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Campus lacks vegan options

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter December 3, 2019

Midwestern State University, like most universities, requires its on-campus residents to buy a meal plan to ensure that all students eat and stay healthy. Students are given a variety of meal options that...


New executive chef changes cafeteria quality

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter March 8, 2019

Jay Bendele started as the executive chef for Mesquite Dining Hall about two weeks ago. Three cafeteria employees and 15 students said they are beginning to notice improvements in the quality of food as...

Keiaena Williams, kinesiology freshman, Lachele Donn, biology freshman, Kayla McDade, radiology freshman, enjoy their food at Mesquite Dining Hall Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

New director of dining to set new goals to benefit students

latoya fondren January 23, 2018

The sound of fresh fruit blending and the warm smell of grilled chili lime chicken fill the air in Mesquite Dining Hall as chefs prepare for the spring semester under the leadership of the new director...

Students eat their lunch in the renovated Mesquite Dining Hall Aug. 23. Photo by Izziel Latour.

Dining hall renovations still incomplete

Kara McIntyre August 30, 2016

Mesquite Dining Hall's empty spaces and idle kitchen areas have some students confused, such as mechanical engineering freshman Braeden Alvez. He gestured to the middle of the cafeteria, which holds a...

Grilled chicken sandwich with chips and a side salad from the Mesquite Dining Hall. Photo by Yolanda Torres.

Dining services leaves much to be desired

Yolanda Torres August 26, 2015

The new dining contract has brought with it a new way to eat at the Mesquite Dining Hall. One of the biggest changes is the buffet-style serving, a change from previous years where students could...

Proposed dining contract could redefine campus eating

Brianna Sheen February 12, 2015

At the Board of Regents meeting Feb. 12 - 13, board members will review the recommendation for a new dining hall contract, submitted by the office of housing and dining services' committee. "We will...

Mesquite Cafe can do Better

Adaobi Ezeodum November 6, 2014

Being that it was my first semester in Midwestern State, I chose to live in the dorms and reap the benefits of on-campus housing. One of the conditions that came with that was the requirement to purchase...

Xavier Jones, freshman in Criminal justice, gets read to take his lunch out of the cafeteria.
Photo by Shelby Davis

Cafe services defend food selections, answer student

Erin Wrinkle January 29, 2013

Since the beginning of school cafeterias, the food has always gotten a bad rap, but the director of dining services at MSU, Michael Clifton, is trying to put an end to it. The 17-year veteran of...

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