Let’s set some common ground. College students are poor. Everyone knows that. We eat Ramen, mac and cheese or hot dogs for every damn meal because all of the healthy food costs an arm and a leg — which you need both of, especially if you’re taking CyRide anywhere. After moving into my first apartment and fighting with my checkbook every time I went to the grocery store, I started to dread buying food. I would drag myself into Hy-Vee and the $3.99 per pound strawberries would stare and laugh at me. I mean, I could buy them, but that would mean less beer money and of course less money for bills, so I opted for off-brands and food on sale.
"We're all poor college students, so why aren't more of us applying for food stamps?,"
Ethos: Vol. 2011
, Article 19.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ethos/vol2011/iss1/19