No more rumbling tummies

By Shapleigh Webster – Senior Content Editor

Over my past two years at Lasell, I have written two opinion pieces on our beloved Valentine Dining Hall (“Lasell needs an attitude adjustment;” “Diary of a hungry kid”) about how we need to be respectful towards the people who feed us, but also that they need to accept our schedules and offer us “late-night eaters” better hours.On March 21, they finally heard us. The hours of the Fuse and Greens stations have been extended an additional half hour and are now serving until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

This has been a great change for Lasell. This semester, I have two night classes until 7:30 p.m., two nights in a row. Before these additional hours, I had to eat as soon as the dining hall opened, at 4:30 p.m., and just hoped that I wouldn’t be hungry any time after class ended, unless, again, I wanted Boomers (see “Diary of a hungry kid”).

On behalf of the student body, or at least the “late-night eaters” like myself, I want to thank the dining hall for giving us this option. It has been a Godsend for those of us who are hungry past 7:30 p.m. and don’t want to shell out money for delivery or spend time cooking right after class, practice, or extracurricular activities. I commend the dining services for listening to their students and giving them an extra option that they have been asking for. They told us they were listening, and proved they were.

My only hope is that this will continue on throughout the years at Lasell and maybe eventually all the stations will stay open later. I hope that students will take advantage of this wonderful thing they have granted us.

I’m glad to see Lasell making so many great changes as I head out of here. It makes me happy to know the friends I leave behind will be taken care of and their tummies won’t be rumbling after class.

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