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Cardinal Newman becomes designated building for residential students with COVID-19

The on-campus residence building Cardinal Newman Hall is currently being used as the designated quarantine area for students who have contracted COVID-19. The dorm building is located on the corner of West Dakota Street and North Pine Street.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Cardinal Newman Hall, a co-ed residence hall located on West Dakota Street, houses approximately 96 residents each year. However, this year is different. Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, Cardinal Newman Hall became the designated building where residential students who test positive for COVID-19 resid...

Mane Dish adds option for those with allergies

Students, faculty and staff who suffer from allergies can use the allergenic free food line at the Mane Dish.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

A new dining station was added to the Mane Dish to accommodate people with dietary restrictions. The True Balance station provides not only healthy meal options, but it also takes into account some common allergenic foods: milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and crustacean shellfish. Accordi...

Cub Cash v. Lion’s Lagniappe

Evan McCann, a freshman information technology major, purchases food from Yolander Henderson in the Student Union Market. Lion’s Lagniappe can be used on and off campus whereas Cub Cash only works on campus.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Cub Cash and Lion’s Lagniappe offer students convenient and easy-to-use options to purchase meals, but the two payment methods differ in key areas. “The primary difference is that Cub Cash is tied to meal plans and can only be used at campus dining facilities, and Lion’s Lagniappe is a debit a...

Vendors accepting Lion’s Lagniappe grow

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

With the agreement of Our Mom’s Restaurant and Bar to accept Lion’s Lagniappe in November of last year, the number of Lagniappe vendors increased to 39. Installation was complete, and card services have been available since December. Stefan Watts, manager of Our Mom’s, acknowledged that he has...

‘Sip Smarter’ initiative created to reduce plastic straw waste

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Americans use 500 million drinking straws daily according to the National Park Service, the equivalent of 183 billion straws a year. To counter this, Auxiliary Services launched its “Sip Smarter” campaign to reduce the amount of waste that these drinking conveniences contribute to landfills each...

What happens to the leftover cafeteria food?

The university Dining Services attempts to reduce food waste through the food management process. Globally, a large amount of food from household restaurants and cafeterias goes to waste because of improper food waste management.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

The disposal of waste is a large environmental problem. The world produces enough food for the entire human population, but a large amount goes to waste. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “Worldwide, humans waste one of every three food calories produced. These wasted calories are enough to feed...