Written by | Alyx Wylie
The start of the New Year is bringing many changes at Amarillo College. One change is that mid-day classes now start at 12:30 p.m. Moving the class time back is intended to allow students to eat lunch between classes and participate in clubs and organizations. The Student Government Association, Baptist Student Ministry, Delta Psi Omega and other campus clubs and organizations typically have scheduled events going on, and students are encouraged to participate. Events include bake sales, meetings and fundraisers. Chick-Fil-A also serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Badger Den of the College Union Building. Chick-fil-A is a new lunch option for students who are short on time or would prefer to eat on campus.
Some students who have a tendency to eat off campus may not see the schedule change as beneficial “I think it’s pointless as a lunch break,” said Taron Quinlin, a business administration major. “That barely gives students time to go off campus. Noon is normal lunchtime, so everywhere is busy. Plus 1:15 p.m. is still lunchtime, but 1:45 p.m. is too late.” Some students have not noticed the change in class times.
“Some students do not come to class until after lunch, so I doubt the ynoticed,” business administration major Ashley Greer said. However, the later class time has encouraged some students to stay on campus and experience some of the clubs and organizations. “I love that I can eat lunch and have time to go to a club meeting,” said Ashton Banes, a sonography major. Banes said she did not have time for clubs before but that she is excited to get more involved with AC and have fun.
Nursing major Destiny Goins said she is happy to have extra time to eat lunch on campus.