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Students express mixed feelings about college residence

With the college’s residence just passing its 15th year of existence, students are expressing mixed feelings about the services provided at the facility today.

One concern is the cost. Residence fees for an academic year costs $7,720. This does not include the compulsory meal plan that each student receives, which costs an extra $2,000 to $5,000.

Some students say that residence is outdated and the services available do not match up to how much they pay.

“The college needs to update the essentials to make the residence more attractive,” said Paige Seguin, a first-year student in medical radiation technologist program.

Students have to have a compulsory meal plan, but the cafeteria does not open during the weekend. This means students are left with the option of buying expensive food from 35th Street market or buying groceries to cook.

“No, it’s not enough. I already ran through my meal plan,” said Myles Manning, a music industry arts student, when asked what he thought about the plan.

For first-year general arts and science student Logan Stewart, the convenience of living on campus, primarily because he uses a wheelchair, is a plus.

Stewart says that living on campus gives him the added security he needs and does not think it costs less to live off campus.

Seguin says the residence administration is slow when it comes to fixing maintenance issues on the facility and thinks management should find out what students want to eat instead of serving whatever they want.

The Times contacted Sophie Galvan in residence but she did not return calls or email.

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