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Late Night Breakfast: What Will Mary-Beth Cooper Do?

We all know that Springfield College’s end-of-semester tradition, Late Night Breakfast, is rapidly approaching. With a brand new president walking the grounds, one question that remains in our minds is, what will President Mary-Beth Cooper do? There are an infinite amount of odd jobs our new president can do, but I decided to narrow the list to a few standout jobs that could really become her own tradition at our Late Night Breakfast.

Pat Kenney
Campus News Editor

 

 

Photo Courtesy Office of Marketing and Communications/Office of Archives and Special Collections
Photo Courtesy Office of Marketing and Communications/Office of Archives and Special Collections

We all know that Springfield College’s end-of-semester tradition, Late Night Breakfast, is rapidly approaching. With a brand new president walking the grounds, one question that remains in our minds is, what will President Mary-Beth Cooper do?

There are an infinite amount of odd jobs our new president can do, but I decided to narrow the list to a few standout jobs that could really become her own tradition at our Late Night Breakfast.

 

1). Continuing the Tradition

A student/faculty favorite, President Richard B. Flynn set the bar high with his pancake flipping, so why not have the newly appointed Cooper continue this tradition?

Pancake flipping is a great way to get involved with the students while having a little fun on the side. I would not be opposed to the idea of Cooper continuing Flynn’s precedent, making it a presidential tradition.

 

2). Scramble Them Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a typical breakfast dish that can be found on any table across America. Cooper could be in charge of this station, where she will delve into the food preparation business while easily pleasing all those egg lovers out there.

This would be a fairly easy station for Cooper to manage and she will still have the opportunity to do what she loves most – connect with the students.

 

3). Scoops from Coop!

Here is where things get interesting.

I think that Cooper should be in charge of a station never seen before at Late Night Breakfast: waffles and ice cream! Veering off from the traditional breakfast food, our new leader could put her own spin on this long-standing Springfield tradition.

Introducing waffles and ice cream to the Late Night Breakfast world, Cooper could control a station that would involve her scooping her student’s favorite flavors into their bowls and onto waffles. Keeping the personal connection flipping pancakes provides, Scoops from Coop would allow students to get to know their president and even boss her around for a few seconds.

 

4). The Walk and Talk

As we have seen over the past few months, Cooper loves to walk around and talk/connect with the students of Springfield College.

One option for her during Late Night Breakfast is to continue her friendliness by walking around Cheney and just communicate with the students and faculty. This is an easy route that will please many and may even make some people’s night, because, come on, who doesn’t want to eat breakfast with President Cooper?

 

5). Open Mic Night

Late Night Breakfast is known for its entertainment, but nothing would be more entertaining for students and faculty than the new leader of Springfield College rocking the open mic and singing her lungs out.

I would love to see Cooper belting notes out through Cheney while involving students and providing smiles for whoever walks through the doors.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what Cooper does because, when it comes down to it, Late Night Breakfast is about hanging out with friends and just having a good time.

 

 

Pat Kenney can be reached at pkenney@springfieldcollege.edu

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