Food is the sustenance of life and for students here at Abilene Christian University, it is what fuels us in our daily struggle to be exceptional, innovative and real.
Whether we are grabbing a cinnamon roll from The Den, a $4 smoothie from The Oasis or six plates of food in The World Famous Bean, it can often seem like food is always nearby.
It is not.
For the hardworking, passionate, dedicated and attractive students who share the Don H. Morris Center, food is never close.
For these breaking news chasers and masterpiece makers, this is their home. For these incredible students seeking perfection in radio or a pursuit of public relations, this is where they work, where they improve and often, where they make their beds.
These students spend their days and nights, their weekends and holidays, spread throughout these hallways and classes, toiling away at something they believe in. In their years on campus they’ve lost pens, pencils, hours of sleep and a bit of sanity while attacking success with a vigor rarely seen.
Their work satisfies their mind and fulfills their hearts, yet their stomachs remain empty.
Cafes sprinkle the campus but our building lacks even the Snickers and Hot Cheetos that might accompany a vending machine.
The Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies building houses the Fatted Calf, but its students are more concerned with dispensing the Word than ingesting food. The Hardin Administration building houses a small snack bar which would only make sense as a barista work-study program for those aspiring English and history majors.
Meanwhile, the students inside these hallowed walls are servedÂ injustice for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Unlike the countless research papers which are graded, handed back and forever forgotten, the works that exit this building reverberate through the campus, constantly being consumed by students.
But this creation can not continue in its present state. Nutrition is the ammunition that fires our creation and the one soda vending machine on the second floor will not suffice.
As a part of these righteous, these magnificent, we call for the university to supply provisions that can sufficiently drive this university’s creative hotbed.