What Is the Price of a Peirce Meal?

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How much are we paying per meal? A question that comes up occasionally, with guesses by students ranging from $8 (the price a guest pays to buy a meal ticket at Peirce) to around $14. We wanted to settle the question once and for all and reached out to Fred Linger, Manager of Business Services. Unfortunately, Kenyon does not publish information related to how much it pays AVI for its services, so we are relying on the listed price for “board” at Kenyon, which encompasses other costs beyond food, but is the closest number available. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

These people are not going to visit the Statue of Liberty.

These people are not going to visit the Statue of Liberty. Thanks, Obama.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: As you all know, the government is still shutdown. This conflict stems from the Republican-controlled House’s inability to pass a “clean” continuing resolution. A continuing resolution, or CR, is like a budget for when Congress can’t pass a budget (it hasn’t in three years because our legislature is controlled by opposing parties and it takes 60 votes for the Senate to pass a budget without House consent).

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What the Sequester Means to You

Obama has struggled with Congress to create a new budget that would end the sequester

I’m sure by now that most of you have heard of the sequester, the group of budget cuts that went into effect on March 1st. There has been much talk on the topic, ranging from how big it will be to what programs will be affected most. I’ll do my best to help you make sense of it all. Continue reading