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Commentary: Thank you to all the leaders

<i>Commentary</i>: Thank you to all the leaders
Michael Phillips, Copy Editor Upon becoming a resident assistant I remember being told that no one else besides other RAs would be able to relate to the things you go through. A year later I find that sentiment to only be half true. Yes, only another RA will be able to relate to waking up at 3 a.m. to unlock someone’s door, doing rounds in the rain, being on duty during holidays or breaking up a... 

Housing not making smart moves

As if creating a first-come, first-served basis priority deadline was not bad enough, there has been another questionable decision made by the Housing Office. “Residents should note that there are limited spaces available and are encouraged to apply early,” said the Student Housing and Residential Education Office in an email. Many students are finding out that they have to live in the Sheraton... 

New dorm’s green credentials questioned

New dorm’s green credentials questioned
Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The swanky new dorm scheduled to open in fall 2012 will not be made of newfangled super-sustainable materials. It will by made of wood. Wood Type V, to be exact. This is a fairly typical material for dorms, experts say. Some on campus, however, are less than thrilled about the sense that a wood structure might not be the most environmentally friendly. They are also concerned... 

Seniority should be priority for housing

Most colleges and universities allocate their housing options to their students on a priority basis, including the University of La Verne. However this fall ULV is changing from its previously used hierarchy system of prioritizing, which allowed students to choose from multiple housing options for the school year, to allowing all current students to turn in their housing applications, creating a first-come,... 
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La Verne students adopt kids for holidays

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Residential advisers and residents are doing their part to make the holiday season special, by “adopting” seven children from David And Margaret Foster Family Agency. David and Margaret is an organization that provides services to children and families in need – from acting as a foster family agency to providing transitional housing for youth at risk of homelessness. Victoria... 

ULV gives holiday housing option

For many students at the University of La Verne, winter break is essentially a vacation from school. Moving home for two months allows students to visit with family, see old friends and relax after a hard semester filled with research projects, group assignments and classes that never seem to let up. But what about the students who cannot go home to visit for the holidays? For these students, ULV is... 

Fire alarm set off in Oaks

Branden del Rio News Editor At roughly 1 p.m., Thursday, a fire alarm went off in the F middle building of the Oaks residence hall. Kevin Greene, junior theater arts major and resident assistant for the F top building, said that he grabbed the health backpack and evacuated his residents in accordance to procedure. “I saw a lot of smoke coming from the F middle dorm so I exited my residence and now... 

Sheraton is the site of car thefts

Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Walking into the parking lot of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in Pomona from his room on the third floor, Brett Case, senior English major, searched for his car where he thought he’d parked it. After searching the parking lot, he realized that his car had been stolen. Case was one of 11 victims of auto thefts, burglaries and vandalism that took place on Nov. 23, nine affecting... 

Commercial space is not necessary

A residence hall is a place for students to congregate. With couches, rooms and a place to study, a dorm building should be the last place one would think about shopping. By spring of 2011, the University will start building its new residence hall east of the Campus Center to facilitate the large increase of students to campus and to improve living conditions for those who currently live in older... 

ULV places high at RA conference

Carly Hill Arts Editor La Verne’s Resident Assistants attended the Southern Resi­dential Activities Programming Conference last month at UC Riverside. At the conference the students presented philanthropy projects that they have been working on since the start of the school year. ULV’s RA’s donated goods to Operation Safe House, a home that houses teenagers and young children, ages 12 to 17,... 
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