School Store Gets Makeover
By NAHOMIE THEOLI
The school store renovation, to be completed in December, is showing students that change is coming to Midwood.
“It was time for a change,” Taskin Khan ’20, the school comptroller, said. The new school store is expected to have new materials such as new display cases, cabinetry, and new school apparel.
“There’s a new mural in there,” Khan added. “It’s a whole new vibe.”
The student government is also thinking about adding school spirit items like pencils and sticky pockets to put behind your phone to help students stop losing their IDs.
Ms. Phyllis DelRosso, known as Ms. Phyllis, the school store supervisor, has been working in the school store for 17 years, and she’s very happy about the new renovation.
“I am very happy about it, it’s beautiful,” she said. “Mr. Kolotkin did a great job.”
Ms. Phyllis said the last time the store had an drastic changes was about twelve years ago when it was repainted.
Junior Class President Jonathan Li ’20 said he was feeling “fervently ecstatic” about the renovation. “I just hope my fellow students love it just as much as I already do,” he added.
School store volunteers Kevin Sandoval ’20 and Christina Tran ’20 are excited as well. Since his freshman year, Sandoval has been volunteering at the school store.
“Before there were some difficulties opening the display cases in the store,” Sandoval said. “But the new display is so easy to open.”
Although the store sells a variety of items, there are mixed opinions on what the store should sell.
“I think the school store is great just the way it is,” Helen Cao ’20 said. “But if they were to have more items, I would probably want a wider range of drinks available.”
Jackson Jarrell ’20 said, “It’d be cool if they had Swedish Fish or some kind of gummy candy.”
“I would really like to see chocolate bars,” Daniel Allone ’22 said, “brands like Hershey’s and Snickers, because I know many people who would gladly buy chocolate bars at stores outside of school.”
The school store is busier than ever and more students are coming in. One new addition in the store is getting a plastic bag when you buy a lot of snacks.
According to Khan, the school store is not the only thing that’s going to change. “The school store is just the first stop, phase one” of changes to come in Midwood, she said.
Caroline Louie and Jian Liang contributed to this article.