I would like to formally welcome all returning and New students to Fall Quarter 2010 at Marion Tech.. We have a great campus and wonderful instructors. This is my second and final year at MTC and I know how hard it is to buckle down and study after being off for a while but, now is the time kids. One thing though….don’t bother going to the student lounges and planning on purchasing a pop or water for $1.25 any more. The price has gone up more than 10% to a whopping $1.40. And, if you’re hungry, plan on paying .95 cents for a bag of chips. I don’t know about the rest of you but, I’m really upset about the price jump. I can go to McDonalds and buy a burger and fries off the doller menu and still be cheaper than the vending machines at MTC. I know how much pop costs at the store. I go grocery shopping every week and it definately hasn’t gone up that much and neither have the chips. But, just like everything else, prices are going up. Too bad we aren’t making more money. I’ll just have to stop at Walmart and buy a pop before school (still at $1.25 there!!!!). Hope this isn’t a precursor to the possible cafe’ that is being tossed around. If the vending machines are any indication, eating at school will be more expensive than lunch at Red Lobster. Anyway, have a great fall quarter at MTC and B.Y.O.P.!!