Wreck: Hungry on Mount Carmel

By on September 16, 2015

As an incoming freshman at Quinnipiac, I shared one major concern with all of my future classmates: What are we going to eat?

Entering the cafe for the first time was, to put it plainly, overwhelming. Where will I eat? What will I eat? Who will I eat with? What does “Tap it” mean???

Just as with all the unfamiliar things a freshman encounters, this process eventually got easier with time. After a week or so, it became second nature to find the shortest line and order the cheapest (and most seemingly edible) food option. I was under the impression that I was in the clear, at least regarding my food.

I was wrong.

One evening, after strolling into Café Q at the very reasonable time of 7:15 p.m., I was informed that I was too late. I was as shocked as I was hungry. I find it difficult to believe that on a campus where academic hours do not end until after 9 p.m. it is acceptable to stop serving full meals at 7 p.m.

While I am well aware that the revered Chartwells employees work very hard all day to keep us “fat and happy,” so to speak, this is a very stressful time of year for college students, especially freshmen. Without my late-night binge-snacking, I just don’t know if I will be able to handle it.

Well, Chartwells, what will it be? Early closing or starving freshmen? You decide. –M. Fraitag


About Madison Fraitag

Creative Director
Film, Television and Media Major
Class of 2019