Advice: Dear Commuter-on-a-Budget


I live on Clark St. and don't want to buy lunch everyday, but also don't know what I should bring/make for lunch. Do you have any ideas? Commuter-on-a-Budget

Somewhere between now and when you were a kid, have you forgotten how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? At first it may be a bit intimidating, but trust me – it's not as hard as it looks. On your way out the door in the morning pull two pieces of bread out of the fridge, smudge some peanut butter on one slice and some jelly on the other, place them together and you just saved yourself $5. That is as simple as it gets, but you can get fancier.  The school provides a fridge and a microwave for students in the basement by the cafe. You can easily reheat leftovers from last night’s dinner, a can of soup, oatmeal, chicken nuggets, even ramen noodles. Bringing granola bars, chips, trail mix, and fruit from home make great snacks for in between classes. The school also sells coffee, tea and sodas in the kitchens at a discounted price. While you still might be spending money on beverages, it will be a lot cheaper than Starbucks.

Keepin' it real,