After testing out the initiative this past fall semester, Pomona College Dining Services has ended Mindful Mondays. The initiative, which has recently been a large topic of debate among students at the 5Cs, aimed to serve less meat on Mondays in Frank Dining Hall and Frary Dining Hall. General Manager
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OPINION: No, Meatless Mondays will not cause eating disorders
Daniela Sechen HM ‘23 argues that a recent TSL OpEd about Meatless Mondays, which draws a connection between vegetarianism as food restriction and disordered eating, trivializes the complexity of a severe mental illness.
OPINION: For students with dietary restrictions, Pomona’s ultimate meal plan is ableist
Pomona’s ultimate meal plan doesn’t treat students with dietary restrictions with respect, argues guest writer Seohyeon Lee PO ’25. To remedy this, dining halls need to up their accessibility game, and medical exemptions must become available.
Cross-campus dining to return this fall, beginning Aug. 27
Following a two-year interruption and a brief appearance last spring, cross-campus dining is back on the menu at the 5Cs for the upcoming fall semester.
Dora Garcia’s multigenerational history at 5C dining halls
How many dining hall staff members do you know by name? Meet Dora Garcia, who has worked at 5C dining halls for 34 years alongside several members of her family.
With 5C-dining back, both excitement and new challenges are on the menu
Amid the excitement of a return to cross-campus dining, an influx of students across 5C dining halls has left already-understaffed dining hall workers to deal with mask discrepancies, larger messes and longer lines.
Reader’s digest: Waste not, want not
With cross-campus dining starting up again, it’s easy to overlook an eco-friendly and equally appealing culinary alternative: low-waste cooking. Cooking in dorms not only alleviates some of the pressure on dining hall workers, but also saves 5C students long waits in lines. Cooking can be daunting, though — especially for