Kathleen Cook, Editor-in-Chief

The world didn’t end on the Mayan Apocalypse, but it is ending May 15 because Chick-Fil-A is closing for a month.
The close is coming for a much needed remodeling, but it is at a very inconvenient time.
They are adding a second drive thru, expanding the inside, expanding the kitchen and adding a break room for the staff.
While this will be helpful, we are unable to fathom how they expect us to go an entire month without Chicky.
This closing means that for the last few weeks of school, Chick-Fil-A will have to be taken off the possible lunch options.
Our Chick-Fil-A is just a five minute drive from the school, perfect for our 35-minute lunch.
Now, the closest stand-alone Chick-Fil-A is in the Capital Crossings shopping center. It is 11.6 miles away from school, 16 minutes away without traffic.
There is also a Chick-Fil-A on Falls of the Neuse in the T.J. Maxx shopping center. That one is 11.9 miles away from school, and 18 minutes away without traffic.
If you’re okay with having to go inside, there is a Chick-Fil-A located inside Triangle Town Centre. That Chicky is 10.5 miles away, 16 minutes away without traffic.
Since the closest Chicky will now be 16 minutes away, it will become virtually impossible to get Chick-Fil-A for lunch and still get back on time.
If anything, this closing has made it obvious that we need a second Chick-Fil-A.
Currently Wakefield, Rolesville, Heritage and Wake Forest students are all going to one Chick-Fil-A.
Garner has three Chick-Fil-As, but they only have a population of roughly 27,000. We have one Chick-Fil-A, but have a population of about 35,000. This is absurd.
Why does a “water tower town” have three Chick-Fil-As when we only have one?
Currently, if we go to our Chick-Fil-A during a busy time (which is basically any time at Chicky), we are greeted by a long line stretching down the road. Maybe this will become obsolete with the two drive-thru lines they are adding, but we have an even better solution: two Chick-Fil-As.
Also, during home football games, it’s hard for our one Chicky to keep up with the ravenous demand for their sandwiches. Again, two restaurants would help alleviate this.
If we had two Chick-Fil-As, everyone’s problems would be simplified.
The closure has made us realize how much we treasure our Chick-Fil-A. Our Chick-Fil-A is home to many Saturday morning breakfasts, hurried lunches and late night milkshakes. And though it seems like a long time for Chicky to be closed, it will be reopened before we know it, and it will be better than ever.