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University of La Verne students returning for the spring semester have been met with more than 120 fewer parking stalls and overfilled classes. The combination of new dorm construction removing parking lots and a sharp increase in spring 2011 new enrollments has compounded our growing pains, straining advisers and leaving some newbies feeling lost.
For many students at the University of La Verne, winter break is essentially a vacation from school. Moving home for two months allows students to visit with family, see old friends and relax after a hard semester filled with research projects, group assignments and classes that never seem to let up.
As many know, Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke out in Peter Seewald’s book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” condoning the use of condoms. The use of any form of contraceptive is judged by the Catholic Church to be evil because it prevents conception.
Since the invention of the Internet, the rate at which the media churns out news has been increasing at an extremely rapid pace. In the early years people could get news briefs on their home page when they logged into their AOL or Yahoo! account.
A residence hall is a place for students to congregate. With couches, rooms and a place to study, a dorm building should be the last place one would think about shopping.
The holiday season means one thing for people who travel on airplanes: long lines at the airport. Recently however, it has also meant a very invasive security checkpoint for those trying to get away on holiday.
Domestic violence is an ever-growing problem in intimate relationships. Almost daily, the news reports a man abusing then murdering his wife or a woman killing her husband and trying to make it look like an accident.
Now is about the time when many students are beginning to feel burned out. Some are feeling stressed out from school, work and extracurricular activities.
This semester the University of La Verne’s residence halls have experienced a series of attempted robberies, harassment and unwanted visitors, that has shaken many of the students who live on campus.
We are offering newly-elected Gov. Jerry Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities.