Campus’ Fresh Offerings

Annie Ostuka, Staff Writer

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The new semester blows fresh options towards campus. Have you already had boba from It’s Boba Time on Verdugo Road?

As you might have noticed in the first few weeks of this semester, GCC facilities have changed a lot from the previous semester. El Vaquero checked out the new Starbucks inside the Sierra Vista building and our cafeteria’s new menu. Students have a variety of dishes like burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and more at the GCC cafeteria. The cafeteria even pays homage to the city with a burger called “Glendale Classic Burger.” Students can also find vegetarian/vegan-friendly options by the VG/V notation written on the menu board.Though they raised the price of some dishes from the former menu, their quality and portions have also increased. Also, GCC went from plastic to-go boxes to paper boxes, a more environmentally-friendly alternative.

Coffee is absolutely essential for students, as we definitely need a cup or more of coffee every day to wake ourselves up for morning classes or just for hanging out with friends. Some even claim that drinking coffee might help memorization. Although coffee tastes and smells good, we should be careful not to get addicted to it.  40% of 18 to 24-year-olds, typical college aged individuals, drink coffee every day in the United States, according to peer-edited research.

To all students’ and instructors’ delight, the new Starbucks is opening in Sept. 23 at the Sierra Vista common area. This Starbucks is the same as an off-campus coffee shop so the menu and prices are going to be the same and they will accept the mobile app so students can earn rewards as they do at an off-campus Starbucks. However, it will be operated by GCC’s cafeteria services and not Starbucks.

The new Starbucks is opening in Sept. 23, in the Sierra Vista common area.

Annie Otsuka can be reached at [email protected]

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