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That’s bologna

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dear John Traub, We’d like to thank you for raising awareness about the tragic injustice that’s occurring on Notre Dame’s campus. We appreciate your willingness to take a stand for $5 footlongs.

The speed at which you organized 1,549 students to support your cause is truly an accomplishment. Students haven’t been shaken from their apathy like this since Recker’s stopped making cheese fries.

As front page Observer news, this can finally take the spotlight away from trivial issues like recycling and sexual assault and focus it where it belongs: the price of a 12-inch meatball sub. Thanks for ensuring patrons get to keep the $1.99 in Flexpoints that is rightfully theirs. With the total savings, you could pay the workers who made your sandwich a living wage!

We wish you success in rescuing Mr. Hinckley from the dreaded dining hall – that certainly deserves more efforts than rescuing South Bend’s homeless shelters from closing due to the economic crisis. We understand; NDH’s lemon caper chicken can be as bitter as the South Bend winter. Sustainability, discrimination based on sexual orientation, violence in the Congo – save those issues for the vegans who wear tye-dye, because you, Mr. Traub, have found an issue with which the burger-eating, madras-wearing domer can identify. … We’re glad that Notre Dame students finally feel passionately about an issue. But the fact that the issue happens to be sandwiches? That’s bologna. Get it?

Michelle Byrne

Lauren Cummings


off campus

Feb. 17