By: Elaika Beaver
Food at Ripley High is always a hot topic during the year. Students complain every year that there is not enough food or that is doesn’t taste good. We have a salad bar, but let’s be honest: salad doesn’t fill you up. In middle school students used to have a pizza side to the lunch line so every day was pizza. After awhile, even pizza isn’t as popular as it used to be. So what about getting something most people like but rarely have. How about a taco bar?
That’s right! Next year instead of the salad bar, the school will be having a taco bar. The bar will consist of everything that a Taco Bell taco comes with, including lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and shredded cheese. There will also be hot sauce for the spicy lovers.
Getting enough to eat is also very important because big tough guys or even small girls can have really big appetites. One taco is just not enough for young adults. This is a buffet bar; students can get as many tacos as they wish. The plus is, it still meets health regulations.
Assistant principal Bev Shatto said “The ingredients have been modified to meet the stringent nutritional rules. The meat will be made from turkey burger and the cheese from soy milk.”
We know how impatient hungry adults can be, so if the person in front of you isn’t paying attention, feel free to skip ahead. The teachers on duty will be informed of this new change, so don’t worry about getting sent to the back of the line.
The biggest plus is, it’s free! This is hard to believe, but it’s true. Taco Bell is Ripley Highs new partner in education. So for the first year the taco bar is completely free. If it does well, then the school will continue to have it. If not, it’s back to the salad bar.