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We tasted the dining hall’s bug-infused food so you wouldn’t have to

Creamy Mac and Cheese topped with crispy baked mealworms. Photo credit: Emily Neria

Emily Neria

October 21, 2019

Bug protein is the secret to a sustainable future. The only thing holding us back is me, you and a nationwide aversion.I tried four dishes at Sutter Dining’s "Bug Night," and each, by all accounts, was perfectly delicious. Yet, not many students, myself included, jumped at the chance for seconds.It ...

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

A.S. Dining Student Lead Jordan Menkes assembles a Post Plastic straw kit on May 2.

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018

Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable m...

Sutter Dining Q&A gave students a voice on quality of food

First-year animal science major, Delaney Friel, gets salad from the Sutter Dining Hall self-serve bar. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Michael Catelli

September 28, 2015

University Housing and Food Service held an open residential question and answer forum in the University Housing Utilities Building. The meeting addressed the concerns and satisfactions students have with the quality of the food and service. “Some of the things that we've excelled at in the last ...

Sutter Dining wants feedback from students

Photo credit: Mozes Zarate

Michael Catelli

September 21, 2015

University Housing and Food Service announced an open residential dining forum for students to share their opinions on the Sutter Dining Hall’s food service. The open discussion will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m at The University Housing Utilities Building. “I didn't th...

Students voice concerns with Sutter Dining

First-year animal science major, Delaney Friel, gets salad from the Sutter Dining Hall self-serve bar on Sunday. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Stephanie Schmieding

September 14, 2015

“I feel like I live off of bagels and Goldfish." Emily Lovato, first-year communication sciences and disorders major, delved deeper into her concerns about Sutter Dining and the quality of nutrition she is receiving with her meal plan. “It tastes like Disneyland food,” she said. “It just...

Saladmander incident calls for dining hall change

Whitney Urmann

September 7, 2015

  Sucky Sutter strikes again with the salamander scandal and no measures seem to have been taken to improve the dining hall. Though the incident is laughable, it brings the major question to the front line: How many incidents and student complaints need to occur before the Housing and Food...

Salamander slithers into Sutter Dining salad

Sutter dining salad with a side of salamander. Photo courtesy of Justin Diruscio

Michael Catelli

September 4, 2015

Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 6 to add comments from Sutter Dining. Justin DiRuscio, first year, had a slimly surprise in his salad at Sutter Dining on Thursday night. DiRuscio was eating dinner at the dining hall at around 7 p.m. when he uncovered a dead salamander lying on...

Rimming’s renaissance: Tossing salad no longer taboo

Illustration by Miles Huffman

William Rein

March 27, 2015

I eat ass.That’s right — I toss salad, arguably better than you will see at Sutter Dining.I might as well drop out of college, because I’ve already got my career figured out. I’m an asstronaut. I take trips to the moon.I’m an ass eater, and you should be too. Recently, r...

Dining difficulties for students with allergies in Sutter

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

January 18, 2015

I walk into Sutter Residential Dining Center, hoping that I’ll be able to find something to eat. As a vegetarian with many food restrictions, eating is always difficult but the challenge is doubled in Sutter due to its limited options. After placing my bag on one of the tables, I head to the fi...

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