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Class expansion possible effect of 2020 Initiative

Apr 25, 2013

When chemistry professor Dr. Carlito Lebrilla took a survey of where his 425 Chemistry students went to high school, he was shocked that 93 percent of the people in his lecture hall answered ‘in California.’ “That is not very international,” Lebrilla said. “If we want our students to know the world better, I think...

Student Housing ready for flood of future residents

Apr 25, 2013

Jake Swift, a first-year genetics major, heads to meet his friends at the Segundo Dining Commons. Although the Dining Commons are typically one of the biggest perks of being a first-year, this is an unusual occasion for Swift. Instead of enjoying prepared meals with the simple swipe of his ID card, he usually consumes...

Trajectories change in aftermath of athletic cuts

Apr 18, 2013

Editor’s note: Three years ago, four sports were discontinued. While most of those 153 athletes are long gone, a handful of seniors remain. We caught up with them — and seniors who transferred schools — before the last directly affected class graduates. Josef Stitts was 8 years old when his older sister brought home...

Sports cuts reexamined in light of increasing athletics debt

Apr 18, 2013

In April of 2010, Chancellor Linda Katehi and former Athletics Director Greg Warzecka announced that UC Davis would be cutting women’s rowing, men’s swimming and diving, men’s wrestling and men’s indoor track and field. The decision came at the cost of athletes’ careers and sporting legacies, but it was expected to save an estimated...

Picnic Day Essentials

Apr 18, 2013

Backpack: You’ll need a lot of things to survive Picnic Day and you’ll need something to carry them in. A backpack can also double as a pillow during your mid-afternoon nap. Water bottle: Do not fill this with alcohol. Bring water to stay hydrated...

Aggie Band-uh! gears up for Picnic Day

Apr 18, 2013

As the clammy frosts recede and winter sits down to slumber, a ray of light shines out over the crisp, golden fields of UC Davis. Songbirds roost and let forth their joyous noises, viscous, green mucus rolls out between the itchy membranes of insufferable allergy-ridden nasal cavities, freshmen stumble drunkenly out into the morning...

Students simultaneously connected, disconnected

Apr 18, 2013

Upon introducing himself, third-year economics major Dao Ho usually gets the same response from every new friend he makes: “Why and how do you not have a Facebook?” He can’t receive event invites online or comment on the funny pictures everyone is talking about. However, Ho says that not having the social media platform...

Students seek Adderall for academic boost

Apr 11, 2013

With the pressure of financial and social success riding on academic performance, a growing trend has emerged: Students seeking an upper hand are turning to a little orange pill. Beating the deadlines “I needed to read 250 pages of my political science textbook before a test and I ended up doing it in two...

Admission to UC Davis tougher every year

Apr 11, 2013

Matt Soeherman walks through the throngs of incoming first-years bustling about the Quad on Decision Day, the largest recruitment event of the year. He is one of many prospective students accompanied by a parent, carrying a map and overwhelmed by the UC Davis campus. By day’s end, he will log in to his computer,...

Romance for digital natives

Apr 11, 2013

He’s waiting at the restaurant, looking slightly nervous and fiddling with his phone. He looks up as she opens the door. They hesitate, make eye contact and simultaneously exhale in relief. Thank goodness — they both actually look like their OkCupid profile pictures. Online daters aren’t always so lucky. In fact, the UC Davis...



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