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Commentary: Cleanliness without oppression

<i>Commentary</i>: Cleanliness without oppression
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief Let me clarify something before I start in with the issue I have with the definition of cleanliness. I have lived in housing since I started as a freshman at the University of La Verne. Three of those years were spent in the Oaks F and A buildings, and now my senior year is going to be finished off in Vista. I have never once faced any drastic health risks,... 

Fliers contradict University values

When walking through the University of La Verne students can find dozens of fliers and posters displayed everywhere, publicizing events both on and off campus. There are 15 bulletin boards spread out across campus plus 27 bulletin boards throughout the residence halls on which both the Office of Student Housing and Residential Education and the Office of Student Life approve these fliers for display. The... 

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... 

Homeless student must live in car

Lauren Creiman News Editor It is almost midnight and Adam Gray stands outside the entrance to the Oaks D-top building with a cell phone to his ear. He paces back-and-forth with a slight edge of impatience. The call goes to voicemail, and he snaps his phone shut. “Maybe he’s asleep already,” Gray says as he sits down on the stairs. “I’ll try him again in a few minutes. If not, I’ll just... 

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... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In the article “Housing tightens alcohol, smoking policies” (Sept. 9), one of the things that was mentioned was medicinal marijuana usage on campus. To state clearly, I do not condone those who smoke without legal documentation. However, it was stated that even those with legal documentation are not allowed to smoke on campus, which infringes on student rights. As Californians, we... 

Housing tightens alcohol, smoking policies

Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director With the start of the new school year, the housing office has updated its policies to make them easier to understand and implement. Housing has increased enforcement of anti-drug and alcohol policies and expanded its no-smoking policy to extend outside the dorms. “We went through and rewrote our policies because we thought they weren’t the easiest to... 
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