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Extended South Cafe hours cater to athletes

By Staff Editorial     3/13/12 7:00pm

Housing and Dining has recently made the decision to extend its hours of operation for the South Cafe. This means that the cafe will open for 30 minutes (from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) after South Servery closes. The new changes are excellent for those who eat late, especially athletes, who have always had problems with getting to the servery before it closes at 7:30 p.m.

H&D is making small steps to accommodate students who cannot attend regular dinner hours. Not only can athletes receive dinner later, but students who crave a second dinner can swipe into the South Cafe and pay for an additional meal with their tetra points.

The Thresher supports H&D and their endeavors, but we hope that the hours will become an extension of the servery rather than just South Cafe in the future. Perhaps H&D will consider changing dinner time from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. to 6-8 p.m. While this 30 minute change is small, it allows athletes to have access to the servery and their college community, and 6 p.m. is still early enough to appease the students who get hungry early.

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