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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:27 PM

'No one wants to be in that place': Residents of Cal's all-woman dorm speak out about conditions

With the end of spring break, Stern Hall resident Elaine Calzada left behind her cozy bed in Montebello to return to the thinly carpeted concrete floor that, since February, has been her bed at UC Berkeley.

Calzada, a campus junior and English major who transferred to UC Berkeley in fall 2017, said a bedbug infestation last semester forced her to dispose of her mattress. Unable to negotiate an inspection and fumigation time with UC Berkeley Maintenance Operations, she slept on blow-up beds until they popped because of constant use. Without any alternative at hand, she settled for the floor.

Calzada is one of many female-identifying campus students who chose to live in Stern Hall an all-woman residence hall for undergraduate students located to the northeast of campus near Foothill residence hall. Yet according to Calzada, she and other residents have been forced to make the trade-off between same-gender housing and comfortable living.

"There are many like me who would prefer a women's-only environment, and this is our only choice," Calzada said.

Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/No-one-wants-to-be-in-that-place-Residents-of-13748532.php

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 08:25 PM

1. I'll bet dollars to donuts the football players that live dorms have much better conditions.

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 08:48 PM

2. Don't let the bed bugs bight.

Sounds like she needs cleaner bunkmates. It only takes one hungry critter.

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