The California Aggie

The California Aggie With more than 90 writers, editors, copyreaders, photographers, designers, advertising representatives and sales clerks, The California Aggie is an entirely student-run publication serving UC Davis and the Davis community. It is also financially independent, receiving no direct monetary support from ASUCD or the university, aside from using its offices in 25 Lower Freeborn rent free. The Aggie publishes Monday through Thursday with over 70 distribution points placed over the UC Davis campus and the city of Davis. The Aggie publishes 7,000 copies Monday through Wednesday and 8,000 on Thursday. Without a journalism program at UC Davis, The Aggie also serves as a valuable hands-on laboratory for students interested in journalism, reporting, opinion writing and all other aspects of newspaper design and production.

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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...

UC Davis ARC celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 17, 2014

 On April 17, the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The ARC’s website states that a number of upcoming events are lined up to pay tribute to the facility’s success as a student hub. The activities include a Zumbathon, or a Zumba marathon, which will be on April...

Local groups demand greater food producer responsibility

Apr 17, 2014

Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights, according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus. Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations, the three issues of...

Police Briefs: Picnic Day Edition

Apr 17, 2014

Saturday, 4/12 Super Size Me Someone on Mace Boulevard tried to go through a drive-thru in a U-Haul, got stuck and damaged the roof. Life’s a picnic Several people called to report a large party on L Street with people running around naked. Stick in the mud On Alhambra Drive, someone had a problem...

Yolo County overturns concealed weapons law

Apr 17, 2014

On March 5, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a memorandum to reverse a 2011 ruling by a Sacramento federal judge that weapon holders needed to show they face “credible threats of violence or carry large amounts of cash and need enhanced protection.” A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn this policy,...

Senate bill passes to transform operation of student advocacy

Apr 17, 2014

On March 13, ASUCD Senate passed a bill to consolidate advocacy sectors into one single unit, as the Office of Advocacy and Student Representation (OASR). Prior to Senate Bill (SB) #53, student advocacy was represented by three separate units: University Affairs, Lobby Corps and City and Community Relations. To establish a more cohesive and...

UC Davis Police enhances traffic stop practice

Apr 17, 2014

Beginning in February, the UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) began recording its traffic stops of bicycles and cars online according to age, gender and race. The records will be updated monthly and can be viewed on the UCDPD’s website. According to Matt Carmichael, UC Davis police chief, if not noted on the subject’s driver’s...

UC Davis celebrates Asian Pacific Culture Week

Apr 17, 2014

From April 2 to April 11, UC Davis celebrated Asian Pacific Culture Week, a week when students can enjoy and learn more about Asian Pacific Islander culture through a series of events including film screenings, culture nights and workshops about identity. The Cross Cultural Center, which annually puts on this week, chose “We Will...