their way down to class.

thumbnail_imag0619Most of their class work was to prepare and present an itinerary of their plans for exploring each day, making their experiences abroad of central importance. Boudoin studied abroad a second time just last spring with Professor Deanna Austin in Ireland. Like many of the students who traveled to Ireland, one of his primary reasons for going was because Professor Austin talked him into it.

This was a two week trip after a semester of meeting once a week for two hours each during the semester. But the presentations, exams, and lectures were worth the knowledge! Moreover, Professor Austin was very helpful throughout the semester in preparing the students to go abroad.

While he was in Ireland, Boudoin says the schedule was very busy. Starting the day at 6 a.m., getting home at 11 p.m., riding a bus all over the countryside every day, and staying in a different hotel almost every night, he says it made him feel like they were a rock band on a tour.

thumbnail_img_1104Given the chance to share one thing about his experience studying abroad, Jeffrey would tell you: “When you’re first getting ready to study abroad, you think you’re going to grow in your knowledge of the subject, but you don’t realize how much you’re going to grow as a person.”

For Boudoin, studying abroad had a major effect on his perspective, making him more appreciative of how we live in the states and how people live in other cultures, more tolerant of cultural differences here and abroad, and more open to new ideas and new ways of doing things. His advice: do the research and take the opportunity to study abroad.

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