Donuts return in a glaze of glory


Brianna Strudthoff

Sophomores in Holly Hartel’s pridetime enjoy their first taste of a beloved tradition. Last year, students were denied Friday donuts due to the pandemic.

Gabriel Medina, Staff Reporter

It’s a Friday morning, the bell rings, the last first block of the week has officially ended. You just took a test and you are hungry and brain dead because you forgot to eat today, and you are craving something sweet to fill you up.

You walk into your next class, Pridetime, a break between the chaos of the day between first block and second block. You open the door, and walk into a wonderful aroma of everyone’s favorite breakfast treat: donuts.

Pridetime–10 minutes a day students come together to talk, relax and receive info about school. Donut Friday has been a tradition Millard South students have loved for years, but only juniors and seniors have been able to experience it. The concept is straightforward and simple. Every Friday, a student volunteers to bring donuts for the entire class. It’s like a little treat for a hard week’s work–something so small somehow turns a group of wide-eyed freshmen into lifelong friends by the end of senior year. And who doesn’t love a free donut?

“I enjoy the fact I get donuts on Friday,” senior Kristian Patdu said. “I normally don’t eat breakfast, so having something to eat is great, and it tastes good,” he said.

Due to COVID, sophomores have yet to experience what Pridetime really is, and for incoming freshmen, it’s their first year living the high school experience. Mask or not, these donut Fridays put a smile on people’s faces, feed the ones who forgot to eat breakfast and end the week on a good note with a tasty, sugar-filled fried treat.