Archive for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The cafeteria experience

January 20, 2009


Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.

To the editor:

When was the last time you ate at a school cafeteria? The food is not bad, but it’s not the best either. Lawrence Public Schools say that a student will be provided with adequate time to eat in settings that are clean, safe, and pleasant; I can only disagree with the clean and pleasant part because when I went to elementary school it was only clean for the first people who went to lunch. The pleasant part is incorrect because of bullying and if you think it is impossible for someone to be bullied in the lunchroom, then you are wrong. Some complaints I have heard from other students were mainly about the macaroni because when you get it looks like it has a rubber coating that would be the food that would need to be improved.

I believe that the healthier food is okay, but there are a few ways to avoid having to eat the school lunches. One way is to take a sack lunch which allows students to bring any unhealthy food they want. Plus I think that this is unfair for the people that have to eat the school meals. So I believe that the dietary guidelines could be improved.

Corbin Robinson,

Southwest Junior High


Leslie Swearingen 9 years, 1 month ago

Corbin, think of lunch as a test. When I was in high school the town was small enough that we could go to a local drugstore and get a malt and potato chips for lunch and listen to the jukebox. All of this for about fifty cents! True.

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