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editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo

editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo

Several University of La Verne departments have taken needed steps to give students extended access to campus amenities, such as hot food, ticket purchases and mail pickup.

Recently Barbara’s Place in the Campus Center extended its hot food service to 10 p.m. Previously it was only served until 7 p.m., leaving students without on-campus food options throughout the night. Since Davenport Dining Hall stops serving food at 7 p.m. as well, students were left hungry or forced to buy food off-campus.

Longer food service hours support students’ often over-committed schedules, which sometimes prohibit us from getting to meals on time – particularly when classes are held during the dinner hours.

Davenport has limited hours of 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., extended food service is well needed.

The price of meal plans range from $2,490 for 10 meals at Davenport and 200 Leo dollars to $2965 for 19 meals and 25 Leo Dollars. Extended Barbs hours mean, thankfully, most won’t have to shell out more money if schedules prohibit them from getting to meals on time.

Additionally, students were recently notified that the hours to pick up mail and purchase discounted tickets at the Campus Center desk would be extended from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. giving students an extra hour.

We understand the desk’s inability to stay open later in the night because ticket services require a cash register and if they were to continue selling late into the night the chance of robbery would increase, Abraham Campus Center building manager James Cockrell said.

The University is clearly making an effort to make its resources more accessible for all students, and this is a welcome change.

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