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Minutes after the lunch bell dings, students scramble to line up outside of Giant, patiently waiting to be allowed to enter. “They give you a yellow card pass to enter Giant and then you hand it back to them when you leave. Overall, the whole process of waiting, getting a pass, having to go find what you want, and checking out takes a while,” sophomore Francisco Navas Porras said.

Giant enacts new 25-person lunch policy

Elli Karistinou, Print Feature Editor
September 20, 2023
A group of friends sit together outside the gym during lunch. Eating in the hallways provides much more freedom in deciding what kind of spot to eat in.

Veiled stigma: Students avoid lunch in cafeteria

Ely Snow, Assistant News Editor
January 24, 2023
School lunch has been highly criticized at public schools. MCPS is committed to changing lunch to become better and more inclusive.

MCPS develops new school lunch

Luke DeZee, Staff Writer
October 20, 2022
Freshmen Nikita Gonzalez and Ibtisam Ferried study while eating during lunch. Students take advantage of their hour-long lunches to eat and take care of their school work.

Longer lunch schedule pleases staff and students

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
September 19, 2022
“My go-to order is three tacos with white rice, no beans, chicken, tomatoes,  lettuce with a side of chips & salsa. I sometimes get a kids meal cause it’s cheap & easy to eat & grab. I usually get build your own taco with white rice, chicken,& tomatoes.Freshman secretary Nina Katula, 9.

Students reveal where they eat during lunch

Summer Laird, Layout and Design Editor
November 16, 2021
The long lunch line wraps around the cafeteria. Students make use of the free lunch that the county is currently providing due to Covid.

Free lunch creates long lunch lines

Tissa Amaira, Senior Feature Editor
October 14, 2021
WJ faculty members pass out meals to families. MCPS has allocated a 75 minute lunch period for meal distributions.

Ways to spend a 75 minute lunch

Tissa Amaira, Online Feature Editor
October 21, 2020
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