Peanut Butter and Disappointment – OPINION

Sarah SheltonPhoto Editor

Every Thursday Programs Council, also known as ProCon, holds a “PB&J” event where students get to grab snacks and a drink from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., however this week I was let down. 

In 2019, my freshman year,  this event was my favorite event as it had a long table of different loaves of bread, different types of peanut butter, fluff, Nutella and different types of jelly. COVID-19 ended up turning this event into grabbing an Uncrustable, which is a prepacked peanut butter and jelly sandwich, with a snack and a drink.  

I have not been able to attend this event in years due to my class schedule. This semester I have class from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with my next class starting at 12:25 p.m. so I typically have to run by it every Thursday without being able to wait in the long line that is always formed. 

Thursday, Oct. 6, my second class was not meeting due to us having a work day and I was so excited to be able to stop by and grab a sandwich before running off to a meeting I had at 12:45. 

I sat in my English class yawning and hungry but excited I get to grab a snack this week. I really enjoy attending ProCon events, especially when it involves free food of any kind. 

To my disappointment, 12:15 p.m. I ran down the Engleman stairs to a line of confused and also disappointed students. ProCon seemed to be a no-show.  

My friend Luke and I waited until 12:25 p.m. and walked away when most students also gave up waiting. I checked ProCon’s Instagram to see no updates.  

It made me sad because Luke was looking forward to this as it was a quick way to grab a snack before going to photograph President Joe who was currently speaking in the Student Center Ballroom. 

While I may seem over dramatic right now, this may have been my only opportunity to attend this event my senior year and I also had no food yet that day. I walked off to my meeting hungry. 

To my surprise, as I was walking by the Student Center at 12:27 p.m., I saw a few people pushing a cart toward Engleman that was full of snacks. 30 minutes late with no update. Many students missed their favorite event for the week. 

I still love ProCon. Thank you for feeding us students weekly. 

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