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Start of Year = Start of Rising Prices

It’s a phenomenon almost as annoying as having to re-enter your SSOL password when you leave it alone for more than 3 minutes: rising prices at campus eateries.

So far, Bwog tipsters and staff have seen price hikes at many campus eateries. Offenders include Ferris Booth, which, in addition to replacing the popular stir fry station with a taco bar, has raised prices at several of their other stations.

At $7, Ferris and 212 sushi, for example, will now set you back more than many supermarkets in the area (M2M sells it for about $4).  Cafe 212 has also raised its prices on sandwiches, and they’ve also stopped selling sunflower seeds, which Bwog considers a travesty.

Finally, Butler’s Blue Java has, as our tipster put it, “coffee now priced at Starbucks levels, pastries even higher.” If you’ve heard of other places, on-campus or off-campus, raising (or lowering!) their prices, let us know at bwgossip@columbia.edu or in the comments.

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19 Comments

  • ... says:

    @... what the fuck?!

    Your have exceeded the number of clicks allotted to this id for this time period and need to wait
    3589
    seconds before returning to the application. Continued excessive clicking , as well as any attempt to reach the system before this time-out expires, will result in increasingly serious penalties, including eventual suspension of your id.

    1. you haven't heard??? says:

      @you haven't heard??? columbia’s putting a cap on our number of clicks now.

      1. ... says:

        @... i guess clicks don’t come cheap in these tough times.

        i was checking it about twice an hour, i’m surprised i kicked it into adderall-overdose/perl-script defense mode.

  • random says:

    @random Do people still pay for the sh!t food at Columbia? Free 212 sandwiches is the way to go…

  • well says:

    @well hipsters beware: cigarettes are now $10 a pack :(

  • why says:

    @why are cigarettes for hipsters?
    calm down
    but fuck, the vending machines all over campus are now at least $.20 higher for every item. those bastards.

  • Riven says:

    @Riven Ferris has boosted the pasta with protein from 7,50 to 7,95 after having raised it last year from 6,95… come on, its just a handful of pasta with even less chicken….

    1. overhead... says:

      @overhead... Interesting given that it must cost them only a few cents to prepare.

  • And says:

    @And The salads at 212 are now $7.50, which is the same as what Milano’s charges.

  • SEAS says:

    @SEAS someone needs to figure out where the money that students taking gateway lab classes goes.

    my freshman year it was $125. it is now $275. someone said that the new computers came from an endowment. so where does all of the 250 students x 275$/semester go?

    1. jack says:

      @jack it goes to help resand Jack McGourty’s zen garden.

      fuck if i know. they’re not going to release a statistic like that.

  • Answer: says:

    @Answer: To fund a secret nuclear proliferation program in the bowels of the sub-basement under the auspices of “peaceful” nuclear research.

  • This is bullshit says:

    @This is bullshit A SMALL soup, Snapple, and Roll sets you back at least $8 in Carleton. Really? REALLY?

  • Isn't there... says:

    @Isn't there... …something called free-market competition (economy majors, help me out here)?

    If a “A SMALL soup, Snapple, and Roll” from Carleton sets you back $8, and a shitty “prepared” dish from Ferris is now basically that much, um, get off your asses and CROSS THE STREET.

    Think of it as your way of sticking it to the man (after you’ve just given him $40,000+, that is)…

  • Well says:

    @Well Soup, pasta, a burger, and some damn fine eggplant is still only 6 bucks at the JTS cafeteria

  • if a says:

    @if a sandwich costs $6.75 at 212 and 6.75 at milano why would anybody ever go to 212? And did they get rid of all the asian food, even the fried rice?

  • Sad says:

    @Sad Really, if you hold onto that card they give you, the salads and sandwiches at Milano are a steal. One of those salads is easily two meals.

  • ... says:

    @... columbia employees get health insurance, other food service people don’t. group health insurance costs have been rising in the double digits for years.

  • sad says:

    @sad roti roll raised their prices by about 50 cents a roll.

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