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Vending Machines

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:51
Attributions: 
Sophie Callister


Vending machines provide snacks and drinks for students all around the school. Many people use them all year long. Our school, Salem Jr.High, has 3 vending machines open to students. Two of them are for snacks and treats and the other one is for drinks.

In the drinks vending machine, everything is $1.00. It has water, orange juice, and apple juice. Everything in the snack vending machines are also $1.00. It has many kinds of chips, fruit snacks and gummies, granola bars, mini cookie bites, chex mix, and more. One rule with the vending machines is there are no refunds. So we are going to see what students think about the snacks and rules for the vending machines.

We decided to interview two students,both in 8th grade. Here is what the 8th grader, Cole Jones, said about the following questions:

Question #1: Do you like the snacks and drinks that the school provides in the vending machines?

Answer: “ Well, they’re pretty good. I like the goldfish.”

Question #2: What other kind of drinks or snacks would you like to have in the vending machines?”

Answer: “Like, an entire row of poptarts. Every flavor of poptarts. All the flavors!!”

Question #3: Do you think the “no refunds” rule is fair? Why?

Answer: “Yeah. You put money in the vending machine, you’ve already lost it. Just get candy it’s worth it.”

Here is how the other 8th grader, Cameron Taylor, responded to the same questions:

Question #1: Do you like the snacks and drinks that the school provides in the vending machines?

Answer: “ Yes, they have actually good selections this year. Better than last year.”

Question #2: What other kind of drinks or snacks would you like to have in the vending machines?”

Answer: “Gum and non baked chips.”

Question #3: Do you think the “no refunds” rule is fair? Why?

Answer: “Yes and no... Yeah, I’d say yeah.”

Based off these two interviews, you can see that the students like the school vending machines. We hope the students of our school, Salem Jr. High, continue to use the vending machines. Thank you.