Survival Food:
Getting Through College Without Home-Cooked Meals

Some snacks you might find in the room of a student living away from home. Photo Credit / Brianna Graves
Some snacks you might find in the room of a student living away from home. Photo Credit / Brianna Graves
Some snacks you might find in the room of a student living away from home. Photo Credit / Brianna Graves

Some snacks you might find in the room of a student living away
from home.
Photo Credit / Brianna Graves

By Charlese Freeman
Contributing Writer

When we are not dinning in Dansbury Common or snaking at the University Center, what are we eating in our dorms to survive?

At East Stroudsburg University as well as most other colleges, a home cooked meal is hard to find on campus.

Especially if your resident halls’ kitchen lacks the proper utensils to cook a decent meal.

According to first year student, Daquan Banton, he makes frequent trips to the local Wawa to grab a strawberry banana smoothie.

“If I could cook, I would, but I just don’t feel like it, and the kitchen in my hall is too small,” explained Banton.

Behind the doors of each dorm, you will certainly find boxes of Ramen stacked high to the celling.

The large sums of junk food you find in any college dorm is enough to rot even the devoted hygienist’s teeth.

In my room I have the following: Quakers Oatmeal (the fruits and cream variety pack and the original variety pack), Cream of Wheat, Pringles, a bag of Air Heads, Fruits snacks, family pack of Twizzlers, two boxes of cup noodles (Ramen noodles in a cup), Yoplait whipped yogurts, cans of tuna fish, relish and mayonnaise (for the tuna), a bottle of ketchup, microwavable dinners and takeout (from a few nights ago).

Whether you’re a midnight snacker or a health enthusiast who loves fruits and vegetables, as a college student, you eat what you have to survive.

As a student living on a college campus, junk food is your friend.

Sure your skin may start to break and your room may become full of chip bags, candy wrappers, and takeout containers. Eat what you must to survive.

Email Charlese at:
cfreeman2@live.esu.edu

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