WISE-ROJAS | Privilege Check: Saying Thank You at the Dining Hall

This isn’t to say that Cornell Dining is perfect. Yeah, sometimes it’s crowded, and it’s annoying when the food you were waiting for runs out and there isn’t any more left. However, having access to an abundance of food as a college student is a huge privilege. BestColleges also echoes that since “many college students struggle to cover basic needs,” how “those who lack family support are especially likely to struggle to afford food, and report eating less, eating less healthy, and going hungry.” 

Dining Hall Dinners That Got Me Through CHEM 2080

Despite the general vibe around campus that food from the dining halls has been lackluster, Ally Mark ’24 has found many diamonds in the rough. Here are her top five favorite Cornell dining hall dinners and deserts, like the gouda mac and cheese which helped her dance through the rigors of CHEM 2080.

Quarantine Cooking Across the Country

When the Food System Fails — Minneapolis, Minn. My mother is a stubborn and hard working Lutheran, born and raised in Minnesota. Growing up, her mother, grandmother and aunts would always be making buns, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pies, loaves and hot dishes of all kinds. These were staples, found fresh or frozen at all times, because they make you feel at home. These are foods you make to endure stressful times, and no time in my life has been as tough as right now.