Mid-Knight breakfast offers study break

The end of the semester is moments away, as well as the many traditions that occur congruent to it. Winter Commencement ceremony, celebrations, book sell back, and the Mid-Knight Pancake Breakfast are all activities students have to look forward to in the next two weeks.

As the end of the semester comes in, students gather to enjoy the Mid-Knight pancake breakfast the Sunday before finals week.

“It is always nice to see the Gannon community together before everyone departs for Christmas break,” Sami Preston, a senior legal studies major, said.

According to Pete Mannarelli, the general manager of Metz, an estimated 3,000 pancakes and 10 gallons of syrup are consumed in the three hours that the Gannon University faculty and volunteer staff serve the ravenous student body.

On average Metz also prepares 200 eggs, 100 sausage links and 1,000 portions of hash browns in an effort to ease the ambitious minds of nearly 800 students.

Julian Davis, a junior business finance major, treasures attending and being served by faculty.

“I like having the teachers distributing our food after having done all the work for them throughout the semester,” he said.

Last semester 757 Gannon students arrived to have their share of breakfast before the plunge into the vast abyss of finals week.

“It’s a simple thing – like the Mid-Knight Pancake Breakfast – that gives the extra push to finish the semester,” said Clarissa Schneider, a senior communications major, reflecting on her previous experiences during the final days of each semester at Gannon.

This semester’s Mid-Knight Pancake Breakfast will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday.

The breakfast is provided by the President’s Office as a reprieve from the arduous studying that many students have endured throughout the weekend in preparation for finals week.

“It was a very fun and relaxing way to end the semester,” Brittany Kaltenback, a junior legal studies major said, speaking on her experience at the previous Mid-Knight Pancake breakfast.

“I look forward to it again this semester.”

JESSICA SCOUTEN

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