Students need credit card machines for efficiency

The Wichitan

OUR VIEW: To fix the convoluted payment issue on campus, administration needs fix the credit card machine.

Students and faculty are tired of getting out of class, making their way to the dining hall, waiting in a huge line, finally getting to order their number one at Chick-Fil-A, and hearing “Oh, I’m sorry, we can’t accept cards.” According to or three months, Mueen Patankar, director of dining services, said infrastructure is creating a problem, so people are unable to use their cards to purchase food on campus.

It was bad enough when the machines at Starbucks stopped working, but one by one the card readers began to quit, and campus frustration grew. Now with finals next week, students and faculty are exhausted and would like to stay on campus to pick up dinner before heading back to studying or grading, however the broken card machines make that impossible. Instead, people are forced to leave campus and find means elsewhere.

With the stress of finals here no one wants the added stress of having to leave campus to meet their nutritional needs. While it’s severely late in the year to fix this issue, but come next year we will be fighting the same battle, so administration needs to fix this before the semester lets out.

For more information on the credit card details see “Unconnected credit card machines cause inconvenience,” on the Wichitan website.