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Cafeteria Conquers the Cafe

Saira Munshani '20 and Izzy Lopez-Kalapir '20, Assistant News Editors
With the new additions of students and faculty came the reimagined and soon-to-be-named cafe. 
Already welcoming and a great hang-out spot, the cafe has brought the leisurely environment to a new level.

State-of-the-art pastry shelves, coffee makers, and cereal machines are only a few of the biggest changes from previous years. The expanded cafe menu includes breakfast sandwiches, bagels, a variety of cold cereals, yo
gurt, fresh fruit, and muffins. Beverages include coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more bottled beverages, favorites among students being Hubert’s blackberry and strawberry lemonade and varying Arizona iced tea flavors. Additionally, daily menu specials should not be overlooked, such as signature cinnamon rolls, house baked scones, Oreo brownies, and jumbo chocolate chip cookies.

Connor Hartigan ‘19 especially enjoys the ambience and the new snacks, and 
said, “I’ve been spending a lot of time in the cafe this year, mostly to do homework and read the news. I’ve been availing myself of the coffee and hot chocolate machines almost every day, and I love the addition of salted pretzels. I like how it’s a focal gathering point for the community, where students and teachers can chat in a formality-free environment.”

Other community members are fans of the new space, and even have a few future hopes, such as science teacher Emilie Harris, who said, “I would like to see some more tea options if possible, and a long term dream would be smoothies!” The cafe also runs more consistent hours and is open before and after school on various days, allowing for a quick morning coffee or a snack to fuel the rest of the day. Katherine Takoudes ‘20 said, “The new cafe is great, and because of the changes, it has gotten more busy! My favorite time to go to the cafe is right before advisory.”

Information on the cafe naming contest is yet to be released, but students, faculty, and staff can anticipate this announcement in late fall. David Baxter, Chief Financial & Op
erating Officer, said, “Cafe signage, logos, and more should be ready to go in Term II.” In the meantime, visit the cafe, grab a bite to eat or a sip to drink, and enjoy it in all of its refurbished, restocked glory! 
Editor in Chief 
Theodore Tellides

Managing Editor 
Katie Broun

Sarah Roberts
JR Stauff
Zoe Kim
Julia Kosinski
Connor Pignatello
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir
Lily Meyers
Veronica Yarovinsky

Ellie Doolittle
Katherine Takoudes
Leah Miller
Connor Hartigan
Saloni Jain
Simon Bazelon

Audrey Braun
Alex Hughes
Teddy Glover
Anushree Vashist
Sara Chung
Saira Munshani
George Kosinski

Olivia Capasso
Elena Savas
Noah Schmeisser
Ziggy Gleason
Casey Gleason
Melody Parker
Arthur Masiukiwicz

Nina Barandiaran
Arushi Srivastava

Business Managers
Caitlyn Chow
Sophia Fitzsimonds

Faculty Advisers
Elizabeth Gleason
Jennifer Nicolelli
Sorrel Westbrook
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