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Quake preparedness critical to LV

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The University of La Verne has taken extra precautions toward earthquake preparedness in light of recent earthquakes in the Los Angeles County to prepare students and faculty in case of emergency. A campus-wide earthquake drill took place April 15 in every dorm at ULV. Drills were led by the resident advisers and each was trained on what to do in an event of an earthquake. “I... 

Please excuse my dear ant problem

The hot days in La Verne means it is ant season. Apparently it is ant season in the Vista La Verne Residence Halls as well. Ant infestations have been a problem for Vista La Verne residents since the school year started. There are numerous accounts of ants raiding students’ bathrooms, closets and beds. Just go check the Vista La Verne Residence Halls’ front desk, they keep an ant log. Senior housing... 

Dorm flood forces students out

Eighteen students had to be evacuated from their suites in the Vista La Verne dorm the first week of classes following a slow hot water heater leak that caused drywall to crumble and floors to buckle, as well as damaging students’ personal items. Robert Beebe, director of physical plant operations and service, said he could not give a monetary estimate of the damage. All 18 students had to move out... 

Housing accommodates freshmen

Mariela Patron Staff Writer The dramatic increase in freshman admissions to the University of La Verne and the opening of the much anticipated Vista La Verne dorm are among the major changes at the University this fall. More than 630 freshmen are enrolled as of the start of the fall semester, compared with 524 last year. This increase has caused staff to focus on the specific needs of freshmen along... 

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... 

Housing embraces technology for applications

Robert Penalber Staff Writer As students await the opening of the new residence hall next fall, many are wondering what major changes will be placed upon the housing application process. The goal of the new process is to provide convenience for students. Since most students are becoming technologically dependent, the new process will allow most of the housing arrangements to be completed online. “What’s... 

RHA wins two awards at regional conference

Anthony Juarez Staff Writer The University’s Residential Hall Association upheld its successful reputation by winning two awards at the Pacific Affiliation of College and University Residential Hall Conference. RHA captured the Small School Spirit Award for the sixth consecutive year. “It feels amazing winning this award again for the sixth time,” said Shelby Griffin, sophomore history major... 

Faulty water main breaks at dorm construction site

John Bottala Staff Writer A water main on the construction site of the new dorm at D and Second streets broke late Monday morning, spraying thousands of gallons of water through the site. “The water main … was shooting water halfway onto D Street and the entrance to the parking lot,” said Mike Paulinik, a project manager for Hanover Pacific LLC, the real estate development company involved... 

Housing should be need based

Housing should be need based
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez With tuition rising and the state slowly pulling Cal Grants, it is no wonder that many students are scraping to find places to live while they further their education. Several instances of students crashing in friend’s dorms or using their cars as a home away from home have been heard of on the University of La Verne’s campus. Many of these instances can be blamed... 

ULV needs to grow smarter

As progress on the new dorms continues and the successful opening of the long-awaited parking lot earlier this week, it looks as if the University of La Verne is growing at a steady pace. However, the appearance of growth through construction is not the only thing we have to be concerned with. Even though admissions enrolled the same number of students this year as last, we still have an over-crowded... 
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