When I decided to try a vegan lifestyle, the only thing I knew for sure was that it would mean excluding meat, dairy and any animal products from my life.
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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.
Veganism is the practice of refraining from animal products in one’s diet and life style. But what some people fail to realize is that veganism is more than just a diet; it is also a lifestyle.
In most universities, there are always students complaining about the food in their dining halls. At the University of La Verne, there is no exception. Complaints about flavor, preparation and lack of variety are always mentioned and sometimes worked on, but one thing that is never changing is the lack of options for vegetarians.
McDonald’s current beef-heavy menu does not fit well with India’s appetite, which is why it will be opening its first all-vegetarian restaurants there.
In an all out attempt to become more politically and socially active this summer I decided to take the opportunity to involve myself in many activities that people might label progressive.
Animals were the main concern on Tuesday night as both students and faculty gathered in West Dining Room to hear how animals live difficult lives under humans.