The Lopes Lounge has officially opened for the 2018-19 school year. Many students are excited for the lounge this year and are anticipating the new drinks to come.

The fall drink for this year in the Lopes Lounge is the Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino. When Junior Dominique Raught was asked what she thought about the new drink, she said, “In the fall, every time I go to Starbucks I get pumpkin flavored drinks, so I am really excited for this.” The lounge also offers many other drinks in the pumpkin flavor.

The new MOD schedule in Avonworth affects everyone in the school, including the Lopes Lounge. A few of the students that work at the lounge like the new schedule and the new way things run. Brady Neidhardt, a Sophomore that works at the lounge, said, “I like it and we get more people in the morning because of it.” The Lopes Lounge appears to be getting more customers this year due to the new freedoms that were given to students.

Something that is not new, but widely unknown, are the drinks “The Sebolt Special” and “The King.” They are under the “Specialty Drinks” category on the menu, and many students do not know what the drinks contain or the story behind them.

The Sebolt Special is an iced coffee with two pumps of chocolate and two pumps of caramel. Mrs. Sebolt said, “The Sebolt Special is my personal preference coffee order and it is on the board because I was the first one to write down the special drinks and just named one after myself.” Freshman Maggie Pappas exclaimed, “It is really sweet.”

The King is half iced tea and half lemonade, more commonly known as an “Arnold Palmer.” Mrs. White said, “The drink was originally called the ‘Arnold Palmer,’ but [Mrs. Wickert] changed it because she said that Palmer was the king of golf.”

The current school year is looking up for the Lopes Lounge. Stop by today!

Reporting done by Sarah McAdams, Ally Yovetich, Josh Elm, and Julia Libbon

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