New store provides convenience items

Don’t have time to eat at the Alumni Dining Commons or wait in line at Wanda’s or Chick- fil-A? Campus Express (CX), the new on-campus convenience store, offers students an alternative option to local drug stores and food places.

Located in the Stamps Courtyard, Campus Express opened its doors Aug. 28.

Prior to CX’s opening, students could go to the Business Break Cafe for on-the-go meals or the campus bookstore for convenience store items.

Students can buy candy, snacks, frozen meals, laundry detergent, over-the-counter medicine, toiletries and school supplies. Sandwiches, salads and wraps are available in a format that caters to residents and commuters alike in one place. Students can use their meal plans to swipe for items. Scantrons will be available within the next few weeks.

“It’s like a mini-supermarket,” said sophomore psychology major Jasmine Magaña. “It’s easier than CVS, so it’s closer, much closer. If the lines are long or if I don’t have enough time, I’ll go.”

With the start of classes Sept. 2, CX employee Alyssa Shearer noticed a difference in the number of customers the store had.

“We don’t have everything yet,” Shearer said. “We opened last Thursday, and business has been steadier today. It’s so much easier than standing in line. You don’t have to wait. You can get (what you need) and leave.”

There’s even a special CBU treat: Lancer ice cream. Flavors include Old Fashioned Vanilla and Celebration.

“I’m hoping they bring in more things in the future and that the ICEE machine starts working,” said senior biology major Chanthou San.

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