By: Jennifer Hendricks
Living in Atlantic Hall means having a full kitchen, so you don’t need meal swipes for the dining hall. This comes with some pros and cons. Tiffany class of 2019 says,” “I like to do my cooking because I wasn’t a fan of the dining halls food although, there are times when I don’t want to cook and go to the dining for a something quick.” Having access to your own kitchen is also great if you have an off campus job and can’t use all your meal swipes during the week or you simply do not like campus food.
Most residents who opt to utilize their kitchen tend to shop at a few different locations near campus. CVS across the street from Viking Hall is at the top of the list. It is by far the closest mini grocery store compared to Target or Stop&Shop which is a 10 minute car ride away. CVS is not the best place to stock up on food for the week, but it is a great location if you need some frozen dinners and creamer for your coffee. Crosby’s Market is another option on Canal Street a few blocks down from the Gassett Fitness Center, but then there is the walk home carrying groceries.
Here are some of the most common pros and cons of Atlantic eating:
- You choose the menu
- You can improve your cooking skills
- You eat whenever you want
- You keep the leftovers
- You fund your own meals out of pocket
- You will need to go grocery shopping every week
- You need to learn to cook more than ramen noodles
- You have to clean up the mess you make