Opinion

Pro’s and Con’s of Off-Campus Eating

Not everyone at Redwood High School eats at the school’s cafeteria. Those who are eligible to go off campus have found their top favorite off-campus places to get good, fast meals. Since freshmen are not allowed to go off-campus they have to eat cafeteria food and sometimes it gets a bit boring. That’s when being able to go off campus comes in.

Alex Nunez, ’18, started going off-campus her sophomore year and hasn’t regretted it since. “My favorite place to eat at during lunch has to be Wingstop and McDonald’s,” Nunez said. “I don’t have time in the morning to prepare a lunch, it’s much easier to buy it and go.”

Although choosing where to eat can be convenient, spending money everyday can be inconvenient. Not every high school student has a job, so money funds can run dry pretty quickly.

Why spend money when you can easily make a homemade lunch? Not to mention the time restraint that we have during lunch. Most of the time, you’re going to be in a rush to get back to school.

“Think about it, paying for a standard meal plus gas money every single day of the week. It can be financially draining for sure” said Mario Tecerro, ’18. “I don’t know about you guys, but I have more than just lunch to pay for,” Tecerro also said.

Going off to lunch definitely has its pro’s and con’s, but do whatever works for you. Be smart about managing your money and as long as you’re eating lunch, you’re all set.

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