Changes to caf hours, flex dollars frustrate students

By Andreas Roberts

The Lincolnian

Changes to the campus cafeteria hours and the return of “flex” dollars have left a bad taste in the mouths of some Lincoln University students.

“I don’t care for the new hours because it conflicts with my daily schedule; I eat once a day,” said sophomore Aliyah Brogdon.

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Last year, the university discontinued flex dollars, which allowed students to buy food from anywhere on campus, and kept the cafeteria open from 7 a.m. until midnight. This year, the cafeteria closes at 7 p.m., and the university revived flex dollars.

With flex, students get $50 to $100 on their identification cards, depending on their meal plan.

“We should get more flex dollars because I can go through $100 in a week,” Brogdan said.

The changes have led many students to go off campus to local restaurants and fast-food places.

“There are very limited options to use your flex on campus,” said senior Darren Jones. “You get tired of eating the same food.”

“I don’t really use them; the lines are too long so I eat off campus,” said senior Tony Efese.

Junior Danielle Owes said she’s indifferent to the changes.

“Doesn’t really bother me,” she said. “It’s all nasty anyway.”

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