The DUC’ling serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then promptly begins preparation for 11 a.m. lunch. What is a poor freshman with limited funds going to do if she has class during those hours? Perhaps 24-hour service is an unrealistic expectation, but 10:20 a.m. is a reasonable time to want food. Students should at least have access to the salad bar, which is ready long before 11 a.m. but heavily guarded by staff to prevent pre-lunch snacking. As the primary dining hall for students who rely on meal swipes, the DUC’ling’s hours need to be more comprehensive.

Janvi Pamnani is a College freshman from Syosset, N.Y.

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Janvi Pamnani (19B, 19C) is studying Finance and Comparative Literature. Her writing interests include alumni features and campus event coverage, and she is the Chief Development Officer of the Emory Impact Investing Group and an Orientation Student Coordinator.