Leadership class to host closed campus lunch

December 11, 2008 — by Lauren Kuan and Synthia Ling

When the lunch bell rings, upperclassmen rush to their cars and drive off campus to restaurants like Chipotle, Togo’s and McDonald’s, while underclassmen line up to buy pizza or pasta from the cafeteria. On December 19, however, students are scheduled to eat lunch on-campus and be catered food from both Chevy’s and Red Robin.

The event will be hosted by the leadership class in order to raise money for the school. Fifteen percent of the money paid will go to the school. The food was previously ordered; each student who wanted some had to fill out a form and turn it in to the office. The menu includes burgers with fries, quesadillas, flautas and tacos.

“The leadership class knows that many students don’t have enough time during lunch to go to places like Chevy’s and Red Robin, so we decided to bring the food to the students,” said senior Farid Jiandani.

Since the food needs to be delivered quickly, the campus will be closed so there will be no traffic in the parking lot, according to assistant principal Karen Hyde.

For many freshmen and sophomores, this is their first chance to buy food from somewhere other than the cafeteria.

“I think it’s really great that they’re bringing food from off-campus that’s different from the food that’s in the cafeteria everyday,” said freshman Vivien Lu. “It’s also at a good price.”

Yet for some upperclassmen, the closed campus seems unfair. Some believed that it shouldn’t be mandatory for students to stay on-campus. Others said they don’t mind staying on-campus for one day.

“I like it better because I don’t have to worry about getting back to school on time and I can get tasty food that I normally wouldn’t be able to get,” said senior Lewis Chen.

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