Gatorade fountains at KWU
Kansas Wesleyan University plans to replace all of the water fountains on campus with Gatorade fountains on April 1. As most students at Kansas Wesleyan are athletes, it only makes sense to replace water with Gatorade. This way students are able to get the electrolytes they need at all times of the day. The power of Gatorade allows students to get involved in many different areas of campus activities. With the replacement of the current water fountains, students who are also athletes will be able to have more energy for the multiple endeavors they take part in.
The Den, however, fears their monopoly on Gatorade sales is coming to an end. Multiple workers fear with students being able to obtain the sugary drink free of charge at the multiple fountains across campus, the Den will see a dramatic drop in the number of transactions they see on a daily basis. But will it be enough to take them out of business, or will they find other products to sell to bring students in?
Another aspect of the new change which has come to the attention of staff members is the replacement of water with Gatorade, there may be a rise in the number of cavities among students. The amount of sugar that goes into the sports drink is alarming. With it being so accessible, the wear and tear it has on the teeth of those who drink it could be greater than anyone guessed.
On the other side of the spectrum, students are able to get a quality beverage whenever they need it. Also, those who use the weightlifting facility on campus will have a sports beverage available to them as they workout. Bringing more people onto campus and raising the likelihood of them enrolling for classes.
There are still a lot of questions on how successful the switch to Gatorade fountains will be for students at KWU. As long as the custodial staff doesn’t mind cleaning up a few more sticky spills and students continue to brush their teeth, the transition should go smoothly. Kansas Wesleyan is excited to see how the current students react to the new installations and hope this will help bring in more students.