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    Susan Hunnicutt EnnisSep 17, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    My mom’s cooking will always be the best cooking for me. She was raised in Tampa, and knew how to fix shrimp six ways. At Thanksgiving, we had oysters in the stuffing, because that is how my father (a native Texan, though I am not blaming the oysters on that) liked it. There were always two pans of stuffing, because not everyone liked theirs with oysters.
    I am trying to figure out what to make of this essay. There is no Trinity University food “demographic.” That’s what makes it a great place to go to school. Wouldn’t it be better to create an International Dinners event or something like that, and allow students to cook/share the food they love with other students. I think this would be a better way to honor and celebrate the wonderful cuisines of everyone’s home.
    This article does seem dismissive of the people who prepare the food. I imagine most of them not gourmet cooks, and are not being paid enough to be judged by those standards. Probably, though, they do care about their work, and do the best they are able with what they have to work with. It is not an easy crowd they are cooking for…
    If you have something good you should share it.
    Susan Hunnicutt Ennis

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    Erick BlackwelderApr 28, 2019 at 7:16 am

    The dining hall has come a long way in terms of choices since I was at Trinity, and the dining hall was called the Refectory. We had two cafeteria lines, serving the same food choices. We had our fair share of mystery meat with gravy, and freeze dried Frizbees (chicken fried mis-steak). It was a big deal when we got a salad bar.
    Now, my precious darlings, you have a wide array of food choices from a variety of food vendors. You can watch CNN or MTV on the big screens as you munch your burger. It’s all about progress, not perfection.
    Oh, I understand that what used to be the women’s dining hall on west campus is gone. It was for women only until my freshman year at Trinity. Just as Miller and Witt became women’s dorms the year before my freshman year. We had no upper and lower class dorms, just dorms for men and women, with freshmen through seniors living among each other. We could squat a room from year to year. I squatted the same room, four years , on first floor Winn because it was across the hall from the door to what used to be the rear parking lot. Plus, first floor Winn had a naughty boy reputation because of the outrageous pranks we pulled.

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    Don't hate on MabezApr 27, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    This article really does suck. You’re not even advocating for anything, you’re just complaining and you want someone else to fix it for you. What is Aramark and Mabee supposed to do? You don’t seem to offer any suggestions at all.

    Did you really expect Mabee’s “processes to actually represent the authenticity and centuries of history behind the preparation of food” ? This is a college campus and they are catering to the masses. I understand the value and tradition behind cultural food preparation, but a college campus cannot be expected to adhere and cater to every cultural practice behind every piece of food they decide to put out!

    If you hate it so bad, don’t buy a meal plan and make it yourself, the way you like it. Otherwise, just suck it up like the rest of us and be grateful for what you have. A lot of people have a lot less.

    In your next article, I would love to hear your concrete recommendations for change. Maybe when you really think about it, you’ll realise there really is no solution except for enjoying the Yucca fries during Cuban week.

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    Bad ArticleApr 27, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    This is a bad article.

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    Kayla PadillaApr 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Insightful read, Natasha. Your passion makes me excited to read your columns in the future. 🙂

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      Blake ArchibaldApr 27, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Figures you would like this article, miss “I’m so uncomfortable around white people but I’m not a racist!”

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    Sarah Jo'on YeoungApr 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    This article is so entitled and pretentious. You don’t like Mabee? Maybe you shouldn’t have come to an overpriced daycare to get your useless education. Don’t expect everyone to cater to your whims because you can italicize fancy food names. Seriously do you need to italicize kimchi? Should I go ahead and italicize spaghetti because it’s an exotic foreign word?

    You seem to hold this institution to some lofty ideals- you do know that this is the same place where weekly Chick-Fil-A dialogues take place because it hurts people’s feelings, right? Don’t you have finals to study for? Must be easy, shelling out thousands of dollars to have the opportunity to complain about a buffet of food.

    Think about all the workers and staff you are insulting with this article. I doubt you care about them despite being some woke bleeding heart soldier with misguided, pathological altruism. I’ll be sure to Venmo you a couple dollars once you graduate and proceed to bemoan the rising costs of college. Perhaps you will take accountability for your life and not blame all your problems on everyone else.

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      Alyssa CrazeApr 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      Entitled? Having food options that fit everyone’s needs is entitled? Having options that are real representations of different cultures is entitled? Wanting nutritious, varied food is entitled? Get out of here, for real.

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      Rebecca SmithApr 27, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      She wasn’t shaming the workers and is well aware they have no control over the food. Instead she was critiquing Trinity’s refusal to provide proper ethnic food.

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      Cristina TreviñoApr 27, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Triggered much? The author just wants Muslim students, Jewish students, Hindi students, vegetarian students, and everyone else with dietary restrictions to have accessible food options in Mabee. Toughen up, snowflake.

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