Letter to the editor: Wait times at Baldy’s

In the hustle and bustle of campus life, food is important and timeliness is even more so.

Lately, we have noticed that Eastern’s main dining service, Baldy’s, has a significant problem with long lines. We are attributing these long lines to the slowness of the credit card machines. If this problem were solved, students would be able to get through the lines more swiftly and efficiently.With faster lines, students would be much happier and healthier, as it would induce less crowding in the serving areas.

In addition, students would also be able to arrive to their classes sooner, decreasing overall campus tardiness.  The atmosphere would be calmer while creating more business due to increased efficiency.

One possibility to correct the credit card problem would be to upgrade the machines. It would cost money, but as already mentioned, it would be worthwhile in the end.

An additional solution may be to create a second “cash or Eagle Card only” lane.  Of course, there is always a downside:  the credit card lines may increase.  It seems, however, that the positives outweigh the negatives in finding a solution to these long lines in order to create a much better environment for Baldy’s.




Connor A. Smith 

Brianna C. Sabiston 

Caitlyn E. Presswood       Brandon R. Pechia