Students who live at The University of New Mexico should be given more freedom of choice as to how they use the meals they are issued as part of their housing contract. There are many people who live on campus who end up having to waste a lot of the food provisions they are given because of the number of restrictions that are placed on them. Students who eat at La Posada are given a set number of meal credits each semester, all of which are valid only for one semester. On top of this, students are only allowed 5 'guest' meal credits per semester. Because of these rules, many of the people who live on campus end up having meal credits that go to waste, even if they pay for a plan that has the minimal amount for their choice of housing. Since students are obligated to apply for a one year housing contract, it is only fair that these students have access to food provisions for the entire academic year. What students do with their meals should also be their own prerogative because they have rightfully paid for them. We hereby assert that UNM Housing Services remove the restrictions placed on the number of 'guest' meals allowed, as well as make La Posada meals valid for the academic year, the same time period as the contract.
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