The scholastic importance of pancakes

Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Co-editor

Early on a Thursday morning, before the sun has even risen, Liberty students can be found dragging themselves out of bed. As their alarms go off, these students must force themselves to face the long school day ahead. Even throughout the school day, these students remain tired and unmotivated. If only there was some day these exhausted students could feel awake and alert for their studies.

I present: pancakes. Nothing sets a person up for a productive day like waking up to pancakes. This essential food is full of sugar to spike learning abilities while the complex carbohydrates give energy that can be broken down throughout the day. Add some fruit on top to increase nutritional value.

There is also something to be said for the warm, satisfying feeling that this comfort food supplies. Starting a day with a food that brings joy is the best way to prepare for productivity and boost spirits for a long, tiring day of school. With all of the school work that Liberty students have to endure, a delicious breakfast is not only a great idea, but a right.

If every student at Liberty started their day with pancakes, this school would be a more inviting and friendly place. How can a student be expected to be attentive at school when they have only eaten cold cereal, or worse, nothing at all? Pancakes should be a required student breakfast.

Pancakes Recipe:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. First mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then slowly add the milk, egg and melted butter.
  2. Heat a pan and add butter to keep from sticking. Then pour ¼ cup of pancake batter per pancake.