Save The Binz

Save The Binz

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Owen Hiskey started this petition to University of Saint Thomas

The University of Saint Thomas wants to shut down The Binz Refectory, the only dining hall located on the University's South Campus, at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. If this is allowed to happen, students will have nowhere on campus to get fresh, "home-cooked" style meals, as The Binz Refectory is the only dining location on campus that doesn't use frozen ingredients. This dining hall serves the highest quality and freshest food of any dining location on campus. The Binz shutting down would also leave students and faculty living in the South Campus residence halls with nowhere on South Campus to get a meal.

For example, let's say there was a student who was living in a South Campus residence hall. This student has a morning class, also located on South Campus. Currently, this student would have no problem getting breakfast before class every morning. Once The Binz shuts down, however, this student may be forced into the very unhealthy choice of skipping breakfast altogether.

The Binz has also proven to be a great source of jobs and revenue, both for the school and the local community as a whole. Since The Binz has never failed to turn a profit, the University would lose nothing by keeping it open. 

Finally, the Binz has become a key part of South Campus culture over the years. Nothing compares to the bi-weekly "Binz Burger Bar" or the daily "Southside Deli" offered by this dining hall.

In conclusion, the University of Saint Thomas should refrain from shutting the Binz down because it is the only convenient dining location for the many students living on South Campus, but also because of the jobs that it has created for the community, the revenue it brings to the school, and how ingrained in South Campus culture this dining hall has become.

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