Onions in Bon Food Linked to High Student Stress


Titles can be misleading. In a time when “fake news” is a constant buzzword, we may tend to approach news with a certain amount of suspicion. This is especially true when it comes from outlets and individuals that we view as politically opposed to our own beliefs. However, misleading information from the media is a

#BonHacks: Spice it up with these five hot tips


By Celeste Kurnik Fields Dining Room, or more candidly, the Bon, serves as not only the primary dining option on campus, but as a social hub for friends to hang out, take a break and have a meal together in the midst of their busy schedules. As much as we love the Bon, there comes

Bon Appétit union succeeds in raising wages


By Hanna Merzbach The Bon Appétit Union signed a new contract with the Bon Appétit management company on Jan. 30, ending the months-long bargaining process. The contract guarantees a 7 percent wage increase for all union employees, retroactive to Oct. 1, 2017, along with free parking and affordable healthcare scheduled to go into effect in

Student Bon employees talk joys and frustrations at work


By Mary-Claire Spurgin Ever since classes started last month, students’ frustration over the shortened hours at the Trail Room and long lines at the Bon has made it seem as if the most unifying experience on campus is complaining about dining options. As much as students may complain about the dining options on campus, though,

Bon Appetit and Lewis & Clark have altered the menus and hours of meal service, hurting students’ ability to rely on meal plans.


As most returning students are now aware, Bon Appetit Catering and Lewis & Clark College have changed the menus and meal service hours for the 2017-18 year. Notably, the Fields Dining Hall (the Bon) hours have been extended, Maggie’s now serves “global bowls,” and the Trail Room is closed for dinner. For first-years who have

Bon Apetit adjusts dining options, frustrated students sign petition


In July, Campus Living sent an email to the Lewis & Clark community with some information regarding changes to the meal service. There has since been contention regarding this big change amongst the LC student body. The Trail Room is now open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday through Friday. It takes cash and

In Line at the Bon


*The Backdoor is a “work” of “fiction” and “satire.” By Catherine Cinguina Your time is precious, though if you saw the lines at The Bon you wouldn’t know it. Instead of looking at the sign that brags “we’ve got the best college food in Oregon,” make the most of your time. Here’s a list of

Food waste in the Bon: where your leftovers go


In an all-you-can-eat setting like the Bon, it’s easy to pile more onto your plate than you’re actually able to consume. People want to get the most out of what they’re paying for, but sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. Any food that students don’t finish becomes plate waste and gets composted by

The Bon named best college dining hall in the state of Oregon


IN EARLY October, USA Today College ran an article titled “The best colleges in each state based on dining hall food.”  Some winners included Princeton, Seattle Tech, Yale, and Purdue. The Oregon frontrunner? Our very own Lewis & Clark. The article writes: “Who doesn’t love a good omelet bar and fresh fruit? Students at Lewis

Bon Appetit loses approximately $10,000 a year on unreturned dishware; students suffer the cost


LEWIS & CLARK REPORTS tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year as $46,534. This excludes the price of meals, a room, textbooks and every other miscellaneous cost. For the same amount, someone could buy 2,932 haircuts, 17,693 gallons of gasoline and rent 35 apartments, according to Bank Rate’s price of living for the Portland area. Our tuition

7 Things Every Bon Student Worker Wants You To Do


By Miranda Shakes /// Staff Writer 1. Take your dishes to the dish pit. Seems simple, right? Surprisingly, every night approximately ten complete tables leave their dishes, three of which have spilled some sort of juice, sauce, milk, and four of which came into the Bon at 6:45 p.m. and left at 7:30 p.m. If