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Dining services get new chief

Dining services get new chief
New to the University of La Verne, Heather Podsakoff was chosen as the general manager for Bon Appétit. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Biola University before first returning there as director of catering for Bon Appétit. Podsakoff said she loves the friendly atmosphere on campus and she has taken to exploring the various buildings. Her current favorite is Founders Hall. / photo by Amanda Nieto Bernarda... 

Students raise concerns at town hall meeting

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Students got the opportunity to ask 15 members of administration about hot topics such as tuition increase, the parking structure for next year and food at the Pajama Power Hour town hall meeting Monday night. President Devorah Lieber­man and ASULV hosted the spring semester’s town hall meeting in La Fetra Lecture Hall. “I don’t know any other university in the country... 

Take dining comments seriously

In the Davenport dining hall during lunch and dinner time you will hear it. The occasionally unhappy student will moan and groan about how the food of Café Bon Appétit does not satisfy his or her hunger or taste buds. “Oh…this is gross, I can’t eat this,” one student said. Other students just bash the food while it sits on their plates untouched. “The chicken is so dry, it is like sandpaper... 

Dining hall should remain open

Dining hall should remain open
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Over spring break, many students who live on campus stayed in housing for the break for different reasons. Many athletes involved in spring sports stay as do other students who live far away and cannot afford to fly home. Our spring break is only one week long, so why do the people left on campus have nowhere to eat? Both Barbs and Davenport are closed for the week,... 

Students hunger for fast and healthy dining

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer Students want another on campus eatery, and 10 out of 16 students asked in an informal survey think that the University community would benefit from a deli-style sandwich shop. With Davenport Dining Hall and Barbara’s Place as the only two options for food on campus, people often resort to leaving campus to get food. By adding another place on campus for everyone to... 

Broken oven raises tempers

Broken oven raises tempers
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff A typical functioning kitchen for any restaurant consists of a counter, an oven, a food station and a refrigerator. The types of food available at the establishment usually revolve around what type of equipment they have to work with, but at Barbara’s Place this is not the case. Although improvements have been made and amenities have been added such as the... 

Food Court: Students want Bon Appétit to list nutrition information

Karleigh Neff Staff Writer The students at the University of La Verne indulge in a variety of cuisine at the dining halls on campus. Davenport Dining Hall and Barbara’s Place both offer many dishes provided by the management company, Bon Appétit. Students are able to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at either dining hall, and many students living on and off campus rely on them for all three. However,... 

Commentary: Vegetarians are people, too

<i>Commentary</i>: Vegetarians are people, too
Veronica Orozco, News Editor In most universities, there are always students complaining about the food in their dining halls. At the University of La Verne, there is no exception. Complaints about flavor, preparation and lack of variety are always mentioned and sometimes worked on, but one thing that is never changing is the lack of options for vegetarians. As a vegetarian, I know the struggles of... 

Time to give Barb’s a chance

Inside the Campus Center during, lunch and dinner hours, students line up curving off to the left of the counter, making the small space seem hectic. But the crowd isn’t from Barbara’s Place crew not caring. Outside of the prepackaged yogurts and sandwiches, Barb’s cooks up a small amount of Mexican-American food, each item Bon Appetit claims is organic and locally grown. It tastes good and the... 

Davenport renovations temporarily ease crowds

Davenport renovations temporarily ease crowds
With the largest number of on-campus residential students the University of La Verne has ever seen, Davenport Dining Hall has expanded its patio seating. The new dining area features brand new furniture along with a surrounding gate. A patio cover will soon be added, along with heating and cooling devices to accommodate all-weather dining. The entire renovation project will cost about $600,000. / photo... 
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