Over the summer, the old gym went through a major renovation and is now the new Student Center complete with a modern look and feel. With a wide variety of food options and the goal of providing a great lunch experience, students can enjoy a break from classes, socialize with friends and meet with clubs.
For students who can’t get to the Student Center, there are various snack bars located throughout campus as another option to buy lunch. The snack bars offer pizza, chicken fingers, chicken with rice, salads, drinks and more, so students are able to find something they enjoy eating during a jam-packed day of challenging classes. Students can find the snack bars around campus, for example by the 2500, 7000 and 9000 buildings, which makes it convenient to quickly locate one and purchase food.
“[My favorite snack bar] is the one by the 7000 building because my class before lunch is there,” junior Alexander Sokolovsky said. “[My favorite thing to buy for lunch] is chicken and rice because it’s good.”
A sample survey of 30 students showed a variety of favorite options. The top five overall choices were french fries, chicken tenders, cookies, slushies and pizza. As for the preferred location of a snack bar, the number one spot was tied between the EEC grab and go station, located by the kiddie pool, and 2500 snack bar, with the barbeque snack bar close behind (see graphic).
Located by the football field, the barbeque menu includes burgers (with and without cheese), curly fries, sausage and many kinds of chicken for chicken lovers such as nuggets, tenders and wings, to name just a few.
“The barbeque snack bar is my favorite because it is situated near the football field and has a lot of unique tasty snacks, like Italian sausages and hot dogs, which aren’t served at any other snack bar,” senior Nicole Gorbatov said.
With a wide variety of cuisines, the snack bars allow students to refuel with energy for the rest of the school day.