Concordia’s Loyola Campus will no longer be a nutritional and recreational desert, thanks to the CSU’s reopening of The Hive as a student lounge that will offer food, art and entertainment for students beginning the first week of the fall term.
“It will definitely be a very positive thing for students,” said Kealia Curtis, VP Internal for the CSU. The project, which involves painting and renovation, will cost approximately $7,000, with the CSU hoping the Dean of Students will put up half the costs.
The Hive, previously rented out for special occasions, is located above the main cafeteria, next the Loyola campus library. It will comprise of an office for the Fine Arts Students Alliance (FASA), an exhibition space to display student art and food service provided by the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC).
“As a goal, we’re trying to be cheaper than the cafeteria,” said Shafik Mina, a member of the IFC who is actively involved in the reopening of The Hive. He said students can expect to pay 10 to 15 per cent less for food at The Hive
than at the Loyola campus cafeteria.
The IFC aims to have at least partial food services running by Sept. 4. The Hive will offer caf