Kristina Kaufmann – Arts Director
When it comes to Einstein’s on campus I think it is safe to say the Lasell community approves of the changes made in the Campus Center. The bagels are delicious, the coffee is a big improvement from Peet’s Coffee, and the variety of choices we can order is abundant. All of the food and beverage choices that I and my friends have enjoyed have been well-made and very tasty. After talking with students around campus, we definitely recognize the improvements, the effort, and quality that has been put into having Einstein’s available.
That said, I also think the students have concerns about this addition. First, it is much more expensive than the previous Campus Center cafe was. While we did get the additional Dining Dollars at the beginning of the year, the expensive menus somewhat cancels that out. With many of the patrons of Einstein’s being college students with not an abundance of extra cash, perhaps Einstein’s should reconsider the prices and lower them.
The hours of operation for Einstein’s has been a frustration many students have had since it’s opening. Many students are used to having the Campus Center eating options open late, and since the renovations in Valentine Dining Hall and the opening of Boomers in fall 2012, the hours of the Campus Center have become progressively shorter. It is frustrating on the weekends for the Campus Center to close at 6:00 p.m. and on the weekdays for it to close at 8:00 p.m.
Many students work on the weekends and would like to be able to grab a bite to eat at 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. when they return without having to walk to Boomers, especially with the colder months approaching.
Einstein’s is a great addition on campus and with more improvements, it could get even better. Students enjoy the food there and with lower prices and more convenient hours, we could all enjoy it even more.