Muffins: Drug Duplicity?

Muffins are one of the most popular breakfast items in the world. However, no one loves them more than the students at RHS. 

The RHS cafeteria offers warm muffins as breakfast to all students, and to say these muffins are popular is an understatement. Sean Hickey, a sophomore here at RHS says “they’re the best muffins I’ve ever tasted … I have one every day.” According to Sean, whenever he enters the cafeteria in the morning to purchase a muffin, he has to force his way through the crowd just to grab one or else they’ll be gone. 

The question is, what makes these muffins so good? And are there drugs in them? Since 1987, RHS has worked with Pomptonian Food Service which supplies the cafeteria with its food, including the famous muffins. According to the School Board “all of the Pomptonian employees are subject to a criminal background check” which includes an electronic fingerprint. However, Stephanie Robinson, an employee of Pomptonian in the South Orange Maplewood School district in New Jersey, was arrested on May 20th, 2021 after confronting several teachers. Is there corruption among the Pomptonian Food Service? Are they hiding anything from RHS? 

Sean Hickey exclaims with much certainty that there are drugs in the muffins. “I mean [drugs] have to be in there. How else would they be that good?.” According to Sean, the school seems to be the ones involved in this, as “they want to take advantage of their students,” possibly to enhance their performance and increase their focus. Pomptonian seems to be a monopoly in terms of providing New Jersey schools with food (serving over 70 school districts), and who’s to say they don’t offer a little extra incentive to schools to stay relevant in a highly competitive business?

Ryan Sullivan
Staff Writer

Graphic: Sunny Rhew

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