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Catholic University Students Petition to Have Starbucks Removed from Campus
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/19/12 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 12/22/2012 8:46:25 AM PST by marshmallow

Over 500 students at The Catholic University of America have signed a petition to have Starbucks removed from the campus, citing the coffee giant’s financial support of Planned Parenthood and its efforts to overturn traditional marriage.

Students currently pay $3 to $5 for a 20 oz cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee in the Pryzbyla Center. Compare this to $2 to $4 for a comparable 20 oz Dunkin Donuts Coffee at other universities. These high prices help maintain Starbucks’ above average profit margin of 10.66% and fund their numerous political activities.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.cardinalnewmansociety.org ...


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: cua

1 posted on 12/22/2012 8:46:39 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I hope Starbucks gets booted. I’m currently in college, and I don’t buy individual cups of coffee. It’s a colossal waste of money.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 8:51:18 AM PST by EEGator
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To: marshmallow

Good for them. I hope they are successful—but I have my doubts.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 8:53:39 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: marshmallow

Good for them. I hope they are successful—but I have my doubts.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 8:53:49 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: marshmallow

Proud to say I’ve never been in a Starbucks store. I hope they get tossed off campus.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 8:57:12 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: marshmallow

Good.

I purchased Chick-fil-A gift cards yesterday.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 9:00:02 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: marshmallow

GOOD FOR THEM! There’s no need whatsoever to pay for an anti-Christian political campaign by this corporation.. especially since corporations are definitely not created to spend their shareholders’ funds on political campaigns not directly tied to the survival of the firms. (Someone should buy a share of Starbucks stock and file suit to stop this practice! Same for JCPenney’s, same for ...)

And quite frankly, Star*ucks “coffee” has no taste! If you want to have an expensive “botique” style coffee dispenser on campus, which is admittedly nice to have, ask Peet’s to come in! (Otherwise, just boil your own coffee for 10 or 20 cents a cup and be done with it.)


7 posted on 12/22/2012 9:02:07 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: marshmallow

If the school taught them anything about basic business they would know no customers means they will leave on there own.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 9:04:13 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: marshmallow

Throwing them off campus is fine as long as there is an economic boycott that goes with it. If the students feel that strongly, let them put their money where their hearts are and stop patronizing Starbucks.

Multiply that by the number of conservatives who buy Starbucks coffee everyday and the company would suffer a noticable financial hit. IMHO.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 9:05:47 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: marshmallow

** financial support of Planned Parenthood **

What Planned Parenthod is worried about is the loss of dollars.

Go, students, go!


10 posted on 12/22/2012 9:05:54 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ThomasThomas
"If the school taught them anything about basic business they would know no customers means they will leave on there own.

If the school taught them anything about basic business they would know that having a presence on campus is worth something to Starbucks or they wouldn't be there.....oh, wait.

11 posted on 12/22/2012 9:14:08 AM PST by Natural Law (Jesus did not leave us a Bible, He left us a Church.)
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To: Natural Law

Finally some students with good sense.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 9:19:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: marshmallow
How long until those on the left complain about the students attack on Starbucks right of free speech. Since they are major hypocrites they wont even see the comparison to Chic-Fil-A.
13 posted on 12/22/2012 9:26:49 AM PST by Mastador1
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To: marshmallow

$3 to $5 per cup of coffee is ridiculous.

I spend $3.25 per week. I rarely buy coffee out. I would rather take my own thermos.

Besides, Starbucks is over-roasted bitterness.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 9:31:10 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: faithhopecharity

“And quite frankly, Star*ucks “coffee” has no taste!”

Yes it does, the taste is called burnt.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 9:33:27 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Burnt what?

(smile smile)


16 posted on 12/22/2012 9:41:07 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

:)


17 posted on 12/22/2012 9:43:00 AM PST by EEGator
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To: marshmallow

I can hear Fivebucks now:

“But...but... that’s unAmerican! Whatever happened to having your own opinion and...and... freedom of speech and all that. What about Chick Fil A-...... never mind.”


18 posted on 12/22/2012 9:50:20 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

I have always thought that the lowly cup of coffee at McDonald’s was far far better than Starbucks. I will take Gavina any day over burntbeanbucks.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 10:09:30 AM PST by Mastador1
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To: marshmallow
EXCELLENT!

It's about time somebody on our side brings the fight right back at those commie BA$TARD$.
Long live Chick-Fil-A.

20 posted on 12/22/2012 10:16:03 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: marshmallow

Stupid idea, bad kids. Much better to just never buy there, inform patrons at the door of why it’s bad to shop there, and let them go out of business tank on their own. These student petitions, are the same as when students attacked Chik-fil-a and demanded universities evict them.

Students attacking businesses with the method of using government (or university administration) to close them is a bad trend.

Students are at college because they know very little. They are there to learn, not teach.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 10:22:59 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: marshmallow

Just as well. The prices for their embryonic espressos and fetal frappucinos has gone through the roof.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 10:26:14 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: marshmallow

And I always feel like an outcast because i think Starbucks is the worst coffee a person can buy. McDonalds and Dunkin blow them away. I’m mystified by people who can drink that burned acidic flavor.

But I still think that having administration evict them, allows Starbucks to be the victim closed by a totalitarian edict. BUT, having Starbucks close the shop on campus because nobody will patronize them is a FAR more powerful message. That should be the tactic. Think about it kiddies.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 10:30:58 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: EEGator

That is so true. It’s burnt. I cant put my finger on it, but it’s just burned to oblivion with a bitter acid taste. And compared to dunkin or Mcdonalds, the difference is instantly recognizable.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 10:33:14 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

I like Dunkin’ Donuts, but McD’s is under rated.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 10:45:24 AM PST by EEGator
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To: marshmallow

Good news, for once, from my Alma Mater!


26 posted on 12/22/2012 11:42:54 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: marshmallow

Nice to see the shoe put on the other foot for a change. Go students!


27 posted on 12/22/2012 12:32:37 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: marshmallow
These high prices help maintain Starbucks’ above average profit margin of 10.66%

That does not sound like much of a margin. I'll bet it's a lot higher than that for coffee.

I get my coffee from a local boutique coffee place. Two reasons: 1)They make much better coffee than I can. 2)If I make it myself, I drink too much, my sleep gets affected and that makes me stupid.

28 posted on 12/22/2012 6:11:21 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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