Where is all the food on campus?
As the time for essays and final exams draws closer, the amount of students on campus at all hours is going to rapidly increase. At the moment, students are suffering from lack of food services to accommodate late night studying – a common component of the student lifestyle.
Interestingly, there is no food on campus open for 24 hours or even into the early hours of morning. And although there is a movie vending machine in the Fred Nichols Campus Center, something like a coffee machine is absent.
Not to mention the businesses that tend to operate with more flexible time frames are ones that serve unhealthy, fattening foods such as Pizza Pizza or 7-Eleven.
Union Market and Mr. Sub, arguably healthier options, close by 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and at 11 p.m. on weekdays. Although Pizza Pizza and Pita Shack are open till 3 a.m. on Saturdays, everything is closed after 11 p.m. every day of the week. This forces students to starve, pack lunches or make the trip off of campus at night.
When the university requires students from dormitory style residences to place money on their OneCard to purchase food, then continues to shift the hours of on-campus food services, it is not meeting the needs of the student body.