By: Taylor Schuebel
I really hope I was not the only one who was completely confused with where everything was for the dining services during the first week of the semester. I’m almost a senior and I didn’t have this much trouble finding food when I first came to Millersville. With the new construction to The Upper Deck, the bistro moving and being replaced by a chain restaurant and the different plans going on at The Galley and Anchor I was nearly running in circles to find a place I wanted to eat before going to my excruciatingly long class. I guess this is what I get for not attentively reading my Millersville e-mail or listening in on the Orientation leaders who guided new students before the semester started.
Let me tell you about the little adventure I had trying to get something to eat before I had to go to a three-hour evening class. I ignorantly made my way over to the North Side Bistro with a to-go box in hand in hopes of getting a pull-pork sandwich, because they’re amazing, only to find it with the lights off and the chairs on the tables. It was closed. In hindsight, I should have known the Bistro would have been closed, but in my mind if the Cove was open then so was the Bistro.
With a shrug and some disappointment I walked over to The Galley to at least get a burger and some French fries. But when I get there what do I see? A sign that says that it won’t be open from 2p.m. to 5p.m. I was not waiting an extra half hour for food and I was not going to risk being late for class. Internally screaming, I made my way over to The Anchor skipping The Upper Deck. Anybody who goes to the Upper Deck often enough should understand why I skipped it. When I entered the Anchor my jaw dropped when I saw that no one was behind the counter for food orders. In my unholy rage, I stormed out of Gordinier Hall just mentally screaming, “Forget it! Just forget it! I’ll just go home and eat a microwave meal!”
As you may have guessed it wasn’t very filling.
It wasn’t until the following day that I figured out that the Upper Deck was serving the food that was normally served at The Galley. Oh, the irony.
So for those of you who may be still a bit confused about the changes of the dining halls:
• The North Side Bistro is closed, but you can still get pull-pork sandwiches, pasta and the like at The Upper Deck.
• From Monday to Thursday late night is at The Galley, not The Anchor.
• The cheesesteak area in The Galley is understaffing so until they have enough people it will be open depending on how much staff there is.
• The Galley is also now open on Sundays from 5p.m. to 11p.m.
• The Juice Bar had new hours, they have late night along with The Galley and open every day of the week