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| Thursday, February 4, 2016

There are a lot of important decisions we will make in our time at Notre Dame. Over our four years here, we will choose our classes, our friends, our major, our career and so much more. But there is one choice that we as a community have overlooked. And that is the choice of breakfast.

Hear me out on this.

If you are like me and have the standard dining hall plan, then you only have access to 14 meals per week from the dining hall. And, if you, like me, eat all 14 of those meals, then there are about five times during the week when you will have to spend your flex points on a meal. And if those meals happen to be breakfast, then you don’t have many choices on campus.

For those who live on North Quad, you could go to Subway or Au Bon Pain, but there are only so many times that you can have the same breakfast sandwich or sub. And those who live on South Quad could go to Einstein Bagels for something different, but walking to the edge of campus at seven in the morning isn’t always the best option.

A Taco Bell breakfast would alleviate this dearth of variety that plagues our morning meal options. With delectable items including the Mountain Dew Kickstart orange citrus, the biscuit taco and the waffle taco, a Taco Bell breakfast provides an unprecedented number of options that our campus so desperately needs.

The Taco Bell in LaFortune, as it stands, only caters to the late night, post-Feve crowd and their demands for such staples as Doritos tacos and cheesy gordita crunches. Taco Bell can be so much more than that.

Furthermore, everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need that early morning boost in energy to make it through your 8 a.m. classes, remember all the tough material and fight through the Indiana winter. So why limit your options?

When it comes to the important life decisions we will make in our time at Notre Dame, the choice of breakfast stands alone. We as a community cannot afford to choose poorly in this regard. As Father Jenkins once said, “Let no one ever say again that we dreamed too small.” Dream big, demand a Taco Bell breakfast, and make Notre Dame great again.

The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.

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