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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... 

Bon Appetit offers sustainable fare

Bon Appetit offers sustainable fare
The University’s new head chef Justin Alarcon prepares side dishes of vegetables for lunch in Davenport Dining Hall. Working for Bon Appetit, La Verne’s new food service provider, Alarcon’s responsibilities include training kitchen staff. He has been a chef for 10 years. / photo by Denisse Leung Brianna Means Staff Writer Already students are buzzing about the improved quality and taste of the... 

Students request new food options

Students request new food options
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez The digestion of all on-campus residents is about to be affected. With midterms almost behind us and only a month left of classes, the University of La Verne has started searching for a new food provider to cook for the masses. Committees have met with four different food providers for a chance to take over Sodexo’s position. Now that there might be a change in... 

La Verne seeks new dining options

Michael Phillips Copy Editor After nine years with Sodexo food services, the University of La Verne has decided to place a bid for other companies to fulfill the University’s residential dining, retail and catering needs. “As ULV is in an era of growth, we need to have a consistency in quality in our residential dining, retail and catering and this process can ensure our future” Dean of Students... 

More dining changes made

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Changes in food service and selection have been implemented in campus dining facilities recently, but they are not appeasing La Verne students. These changes, some of which began last semester, were supposedly designed to improve the dining experience in Daven­port and Barbara’s Place. They include changes in dining times, the type of food served and the addition of... 

More healthy dining options needed

If any University of La Verne student or faculty goes to Barbara’s Place or Davenport Dining Hall, they are presented with many hot food options. But if anyone was searching for a healthy option as to not gain the “freshman 15” or because they were on a diet, they would be out of luck. The University needs to request that our catering company, Sodexo, offers us a healthier array of food choices. In... 

Dining changes to address larger student body

Branden del Rio News Editor With the beginning of a new year, dining services at the University of La Verne have adopted some changes as far as menu items, operating hours and methods of payment accepted at Davenport Dining Hall and Barbara’s Place. The changes have been implemented to simplify things now that increased enrollment has meant more students dining on campus. One of the biggest changes... 

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating
Carly Hill, News Editor Now I am not the most fit of individuals. I like to refer to myself as big boned, or voluptuous. But when I am feeling bloated, I want to eat healthy. And on a college budget, and the only food option being the school-dining program, I feel that the University of La Verne is trying to keep me overweight. During the week is OK, with salad bar available at every meal, but... 
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