Tiger Clinic gets heater to end frigid temperatures

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Juan Carlos Ramos

After months of operating with unhealthy temperatures, the Tiger Clinic finally has heat.

Before workers started installing the new heater on Jan. 21, temperatures were recorded inside the health clinic as low as 43 degrees Fahrenheit

Amy Manta-Ranger, the clinic supervisor, felt that the problems at the Tiger Clinic were impacting negatively the ability to serve students.

“When we plugged in the heaters, the whole electricity went out, and some fuses shut down,” said Monica Gonzalez, the clinic human service specialist. “This also prevented us from being able to give heat pads to students.”

Nurse practitioner Lynn Polan said clinic workers had to run around the clinic trying to find a plug that won’t turn off all the electricity.

Students who waited for their appointments at the clinic, on Jan. 5 definitely felt the lack of heat.

“It’s colder, I think they should have a heat, I think they should always have it, it is a problem, said Rajiah Gray, a sophomore at College Preparatory & Architecture Academy.

CPAA sophomore Nissa Pich, who also was waiting in the Tiger Clinic for services, agrees.

“I think we should have the heat; it is not a healthy environment,” said Pich.