LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Grill needs a Slurpee machine

Elissa Harbert

When I was a little girl growing up in the South, we used to sing Christmas songs in the middle of July to pretend it wasn’t so hot outside.
You know what? It worked. Walking around in 90-degree weather humming “Jingle Bells” always made us feel a little bit cooler (physically, I mean… unfortunately, it made us feel like dorks.)
Well, Wisconsin can be a very cold, dank place in the wintertime, and since there are very few warm weather-related songs to sing, I think we need to find a different way to brighten our spirits during the looming winter months.
Since no one wants to install a sun lamp in every room, a better way to improve morale on campus would be to get a Slurpee machine.
If the Union Grill were to get a Slurpee machine, I believe our winter would be more cheerful. Personally, I’d be happy to drink a Slurpee every day, and I’m sure many others would, too!
It’s hard to be gloomy when you are drinking something that reminds you of summertime, running through sprinklers, and childhood sugar highs.
Slurpees would cheer us up, and if nothing else, think of the great Simpsons references that could be made when our grill more closely resembles the Kwik-E Mart!