Eating on campus burns a hole in students’ pockets
Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter
Buying food on campus adds up, said biology and physics major Rich Szeligowski.
“I am only buying a couple salads a week,” said Szeligowski, “and it turns into about 30 bucks.”
Some students, like sophomore exercise science major Marisa Tomaso, said they spend at least $60 during the week.
“Honestly it’s because of food,” said Tomaso. “I go to the food court for a salad or Starbucks and Dunkin for coffee.”
Karlie Borges, a senior journalism major, said as a commuter she spends her money buying snacks and drinks in between classes.
“I spend money at the Bagel Wagon or the vending machines,” said Borges.
Tia Bonessi, a junior psychology major, said she spends $10 a week just to keep herself fed.
“All food,” said Bonessi. “That’s my only expense.”
According to Devonte Morris, a junior business management major, said he does not spend money on campus for anything except food and drinks but they are overpriced.
“The Bagel Wagon has drinks that are $3 or $4 each,” said Morris. “That’s ridiculous. I end up spending like $30 strictly on food.”
Kevin Bermudez, a sophomore Spanish major, said as a commuter he only spends money buying lunch during the week.
“During the week I spend about 40 bucks on food,” said Bermudez. “It is almost entirely at Dunkin Donuts or the Student Center food court.”
Abby Wells, a freshman music major, said the only thing she finds herself spending money on campus for is food.
“I spend maybe $10 a week here,” said Wells. “I really just buy snacks or coffee at the student center or the Bagel Wagon. Occasionally I go to the Starbucks in Buley library but the prices there are way too high.”
As a commuter, Austin Rose, a sophomore special education major, said he spends $35 or $40 a week on food between his classes.
“I spend it here, in the student center,” said Rose, “and also I sometimes go to Conn Hall if I can find the time.”
Amanda Smith, a senior marketing and communications major, said she spends more than $50 a week on campus, but only on food.
“Buying chips, drinks and snacks really adds up after a while,” said Smith. “But I have to eat, you know? The only places on campus worth spending money is Adanti or the Bagel Wagon.”
Amber Williams, a freshman biology major, said she only spends $5 during the week on campus.
“It’s all at the vending machines,” said Williams. “I just buy drinks and snacks.”
Joe DeFilippo, a senior Spanish education major, said he now spends about $10 each week on campus because he started bringing lunch to school.
“I cut back a lot,” said DeFilippo. “It used to be around 40 every week when I was buying lunch at the student center. It just wasn’t worth it. Now I spend it a lot less and it is only on coffee or snacks from the Bagel Wagon and Dunkin Donuts.”
Photo Credit: Dylan Haviland – Managing Editor