Word on the street is: the new cafeteria has been met with opposition, and for good reason. None of the so-called “improvements” have made the students’ dining experience better. Now, all students are required to be on meal plan, meaning that even if they bring in their own food they are still paying an exorbitant amount of money for one sub-par meal at FA. The school has seemingly tried to make it so that we, as students, eat less. They removed trays so that we can’t get as much food as we want and are limited to what we can hold in our hands. The cafeteria serves plain pasta multiple times a week, and when asked what meat is in the meal, they say “there is bacon in the pasta sauce.” According to some, the cafeteria also doesn’t serve students as much food as they want. The school seems to want to discourage students from getting seconds, hoping that kids won’t have the motivation to go back through the horrendously long lines. The system is taking advantage of the students and promoting malnourishment. How are we, as growing and developing young people, supposed to make it through an entire school day and sports with one tiny serving of plain pasta? We are not getting enough healthy grains or protein in our diet. We are not getting served what we deserve!
(This piece was edited at 9:17 pm on 10/6/14 for style and to correct factual errors. Featured image retrieved from 20th Century Fox Television.)