STORY BY CRYSTAL CORTEZ, STAFF WRITER
PHOTO BY BENJAMIN DE GUZMAN, PHOTOGRAPHER
As Cypress College finds themselves spent from their funds for free meals by the end of the Spring ‘23 semester, students on campus finally voice their critiques on the school lunch in hopes of new meals and procedures looking forward.
According to a statement given on Jan. 30 by Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, Cypress College’s Interim Vice President of Administrative Services, conversations on how to provide free and low cost meals to students for the future have begun.
Steve Flores, a student worker at the FC Counseling department, said “a registered Fullerton College student receives a $12 credit into their account per day, all they have to do is have their student ID ready to scan at one of the checkout lines.”
Announced on April 5, 2021 Fullerton College partnered with Sodexo Food Services. Offering a variable range of restaurants in campus’ cafeteria. The catering services have stations with specific names such as the Buzzy Deli’s that offer customizable toasted sub sandwiches to go. The Grill offers items like cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and grilled chicken breast sandwiches. The Simply to Go offers packaged sandwiches, salads, desserts, and microwaveable meals. The Slice of Life consists of pizza options. Lastly, Tres Habaneros with customizable burritos, tacos, quesadillas, rice and salad bowls.
Jason Green, a journalism major, shares what to him is totally unfair in regards to our sister’s school. He says ,”I’m truly envious of Fullerton College’s free services.”
Students at Cypress College also expressed that instead of eating conveniently here at school, they would much rather eat outside of school due to the lack of variety.
Tay Davvs, an Administration of Justice major, says “I’ll just go to WingStop or something else to eat lunch.”
Fullerton College announced on Jan. 23 that their dining hall would be open for students to eat their free lunch.
The Charger Cafe at Cypress College has remained closed for students to eat in.
After witnessing photos of Fullerton College’s dining hall, Cypress College students were irritated. Viviana Castillo, a Sociology major, gave shocked expressions. After dropping her jaw she says, “Wow, I’m so upset right now.”
Castillo states, “I hope the bread isn’t stale next semester, also hope we have somewhere designated to eat on campus.”
Looking forward, students at Cypress College shared that they want better food and somewhere to eat whenever it is cold and raining outside.