ew Food Policy Upsets Students
September 27th, 1999
New Food Policy Upsets Students
A new mle preventing students from taking
food outside of the dining hall has been annoying the
campus. Many feel that the rule is not well thought out
and arbitrarily enforced. Some students intend to
violate the rule whenever possible.
"I think the new rules suck. You have to be
sneaky now!" commented Sophomore Melissa Brown.
The rule came about because some students
were taking ice cream cones outside and squishing
them against the side of the dorms. Food fights were
not unheard of Still, students protest that the rule
punishes the many for the sins of the few.
"The new rule is unjust to those students who
are mature with their fruit," Senior Andi Giorgi said.
Bill Gearhart, Vice President for Administration
and Finance, admits that he is behind the new policy.
He claims that the mess created by food taken outside
was getting out of hand. With no food leaving the
cafeteria, it is easier on the physical plant and
"If it's not there, we don't have to clean it up,"
The other reason for the new rule, Gearhart
explained, was that while the quality of the food had
gone up in the last four years, the costs to the student
had not. He is doing everything he can to keep the
food prices down.
"Food that goes out of the dining hall is a direct
cost to the institution," Gearhart said.
While Gearhart stated that he would prefer to
have a firm, "No food or beverages leave the cafeteria"
rule, there has been some discussion of allowances.
Soon, students may be permitted to bring in their own
cups and fill them with coffee in the mornings. This is
still under debate.
On Thursday, September 9, Dean of Students
Phil Barrineau carried a coffee cup down to the
"The Night Snacker"
SLS: How do you
feel about the new rule
that you can't take food
out of Crossroads?
TNS: Diimer is so
early and I think 5:00 is
kind of an uncivilized hour
to eat anyway. I want to
have something to eat later
on. Observe! (The Night
Snacker puts a sandwich
down his shirt.)
SLS: What is your
favorite way to sneak
TNS; I wrap a
sandwich up in paper, lift
up the front collar of my
shirt and throw it down
my shirt. If you wear a
sweater, that will cover up
SLS: Are there
other items of clothing
that you use to sneak out
TNS: I haven't
come up with anything
really unusual, although I
know a few people got the
idea from me of wearing
baggy pants. They call
them their "Saga Pants"
SLS: Their pants?
TNS: But I just use
my shirt. The old
SLS: Do you have
any advice for any other
snackers who want to
steal stuff from the
TNS: Make sure no
one is watching you. Don't
10/4/99 3:50 PM