Forget the Crisis: What's for Lunch?

by Elisabeth T., Concordia Applied Journalism

What’s in your lunch box today?

The temporary imposition of “home lunch” has everyone bringing a taste of home to school. Or maybe they're just ordering…

Let’s peek into some lunch boxes to see how this situation is affecting the midday meal of our fellow Concordians.

“I wanted coffee and the other coffee stores don’t sell food,” says Starbucks fanatic  Ashley T . “I love how salty it is. The blend of asian fusion and western food is great!”

“I wanted coffee and the other coffee stores don’t sell food,” says Starbucks fanatic Ashley T. “I love how salty it is. The blend of asian fusion and western food is great!”

“The ingredients are extremely evenly cut and the salt blends with the rice just right,” says foodie  Selina Z . “The color is perfectly matched to exquisite standards”

“The ingredients are extremely evenly cut and the salt blends with the rice just right,” says foodie Selina Z. “The color is perfectly matched to exquisite standards”

“This is my favorite lunch,” says food lover  Raine Y.  “I had it yesterday plus there’s a good balance of nutritions”

“This is my favorite lunch,” says food lover Raine Y. “I had it yesterday plus there’s a good balance of nutritions”

Despite the lunch room dilemma, the food issues haven’t ruffled the students in a lasting way. Not only does everyone seem to be enjoying their food in a communal sense, there’s a substantial savings of time by avoiding the lunch lineups. Is it possible that a longer available time to eat has brought us closer together?

The new temporary food system is compelling us to take a break from the fast paced rhythm of school and that is something that we can all appreciate. What was a potentially negative event has been turned into a positive one through the Concordia spirit. 

“My food has broccoli and I think maybe some pork and rice. It also has this green bean thing and… chestnuts?” says a slightly confused  Dorothy Z . “But eating is my favorite part!”

“My food has broccoli and I think maybe some pork and rice. It also has this green bean thing and… chestnuts?” says a slightly confused Dorothy Z. “But eating is my favorite part!”

“My mom made this by hand, she doesn't cook often,” says an extremely grateful  Grace L . “But because I’m sick she wanted to make me some healthy and good food. ”

“My mom made this by hand, she doesn't cook often,” says an extremely grateful Grace L. “But because I’m sick she wanted to make me some healthy and good food. ”

“My mom’s so nice, she made me all this good food. JK, it’s all leftovers. Okay, it’s not all leftovers,” says  Nicole Z . “The fried rice isn't leftover.”

“My mom’s so nice, she made me all this good food. JK, it’s all leftovers. Okay, it’s not all leftovers,” says Nicole Z. “The fried rice isn't leftover.”


Elisabeth T. is a Concordia Applied Journalism student. She a co-publisher of Lis’ Luna and she likes sneaking into peoples’ lunch boxes.