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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Words Take Wing brings 1,200 kids to Freeborn Hall

Apr 24, 2014

For the last 10 years, Words Take Wing, an organization affiliated with the UC Davis School of Education, has been committed to bringing in a diverse range of children’s book authors and illustrators to its annual event at Freeborn Hall. The group’s yearly event is primarily geared toward children, who are able to attend...

Police Briefs

Apr 24, 2014

Tuesday 4/15 Crash and burn Someone sent a text message to her academic advisor threatening to “burn them all down” on Glacier Drive.  Noose-ance On Mercedes Avenue, someone reported a rope hanging down from a tree with a small loop. Thursday 4/17 Totally buggin’ Someone on Klee Place reported a neighbor for using a...

WASC accreditation team reviews UC Davis

Apr 24, 2014

From April 9 to 11, the Accrediting Commision for Schools (ASC), Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) evaluated UC Davis to review and accredit the school. WASC goes to a large number of elementary, secondary and higher education schools in California at least once every 10 years to review school processes, students, staff...

This Week in Senate: April 17, 2014

Apr 24, 2014

ASUCD Vice President Maxwell Kappes presided over the senate meeting held on April 17 in the Mee Room on the third floor of the MU. The meeting was called to order at 6:15 p.m. Senate began with presentations by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Adela de la Torre and Associate Vice C hancellor Milton...

Safety remains top priority in Picnic Day preparations

Apr 24, 2014

As the Davis campus and community prepared for the centennial Picnic Day, safety remained a top concern. The Picnic Day Unit under ASUCD prepared a large array of the usual festivities, including a scavenger hunt, parade, exhibits, fairs and more. The City of Davis, Picnic Day, ASUCD and the UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD)...

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 UC Davis 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...