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Posted by: Lindsay | November 8, 2012 | 1 Comment |

Morningside’s meal plan pricing has upset students who want more for their money.

Kylie Kneifl, a nursing student at Morningside, said, “It irritates me that I pay $9.00 for supper and only eat a cold sandwich.”

Morningside College offers four different meal plans each ringing in at $1860.

Shiran Nathaniel, general manager of Sodexo, gave insight into the factors that make up the meal plan. Sodexo only receives a portion of the money students’ pay for each meal plan. Sodexo comes up with a number factoring in participation, food costs, employee pay, etc. then gives that number to the business office where they factor in maintenance and other costs. Finally, a definite number is decided for the meal plans.

Students want to pay for each meal individually. However according to Nathaniel, that is not an option. He said, “We would never be able to cover costs if students pay for each meal individually.”

Nancy Seeman, a junior at Morningside, said, “Students, myself included, think they are only paying for the meal. We forget about all the other items that factor into the costs.”

Asking more for their money may not be an option for Morningside students.




Months of hard work could pay off for the Morningside dance team.

The Morningside College dance team will perform at the Iowa State dance team competition in Des Moines on November 30th.

Last year the girls took home second place in hip-hop and third in pom. This year, the team is competing in the hip-hop, pom, and jazz divisions.

The team will compete against other private colleges.

Mary Horton, a senior dance team member, said, “…”

Lindsey Christianson, dance team coach, said,”…”

Lexi Busch, a sophomore dance team member, said, “…”

The team has been practicing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday since school began. Aside from state, the squad performs at football and basketball halftimes at Morningside, local high school halftimes, and surrounding competitions

The team will travel to Minneapolis in February to compete at nationals.




Morningside students are taking a step together to stop child hunger.

Food 4 Kids, created by St. James United Methodist Church, provides pre-packaged food bags. The bags are sent home with Whittier Elementary students the last Friday of every month.

Food 4 Kids would like to deliver food bags every Friday to Whittier students by January. Their next goal would be to include five other needy elementary schools in Sioux City.

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Students who would like to participate can bring food items to their residence halls. They can purchase a bag at any Sodexo location for five or ten dollars. Donations are also welcomed.





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Stories 2 and 3 should be fine, Lindsay, but you need to simplify the cafeteria story somehow. You need a solid decision rather than just leaving it up in the air. Since nothing is likely to change, you could go with “any changes to pricing will have to wait until next year…”