The Students of COMM 337 in collaboration with Seal Beach Animal Care Center and Bark Therapy Dogs allowed students to decompress with the use of therapy dogs.
Finals season is approaching and a lot of students are stressing out over the various papers, projects and assignments being assigned to them by their professors. The University Library’s study areas will be open during finals week beginning Sunday Dec. 9 from 12:30 p.m. to Wednesday Dec.19 at 6:00 p.m. However, not all resources will be open all day and night. The research desk has differing hours throughout the week, but it will not be open Dec. 15. The special collection and university archives will have varying hours throughout the week, according to the library website. The library will be open for 24 hours during those days so students can work on their assignments without having to worry about closing time. Some who do not go to the library during final hours think it is beneficial for students not having access or resources to study. “I don’t think I’ll be utilizing it as much, but I think it’s a good resource for people who don’t have the funds or accessibility whether it be because they are low-income or have school and work or children,” said Jackie Villegas, senior English literature major. “I used to go to San Francisco State and
Library goers may want to think twice before taking that deep breath to relax on their finals study crunch. Aspergillus mold was discovered in the stacks of books on the second floor of the University Library sometime in October, leaving the entire area cut off by clear plastic and caution tape. On the second floor of the library, all is quiet as students diligently work from their laptops or immerse themselves in textbook readings. Only a few steps away from the tables accommodating studying students, the rows of books have been sectioned off with caution tape and signs reading: “DO NOT ENTER. AREA CLOSED.” According to Terri Carbaugh, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Aspergillus mold is typically non-harmful unless prior conditions, such as allergies, exist. Carbaugh said the University Library is taking steps to eradicate the mold in the stacks of books, and has succeeded in isolating the Aspergillus so the rest of the second floor may operate as normal. “[Aspergillus] is fairly common,” Carbaugh said. “It’s non-threatening, but people who have allergies may be affected by something like that.” Aspergillus is a fungus whose spores are often present in the air we breathe, according to aspergillus.co.uk. While normally