Freshmen bond over class breakfast


Hanna LeBuhn

Freshmen reach for donuts during their second class breakfast on Dec. 4. The class meets quarterly during advisory for freshman class bonding.

On Dec. 4, the freshmen attended their second class breakfast, organized by freshman class moderators Deborah Stathes and Susan Kraft.

“The freshman breakfasts are simple ways to bring the class together and help the students get to know each other,” Stathes said.

“The breakfasts help us get together as a freshman class and meet new people,” freshman Franklen Lockhart said.
At the first breakfast, the students interested in running for Class President and Vice President gave their speeches.
“It made sense to have the first breakfast to hear the speeches, but I’m not really sure why there’s another one coming up,” freshman vice president Emma Gromacki said.

According to Stathes, there is going to be a breakfast every quarter. “The breakfasts don’t use any of the class money because the students bring in the food themselves,” Stathes said. Gromacki believes the breakfasts could be more beneficial if the students interacted with new people.

“The leftover food gets sent to the Manna House soup kitchen. The students get to know each other, and it’s for a good cause.“I think the breakfasts have good intentions because most of us don’t really know each other, but I don’t think they do a good job. Everyone sits with their friends anyway,” Gromacki said. “I think it would be better if they mixed us up so we could talk to new people,” Stathes said.

Lockhart agrees with Gromacki. “They’re not really that effective because everyone ends up sitting with their friends anyway so we don’t really meet new people,” she said.

Lockhart believes the breakfasts have great intent, but he doesn’t have time to associate with people. “I feel like they’re rushed, and we have barely enough time to eat, but they’re also fun because there’s food involved, and who doesn’t like food?”

Stathes hopes the breakfasts are effective and help the students interact. “We haven’t had enough of them to know if they are working,” Stathes said

There will be more breakfasts in the future, and Stathes hopes that the freshmen will interact with new people at the upcoming events. According to Stathes, “the breakfasts are purely social communities, and they’re great occasions for the students.”

Nicole Arrison is an In-Depth Editor for The Patriot and