Students were lured away from the monotonous stress of midterms week by the crackle of crispy bacon and the savory promise of maple syrup to Patterson Hall, where the Student Government Association (SGA) served pancakes to accompany stump speeches.
Sierra Nevada College branded merchandise is proudly displayed. There are sweatshirts, T-shirts and sweaters hanging to the left and right. Brightly colored Big Truck hats are presented in eye popping stacks in the center of the room. Welcome to the Sierra Nevada College campus store. Although there’s a lot on display, sales figures collected from Aug. 19 to Nov. 13 show that patrons are most likely to leave with a Coca Cola and a Snickers Bar.
Sierra Nevada College’s Prim Library opened its doors on Monday, Oct. 21, to the The Lab @ SNC, which is the second location for local business I.V. Coffee Lab. Conveniently situated in the back corner of Prim, where the neighboring printers dull the grinding of beans and the buzz of the espresso machine, the shop has an air of professionalism and homegrown pride sometimes missing from Incline Village.
Bound to Sierra Nevada College dining services by meal plans or convenience, students frequently complain about the quality of cafeteria food. An Eagle’s Eye poll confirms this campus discussion, as 70 percent of the students surveyed are rarely satisfied with cafeteria food.
The former location of the infamous Grog and Grist is undergoing a transformation into an Italian restaurant, deli, liquor store and full bar. DiMaggio’s at the Lake is Incline Village’s newest business, and Owner Garry DiMaggio II plans to create an environment welcoming to students, Incline residents and tourists.
With recent changes to cafeteria hours, students may find themselves searching for other options to satiate their appetites.
For students living in the dorms the options for cooking are limited. Fortunately a surprising variety of meals can be made with just a refrigerator and microwave.