• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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    Graduate Student
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    Brooke Elvehjem

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    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Bogotá, Colombia
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    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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Meals on Wheels

Disclaimer: No wheels, just meals! Wanted a catchy heading, so there.

I am writing my final blog posts for CSS and decided I will close off by summarizing my experiences with different aspects of CSS. I last wrote about living on campus and here I will talk about food!

CSS students can opt (except freshman I believe) in to campus meal plans or fend for themselves. I kinda did both. Here’s how it roughly went down:

1st Year:

Before I came to campus to start college, I signed up for a meal plan that allowed me to have about 50 meals and over $300 dining dollars. I was going to supplement this with my own food and it worked! I actually ended up with extra dining dollars and these transferred to the next semester. For meals, I spent the majority of my time in the Greenview Dining Hall and occasionally in Storm’s Den. I do not recall frequenting Einstein’s Bagels in Science at all during my first year.

2nd Year:

I adopted a similar strategy, but cut down on my meal plan as I realized I could count free meals from events into my plan! This meant I attended a number of events, networked while being fed! I was now a little more confident and could easily go off campus whenever I needed groceries. Previously, one of my roommates, Brett, would offer to take me to get groceries and pretty much saved me from lots of walks to SuperOne in my first year at CSS!

3rd & 4th Year:

Now experienced enough to know better, I only signed up for dining dollars and complemented those with groceries. I have always been able to stay within my budget this way!


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