By Darren Greene
Knightly News Reporter
Central Penn College had a weekly common hour town hall meeting in August with representatives of The Knight & Day Cafe, and results of the meeting left students with mixed emotions.
This town hall meeting was a way for students to voice their concerns about the cafe. Kathy Christopher, general manager of the cafe, was there to answer questions.
She addressed nine students at a table in the cafe.
Christopher started the conversation by talking about the meal plan at Central Penn College. She explained that a basic meal plan of $690 is not enough for most of Central Penn students. She said her research of “hundreds” of college meal plans found the lowest was $3,600.
Christopher then discussed student complaints about the removal of snacks and bottled beverages.
She then said that the beverages are the main reason students run out of their meal plan quickly. She said she would see students “load up on snacks and bottled beverages.” Getting rid of the snacks and bottled beverages would be “budget friendly” for the students, Christopher said.
This left most students with mixed emotions. Some found the meeting went as planned and some said the meeting “didn’t go anywhere.”
“We were just making talk and nothing was said or done,” Kathleen Tarr, a corporate communication student who lives on campus, said.
Other students, like medical-assisting major Isaiah Dorsey, felt the complete opposite.
“All the points that needed to be addressed were, and it was a step in the right direction,” Dorsey said.
For more information about the Town Hall in The Knight and Day Café, watch the video footage on YouTube.
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Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.