Elements is overpriced
Why is Elements so insanely expensive? The prices for Elements have been high for at least the past few semesters (since I've been noticing). From what I have noticed many items are priced 20-30% higher than gas stations. Even the drinks in the Book Store are cheaper than Elements. Not sure who sets these prices but they have forced me to look elsewhere. I feel like they get away with this because most students just swipe their card and don't even pay attention to price (whats a 4$ monster when you're $80,000 in debt?). I think Mines should run this facility themselves at-cost for the students. They could retain staff and simply not let whoever runs it focus on making profits off heavily indebted students.
John Kahrs commented
Thanks! Also, just checked and the gas station sells monsters for 2$. elements sells the exact same drink for 4$. This kind of mark up is common across the store.
I have forwarded your complaint to the food committee. They convene in two weeks and I will respond here again once I hear back.
If you would like to personally voice your opinion to Undergraduate Student Government, you can attend our senate on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm or attend the office hours of one of our senators. You can find links to both of those on our website: usg.mines.edu