The Mona Center

Zane Mosby 20′

Bishop McNamara’s brand new 4.5 million dollar student center is the latest edition to the growing list of changes at the school. The student center is dedicated to the late Andy Mona class of 82. The cafeteria official opened to students, faculty, and staff on Friday, September 8th. On Thursday, September 14th space was officially dedicated by Cardinal Wuerl. The event was significant for the school having an esteemed member of the archdioceses of Washington come for mass and a special ceremony, along with NBC 4 news covering the cafeteria earlier in the day.


The Mona center began construction halfway through last school year in January, lunch was held in the fine arts gym. Many students are happy to be back in a proper a proper cafeteria, not to say that the news ones haven’t developed problems. An apparent problem that has already arisen is the lines. Due to the new P.R.I.M.E. Time schedule the entire student body can occupy the cafeteria at once creating long lines that seem to last the entire period. The administration has suggested that students should wait to go to lunch later to combat this. Senior students have also been voicing their complaints that there is not a proper senior lounge area like the previous cafeteria.


The long-awaited Andy Mona center is here and of to a great start. Students and faculty are enjoying the new space so far.


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