Students crave healthier late-night options

Although there are off-campus restaurant choices, on-campus students would like midnight meal options on MSUM campus.

“Other colleges offer more options such as restaurants on-campus and longer dining center hours,” said sophomore Terae DeMarais, who is spending her second year in the dorms. “I just wish we had more options.”

Many students that live on-campus have limited mobility, finding it difficult to travel to off-campus restaurants or grocery stores. In addition, only a few restaurants deliver at such hours.

“I don’t own a car on campus so it is hard to go to restaurants at midnight,” said sophomore Elizabeth Krueger, who is living on-campus. “The only choice I have is Late Night at Kise Commons but it closes at 11 p.m.”

Healthy selections are limited, too. Students are encouraged to eat healthy, although when given only fast food choices it becomes difficult to find alternatives.

“I feel that there is nothing healthy that is offered … if Subway was open at midnight I would go there,” said sophomore Chelsea Cash. “We just don’t have much for options in Moorhead.”

Students are provided late-night restaurants scattered around the Moorhead area, but a convenient midnight option on MSUM campus is desired.

As late-night studying becomes more common towards the end of the year, MSUM students are demanding more late-night meal options.

The Moorhead area offers a handful of restaurant choices that provide midnight meal options for MSUM college students. Midnight restaurants near to or delivering to MSUM campus are McDonalds, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Perkins and Buffalo Wild Wings. There are a variety of options to satisfy students’ cravings.

If students are craving burgers and fries, McDonald’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Although they don’t deliver, they provide free Wi-Fi for college students to sit and study. The nearest McDonald’s to campus is located at 220 8th Street South.

If students are craving food on the other side of the spectrum, Taco Bell is open Monday through Saturday until 2 a.m. and Sunday until 12 a.m. The closest Taco Bell to MSUM campus is at 321 8th Street S.

One of the most stereotypical college student cravings is pizza. Papa John’s is open Sunday through Thursday until 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 2:30 a.m. The nearest location is at 716 Main Avenue. It also provides a delivery option for on-and off-campus students.

Late-night breakfast and home-style cooking at Perkins is a popular craving for midnight studiers. Perkins is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The nearest location is at 3005 Highway 10 E.

Lastly, students craving bar foods, such as chicken wings and appetizers may choose Buffalo Wild Wings as their late-night selection. They are open Monday through Sunday until 2 a.m. at their nearest location, 2201 1st Avenue North.

BY SAMANTHA STARK
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