Breakfast at Night: Where it All Began

by Jacob Kutschke, correspondent


It is common knowledge that final’s week is a stressful time. Here at Moody, we have an annual opportunity for relieving this stress: Breakfast at Night. Though it is a popular event among students, few people seem to be certain of how it came about in the first place.

“It started out as a study break to encourage students,” said Jeff Williams, the assistant manager of food service. He said the event originated with former director of food service, Steve Kile.

Williams also said that the event offers vendors an opportunity to show their appreciation to the students by supplying food for the event. 

The student body who partakes in the event have a hot meal among friends while unwinding and relax-ing during a hectic time of the school year. This unwind-ing includes dressing for the occasion: whole floors come wearing costumes of all sorts and representing their respective floor mascots.

“It is a simple event that allows the community to come together and join in a comradery on your own floor and between floors,” said Brian Koznarek, senior pastoral studies major. “Some people see it as a time to prank and cause mayhem. Some people just want to watch the world burn.”

Matt Merchen, junior youth ministries major, said he appreciates the spirit of Breakfast at Night. “It is a time when Moody’s ‘best’ pranks come out,” he said. “It’s a very enjoyable event with great food, where the community has simple fun. It’s one of the few nights where people get hyper.”

John C. Hughes, junior theology major, also expressed appreciation for the event. “I can’t tell you the history of the Promised Land,” he said, “but I can tell you what it tastes like.” 

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