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New fields renew hope for teams

New fields renew hope for teams
Graphic courtesy of David Evans and Associates, Inc. Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With the West Campus project moving forward, the softball and baseball teams will finally have their own fields to call home. The project, with a projected completion date of December 2014, will create the West Campus Athletics Complex, with fields up to NCAA standards. It will also include a parking lot. The West Campus... 

New track season approaches

New track season approaches
With the track and field season officially starting in February, the coaching staff for track and field is preparing by ordering the necessary equipment for meets. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Building upward has high price tag

Building upward has high price tag
This fall the University of La Verne received 650 freshmen and 200 transfer students, creating the largest student body in the school’s 121-year history. To accommodate the new students the campus has undergone significant development. Vista La Verne, the new residence hall seen second from the right, houses 373 students. Davenport Dining Hall, Ortmayer Stadium and parking lots have also undergone... 

Ortmayer Stadium gets fresh look

Ortmayer Stadium gets fresh look
Remodeled with artificial turf, La Verne’s new football stadium has been open for football and soccer practice since mid-summer. With the opening of the new Ortmayer Stadium, the university will have one of the premiere stadiums in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The grand re-opening of the stadium will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. / photo by Hunter Cole Christian Orozco Sports... 

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... 

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look
Construction on the football field moves along with the input of the cooling system. Pipes buried beneath the field cool the artificial turf when it gets too hot. On Tuesday, the contractor Byrom-Davey worked to cover the piles of dirt and rock with tarps to protect them from rain and mud. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Sports Editor The $4 million project of refurbishing Ortmayer Stadium... 

Construction on hold

Construction on hold
Rainfall soaked most of Ortmayer Stadium on Sunday, stalling the field’s renovation while water was drained from the site. Ortmayer Stadium is set to reopen this summer. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

New dorm promises comfort, style

New dorm promises comfort, style
Construction on the new residence center is nearly complete, on schedule for the Fall Semester 2012, as the plaster scratch coat is sprayed onto the walls. Three hundred seventy-eight additional students will be living on campus in the fall, adding to the bustling campus atmosphere. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Danielle Navarro Staff Writer In fall semester 377 lucky students will have the chance to... 

Kicking up dirt at Ortmayer Stadium

Kicking up dirt at Ortmayer Stadium
Demolition on the Ortmayer Stadium track and field began Monday. The stadium was constructed in 1990 and first used for the 1991 football season. At the time it was considered one of the premier track and field facilities in the Inland Valley. However, La Verne has not hosted a track meet in the past four years because of the track’s poor condition. The new complex will include an artificial turf... 

Safety should expand with campus

Anyone who has visited other college campuses has probably seen the towers with a bright blue light on top. These towers are emergency response systems put in place around the campus so students have a quick way of seeking help if put in any danger. Many college campuses have emergency response systems that include emergency response buttons or call boxes. As we expand, the University should begin... 
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