Smoothies, kombucha, truffle salt, oh my! Dining halls dazzle with trendy food items

From veggie-forward options to frozen favorites like Dole Whip, dining hall staff have stepped up their game since the start of the 2019-2020 school year, delighting returners across the 5Cs.

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McConnell seeks to reinforce high ratings in response to food safety issues

While Los Angeles County safety inspections continue to grant top marks to 5C dining halls, reports of potentially unsafe food items at Pitzer College’s McConnell Dining Hall have led the school to double down on its existing procedures to ensure they’re serving high-quality products. TSL received two reports of mold

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5C dining halls respond to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Dining halls at the Claremont Colleges acted promptly in removing romaine lettuce during the recent E. coli outbreak earlier this October. Forty-three people have fallen ill from the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 linked to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California, according to

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Consortium-wide meal-price increase poses problems for Harvey Mudd College students

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Claremont Colleges’ dining halls now cost 25 cents more per meal, according to the colleges’ Business and Financial Affairs Committee. The consortium-wide price increase, implemented at the start of the academic year, impacts Harvey Mudd College students disproportionately due to HMC’s weekly flex allocation.

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5Cs join plastic straw-banning trend

Following Scripps College’s lead from 2017, the other Claremont Colleges have limited plastic straw use for the 2018-19 academic year. Bon Appétit Dining Services, which manages both Collins Dining Hall at Claremont McKenna College and McConnell Dining Hall at Pitzer College, implemented a company-wide plastic straw ban on May 31,

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Students, Workers Protest Pitzer Labor Conditions

  The Claremont Student-Worker Alliance spread the hashtag #wakeup4workers around Pitzer College’s campus two weeks ago, marking the ground outside McConnell dining hall and the Free Wall with the club’s logo. The hashtag brought attention to a campaign by CWSA calling for the college’s administration to better serve the needs of workers on

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