Cafeteria Talk

New teachers, new building, new classes. All these new changes, but what about the cafeteria? It looks the same. Smells the same. So why have there been developments everywhere throughout the school, except in the cafeteria? Well, I’m about to blow your mind: There have been.

Change? Where? Here, in the lunchroom! There is no longer a salad bar and a sub bar, but a salad and sub bar. So, what’s the difference? The two bars are now combined together, giving students more options for toppings on either their sub or salad. This makes both salads and subs even more tasty, and fun to make than before. By combining the bars, students also have a wider variety of sides to grab, including things like bread, applesauce, and oranges.

Many people don’t get salads when they go to lunch, and most assume that the ones who do go to the line are vegetarians. Vegetarians and Vegans all over the school have become more and more upset at this and how it is the only option for them. “When I forget my lunch I don’t have anything to eat, other than salad,” Sydney Carleton claims. “Of course I like salads and such, but I think it’s wrong that [1] If I’m eating salad every day, I’m going to get sick of it and [2] There’s not nearly enough of the proper nutrients in a salad, compared to the food given to the carnivores[/omnivores] in our school.” The problem has been among these students for a long time, and is angering many. They have done everything they can to protest, without getting in trouble. Sydney has written multiple papers on the unfairness of not having a vegetarian line: “…we can have two regular lines, an alternate line, an ethnic line, a burger line, and salads and wraps, but NOT a vegetarian line?” If we can fix this problem we could help make the school a little more fair and equal towards all its students.

Have you been reading the chalkboards placed either near the entrance to the burger lunch line or by ala-carte? Probably not, but you should! You have a chance to win a delicious and warm cookie! How, you ask? The lunch ladies create a quiz every so often, that the first person to answer the question wins a free cookie. I repeat: the first person. This means you can’t guess correctly then go tell all your friends the answer. The lunch ladies know what’s going on. So, if you want to win that free cookie, you’re going to have to think fast. The questions aren’t ones that you can look up, either. They’re either personal questions about the lunch ladies combined, such as “All together, how many children do the lunch ladies have?” Or, they can be school related, as in “How many classes does FHS have?” So, if you ever wondered “Why in the world would I be friendly to the lunch ladies?” You now have another reason other than being a good human being with manners.  So, what are you going to do next time you go to lunch? You’re going to read that chalkboard, and win a free cookie!

Want to know what the lunch is for today? Check out Lunch Menu under Important Pages on the Saber Slate. Happy lunching!

5 thoughts on “Cafeteria Talk

  • December 5, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Life’s not fair, get used to it.

  • December 5, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    It’s your choice to eat salad, were not making you eat just salad. Why should we have to accommodate for your eating habits, this isn’t a continental breakfast.

  • December 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Why should we let the minority view run the school lunches? The number of carnivores/omnivores highly outnumbers the amount of vegetarians/vegans so it should only be appropriate that there are more lunch options for those students in the majority. Vegetarians have a salad option, and the article clearly states how it has been expanded. If you are not happy with the lunch, you are more than welcome to bring your own lunch, and if you forget it at home, then that is on you, and you should have to suffer the consequences. Why should everyone else in lunch have to suffer for your lack of responsibility? Life isn’t fair and it is better that kids in this school learn that now rather than later.

    • December 16, 2015 at 12:21 PM

      This is very discriminating. You are out casting the students who have made a choice to eat in a way that they feel is better for them. How would you feel if you were a vegan/vegetarian for many years? I have many friends who are. It’s extremely difficult to find places that you can actually eat good food at, with out eating JUST salad. Yes, you can bring lunches from home, but as I’m sure you know, it can be hard to wake up earlier just to pack a lunch. I’m sure that if you were a vegan/vegetarian you would appreciate the options, not “suck it up”. Who would be “suffering” from an extra option that people would enjoy?

      • December 18, 2015 at 7:17 PM

        Honestly, how many people would benefit from a vegetarian option at the high school? While it is a nice thought in theory, it is simply not practical. If we institute a vegetarian line, that means we have to eliminate a line. So again I state that you are suggesting the minority over rule the majority just because you have some friends that you think might benefit from this new addition. If you are so set on making a vegetarian/vegan lunch, but cannot wake up in time, then you should make your lunch the night before, or simply stop complaining about it. I am not “discriminating” either. I am simply stating the PROVEN facts that there are more people that benefit from the lunch lines that we have now. Quite simply, the majority of FHS students who eat school lunches would suffer from the loss of a lunch line, for the benefit of a few students.

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