PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

An Ode To The College Ave. Taco Bell

A great loss has befallen State College. The Taco Bell on College Ave. has suddenly closed, much to the befuddlement and sadness of the entire Penn State community.

That place was one of my go-to’s in town. For almost two years it was just down the street from the apartments I’ve lived in during that time. No matter how much changed, whether it was my living arrangements or the businesses around it, Taco Bell was always a minute away.

To deal with this pain, as one normally does, I have been driven to poetry. Please enjoy my overly dramatic mourning of a fast food franchise:

In heart of hearts and stomach of stomachs
I yearn for your Gordita Crunch.
No matter when my hunger plummets,
3 am or noon for lunch.

Do I compare thee to a golden arch?
thou art more cheap and more filling.
And thy Skittles Freeze dost cure my parched
and gritty throat, like to a farmer after tilling.

But the forces at work in this Happy Valley,
have swept thee from the floor.
A far greater robbery than long lost Cali,
long have you stood just outside my door.

I am not good at quick goodbyes,
But I hope this small ode shall suffice.
I shall miss your nacho fries
and cherish all those cheesy bites.

For thy delicious beauty shall never die
my Baja Blast, my Dorito Shell.

My box for five,
My Taco Bell.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Matt Paolizzi

Matt is a senior majoring in Secondary Education and minoring in Philosophy. He's also the cohost of Podward State, Onward State's official podcast. Send him death threats at [email protected] and follow @m_paolizzi on Twitter for a near constant supply of second-hand embarrassment.

Comments

Get notified about breaking news
Loading notification service...
Other posts by Matt

Podward State: Season 3, Episode 4

On this episode of Podward State, we talk State College pandemic bar vibes and food offerings along with an insider’s view of what it’s like for students to live at the Nittany Lion Inn.

No. 20 Penn State Hoops Drops Heartbreaker To No. 16 Michigan State 79-71 On Senior Night

Band Of Brothers: Lowjack Brings Rock With A Twang To State College Bars

Penn State Reports 226 More University Park Coronavirus Cases

Coupled with Tuesday’s dashboard update, Penn State has reported 684 new cases this week.

Penn State Reports 226 More University Park Coronavirus Cases

Coupled with Tuesday’s dashboard update, Penn State has reported 684 new cases this week.

Student Alleges Penn State Dining ‘Exploited’ & ‘Failed’ Student-Employees

The student alleged Dining hurt students by not providing hazard pay and had a “lack of adequate safety protocols.”

Big Ten Reinstates Fall Football Season, Will Resume Play Mid-October

The Big Ten is back, baby.

Send this to a friend