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Sodexo employees serve students in The Loft Wednesday night.

Students want more dining options; Sodexo wants more students

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

The campus community wants to see more dining options on campus, but Sodexo is struggling to have enough student participation at campus dining options and enough student workers to provide more dining...

Donna Singleton is still at Starbucks, adjusting to the new normal.

Catching up with Starbuck’s Donna

Hannah Payne, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

Most people who frequently visit Starbucks are familiar with Donna Singleton, who has worked there for nearly 11 years.   Singleton’s bright personality and ability to connect with customers has...

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Emma Corry, Features Editor November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I...

What Starbucks didn’t tell us about the new strawless lids

What Starbucks didn’t tell us about the new strawless lids

Susanna Taylor, Staff Writer September 17, 2019

Starbucks ditched the straws and launched the first of their new strawless lids in early August of 2019. “Say hello to the lid that will replace a billion straws a year,” is what they told everyone...

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high.

Grubhub replaces Tapingo, pickup process to remain the same

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief August 15, 2019

Students returning to campus are getting back into the swing of things with new classes, professors, jobs, clubs and now, a new way of skipping lines at Chick-Fil-A. Grubhub, an online and mobile food...

Donna Singleton has been working with Sodexo at the university since 2009.

More than just a Starbucks cashier

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor September 25, 2018

Donna Singleton always promised herself she would never become a bitter old woman. Singleton, a 63-year-old university Starbucks employee, was married for 33 years before her husband died of cancer. Singleton...

The Unicorn Frappuccino

Unicorn frappuccino throws customers for a loop

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer April 19, 2017

I would definitely be surprised if Starbucks hasn’t broken world records or its own records with the addition of its newest refreshment to the menu. What is this drink, you may ask? Why, it is none...

The famous Tapingo

The famous Tapingo

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer April 11, 2017

Recently USI brought a new stop-and-go app called Tapingo to campus. Tapingo is an app where you can order food or drinks in advance from the convenience of your own phone, helping you get to the...

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Riley Guerzini, News Editor March 22, 2017

USI dining services began offering a new food-ordering app Tapingo on campus Monday. The app allows customers to order food or drinks from anywhere on campus and pick it up within the designated time....

Seeing red (cups) – what really matters

Gavin Gaddis November 11, 2015

Starbucks has removed all Christmas-related artwork from their annual holiday season red cup, which has caused many people to accuse the coffee chain of attacking Christmas. This news broke while I was...

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