Dining Services might interfere with student employee’s Easter plans

Aliah Keller

Even though Easter is this weekend, Kent State Dining Services will operate some on-campus food vendors Sunday, interfering with some students’ Easter plans.

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Like any other Sunday, Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Slice, Subway, Sushi with Gusto, and Rosie’s will be open this Sunday for on-campus residents.

Justin Patterson, a Kent State Security Guard, explains why working this Easter is difficult for some workers. 

“For some people, religious-wise, they may not be able to,” Patterson said, “so I’m sure (Dining Services) would take that into account. Of course, we would probably let them know. If you are working on Sunday… Yes, it can be a hassle and unfortunate for a lot of people.”

Jeevitha Amgalakutti represents one of the many students working this Easter Sunday. Although Amgalakutti does not affiliate with Easter celebrations, she still recognizes how inconvenient working this Sunday could be for some workers.

“I think it’s not good to work (on Easter Sunday),” Amgalakutti said, “because it’s their celebration right. I think it’s better to enjoy the family on Easter because… I used to miss my family in my celebrations. My family is in Indiana, and I am here. We have so many festivals. So, I miss my family a lot.”

Other dining vendors, including Rosie’s, Quaker Steak and Lube, Jazzman’s Cyber Café, The Rathskeller, Schwebel Room, Wholly Habaneros, Wow Bao, Kent Market, Kent Market 2, and Auntie Annie’s, will be closed Easter Sunday.

Considering her Easter plans, Auntie Annie’s worker Ella George said she is thankful she is not working this Sunday. Nonetheless, she still understands the difficulties of having to cancel Easter plans due to work.

“Some people,” George said, “…live all the way across the country, and if they want to go home for a specific holiday, they have to book it, and they have to get a flight. Or they have to figure out a way to drive down there. I imagine canceling those plans would be heart-breaking… Or not even being able to make them… might be worse.”

Aliah Keller is a TV2 reporter, contact her at [email protected].