Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

ASCC should consider student’s food choices for Welcome Week

Every semester, the Associated Students of Cerritos College (ASCC) funds an In-N-Out food truck during the first week of the semester.

What if the In-N-Out food truck had more choices? What if we were able to eat what we actually wanted?

One of the requirements to receive the free burger meal is to have an updated photo I.D. with the latest semester sticker on it. Though most students actually have the sticker, others try every attempt there is to get the delicious food in their hands.

With the large amount of people who wait in line to receive the In-N-out meal, the school should take into consideration the possibility of hiring a second or possibly even a third food truck. The line gets ridiculously long and it also affects some people, such as those who have class, but have to miss so they can receive free food.

The meal the students get includes a burger, Lay’s Chips and a bottle of water.

From observations made, it appears that the food truck only comes to Cerritos College for the first two days of school. But why not the entire first week of school? Why not make the people who felt forced to purchase a new student I.D. card worth it?

Lack of funds may be an option, but also lack of consideration may be another.

Instead of making students wait over an hour or more for a free meal, the school should either extend the stay of the In-N-Out truck for a week, or add more hours for them to be on campus; two hours for the first two days for a 22,000 student population is just simply not enough.

The meal plan should also be changed. Although people should not complain since they are receiving a free burger from one of the most delicious burger restaurants ever, there are those few individuals who would want a variety of choices. In-N-Out does not simply serve just a burger and fries, they also have animal style fries, milkshakes and different kinds of drinks, not just Coca-Cola!

Vegetarians and fitness junkies are a perfect example of perhaps getting healthier choices of food trucks.

A Subway food truck or healthier places, such as Jamba Juice, should be thought of for the select few who probably do not, or cannot even eat the In-N-Out meal.

So maybe the school should start letting the students choose what they actually want to eat, or simply have more choices that will satisfy the consumers and that will also be beneficial for their health.


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Katherine Grijalva
Katherine Grijalva, Arts Editor
Fall 2014
Hello, my name is Katherine. Just a 21 year old gal who happens to be the Arts Editor this semester. Former Opinion Copy Editor. I am majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations. Aside from writing I enjoy attending concerts, Disneyland trips, eating, shopping, and surfing the web and find out the latest news.
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