Annotated Bibliographies 4,5, &6King, Evan. “Students Rely More on Convenience, Price When considering …” The Flor-Ala. 17 Feb. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
Evan King writes about the convenience of cheap food choices on college campuses, which are also quite unhealthy. According to the article, a college student may eat six to eight fast food meals on a weekly basis. Very seldom do we, college students, check the nutritional facts of the meals that we indulge in. Maybe if we did, the “Freshman 15” wouldn’t be such a popular trend. Some schools, such as the University of North Alabama, have the nutritional facts about their foods in the dinging halls, while most do not. Eating disorders have become major problems with the postings of nutritional facts, wi calorie and carb counting. This article is relevant to the fast food options that we are given here at Georgia State. Us college students are always looking for most convenient things, and those just so happen to be cheap fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Chic-fil-a, and even Moe’s.
Haury, Amanda C. “Industries That Benefit From Broke College Students | Investopedia.” Investopedia. 22 Apr. 2012. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
As we all know, college students aren’t known for being very wealthy. Amanda Haury points out five industries that are supported by “cash-strapped “college students. We know that fast food is a prominent industry that is convenient for the average broke college kid. Along with that, Haury names beer, discount furniture, economy cars, and big-box stores. Beer is definitely one of the cheapest sources of alcohol that can be easily accessed on college campuses. Ikea is given as the prime example of furniture stores that has convenient prices and convenient packaging. As far as transportation, who wouldn’t want a car that’s both cheap and fuel efficient? Walmart and Target supply most dormitory needs for a reasonable price. With our budgets, convenience is key.
Popovec, Jennifer D. “Walmart Expands College Campus Concept.” Walmart Expands College Campus Concept. 17 May 2015. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.
Some may be unaware, but Walmart has created an “University-focused store concept” that they are expanding. Walmart on Campus stores can be found on the campuses of the University of Arkansas, VCU, Arizona State University, Georgia Tech University, and University of Missouri. Jennifer Popavec informs us that the stores want to tend to the needs of college students as much as possible. Not only can customers pick up their Walmart.com orders here, but they can purchase whatever fresh produce, dry foods, or even health and beauty products they desire. There is also a pharmacy in each store. In the past, the stores on campuses were limited to the bookstore, but now rather than having to drive to the nearest retail store, they’re a few footsteps away.