I enjoy school lunches
Collin Wittig • Sports Editor
I need order in my life. Too many choices freak me out, and I can’t make a decision. School lunches complete me.
Just kidding, but I do enjoy school lunches. The spicy chicken and french fries are something that I enjoy just about every day.
School lunches are great for me mainly because I don’t have the time or desire to make my lunch everyday. Who wants to wake up even earlier in the morning in order to make a half decent PB&J? I sure don’t, plus nothing beats a hot lunch served by our wonderful lunch staff.
Our school lunches give us more options than anything we could ever make at home. How else could you get pizza, Chinese, or burritos without it being cold leftovers? Last time I checked, Chipotle doesn’t deliver. I’m not saying that our school lunches are comparable to a 5-star restaurant, but I am saying that they could be a whole lot worse than what they are.
We also have a pretty good selection when it comes to a la carte items. If you’re feeling healthy, you can go ahead and get some carrots sticks or a side salad. If not, there are plenty of other items from the likes of yogurt to muffins. I personally enjoy a PB&J or a bag of barbecue chips. Students get the opportunity to customize their lunches in a way that suits their personal taste preferences.
The main reason I like school lunches is that I love french fries. I love french fries so much that I’m going to write a whole entire paragraph on how awesome and delicious they are. I like french fries of all shapes and sizes. Anything that is made of potatoes and is fried can be served on my lunch tray anyday. Waffle fries are delectable, but my all time favorite starchy food is tater tots. There is something unique about the tater tots of Delaware Hayes High School, a uniqueness that has not yet been matched by any other food establishment across the nation.
But I’ll say one thing: sweet potato fries are down right gross.
I don’t like school lunches
Reece Kotaka • Staff Writer
Lunch is a meal that is eaten by people every day of the week. It is usually an enjoyable time of the day. However, when lunchtime rolls around here at Hayes, it is a far from pleasurable experience for me.
The school lunches are expensive, coming to an average price of $13.75 a week. That adds up to approximately $55.00 every month, and doesn’t even include buying a la carte.
Along with the cost, the lunches are overcrowded. You have to wait in long and slow-moving lines just to get your food. We may have four different lunch lines to choose from, but they are all backed up beyond belief. We’re also only allowed 30 minutes for lunch. Personally I would like to spend that time eating my lunch and not standing in line. The overcrowding also causes a shortage of chairs and table space.
The noise level during lunch is ridiculous. I’d like to be able to hear the conversation I’m trying to have, but instead I’m only met with the screams and shouts of my fellow classmates as they stuff their faces.
Another thing that grinds my gears about the lunches here is how forceful the emphasis on being nutritious is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for eating healthy and staying fit, but I’d rather not have it forcefully thrust upon me by our country’s leaders.
One of the biggest reasons why I’m not a fan of the school’s lunches is because of those sweet potato fries. In all honesty, the sweet potato fries aren’t that good and you have to drown them in barbecue sauce for them to even be tolerable to eat. I didn’t know that it was possible to ruin something so perfect like french fries by tainting them with the poison that is sweet potatoes.
Why even bother with eating here when you have the option of open lunch? Would you rather have to endure everything I just talked about, or would you rather go out and get yourself a nice meal? The choice is yours; choose wisely.