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Firefighters test new equipment

Firefighters test new equipment
Because Vista La Verne and the Campus Center exceed the City of La Verne’s height restriction, the city charges the University annual fees to pay for fire and other public services required for these buildings. The La Verne Fire Department takes the time to demo new equipment. The 79-foot extending Aerial Cat Ladder allows the firemen to reach high places. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

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... 

First Person Experience: Stranger finds easy access to dorms

Brian Velez LV Life Editor During a one-month period I attempted to enter all dorm buildings on the University of La Verne campus. I was not able to enter the Oaks residence hall, yet entered all other dorms at least five times each on separate occasions. Doors were held open for me and I passed open rooms with valuables unattended. I scared people, made others laugh when I told them what I was doing,... 

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,... 

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... 

Students struggle to find parking

Students struggle to find parking
With the limited number of parking spots available on the University of La Verne campus and a historically high 2,500 students, this free shuttle takes some students, faculty and staff to a remote parking lot on A Street, south of Arrow Highway. The remote lot has 332 spaces. The shuttles stops at the northeast corner of parking lot D. / photo by Katherine Careaga Erica Maurice Staff Writer With 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... 
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