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When It Comes to Breakfast

By Ashley Alonzo
On February 17, 2016

Photo by Ashley Alonzo

OTTAWA--The breakfast burrito and the paninis are to be argued as the only enjoyable foods during the morning. However, there is still discomfort regarding the way those are made, as well as how often. 

The main issue Gerardo Villarruel argues is that the eggs are not edible: Any time he feels like having eggs for breakfast, he has to mentally prepare himself to chew the eggs as if they were gum. 

“There’s no variety with the eggs, and they look like they were plastic. Also I would like to have real and not powdered eggs that are not watery or dry. And allow me to add how my potatoes seemed: (they) tasted and were burned more than a few times,” Villarruel said while showing discomfort in his face. 

Courtney Hughes recommends to change it up a bit, since having the same breakfast every day becomes old and displeasing. 

“If (I had) the option to ask for a different menu, cinnamon rolls would be my option -- but not just cinnamon, rather real cinnamon rolls,” Hughes added. 

“I feel like there is not a sign that tells you what the morning grill has to offer (or) the ingredients that are being used,” said Jonathan Wilkins, Men’s and Women’s Soccer Grad Assistant. 

Wilkins added, “I would rate OU’s Breakfast at a 6.5 because I really like the Grill when it’s open -- the burritos and paninis -- but the buffet lines on Tuesdays and Thursdays really doesn’t do much for me.”  

Skepticism toward breakfast is acceptable, but not everything is that bad. In fact, a few students still enjoy the warm biscuits and gravy, as well as the pancakes 

Devonte Riley, a transfer from the LA Pierce College, mentions how the breakfast in his previous school was not as good and therefore he enjoys the breakfast at OU. 

“First of all, I like the sausage, biscuits, the eggs; however the ham is so-so. The French toast is delicious; I love pancakes (everyone loves pancakes), and therefore I would rate it with an 8,” Riley said. 

Student Jerrell Taylor also feels the breakfast is good but not the greatest because of the lack of variety. Taylor also believes that the breakfast grill should be open every day, instead of just Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

First-year student Ady Barraza said, “Breakfast needs to be healthier because this school is composed of athletes who do not need as much greasy food in the mornings.”

Barraza also revealed she did not have any idea about the breakfast grill until the last few weeks of fall semester. She believes that the cafeteria people should at least have a sign describing what’s being offered. 

Many brilliant ideas, such as having more than one line to serve breakfast to even having the action station open to make your own omelet, are being mentioned by OU’s students and that is why it is important to hear and address these issues to better the situation before it is too late. 


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