Volume 96, Issue 19
Tuesday October 1, 2002

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New ways to rip us off

To the Editor:

I think it has finally happened. Western's Food Services have gone too far. After years of grossly overcharging students for food, they have begun to charge for small items like hot water, butter for muffins and even plastic utensils (not my precious, flimsy forks and knives!).

Being a med student, I spend pretty much all my time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Medical Science Building. I pay $15,000 in tuition a year and I can't even get a plastic spoon in the Med Sci cafeteria for free anymore. I have spent so much money in that cafeteria in the past two years buying lunches, pastries and of course that "gold-in-a-cup," a med student's best friend – coffee.

I shudder to think how much I've ACTUALLY spent. But let's not be silly. I'm not restricting this to the medical students. There are many others who have frequented the cafeteria over the years and dumped their change on those cold metal counters in exchange for food. I'm sure there are many of them who also don't appreciate the new charges that have been laid down today.

Something must be done. Before you know it, they'll be charging us a $2 cover fee every time we go in there.

Sumon Chakrabarti
Medicine II

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