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Canyon Pizza Raises Prices to $1.50 A Slice

Aside from getting a world-class education, there are many beautiful things about Penn State that are meant to be cherished: hanging out on the Old Main lawn on a sunny day, consuming a bit of alcohol in the middle of the week with little consequences, and pizza that costs $1 a slice.

Oh, how we students take things for granted.

It has just been announced that Canyon Pizza has raised the price of its slice of cheese pizza to $1.50, effective immediately.

Known historically to serve a simple slice of cheese pizza for a single George Washington in exchange, Canyon Pizza announced its new menu, which hiked up the price of a single pizza slice by $0.50. The announcement was not taken easily by many students, as it challenged their lives from a functional as well as an economical standpoint.

“I used to throw a dollar bill into my wristlet before going out, just so I could easily grab a slice of pizza before I rode the whoop home. Now I’ll need to grab an extra dollar or search around my apartment for two quarters,” said junior Katie Frantz. “I need those extra quarters for laundry. I’m not too pleased about this.”

With the closing of Griller’s last July, the influx of students to its Beaver Ave neighbor Canyon Pizza during the late hours of the weekend has increased by a little over 400 percent, 409 percent to be exact.

“It’s simple supply and demand: our inventory of cheese, dough, and sauce can’t keep up with the drunkards,” explained one late night Canyon Pizza employee who wished to remain anonymous.

With regards to seeing the price fall back to $1 a slice in the near future, the employee said it doesn’t seem likely.

“Stop getting obliterated and buying all of our damn pizza and we’ll see what we can do.”

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Yuka Narisako

Yuka legally immigrated to the United States via airplane in 1996 from the small island nation of Japan. Since then she has migrated throughout the country and now identifies herself as a senior majoring in Architectural Engineering. The Shandygaff is her Happy Place, though she was once kicked out of the establishment after breaking her shoe and screaming “I LOVE DAY DRINKING. I’M HAVING FUN.” Yuka is overly enthusiastic about life in general, but especially Ja Rule, Halloween, and the puffy black vest she purchased from the Gap. You can reach her at [email protected], or through Twitter @yukahontass.


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