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Dining services offer 7 locations to eat on campus

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...

Question of the week: What is food insecurity? and how can MSU help?

What is food insecurity and how can MSU help?
January 23, 2019

Students body defines what they think food insecurity is, and discuss how they believe MSU can help. Alex Espy, education elementary teaching freshman| "I guess choosing between school and food...

Food Truck Friday a chance to try local food

People wait in line to get tacos from El Norteno on Sept. 22 on Jesse Rogers Memorial Promenade. Photo by Gabriella Solis.
September 6, 2018
The first 100 students will get a ticket that can be used to get an item from the food trucks. The item and participation are dependent on the food trucks themselves, Ruby Arriaga, the coordinator of Student Activities in the Office of Student Involvement, explained.

New director of dining to set new goals to benefit students

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
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...

Vegan dining lacks variety

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...

Weekend dining needs improvement

September 12, 2017

OUR VIEW: More than just Mesquite Dining Hall should be open on weekends. When students signed up for a meal plan, there's no indication of the times that the various dining spots on campus are actually...

New dining hours affect students

February 28, 2017

Only seven weeks into the new year, dining locations have been exploring a new year and new mindset. The only problem is that students don’t like the new way of operating. Katelin Wiley, radiology freshman,...

Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

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...

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

Students wait in line at Chick-fil-A Express in the Clark Student Center Food Court on Aug. 28. Photo by Yolanda Torres.
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...

Finishing touches go up on dining services, food court

Workers put the final touches on the remodeled food court in the Clark Student Center on Aug. 12. Photo by 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...

Housing, dining director to take over Study Abroad

Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services. Photo from video by Cody Samples
March 2, 2015

As Larry Williams, sociology professor and director of the Study Abroad Program, reaches retirement this May, Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, will take over Williams' position...

Students give input as dining contract expires in July

Students and staff have lunch in Mesquite Café between the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. lunch rush Tuesday. Photo by Lauren Roberts
November 6, 2014

All residents of Killingsworth, Pierce and McCullough-Trigg Halls are required to purchase a meal plan, and that won't change, but the university's contract with Aramark might. The contract will expire...

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