The Wichitan

Dining services offer 7 locations to eat on campus

Micah Wilson, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Taking the time to plan grocery shopping, meal prep, and cooking time into an already full schedule can become quite a chore. Eating on campus can alleviate stress and provide an alternative option to home-cooked meals. Dining services provides seven different locations to make dining on campus options...

Chartwells uses Rockbot’s music filter

Justin Garner, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Censorship sucks, especially when there’s not much justification for it.  In Maverick’s Corner and Starbucks, the Chartwells staff uses an app called Rockbot, with which you can request a song to be played. Here, many songs and artists have been labeled as “explicit content."  There are two...

MustanGO delivers Starbucks on campus

MustanGO delivers Starbucks on campus

Justin Garner, Reporter

January 31, 2019

MustanGO entered its “beta” phase, with the coffee shop in Moffett Library now offering a delivery service to faculty and staff, for flex dollars. Manny Bhogal, Chartwells marketing specialist, is the brainchild behind MustanGo. “I was initially tasked with increasing the revenue at ...

Canan food security scholarship aids students

Canan food security scholarship aids students

Yerasly Duran, Alana Earle, and Paige Champagne

January 23, 2019

The Canan Food Security Program is offering food insecure students an opportunity to get meals in Mesquite Dining Hall or Mavericks Corner. As of January students are able to apply to the program and no longer have the burden of not knowing where their next meal will come from. Pat Canan, Wic...

Vegan dining lacks variety

Daisy Reyes Guzman, Reporter

November 29, 2017

When transitioning to college the hardest part is what to eat. At home students are used to their parents cooking for them, but in college students rely on the dining hall and meal swaps. Meals that are offered on campus are not liked by many students, but for vegan students vegan meals are even harder to ...

Student enrollment, feedback dictate dining options

Student enrollment, feedback dictate dining options

Craig Tidmore, Reporter

October 25, 2017

Looking at the hours of operation for dining options on campus seem to offer a wide range during the week. The weekend options however dwindle down to just to the Mesquite Dining Hall. Open on select hours on Saturday and Sunday, food options on campus are limited to one location. “It would be...

Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

The Wichitan

October 25, 2016

OUR VIEW: While some parts of the new cafeteria have improved, as a whole it has not.The quality of the cafeteria has declined since last year, and we believe this needs to change. There are days where they don't have cups or forks, and there are days when there is no milk for cereal. The sales are ...

Dining hall renovations still incomplete

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 new, full kitchen setup, and wondered why there was no one manning that station. "Because of my major, ...

Lack of silverware upsets students

Samuel Sutton

October 23, 2015

Chick-Fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Grill Nations and Freshens. The variety of food brought in by the dining contract with Chartwells has gained popularity from the students. Unfortunately, this much popularity has presented a problem-lack of condiments and silverware. "It does get frustrating sometimes....

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

Brianna Sheen

August 28, 2015

One of many changes to dining services, Chick-fil-A Expressofficially opened in the Clark Student Center food court on Aug. 27. "I will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and every snack in between," said Austin Snyder, marketing sophomore. Some students, like Chyenne Lozowski, nursing f...

Finishing touches go up on dining services, food court

Finishing touches go up on dining services, food court

Morgan Haire

August 17, 2015

The Mesquite Dining Hall and Clark Student Center food court have a fresh new look. The dining services contract with Chartwells was finalized in early March and Chartwells officially began cooking for residents this summer. “The cafeteria has become a place I actually want to eat at,” said La...

Administrators consider outsourcing maintenance jobs

Administrators consider outsourcing maintenance jobs

Ethan Metcalf

April 28, 2015

To combat the university's ongoing budget woes, administrators revealed this week that they are in negotiations with SSC Service Solutions to outsource the school's facility services, including custodial, groundskeeping and central plant crews. If approved, the move would affect 94 staff membe...

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