Vending avengers: The sequel

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By Caroline Alphonso

Students stocked up on free junk food for the second time in a week, after a key was left in a vending machine in the journalism lounge Thursday.

“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done in my life,” said Livia Macoretta, a second-year journalism student, who grabbed a pack of gum and two packets of Skittles. “You know how often the machine has ripped us off? It’s only fair.”

Students discovered the door to the vending machine was left unlocked. Many who passed the lounge stopped for some free snacks. The Cherry Blasters were the first to disappear, last Thursday around 1 p.m.

“I’m just getting revenge,” said a third-year RTA student who did not want to reveal his name. The student grabbed a few chocolate bars and a couple bags of chips.

David Roick, district account supervisor for Vera, said the machine did not lock properly after it was stocked earlier that day.

Students took about 15 bags of chips and a few chocolate bars, amounting to $30.

The vending machine in the architecture building spewed out free candy and chips exactly a week before.

It was broken into and between $500 and $600 was lost, Roick said.


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