New ice cream vending machines have appeared in the Link, the Business School, and the Science Library.
When first introduced to campus at the start of March, the vending machines were empty. By March 11, they had pricing. The vending machines are now filled with ice cream products, ranging from Magnum Ego Caramel to Rainbow Paddle Pops.
The prices of the ice creams range from $1.50 to $5 for a single ice cream. Some students were excited by the prospect of buying a Magnum on campus, but “annoyed” by the high prices.
One student called them “unnecessary and really way too expensive,” while also noting that the campus shop nearby the machine in the link sells ice creams at a cheaper price.
"They suck ass and I hate them, that's my informed opinion," said another student standing beside the machines in the Link. "Art History and now this? What else will you take from us Harlene?"
Other students noted that the machines themselves do not seem fully purpose-built for the products they offer. Once purchased, the ice creams drop from their holdings and fall to the bottom of the machine for retrieval. This leads to a potential ice cream breakage, particularly for Magnums with their chocolate shells.
The University did not respond to a request for comment about these new vending machines, because apparently they have better things to do with their time.