I would like to preface this article by making the seemingly-outrageous claim that I am the most caffeine-driven and dependent student at Beaver Country Day School. I know there are people who believe they deserve the title, however, I firmly believe they are wrong. Let me take you through my mornings pre-COVID followed by days when I am all-online and in-person.
This morning, and the true reason for this article, I realized that the dining hall at Beaver was missing something. No, it was not the tables, nor was it the many faces I used to see during my walks to class in the pre-COVID era. It was the coffee maker. I am someone who relies on coffee ever since my sister first showed me the sugary galore that I have since modified to my liking. Every morning, I wake up and the first thing on my mind is coffee. Like the rest of my family, I am extremely dependent on caffeine and if I fail to drink enough, I will not be happy at the beginning of the day.
I believe that with the missing coffee pots, students are exponentially more tired and that adding it would net positive. I am currently one of those students who, by the end of the day, are extremely tired with my head on the desk. If there were a coffee maker, I could get a second wind of energy for the afternoon and be more active in class, ensuring I pay attention and have a great time. Bring back the coffee maker.