Cougar’s Den upgrades: flat screens, weekend hours

By Cameron Beall | Published Sept. 27, 2017

Throughout the years at Kean University, the Cougar’s Den has been a preferred on-campus dining spot for students. The campus’s most attractive place to eat just became even hotter.

The Cougar’s Den now has a sports bar (minus the alcohol, of course) and four huge flat screen televisions in the main dining area, along with some nice booth seating areas.

“It’s a real cool spot to hang with your friends and get some good food, especially on football Sundays now that they’ve got the TVs,” said sophomore Isaiah Hogan.

Last year, students would not have been able to watch football there on Sundays, being that the Den was only open Monday-Thursday. That was one aspect of the Cougar’s Den that many students disliked in past years. It is now open seven days a week, but closes at 6 p.m. on the weekends.

“It’s now a place that offers entertainment along with food, and makes for a nice hangout spot during the day on weekends when campus is usually a little less packed,” said Junior, Selena Peters.

While students are loving the additions to the dining area and new weekend schedule, others feel like there is still more to be done.

“I think it’s a nice concept, but I still think it’s missing something to draw even more people in,” said a Cougar’s Den worker.

Whether this is just a start to its changes or the finished product, the Cougar’s Den surely seems to be heading in the right direction of gaining more popularity and attention on campus.

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