pb&J social Offered every Thursday Afternoon


Kevin Landrigan Contributor

Students took a break from college and schoolwork this week to eat some delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Program Council held an event last Thursday afternoon in hopes to ease student’s minds as midterms approach.

But even here, COVID-19 made the event more complicated than it would have been a year ago. Instead of “make your own sandwich,” it was pre-made and already packaged PB&J sandwiches for the taking.

But even here, COVID-19 made the event more complicated than it would have been a year ago. Instead of “make your own sandwich,” it was pre-made and already packaged PB&J sandwiches for the taking.

a day-time programmer Sarah Cooney, said “It brings something fun to campus, especially during Covid.” Unfortunately, this semester has not gone completely as they planned. Without classes being held in person, there has been a lack of attendance at many of these events. “There would usually be a rush of people going through the halls on a day like today” said Cooney.

David Jensen, one of about 30 students who attended the event Oct. 29, couldn’t turn down a free PB&J sandwich after his writing intensive class.

“It was the perfect pick me up after a long morning of classes,” said Jensen.

There were two options of sandwiches the students could pick from, grape jelly or strawberry jam. They also came with the option of Pop-Tarts or Welch’s fruit snacks. The food was packaged in a brown paper bag to put an elementary twist on the event.

The coordinator of Thursday’s PB&J social Arianna Taylor, said ProCon staff had to observe many new protocols they must follow in order to hold events like these. Attendance needs to be taken, gloves are worn, and all food must be pre-packaged.

“Unlike previous semesters, we are not able to put the ingredients out for a ‘make your own’ type of event,” said Taylor.

With midterms looming, these tasty treats are the perfect way for students to keep their morals high and give motivation to do well on their exams.

“What college student doesn’t love free stuff?” said Taylor. “And it is somewhere to go, that isn’t class.”

Taylor said ProCon has worked hard to build a community with their events, which is crucial in times like these. It is somewhere to go and feel welcomed it gives a huge boost of confidence, she said.

“Once you start going and start to see familiar faces,” Taylor said, “it becomes nice to go every week.”

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