Caf food bites

By Heather DiLalla
September 11, 2003

Steph Mangold

Let’s face it, the cafeteria food is horrendous. I thought this year would be different, that somehow I would have adapted to the half cooked noodles and the dark brown chicken, but that has not been the case. I can honestly say that I am afraid of the caf food.

So far this year I have been to the caf one time. My experience was one that many have gone through since school began; long lines, not enough seats and food that is enough to make you sick.

I am learning to accept the food offered here is never going to be delicious. What I can’t understand is why Cabrini will not allow students to cut back on meal plans or eliminate them all together. I currently live in house three where there is a kitchen with an oven and a microwave. For the past 3 weeks I have been using the kitchen so much that it is beginning to feel like my own. So here is my question, why should I pay Cabrini for food I am not eating and pay extra money for groceries? It feels like I am paying to go on an all expense paid trip and then ending up having to pay for food and drinks.

I know Cabrini thinks of most students as immature and irresponsible, but I think the students here would surprise them. I know that I personally have lived on my own for months at a time. Believe it or not, I was able to feed myself.

Not only is the food here barely editable, the times the caf are actually opened are not always good for students with scheduled classes. Very little students get up at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. Based on my own personal experience, I would say more students would attend breakfast if it ended at 10:30 a.m. As for dinner, I do not know one person who eats dinner at 4:30 p.m.

I don’t want to take anything away from Wood Dining. I know they work very hard. I really just want to know why students do not have the choice as to whether or not they want to eat the caf food. Until I get an answer I will continue to pay a lot of money for food I will never eat. Speaking of food, I hear the microwave beeping; my lean cuisine dinner must be ready

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