What’s in your minifridge? Students tell all


Newman University is filled with unique twists and flavors — from the expansive course options and study abroad opportunities, right down to various cultural experiences and other campus events.

To quench some curiosity, we talked to students to see what other “tastes” they chose to bring with them to the residence halls — starting with their refrigerators.

Julia Myers shows how she is stocking her fridge — at least for the first few weeks of class.
Julia Myers shows how she is stocking her fridge — at least for the first few weeks of class.

“My fridge is currently stocked with carrots, mayo, eggs and an apple,” freshman Julia Myers said. “Hopefully I can stock my fridge with fruit like blueberries and strawberries and maybe yogurt because they are healthy and I love fruit and yogurt.”

Freshman Katie Stanford came to Newman all the way from California and was sure to bring a little taste of the West Coast along with her.

Katie Stanford brought In 'N Out sauce from her hometown in California.
Katie Stanford brought In ‘N Out sauce from her hometown in California.

“I currently have some In ‘N Out sauce that I brought with me from Cali, some yogurt, a few bottles of water, a can of Coca-Cola and string cheese,” she said. “I also plan to get some grapes and put them in my fridge the next time I go to the store because they’re a good and healthy snack.”

At the recent Back to School Bash event, freshman Kayla Garvert spilled that she already has a game-plan for how she intends to fill her fridge this semester.

“My fridge is really small and I can get food in the cafeteria, so I just plan to get a whole bunch of different types of drinks like milk, water, tea, lemonade and everything that I can possibly fit in there,” Garvert said.

Freshmen Lauren and Sydney Kuhrt are twins from Houston and were brought to Newman by the softball team and the nursing program.

Myers and her roommate set up a "kitchenette" area beneath one of their lofted beds.
Myers and her roommate set up a “kitchenette” area beneath one of their lofted beds.

“We’ll get to play softball and study nursing, which isn’t something a lot of schools allow you to do because it’s a lot of work, but it fits perfectly for us,” they said.

“I like Dr Pepper, so I’ll probably stock our fridge with some of that,” Sydney said. “I drink it every day.”

“I will probably go with fruit, watermelon … I like a lot of fruit,” Lauren added.

When it comes to food, senior Xime Name is not messing around.

Xime Name and roommate Claire Setter keep their Fugate fridge stocked all semester long.
Xime Name and roommate Claire Setter keep their Fugate fridge stocked all semester long.

“In my fridge, I have lettuce, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes, onions — I eat a lot of salads, panela cheese, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, lime, quinoa, avocados, almond milk, strawberries, apples and Greek yogurt,” she said.

“I also plan to buy some spinach, fruit and more of the other foods I currently have because that’s what I usually eat every day and like.”

Freshman Connor Langrell and his roommate are both involved in Newman athletics teams. Langrell plays on the men’s baseball team and his roommate is on the cross-country team, so their refrigerator will likely contain several protein drinks and fruits, they said.

Jose Rojas-Montero shows off the contents of his fridge in Fugate.
Jose Rojas-Montero shows off the contents of his refrigerator in Fugate.

Jose Rojas-Montero and his roommate Dakota Heard stocked their Fugate fridge with items including eggs, salad, Sprite, tea, condiments and dressing sauces, milk, orange juice and butter.

“This is my first time cooking for myself and I’m currently obsessed with adding cheese to everything,” Rojas-Montero said. “So I also have at least three types of cheese in my fridge at the moment.”

“As far as planning, I usually hope to have cheese, mushrooms and Coca-Cola in my fridge. Coca-Cola is the only soda I drink regularly,” he said.



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