This piece was written by Phoebe Roe ’16.
You know the feeling. You saunter into Peirce, ready for a good old cup o’ water, stroll into the servery and stop dead in your tracks…no cups. You are struck with fear as you realize that you’re going to have to use a paper cup and, as you approach the mile high stack of cardboard, your brain flashes with images of dead trees and collapsing ecosystems. Alas, your water break is ruined.
No doubt about it, Peirce cups have been disappearing left and right this year and I have some statistics to prove it:
- at the start of the school year we had 1400 cups
- by Spring Break we were down to 210 cups
- cups cost ~ $1 per cup which means we lost about $1,190 in cups!