Need advice? Never fear — the Dutchman is here!


Welcome to the new advice column of 807 Union St.

Sumbit a question with an explanation of any problem you need help with and the Dutchman will give you advice!


Dear Dutchman,

I’m a very picky eater, and I don’t like the options they have in the dining halls most days.

I eat at Dutch Hollow, the Wold Starbucks and the College Park Hall Kiosk a lot.

I’m on the 30 Block meal plan, and last term, my Declining Balance was decimated by finals week.

I had to eat in the dining halls for all of Week 10 and finals week.

How can I conserve my Declining so I don’t run into that problem again this term?

I don’t think I can take another two weeks of dining hall eating, especially during the most stressful time of the term.


Starving Sophomore


Dear Starving Sophomore,

One way to fix this problem is to put yourself on a strict budget of $68 a week (about $10 a day).

This isn’t very much money, so in order to conserve this $10 a day, eat breakfast in your dorm.

Grab a family-size cereal box to last you the term, because it will stretch your $10.

Usually, there are Minerva events at each house weekly.

Messa House has Messa Mingle every Monday and they serve lunch at every meeting.

On Tuesdays, Messa has a Waffle Tuesday night.

On Wednesdays, Wold House has pizza, and Breazzano serves different food for hungry hungry hump days.

These are just a few of the weekly events at some of the many Minervas, which will continue to stretch your small budget.

Although this is not the most convenient solution, this should do the trick to keep you from running out of Declining during the most stressful time of the term.

Remember: Find free food, spend $10 a day and eat breakfast in your dorm!


The Dutchman




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