Students favor a few special spots on campus

Kylie Baeza, junior music major, and George Felton, freshman criminology major, study at the outdoor tables of the Oaks Residence Hall, another favorite study spot. As most classes returned to in-person this week, students are finding their favorite spots to study and socialize. / photo by Armida Carranza
Kylie Baeza, junior music major, and George Felton, freshman criminology major, study at the outdoor tables of the Oaks Residence Hall, another favorite study spot. As most classes returned to in-person this week, students are finding their favorite spots to study and socialize. / photo by Armida Carranza

Samira Felix
Staff Writer 

With the spring semester under way – and most everyone back on campus – students are finding favorite spots where they can relax, study or hang out with friends. 

The University of La Verne has many great indoor and outdoor spots –  but the two place students are most drawn to are the Ludwick Center for Spirituality, Cultural Understanding, and Community Engagement and the Abraham Campus Center.

Tatiana Busse, junior biology major, said where she goes while on campus depends on the weather. If the weather is nice she is outdoors, but if it is cold she is indoors.

The Ludwick Center at Bonita Avenue and B Street satisfies both indoor and outdoor needs. It has two lounges on the third floor and a balcony with a seating area on the second floor.

“I love going to the third story because it has a great view,” said Busse. “My friends and I will just sit on the second story balcony when the weather is nice to hangout and relax.” 

Students enjoy going to the Ludwick Center to hangout with friends, but they also enjoy studying there because of its tranquility.

“It’s a place where I can go when I’m struggling with focusing on homework or when I need to be productive because everything is always quiet,” said Brenda G. Miranda-Ramirez, sophomore business administration major. “It also gives me a great view of the campus from the second floor balcony, which is another one of my favorites. It is somewhere where I can go to recapture myself.”

The Campus Center is also a versatile three story building where students can hangout, study, eat or relax indoors or outdoors.

Anya Habeeb, sophomore criminology major, said she enjoys hanging out in the outside lounges of Barbara’s Place which is located inside the Campus Center because it is a nice spot to sit with friends and enjoy a snack. It is also in the center of campus so it makes it easier for her to go to her classes.

On the first floor of the Campus Center is Leo’s Den which is a hangout area that students enjoy because of its multipurpose use.

“I like that if you want to chill out in that area whether it be in the bean bags section or if you want to play pool or play whatever console games there is, there is a lot of space and availability for you, so you are never going to have to wait,” said StevieRay Razo, junior biology major. “It’s a nice place to de-stress.”

The third floor of the Campus Center houses a balcony that overlooks the football stadium that is not known to many, said Lilly Dyer, freshman educational studies major.

“I like to study there because not many people know about it and it is usually empty. The only sounds you can hear are the birds chirping,” said Dyer. “My favorite part is the view because you can see the football stadium and the tents. It is very relaxing and peaceful.”

Samira Felix can be reached at samira.felix@laverne.edu.

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