The morning rush to the cafeteria is a little less hectic this year since the state government has mandated schools to cease serving students coffee. In order to get coffee, students will need a major growth spurt and a suit and tie because only teachers and administrations have the privilege of a cup of joe.
Students are frustrated with this new measure.
Even as a someone who does not drink coffee, Olivia Jones ’15 believes that students should be able to make their own decisions.
“We’re teenagers and we can make decisions for ourselves about what we eat and drink. I don’t see why it’s up to them to decide whether or not we can have it,” Jones said.
Due to the coffee ban, students will have to figure out ways around this dilemma.
“I’m definitely addicted to caffeine so now I stop at Dunkin Donuts every morning so I don’t get headaches,” Maggie Epstein ’16 said. For many like Epstein, it doesn’t matter which way they get caffeine, so long as it’s in their system for school. Epstein also stressed the convenience of getting coffee at the school cafeteria instead of an outside source.
But, when Greg Fisher ’15 is tired and doesn’t have that source of energy in the morning, his method of compensating for the sleep loss is a little different from Epstein.
“I just sleep in class if I’m tired,” Fisher said.
The ways students are coping with this new transition are quite different. But it seems like they will learn how to deal with the missing piece of their morning routine.