By: Karley Wajda
There is a new Starbucks location on the IU South Bend campus. Previously located in the Education and Arts building, it now resides in the Student Activities Center (SAC), where the SubConnection used to be. We asked a few IU South Bend students what we should do with the now-empty location.
Scarlett Day: “The Old Starbucks location would be perfect for some quick snacks. It’s a big enough space, but not too big. They ran Starbucks with just one employee, so they could easily run a mini grocery store with one worker. For kids who live in housing that don’t have cars, they can’t go anywhere for groceries. Also keep the hours later in the day for students who have later classes.”
Brayden Chamberlin: “I think a separated room would be nice because you could just do your thing. Vending machines would be nice for other students. I like having an enclosed space, so I can just do my work.”
Hope Mramor: “I think students would most benefit from a form of emotional support lounge. And what I mean by that, is a place to relax or they could have different options for different days of the week where they offer certain services. My main idea here would be bringing in puppies and you could go sit in a room with puppies. And it could also be a puppy day care. So if someone has puppies they need to bring to campus to avoid leaving them alone they could bring them there. So if you fail a test or are having a bad day, you could go in and get some puppy love.”
Donyell Meredith: “I would say grab and go snacks would be fine. I don’t think they can do anything more with the little room they have.”
Abbie Alexander: “They should have a place to grab snacks and drinks. They should have almost a grocery store but not. It’s small, but it also has room for people to go in, and would only need one worker to be there. I wish it could be a bigger grocery store, so I could get bread in the middle of the day.”