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Extended Hours and Free Coffee in the Libs

The library is offering free coffee in its all-hours study area for finals week. According to Penn State Live,

Last semester, students consumed 150 gallons of free coffee during extended hours, compared with 24 gallons on a normal week.

The coffee will be served in 100% compostable cups, made from corn and sustainably harvested trees. The library is also increasing its staff numbers for finals week.

The coffee is brewing and the workers — including deans and department heads — have been mobilized. An auxiliary police officer patrols Pattee and Paterno Libraries, and janitorial services have been alerted to provide extra supplies.

Maybe it’s because I was talking about theater at lunch, but this seems like a set-up for a cool number in High School Musical (I guess it’d have to be College Musical?). Caffeinated teenagers take a study break by dancing with the janitors and librarians…

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