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Five City Council candidates vie for two seats

Apr 22, 2014

Elections for the open Davis City Council seats will take place on June 3, and five candidates are running for two four-year terms. The Aggie interviewed the five candidates about their experiences and goals. John Munn John Munn, a resident of the City of Davis since 1978 and a UC Davis grad who spends...

Campus Judicial Report

Apr 22, 2014

Hazing Joining a sports team or perhaps a social or professional fraternity or sorority on campus is a goal that many students share when arriving at UC Davis. For many students, this is an exciting time and an opportunity to become a part of something bigger than themselves. Unfortunately, some organizations on campus may...

New coffee course leads to exploration of coffee major

Apr 22, 2014

During Winter Quarter 2014, UC Davis offered its first coffee course to students. Students could enroll in ECM 1: The Design of Coffee, taught by Professor William Ristenpart of the Chemical Engineering Department. According to ECM 1 teaching assistant (TA) Jerry Sanborn, the class allowed students to breach out from the more typical college...

Changes to be expected for comprehensive Health Sciences Advising Center

Apr 22, 2014

In March, a forum was held between administration and students to discuss and clarify coming changes concerning Health Sciences Advising (HSA) on campus. Under the proposed changes, HSA would serve as its own entity separate from any specific college, with its own program director still yet to be hired. The forum was one of...

UC Davis student brings family startup to town

Apr 19, 2014

Have you ever traveled and had trouble getting to the airport? UC Davis third-year biological sciences major Sabrina Merchant is working with her two brothers to help solve that very problem for UC Davis students. Their service, called SocialDrv, is designed to utilize people in the community for providing transportation to and from the...

Bike accidents: an Aggie tradition

Apr 19, 2014

Last quarter, a bike collision left me in urgent care with staples in my head, a concussion and notes to give my professors to avoid penalization for missing class. I was riding in what I thought was a conscientious manner, with one hand on the horn of the saddle for warmth and the other...

City manager updates City Council on budget deficit

Apr 19, 2014

On April 15, City Manager Steve Pinkerton gave a presentation to the Davis City Council to update the community about the City of Davis’ current financial predicament and the plans that are being made to alleviate the budget problems. The report takes into consideration the fiscal years of 2014-15 to 2017-18. It has been...

100th annual Picnic Day brings in massive crowds

Apr 18, 2014

Picnic Day 2014 drew in a huge crowd this year. April 12 marked the 100th anniversary of the annual UC Davis open house event, enticing visitors from around the world to participate in the Aggie lifestyle. Picnic Day’s classic, annual activities include the Doxie Derby, UC Davis Fashion Show, cow milking, the Chemistry Magic...

Legislation to allow affirmative action in California colleges halted

Apr 18, 2014

In response to backlash from certain community groups, California voters will not vote on a constitutional amendment aiming to allow race, gender and ethnicity to be considered in college admissions for California public higher education institutions in the upcoming election. California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez announced on March 17 that Senate Constitutional Amendment...

Student Fashion Association holds “Utopia” themed show

Apr 17, 2014

Boasting a wide variety of fashion designs by student designers and local clothing boutiques, an a cappella performance and a good cause, the UC Davis Student Fashion Association’s annual charity fashion show hit Davis on April 5. Fully student-run, this year’s SFA fashion show was held at the UC Davis Conference Center, and featured...



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