On the list of campus projects completed over summer is the newly updated cafe in Lerner, now bearing the name “Cafe 212” only–bye, Cafe East! Boasting tall glass doors and an even taller digital display inside, the new cafe’s modern aesthetic is what we’ve been waiting for–the vibe is calming, brighter, and reminds us less of the cement hell of Carman a few floors up. Limited seating was an issue before as well, but now there is an abundance of tables and chairs. Two cash registers separate sushi and boba purchases from coffee and bagel ones, which will continue to make checking out efficient. A change in banks also took place in the back corner, as Santander replaced CitiBank. Despite my observations, when I asked the cashier what the differences are, she said there were “none–it’s the same.” Her response was obviously untrue–I tried to order a banana berry smoothie that had apparently been discontinued.