Healthy Options Lead to Hostage
By Tess Gronski
To begin the school year of 2010-2011, the lunch service of Dominican High School announced it would be replacing some of their food with healthier options. To their surprise, unsatisfied students responded forcefully.
On Wednesday March 30, 2011, it was reported anonymously to Dominican High School authorities that Tom Nugent, from food service, was take hostage in an attempt to abolish the healthy transformation in the cafeteria. Suspicions rest heavily on the student body, but there are a few suspected teachers as well.
An anonymous student says, “I saw one of the lunch tables looking guiltily at the lunch line today.” The holder is requesting that Bosco sticks, the cafeteria’s cheesy bread sticks, be added back to the menu, or they will continue to hold Nugent hostage. While the high calorie delicacy is a high price to ask for, food service employees are trying desperately to negotiate with the holder. No official plans have been made, but the holder seems to be very stubborn with their greasy request.
Previous acts of rebellion have occurred throughout the year leading up to this excitement. Many students have been caught stealing the “fresh” fruit cups and stashing them in their lockers. One student guilty of doing so, asks to remain anonymous, but says “we liked the lunch food the way it was, and we know our methods of retaliation will work eventually.”
Cookies have gone missing in large quantities ever since the lunch program returned to their smaller version of the once popular chocolate chip cookies. The previously mentioned student adds somberly, “the cookies are smaller than last year, and there are significantly less chocolate chips.” While a handful of chocolate chips may not seem like much, many students view this as just the beginning.The student adds, “the next thing you know the only option will be sugar cookies.”
A few more rebellious students snuck into the cafeteria during second slot of Wednesday March 30th to vandalize the misleading “helpful nutrition facts” propaganda poster. Which ironically boasts six hundred calorie meals and sweets. There are also rumors of a food fight later this week during the sophomore and freshman lunch period. Dean of Students, Brian Geittmann, says this rebellious war has gone on too long, “and necessary action will take place in order to calm the nerves of students.” He was unable to provide further details on punishments. It is also unclear at this time whether police will get involved.
The student body is hungry for change and they have made it clear that such healthy food will not be tolerated and the nutrition rebellion will not die down. Hopefully this serious issue will soon be settled peacefully.