With promise of fresh start, freshmen expectations for cafeteria food skyrocket

Caroline Cohen, Managing Editor

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When you think of high school in a stereotypical, “Mean Girls” movie kind of way, the cafeteria often comes to mind. It’s where all the drama is expected to go down and where everyone sees their friends. And although Staples’ cafeteria isn’t exactly out of a high school movie, the chaos of the cafeteria is similar.

“The freshman area is always super crowded,” Amelia Brown ’18 said. “The older kids are all around it, and freshman are always running around trying to find their friends and an empty seat.”

Aside from the crowded mobs and chaotic atmosphere, freshman report that the the high school cafeteria seems to be an upgrade from both middle schools’ dining options. Freshmen claim that Staples offers more options and variety as opposed to the more limited choices they have had in years past.

“I did come in with high expectations for the food,” Avery Shuldman ’18 said. “I kept hearing from many people that it was really good. I think what I expected was true because there are more choices, and overall the food is a lot better.”

“The food in middle school is mostly healthy,” Gabby Nuefeld ’18 said. “The food in high school has more options.”

Brown raved about the exciting choice of “way more chips and snacks.”

She also delved into the fact that in middle school, the food selection is minimal, and students can only get a sandwich personally made.

And although the cafeteria may not be ranked along the five-stars of dining, it definitely seems to be a step up from the cuisine at the middle school level.

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