An open letter to my school's dining services
By Rozzie Heeger (student/writer)
I love my school. I really do. I'm fascinated with my major, I'm obsessed with our close proximity to New York City, and I can see myself taking advantages of opportunities I can be presented. But there's one thing I don't like--the food.
Now I don't think it's necessarily that it tastes bad (though let's not kid ourselves), but it's something about the inconsistency in what we're offered. The following we get every day:
- Some sort of rice dish
- Some sort of potato dish
- Pizza (sometimes this is good, but sometimes it's remnants of an old cardboard box)
- Waffle fries
The following we get every three or so weeks (or seven years; I've truly lost count):
- Mozzarella sticks
You don't have to be a genius to figure out which of these lists would appeal more to college students. But I'd like to focus on one thing in particular: mozzarella sticks.
I'm not sure how hard it could really be to make these. Buy some mozzarella in bulk, cut it into strips, batter it, fry it. Yet we seem to only be served these when parents or prospective student tours come? Seems like false advertising to me. (Not that anyone would choose a school based on availibility of mozzarella sticks alone, but it's got to be a plus, right?)