By DALIA SALLOUM, Guest Writer
One of the most popular coffee shops in the world has finally come to University of Michigan-Dearborn, and just as fast as it came, it was gone much sooner. Walking into school for the first time this fall semester, students were excited to see that they had a Starbucks all to the themselves for the coming long nights, and an easy access to the much needed caffeine to help with studying and staying alert in class.
“I think that it’s ridiculous they shut down, and if they are taking the Starbucks away, they should be giving us an alternative in its place, like Tim Hortons,” said freshman Billy Dakhlallah.
“I am kind of surprised that they are closed down and even though I am not a customer, I figured that the demographic of students who are customers there would help to keep it open,” said sophomore Fatima Rizk.
“Personally, when they closed I started going to the library to get coffee and they seemed to know what they are doing, whereas at the Starbucks, they didn’t. Starbucks coffee is overrated and pricey for nothing,” said freshman Rachel Lee. “A better alternative would maybe be a Panera.”
“My disappointment has not been noticed due to the free coffee, which is a plus, and now the student government can have their coffee hours again, which is also a plus. But the students were so hyped about having our own Starbucks, and now we don’t. A good alternative would be a Biggby or a Panera, or maybe a Michigan based business,” said sophomore Eiman Hairston.