The Leo Food Pantry will reopen next week and has planned distribution dates for April 29 and May. The food service temporarily closed when the University of La Verne announced its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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While it is a long-running notion that students often gain the “Freshman 15” when they move to college, equipped with so few dining options on campus students at the University of La Verne may actually be more prone to losing the 15 than gaining it.
The lack of choices in The Spot has become a common gripe among several students on campus, however, this lack becomes even more scarce if you are a vegetarian, and even worse if you are vegan.
One in three students at the University of La Verne is not certain where their next meal will come from, according to a survey conducted by five students in the University’s honors program.
Janelle Pedroza, Alexis Patterson, Mark Coromac, Mason Hughes, Thomas Del Carmen enjoy jambalaya, a dish originating in Louisiana, at Davenport Dining Hall Feb. 13.
In honor of Black History Month, the Black Student Union provided traditional soul food, Afro-Latino, Creole and Caribbean recipes to Bon Appétit, upon their request, to serve in Davenport Dining Hall during February.
Vegan students at the University of La Verne do not choose to eat vegan only a few times out of the week, and with very limited vegan options available at the Davenport Dining Hall, they have a hard time following their dietary choices comfortably on a daily basis.
Ariel Carey, senior psychology major, started her new year by changing her eating habits after her girlfriend, Lacey Corcoran, senior psychology major, became a vegan in January. The couple started off as vegetarians in November then transitioned to being vegan after two months and do not plan on eating meat ever again.
Finding affordable, healthy and convenient food can be difficult, but restaurants meet these criteria right here in La Verne, including Spooner’s, Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill, and Argo Mediterranean Grille.
Lalania “Lani” Bidwell started this fall as new general manager for dining and catering services on campus.