By Enya Bours
There have been many complaints about these markups and the lack of a proper explanation for them. “You’re going to make us buy gross food and make them expensive, too?” expressed Pauline Ong, a furious senior.
Students have also been purchasing food from the snack bar less frequently due to the price increase. “We don’t have money. How are we supposed to afford snacks now?” said Duvan Luong, a senior clearly angered by the current costs. “I’m a broke students who has no money because of college apps,” added Jennifer Nguyen, a fellow senior.
When asked where these students buy food now, several revealed that they resort to bringing their own food or buying from students who sell food at school. Nguyen explained, “Now I just bring my own food because that costs less than the school snacks.” “I only buy from third party vendors now,” Luong declared.
The workers of the snack bars do not seem to know reasons for these price increases. “The district is the one who sets the prices, not us,” a non-student worker clarified. She added that she believed there was no real difference in the amount of students purchasing snacks from the snack bar, despite the price increase. There is yet to be a statement from the district addressing this issue.