‘Snack guy’ finds new hobbies


Ryan Sheel

Junior Aaron Barclay is a familiar face around JHS from his snack sells last year.

Ryan Sheely, Staff Reporter

Due to the Fentantyl problem, junior Aaron Barclay, commonly known as ‘Snack Guy,’ or ‘Lil’ Gucci Ice Ice,’ around the school, has stopped selling snacks on campus. Barclay had been selling snacks that weren’t available in the snack line for over a year until he was stopped.

“[I] needed money, and I really loved selling snacks,” Barclay said. “It was a passion. I would spend $400 a week and I would make $1200 if I sold it all. If I get an opportunity, I would definitely sell snacks again. I met so many people and it really built my confidence; without it, I wouldn’t be Lil’ Gucci Ice Ice.”

After the Fentanyl video, concerns have been raised about the new drug, and Barclay was told by administration that he could not sell snacks anymore. One of Barclay’s regulars, junior Aiden Simmank, will miss seeing him in the halls with his consistent prices. 

“I honestly don’t think it was entirely unfair because of how deadly the drug was, but it was a little unfortunate that he had to stop, as he was an outgoing person,” Simmank said. “[I] usually bought Monsters from him. If he had a certain amount of money, he would make things cheaper and sell more.”

Junior Ethan Shoemaker, another customer of Barclay, understands the Fentanyl situation, but will miss out on the two-for-one chips deal.

“I think it’s a fair concern, but I don’t think it’s fair to him specifically because I don’t think he would put drugs in his food,” Shoemaker said.

As a form of expression and his artistic capabilities, Barclay also raps in his free time. He has one song he made on SoundCloud, “Drill,” which he is not proud of but is not deterred by. 

“I really like no melody beats. You can flow however you’d like, and you can let your vocals just carry you,” Barclay said. 

Barclay rapped in front of the whole cheer team, and got a lot of his fans from his performances. 

“The rap was on Snapchat a while ago, and it was how I got a lot of my fan base,” Barclay said. “Every time I walked past cheer, everyone knew who I was. I also did raps for my math and English classes.”

Barclay is planning on making a clothing brand, with help from his dad.

“My dad owns a company and he teaches me a lot about business and what I need to know, and I’m going to use some of his connections to get started,” Barclay said. “If I see myself lacking in skills, then of course I’ll take a [business] class if I need it.”