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April 19, 2024

Orange burglars: Rise in Orange Lovers


During high school lunch, you can see more and more students going around and collecting unwanted oranges. The reason? These students just can’t get enough of oranges.

Ella Medick

Kaitlynn Duong, a 9th grader, has collected 16 oranges over three trips. She collects them because of “their tender juicy flavor and they’re extravagant!.”. Afterward, she eats them all by herself.

Ella Medick, a 7th grader, has collected 32 oranges over two trips. She has her friends who have high school lunch collect them and then give them to her. Her reason for collecting is because “they’re good and it’s so people don’t throw them away.” Afterward, she also eats them but gives one orange to each person who helped her.

The students of Darnell-Cookman have mixed opinions about the orange lovers. The leading opinion is that it is not a big deal and do not care about if they take the oranges. Others feel as if it’s a terrible thing ad should be stopped:

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  • Ma’kayla Embry “Well I don’t really care they if don’t get fed at home.”
  • 25 oranges on a table

    Nathaniel Oun-Whitted “I mean no one really cares about the oranges and some people just give them away so ummm…”

  • Lucas Flores “It is downright disrespectful to take oranges. They should be suspended.”
  • Eric Canoura “Grrrrrr 😡😡😡”
  • Kalie Dang “They help the community by taking the oranges because they were not going to be eaten.”
  • Aubrey Medick “They should be able to take oranges because they aren’t going to be eaten anyways.”
  • Jasmine Cepeda “I am in great fear that they will come up to me and take my oranges, oranges are my only sustenance. Lunchtime is now a time for pure dread.”

This leads to the question of whether other students will also take part in collecting unwanted food. Will it be oranges, apples, or milk? Only time will tell…


(Kaitlyn holding 3 oranges)

  • 25 oranges on a table and Adrianna Stevens (left), 2. Ella medick)

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  • J

    Justin :)Jan 25, 2024 at 12:54 pm

    #savetheoranges !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • C

    CharlotteJan 11, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    It was a great story.

  • L

    Lilly Ross-MosleyJan 10, 2024 at 10:31 am

    Woah! This article made me giggle! I am awaiting for more silly articles like this one.