BYU Allows Caffeine

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In what could be called the most “Utah of news”, Brigham Young University in Provo is now allowing the sale of caffeinated beverages in their dining hall.

Why is this a big deal?

First time in almost seven decades things like Diet Coke and Mountain Dew can be purchased on the BYU Provo campus.

Back in 2012 Carri Jenkins, a spokesperson for BYU, stated the lack of caffeinated drinks on campus was “not a university or church decision, but made by dining services, based on what our customers want.” However, social media posts from BYU students a mere five years later suggest that they view this new allowance of Coca-Cola and Pepsi as a blessing from God.


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Carlee Jo Blumenthal