Sophia Lee

Sophia is a features reporter for WORLD Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and East Asian language and culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Shalom. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

Catholics adopting evangelical methods on college campuses

Religion
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/02/12, 04:23 pm

Evangelical groups aren't the only evangelists on college campuses now. There's a new kid in town, and its passion for evangelism and Bible reading burns bright-in the form of Catholic prayer candles.

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Senate shoots down food stamps amendment

Congress
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/20/12, 05:50 pm

This coming Independence Day, almost 47 million Americans will stay dependent on food stamps. That means roughly one-in-seven families will picnic on taxpayers' dollars-about $81 billion this year.

Yet the Senate has already shot down a block grant amendment to the food aid program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), voting 65-33 to defeat the proposal introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

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Stambler (Associated Press/Photo by Damian Dovarganes)

Wheat watchers

Lifestyle | Regulators and inspectors discourage cottage food producers, but local food activists are fighting back
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/20/12, 04:29 am

Mark Stambler is a serious bread baker. His sourdough and rye loaves are leavened from a homemade wild yeast starter, kneaded with hand-ground wheat, and baked in a hand-built 6-foot-tall backyard oven.

The Los Feliz, Calif., resident has been an at-home boulanger for over 40 years, baking rustic breads good enough to sell. And that's what Stambler did for about a year when two local specialty shops agreed to sell his bread.

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