UNH curbs coffee addicts’ Habits

Kayla Katt

Last Tuesday night, I was studying for my microbiology test; around 7:45 p.m., I was getting tired—tired of studying, tired of writing and tired of thinking. I wanted coffee to keep me awake and the blood in my veins pumping so I could study more.


I went upstairs and the Starbucks in the library was closed, but they are not actually supposed to close until 8:00 p.m. and it was only 7:45p.m.

So then I went to Jazzman’s and at 7:47 p.m., it was CLOSED! They are not supposed to close till 9 p.m. How is it even possible for them to be closed at 7:47 p.m., an hour and 13 minutes earlier than they are scheduled to close?

It was really frustrating to get to Jazzman’s, expecting to get a coffee, only to find out that they closed over an hour early. I’m sure I’m not the only person this has happened to.

I understand that business slows down later in the day and towards the night, but most college students are up all hours of the night, studying, doing homework and writing papers; there is always someone who needs a coffee. That’s why the hours run a little later, so it is available to us on our late nights. I don’t think asking them to stay open until 9 p.m. is too much.

People not only want coffee during a late night, they might also want a snack like a Panini. No one wants to walk all the way to the C-store, where they don’t even have real coffee or food.

I think that on every campus, food locations should be completely open until they are scheduled to close. Closing early can just ruin someone’s day or make an already bad day worse.

There needs to be somewhere on campus that sells coffee 24/7. Maybe this is just my opinion because I’m an addict, but I would love to have coffee available to me at all times. I don’t have my own Keurig and neither do most college students; they are expensive.