The First Annual FNN Cookoff

Produced and reported by Ashley Lumpkin, Hassan Pye, Karim McKaskill, Brittany Wilkerson, Jamir Smith, Myneisha Vaughn, Lanika Richardson, Marissa Montfort and Delonte Perkins. Edited by Karim McKaskill.

The FNN production crew share their favorite recipes, including a Cookie Salad.

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If you’d like to try any of the recipes you saw on the show, you can get them here and try them yourself. (You can also find the recipes in the Spring 09 issue of Rated-T Magazine.)

FNN Students Ask Obama

by Caanan Walker, Karlton Chapman, Nina Graham, Jalen Ferguson, Erin Smith and Maurice Williams In October 2008, MTV invited FNN students to participate in a nationwide online interview with then President-elect, Barack Obama. Each student was allowed to ask Obama a question on an issue important to teens. Now that he's been in office for over a year, do you think Obama has addressed these issues? Watch what each student asked. Then you can write your comments.

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Karlton Chapman on Gay Rights (coming soon!)

Nina Graham on Bush War Crimes (coming soon!)

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Recipes from the First Annual FNN Cookoff

Produced and reported by Ashley Lumpkin, Hassan Pye, Karim McKaskill, Brittany Wilkerson, Jamir Smith, Myneisha Vaughn, Lanika Richardson, Marissa Montfort and Delonte Perkins. Edited by Karim McKaskill.

The FNN production crew share their favorite recipes, including a Cookie Salad.

Watch a video of the recipes here. (You can also find the recipes in the Spring 09 issue of Rated-T Magazine.)

Hassan Pye’s Cookie Salad

Ingredients: 1 box of oatmeal raisin cookies 1 box of chocolate chip cookies 2 packs of sugar wafers

To prepare this dish, get a large bowl and add all of the cookies together in the bowl. Then shuffle them, thus creating a salad of cookies.

Ashley Lumpkin’s Baked Chicken Delight

Ingredients: 1 bag of party wings 1 bottle of parsley 1 jar of meat tenderizer 1 bottle of season all 1 aluminum pan 2 sticks of margin

To prepare this special baked chicken delight, first take a pan and grease it to make sure the chicken doesn’t stick. Then take your chicken out of the bag, wash it, season it and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then turn your oven on to 250 degrees, place your chicken in a pan, set it on the bottom shelf of the oven and let it cook for about 35 minutes. When the 35 minutes is up, take your chicken out of the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. Finally after 10 minutes are up, take your bottle of parsley and sprinkle it over the chicken to add extra flavor and decoration. Then you’re done. You have just created your own baked chicken delight. Bon appetit!

Lanika Richardson’s Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 onion 1 cucumber 1 tomato 1 box of pasta 1 tin pan 1 bottle of salad supreme (dressing) 1 zesty italian seasoning

To prepare this dish, you first boil the pasta for 8-10 minutes. While the pasta is boiling, you cut up the vegetables and put them in the tin pan. Then put half of the salad supreme on the vegetables and stir them up. Once the pasta is finished, put the pasta in the tin pan. Next, mix the pasta and the vegetables together. Finally, add the zesty Italian seasoning and put it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Brittany Wilkerson’s Fried Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Breading or bread crumbs

Heat the oil in a frying pan. While the oil is heating, season the chicken with whatever seasoning you like. Place the chicken in the chicken breading and make sure the pieces of chicken are coated on all sides. When it’s coated with the breading, put the chicken in the frying pan with the oil for it to cook. Cook on each side until golden brown. Take the chicken out and place on paper towels to soak up excess grease.

Myneisha Vaughn’s Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 cup white sugar 5 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract fresh strawberries 1 box sugar wafers Your favorite pie filling or whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). Line the cupcake pans with paper cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla. Spoon this mixture into cupcake pans to fill about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for about 5-10 minutes. Do not remove the cupcakes from the pan until they are completely cool. For a finishing touch, you can add a spoon full of your favorite pie filling on top.

Jamir Smith’s Gingerbread Cake

Ingredients: 3 boxes of gingerbread mix 3 eggs 1-¼ cup of water for each box used 1 aluminum 8”x10” pan 1 container of cool whip 1 can of crushed pineapples

To prepare this dish, you must first preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then add the eggs, water and gingerbread mix to a large bowl. Stir the ingredients together until the batter becomes smooth. Pour the batter into the pan. Then you place the pan in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes. When it’s done you can put whipped cream on top.

Karim McKaskill’s Broccoli and Cheese

Ingredients: Fresh chopped broccoli spears 5 slices of American cheese

First, put the broccoli in a pot of water to boil until it’s soft and tender. Drain the water out leaving the broccoli and then add in the cheese. Stir the broccoli with the cheese until the cheese is melted and then you’re done.

Brittany Wilkerson’s Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 1 dozen eggs mayonnaise relish paprika

Boil the eggs for six minutes. Then take them out and peel them when they’re cool. Split each egg in half and take the yolk out. Put the yolk in a bowl and mix it all up with mayonnaise, relish and a little bit of the seasoning. Then place the mixture back into the cooked whites of the eggs, put paprika on top and serve cold.

Do Video Games Really Create Violent Teens?

Produced by Erin Smith with assistance from Nina Graham, Brittany McDonald and Jazmine Brown August 15, 2008. Ever since their introduction, video games have caused mounds of controversy between parents and teens. FNN Producer, Erin Smith, an Avid-Gamer herself, decided to investigate whether or not the argument that violent video games create violent teens is true.

HIV and AIDS: Why DC Teens Need to Get Tested

Produced by Nina Graham, Flonora Merritt, Hassan Pye and Chantell Leak Circuit moderator, Trevor Joyner and DC teens get the facts from expert, Irijiah Stennet. Click on the image to watch this first installment of The Circuit, FNN's new TV talk show focusing on teen issues.

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DC Voters Express Their Opinion

Produced by Karim McCaskill, Sade Bond, Jamir Smith, Ashley Lumpkin, Lanika Richardson, Myniesha Vaughn, DeVonte Perkins, Marissa Montfort, Hassan Pye and Brittany Wilkerson. November 4, 2008. FNN reporters went to the Pentagon and Gallery Place metro stops to interview people to find out whether they would vote for Senators Barack Obama or John McCain. Watch the video to see what they found out.

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